The Golden Glove (The Squire of Tamworth) (18th-Century Rap) (Music Video!)

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This folk song is from 1777. It’s the story of a traditional English stalking incident involving a farmer thought to be cute by a nobleman’s daughter. It was  a popular “song of the peasantry.” I’m always trying to increase my demographics, so welcome, peasant fans!  Continue reading “The Golden Glove (The Squire of Tamworth) (18th-Century Rap) (Music Video!)”

Share The Moon – Episode 2: Esteban Escobar – Chapter 5: The Dog

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Back for more! So Glad!

… continuing the novel “Share The Moon, Episode 2, Esteban Escobar” … here’s chapter FIVE, below!

(or, start from the beginning!)

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Ch. 5 – The Dog

A sign outside “Holy Spirit Dog” says “No Shirt, No Shoes, No Service!”

The graffiti says “No Atheists!”

AKC-registered as “Zeigfried Wigglesworth of Manhattan Island, Protector Of Children,” Ziggy, a well-known New York City Pit Bull, is the mascot for the “Holy Spirit Dog” restaurant chain. The popular pup is also believed, oddly, to be descended from a somewhat clouded figure in Modern Literary Mythology, a reincarnation Continue reading “Share The Moon – Episode 2: Esteban Escobar – Chapter 5: The Dog”

Share The Moon – Episode 2: Esteban Escobar – Chapter 4: The Cat

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Hello Old Friend!

… continuing the novel “Share The Moon, Episode 2, Esteban Escobar” … here’s chapter FOUR, below!

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Ch. 4 – The Cat

“Now I have my Fuzz back!” …

… Six months after the cat’s disappearance … Aina scolded her now-easily-visible furry friend “There will be no more running off, chasing invisible mice!“ The girl’s best friend was unexpectedly returned, in a completely unexpected way, and for a totally unexpected reason! Fuzz had disappeared, and in his little cat mind had spent the whole time concerned about how to gracefully reappear!

In New York, despite that Esteban is not a character Aina would normally associate with, the girl, an aspiring fashion photographer and looker herself with long, bright, thin brown hair, did meet the big-time bandito, in a pet store looking at cats! Continue reading “Share The Moon – Episode 2: Esteban Escobar – Chapter 4: The Cat”

Life, Death, Time And Freedom (or, All The Things They Touch) (A Meditation)

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“It is appointed upon man ONCE to die …” (Hebrews 9:27)

Did you ever help someone? Ever feel like you had “pull” with another person, the ability to influence them? Ever find it irresistable to show your opinion, popular or not? Ever get mad at someone for their own good? Well if so, congratualations, you are officially a human!

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Did you ever tell someone you love them? Someday, hoping it will be remembered; maybe somehow your words might make someone else’s life better?

Did you ever wonder if anyone cares about you? Continue reading “Life, Death, Time And Freedom (or, All The Things They Touch) (A Meditation)”

Share The Moon – Episode 2: Esteban Escobar – Chapter 3: The Scarf Gift

Hello Again!

… continuing the novel “Share The Moon, Episode 2, Esteban Escobar” … here’s chapter THREE, below!

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Ch. 3 – The Scarf Gift

Esteban was confident he could easily defeat the mouse. So much, that his hands appeared, well- but classically-lit, with Shakespeare-like long fluffy Renaissance sleeves, writing about it on a little pad. Even the scarf looked Victorian, the one he, in this quickly-moving dream, dreamer flying through the air, gently laid in a thoughtful gift box, Continue reading “Share The Moon – Episode 2: Esteban Escobar – Chapter 3: The Scarf Gift”

Share The Moon – Episode 2: Esteban Escobar – Chapter 2: The Mouse

Hello!

… continuing the novel “Share The Moon, Episode 2, Esteban Escobar” … here’s chapter TWO, below!

(or, start from the beginning!)

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Ch. 2 – The Mouse

In the morning, Esteban felt refreshed! He remembered the dream, and it felt annoying and distracting, and he was excited to go to the palace and make sure the extermination went well. When he got there, his men approached him, and one, not knowing he had hired an exterminator the day before, but knowing he loves when people give cats as gifts, had a lovely shiny black one for him, which made him happy. He rejected it, though, on the notion Continue reading “Share The Moon – Episode 2: Esteban Escobar – Chapter 2: The Mouse”

Share The Moon – Episode 2: Esteban Escobar – Chapter 1: The Man

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The beginning of an exciting new thing!

Great news! I’ve completed my second novel, the follow-up to “Share The Moon, Episode One, Aina’s Dreams.” This one, “Share The Moon, Episode Two, Esteban Escobar” introduces the second life of amazing talking cat Fuzz. Also returning is leading lady Aina, and you’ll meet one of the world’s most dangerous drug smugglers!

I’ll publish chapters until you’re finished! A great new adventure! Tell all your friends! Let’s go!

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Ch. 1 – The Man

Esteban was alive! That he knew for sure! This assurance came with a deep breath of warm Colombian air overtaking his lungs, as he lay in a modest bed at his mother’s house to face the night. The instant before he fell asleep, he thought he heard a mouse in the ceiling. Continue reading “Share The Moon – Episode 2: Esteban Escobar – Chapter 1: The Man”

The Mystery of Life (or, Adam’s Best Apple Pie) (Meditation With a Poem at the End!)

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We are born into a life we don’t understand, then wonder how it’s going to end. It’s not very satisfying put that way!

What is it we should be doing with this life given us? Collecting something? Remembering something? What can we take with us?

ALIVE YOUR MIND IS

candleImagine you didn’t have any memories, as if you were given a drug that made your memories start to disappear. In this case, memorized muscle movement, the most invisible memories, are most resilient, but everything else starts falling off quickly, and you awaken from sleep into a new world.

Done in segments the point is seen more easily. Imagine driving your car Continue reading “The Mystery of Life (or, Adam’s Best Apple Pie) (Meditation With a Poem at the End!)”