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Ode to the Mighty Redwoods

“The Mighty Redwood” by Bill Hughes   “Man needs a sense of wonder.” — George Orwell  It was early spring a few years back, and almost dusk in northern California, near its border with the state of Oregon. The Pacific […]

Ode to the Mighty Redwoods

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“The Mighty Redwood” by Bill Hughes   “Man needs a sense of wonder.” — George Orwell  It was early spring a few years back, and almost dusk in northern California, near its border with the state of Oregon. The Pacific […]

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Feminist Mansplainer Explains How Sex Negativity is Endangering Girls’ Equality and Diversity

Image by Markus Winkler from Pixabay  The Mansplainer Disclaimer I hate having to put these in my articles and often don’t because if one reads close enough, I never justify or

Harlem and BLM: What the Renaissance Should Teach Us

Image by Markus Winkler from Pixabay In an offensive post by one of the professional forums I belong to, I heard the often-typical mischaracterization that all “socialism” is evil. The

CONSARNIT! (Plotting My Post-Pandemic Career in Westerns)

Roy Rogers, Dale Evans and Gabby Hayes in a publicity still. (Republic Pictures) GOWER GULTCH -- The mirror doesn’t lie. Nor does the bottom of a prospector’s pan. After more than

COVID-19: Is carbon monoxide the key to understanding?

Image by Syaibatul Hamdi from Pixabay Air pollution seems to be a catalyst for the seriousness and lethality of Covid-19. It is indeed true that Covid-19 struck during the heating season

Hey America, crime is not symptomatic

Image by Gentle07 from Pixabay Whenever I get that flier from a politician, you know the one with kids on it, I throw it out and make a note not

“Wheel! Of Fortune!” A Las Vegas Story

An unnaturally tan woman with metallic blond hair and garish makeup has hit a bonus. Automated applause, bells, whistles, whoops, and all manner of artificial sounds ring out. Flashing

Father’s Day: Sherlock Holmes, My Father and Me

It took me seven years to land my first publishing contract — which is actually not terrible by industry standards. But it meant that I’d had the dedication on

Edgar Allan Poe: U.S. Army veteran

On this Veteran’s Day, we present an essay about U.S. Army veteran and revered author Edgar Allan Poe and the effect his military service had on the rest of

Ethiopia and its sugarcane salvation

Ethiopia is one of the most beautiful countries in the world, with a rich and varied nature and wildlife. However, the population growth and the need for arable land, wood

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