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The Amateur Emigrant, by Robert Louis Stevenson (written 1879–80, published 1895). The author aboard ship from Europe to New York. He seems to have had full access to the different areas of the ship, the different classes of accommodations, the working conditions. He apparently talked with everybody, passengers and crew. His accounts of events, his …

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The Window

Probably it’s an ordinary house; most likely, anyway, but since I’ve never lived anywhere else, it’s what suits me best. And the very best part about this house is that it has windows: some of them have sunshine which pours in, warm and inviting, especially on cold days. To sink into a puddle of sunshine …

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Cannot It Be?

Art work photo: “Enchanted Garden” by Patssi Valdez Text: Mary Shelley “Peace is a lovely thing. It is horrible to image the desolation of war; the cottage burnt, the labour of the husbandman destroyed…Cannot it be that peaceful mediation and a strong universal sense of justice may interpose, instead of the cannon and bayonet?”

The Conference

Another set of five poems now appears on my page, “The Conference” and four additional pieces.  This set takes a different tone from the first set (Make It Yours + 4). While a sense of play still pervades, the tone can be rougher at times, the awe of our folly unfiltered. The fulsome praise and …

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Make It Yours

On my page you’ll find Make It Yours + 4, a pdf selling for one dollar and containing five poems. The collection is essentially an anthem to delight, a countermeasure to dread, a doom blocker and a gloom stopper. Make It Yours +4 also carries an “for mature readers” warning. The warning is for language, …

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