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I have 475 stories published in one collection on the site.
My stories have been read 374033 times and 43 of my stories have been cherry picked.
4 of my 199 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 4 votes

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Joseph Xavier Martin

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Springtime is a riot of pastels

A Riot of Pastels on a sunny day. It was one of those golden days of late May in Buffalo, New York. The 80-degree temperature was tempered by a seven...

ABC Tales Rocks !

ABC Tales Rocks I was fortunate enough to discover this wonderful writer’s enclave several years back. Dutifully, I posted various articles and...
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Winter in Springtime

Winter in Springtime Saturday, May 9, 2020 It is cold here in Buffalo, New York today. Temperatures fell below freezing last night. There is a lacy...

People are a pleasure to be around

Much needed Human interaction is missing in the “new normal” of the Covid-19 Era The eminent Psychologist, Sigmund Freud, defined “isolationism” as a...

Shopping in the Corona Era

Stick ‘em up, give me the money ! We had occasion to shop for groceries at the nearby Publix Supermarket today. It was just after Publix, like many...


4 of my comments have received 4 Great Feedback votes

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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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Posted in Ready everybody, Filler Up

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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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Posted in Cycling in Alaska

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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