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Review: Fathers and Demons; Glimpses of the Future, by Lorinda J. Taylor: Telling tales of fathers, sons, demons and deities

©2015 by Jack A. Urquhart     1127 words Lorinda J. Taylor, the talented author of several engaging and imaginative works of literary science fiction, does an excellent job of telling her potential readers what to expect from her latest independently published … Continue reading

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Letter to the Editors of my Hometown Newspaper

©2015 by Jack Andrew Urquhart     425 words Editors: There is little chance the editors will publish this letter; nevertheless, I write one last time to express my dismay at the total absence of balance and objectivity on the Apopka Chief’s … Continue reading

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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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