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Santa Claus Lives Down Your Street

    Santa Claus Lives Down Your Street

BRADLEY MASON HAMLIN I told her the unicorns she dreams of exist mermaids, too that crazy Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny all genuine those magical creatures survive in this

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What Life Once Was

    What Life Once Was

JOHN BENNETT (originally sent to Bennett’s email list — sign up below for more) When I was a kid A.M. radio was about as high tech as it got &

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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

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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

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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 bookstores and in the mental health facilities for the emotionally

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