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ghost haiku

    ghost haiku

BRADLEY MASON HAMLIN snowflakes frozen fall self inviting wind chilling alone by fireplace [header art Carl Maria Seyppel (1847–1913), courtesy of Dorotheum, Wikimedia Commons]

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Manufactured Bickering Hiding Corruption

    Manufactured Bickering Hiding Corruption

MICHAEL J BLAIR Perthshire, Scotland  During a conversation last evening, I suddenly realised why I had been feeling uncomfortable about some aspects of the endless debate on Scottish independence. The

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SNP Annual Conference: Utopia or Myopia?

    SNP Annual Conference: Utopia or Myopia?

MICHAEL J BLAIR Perthshire, Scotland  I have deliberately ignored the glorious delight, which is the SNP annual conference. There is usually far too much alcohol and hot air around. And

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Independence, Ignorance, & Opportunism of the SNP

    Independence, Ignorance, & Opportunism of the SNP

MICHAEL J BLAIR Perthshire, Scotland  The Catalan independence referendum, which was illegal, has shown the complexity of part of a country trying to separate from its parent. It brings out

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Generosity

  Generosity

ERIC CHAET (first published at The 100 So-Called Poems) What I present to humanity must be generous else it’s part of

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The Poison of Sectarianism in Scotland’s Independence Debate

  The Poison of Sectarianism in Scotland’s Independence Debate

MICHAEL J BLAIR Perthshire, Scotland  Over the last three years, I’ve noticed the  unpleasantness of sectarianism creeping into the independence

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Brexit: Political Confusion & Other Tales

  Brexit: Political Confusion & Other Tales

MICHAEL J BLAIR Perthshire, Scotland  Brexit is a word I didn’t like when I first heard it on television, and

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Without Camouflage

  Without Camouflage

ERIC CHAET (originally posted at The 100 So-Called Poems) I didn’t choose camouflage or invisibility. I’ve tried, all along to make

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Human Existence: Is this just a game?

  Human Existence: Is this just a game?

MICHAEL J BLAIR Perthshire, Scotland  Could our existence be something other than our general perception? What if everything we see

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It’s Only Artificial Intelligence: What Could Go Wrong!

  It’s Only Artificial Intelligence: What Could Go Wrong!

MICHAEL J BLAIR Perthshire, Scotland  Technology is meant to be here to make our lives easier, but not to the

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