Tales of the Tribe

  Tales of the Tribe http://wp.me/p102ON-E6  Synopsis: Society creates the stories it tells itself: factual, specious, apocryphal, dishonest; by any rendition, according to Wallace Stevens, will still be a fiction.  Myth wears the clothes of its culture, will always be a social fact, and those who would eschew these basic facets of humanity, will prove […] Continue reading

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Another Fiction

~ The Western Sky     is high and dry Where rocky mountains     fill the eye, And rivers run     not East     but West, The Anglo-Saxon     man came last.   For years, and years,     the Native Man Had lived and tooled     the Western Land. Upon this open     vast terrain, The […] Continue reading

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Socorro

The code of the West Goes something like this:   “To get the man first, With bloodlust and thirst, A look of blood in his eyes.          Imagine! The total surprise.          Survive? The last man left standing alive.”   As best said by one, Who lived by the […] Continue reading

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Memes

~ The West was won   many times over. There was more than a win   and a loss, to that tale.   The number of wins’   opposite number,   those of the losses, are numbers as well.   They rise, they swell;   yet, no one will tell. No one remembers   another […] Continue reading

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Pell Mell, The Mad Dash

  “Washington is not a place to live in. The rents are high, the food is bad, the dust is disgusting and the morals are deplorable. Go West, young man, go West and grow up with the country.”                                 –Horace […] Continue reading

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The Horse’s Tale

a New Mexico fabliau, on Chauceran scale…..   ~ This is a tale with two separate endings. It’s in media res where our story’s beginning, for where does a story really begin, but after the facts are recounted again.   Life’s like a stream — it flows and it surges, before it then changes; and […] Continue reading

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