Monthly Archives: September 2016

Listening

The first time he saw the tree, he was so overawed by its size and shape that he stared at it until people around him began to ask each other what the gringo could possibly find so interesting in that … Continue reading

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Hideo

By George Polley What he remembered was the air raid siren, then running through a wall of flames. Mother, holding little sister close to her breast, ran next to him. He remembered stumbling over bodies and nearly falling down. Then…

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The Mastodon

Just outside the front row of tables in my favorite coffee shop, a lifelike mastodon ambles up and stops, its trunk extended to a little boy. Curious, the boy reaches up and touches the tip of the huge animal’s trunk. … Continue reading

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An empathic civilization? You’ve got to be kidding

As a writer I do a lot of reading. I also review books.  Jeremy Rifkin’s The Empathic Civilization: The Race to Global Consciousness in a World in Crisis, is an important book that, in these days where there is so much … Continue reading

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