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Cat Love

Cat Love

Nobody loves you and nobody can love you. It’s simply not the case that somebody else can slather love on and around you like butter, and you are incased in it. However, you can love and feel love about another and they can feel the same around the topic of you. So...

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Message to poets

Message to poets

I have nothing to say to you But know that  I don’t have to say it because you are already in touch with nothing. Since it seems that nothing is the message in almost every poem —the deep, silent, full nothing that is at the basis of everything— You are not my...

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Christian Q and A

Christian Q and A

The questions and answers at the far end of the 50th high school reunion dinner table with the missionary’s missionary and his wife my schoolmate. Were you an early Christian or did you find it later? Early, both early don’t you remember we were in 8th grade Bible...

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The Lab School, 1968

The Lab School, 1968

Gathered to guidance by Hutcheson, Helff, Holmberg, Happ, Harper, Hale, Riechmann, Butzier, Struble, Aldrich, Vanderbeek, Mazula and Mahon, all the names, of teachers, looking out at little faces wondering, what can these children become? All of us, side by side, year...

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High School Memory #2

The 50 year reunion (Class of 1968) is coming up for my two high schools, Malcolm Price Laboratory School in Cedar Falls (I was there K-10) and Lincoln HS in Des Moines (11th and 12th grade). I'll be attending both reunions, the CF one in June, and the DM one in...

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High School Memory #1

The 50 year reunion (Class of 1968) is coming up for my two high schools, Malcolm Price Laboratory School in Cedar Falls (I was there K-10) and Lincoln HS in Des Moines (11th and 12th grade). I'll be attending both reunions, the CF one in June, and the DM one in...

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