Monthly Archives: April 2009

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The Centuries Long Division

I don’t know if it’s the state of the world, or if I’ve just been doing this for too long, but it feels like war is all about the numbers, these days. Don’t get me wrong… when you’ve been doing anything for this long, the

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Stage Left

‘Stand very still.’ There was a clicking sound as the door closed behind me. I crossed the room and took my place. ‘Stand very still.’ I held my sword up above my head, as though poised to strike. My opponent, standing a few feet away,

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The False Knight on the Road

She stood and she stood And it’s well because she stood…. ~~Scottish and Appalachian traditional ballad Heather Burke lifted her cycling shoes off the pedals of her bike, and coasted for a bit. She was on Old Logan Road, once a part of US-119 now

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In Fear Of Warriors

Everything’s been cycling for weeks, ever since the computer started back up. There was a system crash, followed by a hard reboot. Everybody was asleep, so it tried to auto-restore, but a chunk of the hard drive was missing. Computers don’t store everything in alphabetical

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Away

You remember that line in that movie? That Thelma and Louise movie where two chicks go off on an adventure that somehow turns into murder and suicide? I don’t know how that sort of thing can even happen, and I watched the damn movie all

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There She Goes Again

“Music, once again, is sending us a message, here.” I say. “And the message is, women are predisposed to rash behaviour and snap decisions when it comes to dissolving a relationship. Think about it. The La’s sing ‘There She Goes’, about a girl walking out