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My stories have been read 386950 times and 49 of my stories have been cherry picked.
4 of my 213 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 4 votes

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Joseph Xavier Martin

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The Seaside House.

The house watched unfeeeling, as the turbulent sea crashed upon the slate-gray boulders guarding its shoreline. The sea air was redolent with brine...

Corona Log entry- Oct. 19, 2020

Monday, October 19, 2020 It is a warm, breezy and rainy morning here in SW Florida. A two-hour visit to the dentist this morning had taken my focus...

Journal entry- Oct.14,2020 Living in the time of Corona

“ Living in the time of Corona” Wed. October 14, 2020- Journal entry It is a warm, ninety-degrees here in Southwest Florida, amidst abundant sunshine...

Florida Bound

Florida bound Friday, October 9th, 2020 We started out from Amherst on a sunny, cool afternoon. We had chosen to drive eastward, on the NY Thruway,...

entry "Living in the time of Corona" 10/8/20

Thursday, October 8 th , 2020 It is sunny and cool here in WNY. Media sources are abuzz with analysis of the Vice-Presidential debate last night, at...


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