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Kevin Mackey
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Out of darkness unto light
The days, at least here in the northern hemisphere, grow longer. The nights, at this late stage of the year, have begun to be shorter, the light returning earlier and earlier. In the depths of this dark night I lift my eyes to the sky and face the steady sh...
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Ken Caver Curvy Pen - Black and White
Ever since I saw this fountain pen review— Ken Cavers Bamboo Pen —I've wanted a pen made by this artist with a lathe. The pens are custom made to the specification of the purchaser, and done in Ken Cavers' spare time. So, a waiting list. A long waiting list...
Ever since I saw this fountain pen review—Ken Cavers Bamboo Pen—I've wanted a pen made by this artist with a lathe. The pens are custom made to the specification of the purchaser, and done in Ken Cavers' spare time. So, a w...
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Impressions of an afternoon
A wide belt of green Curves towards gentle hills The tramp of feet Perfume and perspiration A wide belt Separates soft curves Confident step following step Following the pace of music strapped to her forearm Past the older couple Slowly keeping pace with on...
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Given the weekend that's in it, as they might say where I hail from, this poem from some time ago might be appropriate. As I mentioned, I've always been worried that it's really to the rhythm of "The Night Before Christmas." Discovery It seemed like a time ...
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A question: where/when did you set the name of the document to be "Video Demo"?

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Goldberg Variations Released
 I've not been well recently and am not up to a full "Book Launch" for my Goldberg Variations. So I'm letting Anna and Ruth slip out into the world, doing their own thing as they have been for some years now. Over the time they'd drop by, uninvited like as ...
 I've not been well recently and am not up to a full "Book Launch" for my Goldberg Variations. So I'm letting Anna and Ruth slip out into the world, doing their own thing as they have been for some years now. Over the time ...
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From the sea they came
"You'll be going, so," she'd said to him that day long ago. Half-grown, as he was then, he still towered over the old woman, his mother. Not so old, he supposed now, not so old in the terms he now understood. But he was young then. Everyone was old. He coul...
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Pausing to listen, for the opportunity to hear
Yesterday, the Saturday before Easter Sunday, we took the time to listen to Bach's St. Matthew Passion. The recording dates from 1962, digitally remastered in 1989. Time needed to be taken. The entire recording clocks in at just short of four hours! The con...
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An old new word, and a new skill to learn
I was thirteen and excited. At school I'd learned a new word. Not only what it meant. But the how and the why of its meaning. Calligraphy. Our English teacher had explained the roots of the two words that in combination made this new one. Beautiful writing....
I was thirteen and excited. At school I'd learned a new word. Not only what it meant. But the how and the why of its meaning. Calligraphy. Our English teacher had explained the roots of the two words that in combination made ...
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IMAX Game of Thrones...and the snow was falling
It's a while since I've been to a movie theater, and longer yet since I had an "IMAX experience." Until last night, I mean. We've not been going to see movies in the theater for some time because one of us had trouble hearing the detail through all the SOUN...
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O Holy Night...
My religious tradition, building on an earlier tradition, speaks of the night of Christmas as one in which "...a light shone in the darkness..." As always I am struck by how powerfully these images of light and dark resonate with our experience of the world...
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Goldberg Variations
Well, I've gone and done it. Finally. It's taken time, years in fact, but I have my "variations on a theme of relationship" completed. Completed in that I've written them all. Now is the assembly of them into a coherent whole. Or as coherent a whole as a th...
Well, I've gone and done it. Finally. It's taken time, years in fact, but I have my "variations on a theme of relationship" completed. Completed in that I've written them all. Now is the assembly of them into a coherent whole...
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Writer, Software Architect
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Transplanted Irishman - and writer of stories
Introduction
As the tagline says — a writer of stories.

I came to the SF Bay Area for the technology — my day job — and now find myself in the heart of the country in Kansas City, MO. In addition I am a writer of haiku, of short stories and, for the moment, novellas. 

Maybe I'm working my way up to longer formats — from seventeen syllables to multi-pound in weight novel series. I can dream, can't I?
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Kansas City, Mo
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San Francisco Bay Area - Dublin, Ireland - Ireland, England, France, Salamanca - Orange, CT - Sauverny, France - Salamanca, Spain