JUST-IN-TIME VIRUS

Supply-chain economics have evolved to the point of the miracle of watermelon in Alaska (where you should be eating seal meat, or something, most of the time, and we humans did, until recently) and, anywhere along the chain, the possibility of a disruption. So it is with us. The effect of Ebola could be to […]

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THE GREAT RESET

Invasion. Collapse. From the cellular level to the civilization we currently inhabit, the forces of incursion press each and every one of us, our families, our neighbors; our institutions. And now, as the meaning of this Eboliacal assault on our very organs through the vector of air transport becomes more evident, many of us will come […]

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I AM KING

Hello. My name is King. I am a police “Sniffer” dog. I’m a pure-bred “Alsatian.” I say “Alsatian” because, as an American in the service of our country and municipality, I resent the connotations of, “German Shepherd.” It carries a whiff of World War Two, of armbands and leather-jacketed thugs, barbed-wire, search lights, interrogations, reprisals, and […]

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BACK TO THE SIMPLE LIFE

4pm Sunday I see Karl August standing beneath the towering oak outside his house on Pilgrim Street, looking thoughtfully at his new door. Turning up the cement approach to his porch, I must admit the new door looks like wood. Old, dry wood. We stand on the portico and Karl tries it a few times. […]

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JUST BACK IN TOWN

I wrote this on the plane back. It was Inspired by my seat neighbor, who popped three or four Ambien about three hours ago. A largish man in Bermudas, singlet and flip-flops, he snores with what could be described as symphonic relish. The highs remind one of the whine of leaf-blower; the troughs of his […]

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