Tag Archives: Isolation

A Lone Bagpiper

All of us are coming out of the isolation spawned by Covid-19 into a world changed by virus and by riotous disruption.  In some ways, this is good.  In some ways this is bad.  In all ways, this is a … Continue reading

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Sailing An Impersonal Apocalypse

I heard an interesting global reading of Coleridge’s The Rime of the Ancient Mariner.  From this contrasted with the pandemic lockdown came: Sailing An Impersonal Apocalypse by Michael Doyle As is the way of many a hero’s journey Enduring the … Continue reading

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Tribalisms of Empathy

Society’s kindness has gone markedly down as we tend to polarize and communicate online via social media more.   It’s sort of sparking a lot of interest, particularly in these times of social isolation,  in getting folks to begin dialoging … Continue reading

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It Came As It Did

First Friday and third day of Na/GloPoWriMo 2020.  Today’s prompt is to create a word bank based on 10 key words and then not necessarily using all but keeping in mind an effort to echo the rhymes for these until … Continue reading

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Be the Salt

Based in part on Matthew 5:13: Be the Salt by Michael Doyle The God who was faithful then Will be as faithful now as when When He made Goliath fall Shaking down all the walls The salt of earth made … Continue reading

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Set’s Blinding of Horus

Egypt has some fascinating legends from long ago.  Some get slightly retold as time goes on. Set’s Blinding of Horus by Michael Doyle Few know the whole of the story A tale needed in all of its glory In a … Continue reading

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Dracul’s Prey

The real Dracul was as deadly perhaps as the Bram Stoker monster.  But what if they were one in the same? Dracul’s Prey by Michael Romani The clan of the dragon Is one founded in corruption Dracul meaning the dragon … Continue reading

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What makes a writer write? Even When Fractured Endlessly by Michael Romani Motifs of wilderness and isolation Provide the origin’s ragged narration These are the stories that keep company Even when fractured endlessly Repapered randomness may seem inane But in … Continue reading

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NaPoWriMo/GloPoWriMo Day 5

Day Five arrives and what do we find?  Today’s challenging invitation is to write about nature.  Not just any nature but a slice of nature that is our very own and known to us in detail. Okay, so the handful … Continue reading

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