Monthly Archives: March 2010

Not Holy Faith #longreads

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That Sonoma Autumn #longreads

Intro to That Sonoma Autumn: This is a true story from my youth. My family and I had just moved to Northern California from New York. We lived for a few months on a horse ranch in Sonoma County, 18 … Continue reading

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The Jungle

Intro to The Jungle: My best explanation for this piece is that Ventura, CA has it’s own version of Steinbeck’s Cannery Row just to the north of town. Few know the reality of it, and even fewer want to. In … Continue reading

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Dylan knows the Truth

by philip scott wikel After church on Sunday I decided to surprise my son with a trip to some tidepools up around Carpinteria. I was a little wary of telling him where we were going because I had agreed with … Continue reading

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From Pillow of Grass by Natsume Soseki , 1925

From Pillow of Grass by Natsume Soseki Going up a mountain track I fell to thinking. Approach everything rationally, and you become harsh. Pole along in the stream of emotions, and you will be swept away by the current. Give … Continue reading

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Famous vs. Successful Novelist

Discussion of Fame vs. Successful Novelist Philip Scott Wikel: I’m sorry if I gave anyone the impression that I would be giving away free copies of Ticket to Ride to the members of the “Ticket” Facebook group. http://tiny.cc/ticket_facebook As much … Continue reading

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