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The Pickup Trucks of History

515PfzMa2JLDonkey caravans connected courts and cities long before Ancient Egypt’s greatest pharaohs cast their eyes on more distant lands. The tempo of long distance trade, of globalized commerce, picked up dramatically throughout Southwest Asia after the nineteenth century B.C.E. Caravan trails led from coastal cities like Ugarit and Tyre on the Mediterranean coast to the Euphrates and Tigris… Continue reading

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Three Poems by Lori Witzel

By S S, CC BY NC ND 2.0I’ve been chasing light for ages. That gold-edged
blue just before the sun shimmied up? It slipped
through my fingers like a hatchling minnow. I’ve
waited in the shadows of a thunderhead to ravel… Continue reading

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I Love a Parade

Photo by Shelly LowenkopfDrips and Discharges also included the mayor in their phallic version of purgatory. An anthropomorphized penis stood before the leaping flames… Continue reading

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Excerpt from The Sleuth and the Goddess

TheSleuthAndTheGoddessWhat links depth psychology to detective fiction is a similar sense of knowledge as a problem with tricky overtones, rather than something subject to wholly rational analysis. Both the detective and the psychoanalyst have to search for clues to a truth that is hidden from view. In both cases the truth sought for is of unknown extent… Continue reading

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