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Welcome, from All of Us Cafe Lunatics

11109446_964348673617913_4003847348296143006_nDuring all of its six-and-a-fraction years of life, the Cafe Luna radiated a personality throughout its Summerland, California, environs reminiscent of a karaoke night at a neighborhood tavern and the green room of an engaging, late night TV talk show… Continue reading

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Excerpt from Our Daily Breach

71dFJmaiIaLWe began nosing around the shipping wharfs in Cleveland’s port where freighters from around the world docked and dropped their cargo or picked up merchandise and headed out the across the Great Lakes, up the St. Lawrence Seaway and out the Gaspe Peninsula into the North Atlantic and destinations around the globe… Continue reading

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A Vision Quest

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1. Rae hates her given name but cannot speak openly about her dislike of it because it is also the name of her beloved grandmother, who has emotionally and financially encouraged Rae to leave Kingsport, Tennessee, the better to seek her destiny…
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Excerpt from Our Daily Breach: The Pacific

71dFJmaiIaLIshmael’s rich meditation on the Pacific Ocean is one of the most imaginative and over-arching in the voyage of words he crafts. It brings to his consciousness the nature of mystery as well as the mystery of Nature, with its countless teeming and often invisible life forms as well as the myriad wishes and dreams of mankind… Continue reading

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