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I have 439 stories published in one collection on the site.
My stories have been read 350685 times and 39 of my stories have been cherry picked.
2 of my 160 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 2 votes

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Joseph Xavier Martin

My stories

Rockwell & Renoir

Rockwell and Renoir Near Stockbridge, in western Mass. You will find the sylvan setting that houses the Norman Rockwell Museum. It sits on a large...

Conversations With a Blockhead

Conversations With A Blockhead It was a rainy morning in early September, the last throes of summer on Labor Day weekend. We had been to the gym...

For Grandchildren Everywhere

Long ago and far away, in a land beneath the clouds, there lived a simple watermelon farmer named Waldo. He was a distant cousin of the famous “Jack...

The Christening

T H E C H R I S T E N I N G The small wooden church is storybook in appearance. It has ornate wooden carvings, with colorful, stained-glass windows...


FIRST COMMUNION The chilly winds swept over the Lake Erie ice. The mist and damp, of an overnight cloudburst, lingered and added to the feeling of...


2 of my comments have received 2 Great Feedback votes

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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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Posted in Hurricane Irma Comes Calling

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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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Posted in Sick and Tired and Strong