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and Other First World Poisons

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Today’s popular (as well as official) wisdom is that the more you consume the happier you are — or will be, once you consume.

Naturally, this has to be the Washington D.C. view since the wheels of government are fueled and greased by money which is an…

And the Obscenely Rich

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An obscenely rich culture
must advertise food
to be rid of it

It’s one of those facts that are too in-your-face, too glaring, too obvious; so written-in-the-sky obvious we miss them. …

Only Animals and Strangers Die

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When I was little
only animals
and strangers
passed away

Death. All my family and friends were too alive ever to die.

A small, young boy, eight or nine, slipped on the ice and under the back wheel of the school bus just as it pulled in. The wheel crushed…

Element 16: Verbs

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You’ll find it impossible to write an action sentence without a verb, and very hard to write any sort of sentence. We do things. Things do things. Even the tiniest doing takes a verb to express.

Some verbs are direct and unequivocal. “Kill” is one of them. We have to…

and We All Dreamed Along with Him

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Elron Dreamed
and we all
dreamed along
with him
Reifying his dreams

for us
for him

I believe that Our Prince believed. I believe that he dreamed and hoped his dreams alive. I believe that we helped to reify his dreams as much for him as for us.

I know…

Ulf Wolf

Raised by trolls in northern Sweden, now settled on the California coast a stone’s throw south of the Oregon border. Here I meditate and write.

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