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Light at the end of the tunnel…

Hard to believe, but the biography of Silo is entering the homestretch, the last 12-year-cycle of the Master’s life. The first draft of the book should be done by November – then we’ll cut it down by 75%, find an editor, figure out how … Continue reading

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Latest on the Biography of Silo

Dear friends – After working on my biography of Silo for the last 10 years, I’ve done something I should have done ages ago: I’ve hired myself. I think I’ve chosen wisely. The hours are strict, Monday through Saturday, 9 to 3, … Continue reading

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On the Wings of a Bird Called Intent – Biography of Silo – Progress Report

Hello everybody – The biography of Silo, tentatively titled On the Wings of a Bird Called Intent, is well underway (read a new sample chapter here – without footnotes, which are still in process). It’s pretty complete up to the 1980s, but the last 3 decades are … Continue reading

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Biography of Silo – Preview and Au Secours!

I owe a great debt to my dear friend Fernando A. I had forgotten completely, but I was supposed to write Silo’s biography. Actually I weaseled out of it 10 years ago – then Fer reminded me the other day. … Continue reading

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Mountain-climbing tale

Hot off the allegorical press! 🙂  

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Death and Money – “The Banks are our Cathedrals”

Yesterday, phew!, I finished one more chapter of Kindness – the Master and His Companions – a novel inspired by the life of Silo. Here’s a piece of it, based on the story of Laura Rodriguez, “Lala” (“Liliana” in the … Continue reading

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My God, Emily!

Today I discovered Emily Dickinson. Last time I read her was at the age of twelve, when I rejected her totally and forever. It wasn’t what she said, which I did not remotely grasp – it was the way it … Continue reading

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The Second Discovery of Fire

Teilhard de Chardin once said: “Someday, after we have mastered the winds, the waves, the tides and gravity, we shall harness for God the energies of love. Then, for the second time in the history of the world, we will … Continue reading

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No Rocket Science

Today I have Once again Discovered What the sages have been trying to tell me All along: That Thinking In the sense of prodding around To see how I’m feeling about life In any one moment Is unwise.   Because … Continue reading

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A SHOCKING DISCOVERY

Happy 2013 everyone! I thought I’d dropped out of Christianity long ago, but yesterday, New Year’s Day, I noticed I’ve been living in Original Sin my whole life. What a shock! I was driving home from Red Bluff, it was … Continue reading

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