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I have 601 stories published in one collection on the site.
My stories have been read 480648 times and 100 of my stories have been cherry picked.
19 of my 366 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 19 votes

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Joseph Xavier Martin

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Hurricane Ian

The Specter of Hurricane IAN Like most of America, we watched the formation and development of Hurricane Ian, as it drove relentlessly across the...

Farewell Elizabeth

Farewell and Adieu, Queen Elizabeth As I watched several hours of Queen Elizabeth’s State Funeral this morning, I was taken by the full panoply of...
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Remembering Elizabeth

I watched Elizabeth II give an address one afternoon about dealing with the scourge of Covid, that threatened her nation. She was trying to stiffen...
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Sic transit gloria

An outsized statue, standing tall It sits in a park or monument hall. It speaks of valor in times now past. I wonder how long the memory can last...
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Canadian Rockies

Canadian Rail Excursion-Overview Canadian Rail Excursion Overview We had set out from the far away flatlands and alligator filled swamps of Southwest...

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19 of my comments have received 19 Great Feedback votes

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verbal portrait worthy of a Winslow Homer

Posted on Sun, 24 Jul 2022

Great verbal portrait, Paul. I could "see" what you described as well as feel the wind and the ocean spray sweeping across the moors on a chilly dusk. Winslow Homer tried to capture what you have written and did so artfully, as you have done. A...

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Posted in The Artist of Swanage Downs

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I couldn't summarize it any

Posted on Sun, 29 May 2022

I couldn't summarize it any better, David.

Thanks,

JXM

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Posted in Novel solutions on gun control

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David, Paul, Celtic Man,

Posted on Fri, 15 Apr 2022

David, Paul, Celtic Man,

             Thank you all for taking the time to read and comment. I appreciate your comments in the spirit in which they were given.

             JXM

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Posted in Corona Log Entry 25/4/22

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Jen,

Posted on Sun, 27 Mar 2022

Jen,

        Thank you for ethereal visions of a land of make believe, that we all wish we could visit. Sugar plums abounding in small minds, faeries alight on the wind. Butterflies, colorful and flutttering, ditsracting to the eyes. It is...

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Posted in Journey Into Fairy Woodland Part One

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Congratulations

Posted on Fri, 18 Mar 2022

Congratulations on finishng your second book, Ice:) What you have written is now etched in the marrow of everyone's collective memory. Rest and recover for a bit. Everything in life is a story. There is a whole world of stories waiting for you to...

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Posted in Salad Day I Suppose

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The blended imagery, of old

Posted on Tue, 22 Feb 2022

The blended imagery, of old and worn out bldgs, with the visage of poor and blighted souls, relegated to being old and worn out, works. The gray and life-worn countenance is like a weight upon the soul of those observing both. One wonders what...

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Posted in Blustery Day In Town

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In great democracies, lke the

Posted on Sun, 06 Feb 2022

In great democracies, lke the U.S, Britain and Canada, all things are possible if the citizenry takes corrective actions to heal itself. The rascals don't always win. Let's hope common sense and decency steer us in the right direction. Thanks for...

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Posted in Kabuki Theater or The Twilight Zone?

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It is a tale, well told, of

Posted on Sun, 16 Jan 2022

It is a tale, well told, of reverie and longing for a past now far away. Mr Lee is all of us looking back at who and what we are, a composite of those who have come before us. I enjoed the story.

JXM

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Posted in Mr. Lee's Cafe

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Whinsical and entertaining

Posted on Fri, 14 Jan 2022

Michael,

             Wonderful mix of whimsy and mythology, drifting back and forth through different temporarl references. I much enjoyed the tale. A slud!

JXM

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Posted in The God of Mistakes

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May the falling waters be

Posted on Fri, 31 Dec 2021

May the falling waters be gentle and the rush soft on your life, Jen.

JXM

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Posted in Embracing New Year

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