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The Body & Blood of Christ

    The Body & Blood of Christ

JOHN BENNETT (originally sent out to his email list — sign up below) Father Rundberg always had me pour the entire cruet of wine over his fingers, and then I’d ring

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Prison Ain’t Nothing But A State Of Mind (As Long As You’ve Got TV)

    Prison Ain’t Nothing But A State Of Mind (As Long As You’ve Got TV)

BRADLEY MASON HAMLIN for Richard William Hamlin He beat 12 out of 18 felony charges … Not bad, if it weren’t for that “torture” thing Life sentence + extra time

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Secrets At Christmastime

    Secrets At Christmastime

JOHN BENNETT (originally sent out to Bennett’s email list — sign up below for more) I’ve got some secrets that I keep tucked under my hat. It’s tricky business, wearing a

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Remembering Doug Draime

    Remembering Doug Draime

I learned the other day through John Bennett’s email list that writer Doug Draime had passed away. He was 72 years old. His wife Carol wrote: Dear John, I am

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Somewhere In China

    Somewhere In China

ERIC CHAET (originally posted at The 100 So-Called Poems & Consequences) Somewhere in China someone—say, a man— is not benefiting from

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Spiritual Mutant

    Spiritual Mutant

JOHN BENNETT (originally sent out to Bennett’s email list — sign up below for more) Everything Ray Kurzweil does is

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Ideas Are As Real As Rocks

    Ideas Are As Real As Rocks

ERIC CHAET (originally posted at 100 So-Called Poems) Ideas are as real as rocks rocks in pastures or embedded among others

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As Long As Night Suffers

    As Long As Night Suffers

BRADLEY MASON HAMLIN I miss Buk being a live while his words hit the shelf as I worked in those

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Enterprise

    Enterprise

ERIC CHAET (originally published at 100 So-Called Poems) Sun must be struggling as I am while driving with headlights on the

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Altered Realities

    Altered Realities

JOHN BENNETT (originally sent to Bennett’s email list — sign up below for more like this) There’s no such thing as reality. There are circumstances and mindsets, always in a state

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