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StoryBrotherhood of the Befuddled jxmartin21 day 14 hours ago
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StoryQueen City of the Lakes jxmartin44 weeks 20 hours ago
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Story"Yes, your honor" jxmartin01 month 2 days ago
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StoryThe final passage of parents jxmartin01 month 2 weeks ago
StoryCorona Log Entry- Sept. 28, 2021 jxmartin22 months 2 days ago
StoryThe River of Time jxmartin22 months 1 week ago
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StoryWith or Without You marandina312 months 1 week ago
StoryWake Up Little Susie ice rivers32 months 1 week ago
Story9/11/01- A Buffalo Remembrance jxmartin42 months 3 weeks ago
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StoryChinese Whispers (edited and updated, 2021) marandina232 months 3 weeks ago
StorySic Transit Gloria (fame is fleeting) jxmartin02 months 4 weeks ago
StoryCorona Log Entry - August 20, 2021 jxmartin82 months 4 weeks ago
StoryCelebrating women in the workforce jxmartin03 months 5 days ago
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StoryYou and Me—forever—Anne. celticman84 months 5 days ago
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StoryJune 17, 2021 Corona Log Entry jxmartin45 months 2 weeks ago

My stories

Brotherhood of the Befuddled

The pressures of paying rent or mortgage, and all of the other collective bills in a family’s life, was a burden that most men carry daily into jobs...

Happy Thanksgiving, y'all.

Thanksgiving As Thanksgiving Day approaches, on Thursday, our thoughts turn fondly to family dinners, funny looking turkeys, football games and for...

The Brass Spittoon

The Brass Spittoon When we were younger, my father would sometimes gather up a handful of his Martin urchins, for a brief ride, to visit his parents...

Corona Log Entry

Corona Log Entry- November 13, 2021 It is sunny, warm and humid this morning in, Southwest Florida, with the promise of rain to come. We were...

Queen City of the Lakes

During the shipping season, at the Erie Basin Marina on Buffalo’s waterfront, you can often watch the massive bulk of a lake freighter glide by the...


7 of my comments have received 7 Great Feedback votes

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Touching, Paul. Many of us

Posted on Tue, 14 Sep 2021

Touching, Paul. Many of us can relate to the tragic emptyness when a loved one is lost. And hope always is a good ending. I much enjoyed the piece.


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Posted on Mon, 30 Aug 2021


                 I much enjoyed reading this story. It has the ring of the far east drifting through your narrative.Pearl Buck would be right at home with your story. James Clavell would appreciate the ambiance. Well done....

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Two votes already cast for

Posted on Fri, 30 Oct 2020

Two votes already cast for Biden/Harris in Florida, from this family.


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Good read.

Posted on Sat, 04 Apr 2020

You are too kind,Ice Rivers. All I did was point you in the right direction. A career English Teacher, you know more about the process than I do. I did buy and read your book. It is interesting, thoughtful and a good read. I have and do reccomend...

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Ineresting observation, Drew.

Posted on Wed, 01 Apr 2020

Ineresting observation, Drew. It is a criticism I have made of film directors and writers. They "know" the who, what and where. The aduiences is sometimes saying "Huh? what or who is this?"   To answer. The we is my wife Mary and I. We were on a...

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Yes, insert, there is. First

Posted on Sat, 09 Sep 2017

Yes, insert, there is. First responders canvassed all neighborhoods looking for anyone needing assiatance. Buses were available to ferry anyone needing a ride to shelters. Even the homeless got escorted to shelters, sometimes unwillingly. As...

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Do not go gentle into that

Posted on Sun, 08 May 2016

Do not go gentle into that good night


Do not go gentle into that good night,

Old age should burn and rage at close of day;

Rage, rage against the dying of the light.


The words are the opening couplet...

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