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Joseph Xavier Martin

My stories

DNA. Dance of the Gene pools.

DNA- Dance of the gene pool. Who are you? My wife Mary had purchased me one of those DNA kits as a birthday present. I dutifully expectorated into...

My First published story. 25 years ago

The Tiger Gun When we were children, Carl and I used to roam the wilds of Cazenovia Park, on the south side of Buffalo, New York. We walked the creek...

Razing the Roof

Razing the Roof The day for re-roofing had finally arrived. Seventeen months ago, Hurricane Irma had struck South Florida, doing considerable damage...

Woodpeckers Bring on the Darkness

Woodpeckers bring on the darkness We were watching a golf match on television one Thursday afternoon, in our place in Estero, Florida, when the TV...

John S. Mc Cain- American Hero

Johnny, we hardly knew ye The title is in fact from that of a favored novel about the late President John Fitzgerald Kennedy. But in many ways, it...


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