Category Archives: Stories and Songs

Not Far Away

A trip to Israel and journeys to the ancient ruins of Jerusalem, including the Wailing Wall, unearths empathy for the country, its people and its heritage as the author’s ponders his own sense of self and all that has yet to be revealed. Continue reading

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Not the Tiger A New Age Parable

The game of Golf, seen through the lens of Zen Buddhism and the 12th century story of the 10 Bulls – a commentary on the stages of awareness, leading to self-realization and enlightenment. Continue reading






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A Treat Tonight (Une douceur ce soir?)

An attempt to DIY-construct an outdoor bread oven is meticulously planned and seems to be going well. However, when the moment of truth arrives, the result is a column of white smoke visible one mile down East Colfax. Denver police arrive on the scene, to find out ‘what the blazes’ is going on. Continue reading






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Wake of the Flood

Synchronicity refers to events that are meaningfully, though not causally, related. Maurice Rapf, Ray Bradbury and Stan Boucher each led extraordinary lives. The story told here, examines some related coincidences of nature that occured when their final chapter was written. Continue reading






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Latkes

A trip to a restaurant, following a Friday Shabbat service, recalls a recipe handed down on the back of an envelope, preserving memories that contain the ingredients of a happily married life of over 30 years. Continue reading






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Jailbreak (from Bus to Busted and Out Again)

Passages from Jack Kerouac, Bob Dylan lyrics and meditations from the Great Kanzeon keep the narrator sane and focused on his goals as he drifts across Mexico in the 1970s, experiencing a brief period of incarceration for travelling without proper papers. “They Put Me in Jail, But I Have the Key.” Continue reading






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Down the Paw Paw without My Ma-Ma

On a sunny afternoon, 11 scouts and three adult leaders (one of whom spoke only French) dropped into the Potomac on the West Virginia shore. The plan seemed basic but as the saying goes, If you make a plan idiot proof, the world will invent a better idiot to carry it out. Continue reading






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My Secret Life With Lou

A couple of chance encounters with Lou Ferrigno of The Incredible Hulk fame resonates deeply with the author, recalling previous episodes involving motor vehicles and how Lou always seemed to be three for him – a pillar of strength. Continue reading






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Kind of Fonda Henry: A Punk Epiphany (and the Law of the West)

In the dog days of summer 1982, the distinguished American actor, Henry Fonda passes away. On the same day, the Dead Kennedys play a concert in Denver, kicking up a storm not a million miles from memories of the old Wild West. Continue reading






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Homeland Security

Homeland Security – keeping America safe. But who needs protection from whom? Continue reading






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