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A Birthday Remembrance for my Son

©2015 by Jack A. Urquhart 700 words Today is my son’s birthday. Dillon Tyler Urquhart was born March 8, 1979, in Boulder, Colorado. Had he lived, he would’ve been 36 years old—more than old enough to be a father himself. … Continue reading

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Social Media: Breaking up is hard to do

©2015 by Jack A. Urquhart 1000 words Last week I deactivated my Facebook™ account; today I did the same at Twitter™, LinkedIn™, and Google+™.  These were decisions motivated in part by a growing sense of personal dis-ease with social media; … Continue reading

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Coming to Grief, a prose poem by @jackaurquhart

©2015 by Jack A. Urquhart (for D.T.U.) They say living with grief is a marathon; like a non-stop jaunt, one keeps running, keeps jogging milestone to milestone. But I don’t agree— not anymore. That is what I’d tell you, if … Continue reading

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An Existential Exercise: Making sense out of getting lost

Copyright 2014 by Jack A. Urquhart “Regardless of the staggering dimensions of the world about us … the fact remains that we are absolutely free today if we choose to will our existence in its finiteness, a finiteness which is … Continue reading

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Le Mont Saint-Michel: Juxtaposition of the Crass and the Sublime

Copyright 2014 by Jack A. Urquhart October 22, 2014, Normandie, France: I can’t say for certain why I’ve longed to visit Le Mont Saint-Michel since I first saw its photo in a high school text-book decades ago. Probably it has … Continue reading

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New Post: Road to Le Mont Saint-Michel

Copyright 2014 by Jack A. Urquhart October 21, 2014: In the front seat of our rented Peugeot 308, my spouse Raymond and our French friend Véronique, joust and parry verbally (good naturedly, of course!) like an old married couple. Their … Continue reading

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Train to Chartres

Copyright 2014 by Jack a Urquhart This morning we–my partner and I and our lovely French friend Véronique–are on the train to Chartres. It’s a place I first read about fifty (ahem) something years ago: Life Magazine. Mr. Joyner’s 8th … Continue reading

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