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Love among the Stool Softeners

My new story “Pigeons” now live at: http://thefeatheredflounder.com/2012/12/pigeons/

It starts:

He was a tall man in perhaps his late sixties, not especially handsome. After her initial unremarkable impression, the next thing that struck her was that she should find such a man interesting at all. She was married to someone three years younger than herself who looked like he had not yet seen fifty. She rarely noticed other men, much less found them intriguing. Why, then, was she following this one past overnights for toddlers, past analgesics and into a part of the pharmacy she had never had reason to visit before?…

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Getting Some Nice Feedback

My essay “An Elders Manifesto” in the new issue of Eclectica seems to be resonating, if the emails I’m getting are any indication. I’m reminded of Gandhi’s observation that in order to get people to act you don’t so much change their minds as appeal to a belief they already have.