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Joseph Xavier Martin

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Corona Log Entry- April 13, 2021

April 13, 2021- Corona Log Entry It has been a few weeks since my last log entry. After a brief period, when it looked like we had the virus on the...

Acid dripping onto my soul

Acid dripping onto my soul In the normal course of a day, in the retiree’s world of Southwest Florida, you interact with men and women from many mid-...
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Cherry

The Take Away Two Step

The Take Away Two Step In year’s past, when eating out, diners would often sheepishly ask a waiter for a small bag, to package leftovers from their...
Cherry

Journeys the mind world over

Journeys the mind world over Books are a passport for me to the ages. When I see one standing upon a library or bookstore shelf, I think of the many...

Corona Log Entry March 27, 2021

Corona Log Entry – Sat. March 27, 2021 It is a sunny and bucolic morning here in SW Florida. The temps will rise to a toasty 90 degrees this...

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5 of my comments have received 5 Great Feedback votes

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Posted on Fri, 30 Oct 2020

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

JXM

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Posted in Corona Log entry 10/30/20

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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