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I have 543 stories published in one collection on the site.
My stories have been read 428848 times and 80 of my stories have been cherry picked.
7 of my 278 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 7 votes

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Joseph Xavier Martin

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The final passage of parents

The final passage of parents Two of my older sisters are currently housed in rehab and nursing facilities. Their conditions continue to improve, so...

Corona Log Entry- Sept. 28, 2021

Corona Log Entry- Sept. 28, 2021 It is a cool and sunny day here in Western New York. The 48 degree (F) temps this morning augur the arrival of Fall...

The River of Time

Calendars chart the River of Time The River of Time keeps on flowing along. It is probably a song lyric someplace. I have just forgotten where. I had...
Cherry

Corona Log Entry- 9/8/21

Corona Log Entry- September 8, 2021. (8/9/21) It is a sunny and cool morning here in Western New York. Hurricanes and raging rain storms are still...
Cherry

9/11/01- A Buffalo Remembrance

9/11- A Buffalo Remembrance They came by the thousands to stand silently in the cool, September's night air. They were searching for something that...

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7 of my comments have received 7 Great Feedback votes

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Touching, Paul. Many of us

Posted on Tue, 14 Sep 2021

Touching, Paul. Many of us can relate to the tragic emptyness when a loved one is lost. And hope always is a good ending. I much enjoyed the piece.

JXM

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Posted in With or Without You

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Marandina,

Posted on Mon, 30 Aug 2021

Marandina,

                 I much enjoyed reading this story. It has the ring of the far east drifting through your narrative.Pearl Buck would be right at home with your story. James Clavell would appreciate the ambiance. Well done....

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Posted in Chinese Whispers (edited and updated, 2021)

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Two votes already cast for

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