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Seven Distinct Paths to Loss of Habitat for Humans

“Our membership in the animal kingdom comes with the ability to predict that loss of habitat will cause the near-term functional extinction of our species, as with other animals. In other words, loss of habitat makes us functionally extinct. Shortly thereafter, and to my great sadness, our species will disappear from this most glorious of […]


Gods & Greyhounds: On Going Back to Sacramento

“Through revisiting those terrifying moments—the betrayals and abandonment, lies and abuse—in poem after poem, book after book, I’ve forged a new perspective on myself, and on those who did me harm. Through that process, other voices come out in my work from time to time. It’s not forgiveness they bring to the page (that’s one […]


An Extravagance of the Heart: Luke 7:36-50

“The nameless woman of Luke 7—labeled sinful—is a precious, bold illustration of the disturbing discoveries inherent in discipleship. Her ears are fixed on the ministry of Jesus, and she is inspired to hear in a manner that many of her peers do not understand. She stands with Jesus and where she stands in relation to […]

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John James Audubon is Haunting Me

“Naturally, this entire incident was deemed supernatural, the symbolic final good-bye from Mother, despite her somewhat graceless departure. The owl story became an instant family classic, one to be recounted every Mother’s Day in a loving tribute to the old bird (the owl, not Mother).”—Ross Konikoff West Side Stories  By Ross Konikoff MANHATTAN New York—(Weekly […]

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Summer-House Blues (Pinks, Yellows & Mauves)

“Your very vivid description of the house last week reminded me again why I  NEVER wanted to own a house in the country (although I am very happy to have relatives and friends who do).”—Diana Farr Louis Eating Well Is The Best Revenge By Diana Farr Louis ANDROS, Greece—(Weekly Hubris)—June 2019—“Your very vivid description of the […]


Charismatic Microfauna: Honey Bees

“Should Colony Collapse Disorder worsen, and we lose the bees, an engineering lab at Harvard is perfecting tiny drones, neither male nor female, that will pollinate our crops. Lamentably, the drones will gather no pollen, nor produce any beeswax or honey. Or in Aesop’s words, no ‘sweetness or light.’”—Skip Eisiminger Skip the B.S. By Skip […]

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June’s Toons: A Brush With Life

Addison By Mark Kershaw ATLANTA Georgia—(Weekly Hubris)—June 2019—          

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Transitions, Transections, Transfictions

“What parts of your day offer you the possibility of a tiny hiatus; unused time to pull over, stop, look around? In your ecumene, where do things past drift past use and awareness to the corners of household, social or industrial geographies: surplus, uncollected, collected only for disposal? The image of the car isn’t a […]

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Maybe Drunk People See What We Can’t

“Perhaps it’s possible that those who are drunk are able to see things invisible to the sober.”—Tim Bayer Won Over By Reality By Tim Bayer BRIGHTON New York—(Weekly Hubris)—June 2019—I have a speculative explanation for the video I’m sharing with you this month: perhaps it’s possible that those who are drunk may be able to […]


The Supreme Adventure

“Ma Twiggs (was) absorbed in reading a seafaring adventure story as she walked to the summer bath house behind the big house, stepping into the bath, only to brush up against one of the watermelons left to cool in the bathwater. She is said to have leapt out of the bath and run, screaming, ‘Sea […]