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I’m not using social media right now.  The shift was subtle in late 2020, and then, after the insanity of the US election season and the Insurrection, I deactivated Facebook and Twitter.  I had to take a few steps back.  I couldn’t control the information I was consuming, and as such, my well-being suffered.  I had horrible, anxious dreams. We are not meant to consume information like this.  We should not be constantly bombarded.     The algorithms Facebook uses are dangerous.  Twitter enabled Donald Trump.  Both have enabled the despicable partisanship in America fester to the boiling point we witnessed...

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Copies of my book are here! Order an autographed copy while I have them in stock! Check out the Playlist for Origins on Spotify. I listened to it non-stop while writing. I think it's pretty cool.   https://open.spotify.com/playlist/4EqsFOjGv5MCAU9vnxBKhg?si=QSi8D-RKRBGfBT6uMlWTWQ

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Excerpt: Maybe the modern world’s indulgence of the individual above all else was selfish. But in the absence of self-actualization, what was there? Once basic needs were met, like food, clothing, shelter, it was all that was left. It’s why it was a modern world problem. There were always queer humans. Indigenous people called them Two-Spirits. It’s just that the struggle to find food, warmth, and avoid sickness gave them little time to ponder their inner world. Shelley watched a young mother adjust a child on her lap while controlling two who sat next to her. Humans arrived in the...

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Jamis has rattled around inside my head for twenty years.  I could never quite get it together enough to bring her to the world.  Until I did, unexpectedly, in late 2017.  It took another two years to get here - and an amazing editor who believed in me. The music I associated with the story was constant.   I've created a playlist on Spotify to share with you.    Click below for the playlist - and read on for my commentary. Jamis, The Music Jamis/Johnna "Crazy" - Shawn Colvin  This is all Jamis.  It's her anthem.  There is a great...

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Bernard Tolkien Jensen-Kennard, a.k.a. Bernie, Burns, Bernie-Burnsides, Bernard Kennard Unknown - 1/20/2020 Approx. 14 years old   I didn’t mean to get you. I drove to California to pick up Mayra. You saw me, jumped in my lap, and leaned against my stomach like you owned me. Carrie said, “Um, he doesn’t do that to anyone else.” Maybe she was pulling my leg. I don't know, but I said I couldn’t. I already had seven other dogs at home. Adding two more at the same time was insane. So I left you there, with a kiss and a goodbye, but...

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