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Reflections at night when the dark is good and we see further. A short meditation.
"A silent conjunction between what one thinks and what has been thought."



parables

Brief Tales on a Whim.
There is nothing more pitiful than the storyteller without his stories.



nuclear

Meditations on the 60th Anniversary of Hiroshima What would the end of the world entail? Do we boast that we can imagine such a thing?


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3 short stories. $3


lamentations

In the apprenticeship period hopes are high.
"But then, who will save us from our own crimes?"


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The Mud Hut Dialogs

THE SHORT, HAPPY HISTORY OF A WRITING LIFE by David Eide:


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EXPERIENCE

A writer's personal life is best lived with common sense; follow the different ways. The writer's creative life leans on inspiration; what form effectively frees the spirit and picks out the gross content that can be transformed?

Experience is always gross form; accept this and, eventually, you'll find an individual who is living out of the spirit.

Ignore just about everyting else. It's a temptation not to ignore but it has to be done.

Don't waste your time in trying to understand people. You'll just get buried in complexity. Respect and honor the integrity of every person.

Kingdoms of glory are for the madmen and the saints. Know the difference.

Don't try to fastidiously read a time that can't be read. All you'll do is find discouragmeent and pale interpretation piled on pale interpretation.

Most problems the writer face are problems of how to handle an abstracted enviroment when his heart and spirit are so big and generous.

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Trust your teachers:

The "society" is not your teacher.

The evolution of other men and women are not your teachers.

Your own confusions are not your teachers.

The strictness of time is not your teacher.

Release from yourself the desire to gain power over others.

Have contempt for self-pity, in yourself and others.

Realize that the human feelings that are felt eternally are, in this age, loaded down with new exigencies.

The American

The sadness of the American beats through everything. Not sure of his voice, of his desires, of his faith, of his nature, of just about anything but what impinges on his imagination from a thousand weak and strong signals in the air.

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