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Ticket To Ride, Book 2, Chapter 3: The lunatic is in the hall…

The lunatic is in the hall. The paper holds the folded faces to the floor… but everyday the paper boy brings more… – from Dark Side of the Moon, Pink Floyd   Elysian fields, night. Quiet for writing. Trudy’s here … Continue reading

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Ticket To Ride, Book 2, Chapter 2: Just Another Day

Book 2, Just Another Day  Livy Tinsley, 1975 Every day she takes a morning bath, she wets her hair, wraps a towel around her as she headed for the bedroom chair, It’s just another day. – Paul McCartney, Wings   … Continue reading

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Ticket To Ride, Chapter 21: Life is happening to everyone…

Therapy Session Four “What about your father Morgan?” asked Dr. Nolan “You know I think I’m ok with him… I’ve been thinking of things he and I did when I was a kid and things he did…” “Like?” she asked. … Continue reading

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Ticket To Ride, Chapter 11: the South Pacific… brown girls with no tops…

Eleven “It’s finally fucking over,” William, Morgan’s father, said to the TV. The news commentator was announcing the end of the war in Vietnam. The shelves over the TV were jammed with books, encyclopedias and almanacs. Hardwood floors ran in … Continue reading

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Ticket To Ride, Chapter 8: Have fear, the island is full of noises…

Eight Events, daily or otherwise, are connected solely by the struggle to maintain a consistent identity. They themselves are innocent. – Narrator   When they reached the airport there was a strong northwestern wind blowing. Morgan and Psalm can hear … Continue reading

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Ticket To Ride, Chapter 4: This statement seemed to strike a chord…

Four Morgan reemerged from the store holding an opened bottle of papaya-pineapple juice which he raised slowly to his lips, taking a long, refreshing draught, as his medium-length, blonde hair fell around his ears. He turned to Psalm, still seated … Continue reading

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Ticket To Ride, Chapter 2: When do you know you’re a man?

Two As the western peaks were unveiled by purelight of day, two tanned figures dressed in shorts and t-shirts, walked beneath the drowsy sway of the coconut palms, heading toward the sea. The two young men, one with dark hair … Continue reading

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Ticket to Ride, Chapter 1, Get Behind Me Satan

Get behind me satan, quit ravishing the land does it take the children to make you understand? – from “Donkey Jaw” by America, 1972   Friday, April 28, 1975 In the middle of the Pacific Ocean there’s a small island … Continue reading

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Schematic of all Things – All Things Being Equal?

Originally posted on An Artist's Journey, The Julian Day:
This poem came to me a few days after 9/11. It was originally part of a short story called “Love Among the Anthrax.” It’s now part of Ticket to Ride.…

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Check out my new album Sohei (Monk Warriors) distributed by @tunecore and live on iTunes!

Check out my new album Sohei (Monk Warriors) distributed by @tunecore and live on iTunes!.

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