The secret of life itself

by Kevin T McEneaney Do you take the air we breathe for granted? Prochlorococcus means small green berry, but it’s not a berry, yet it may be the most populous…

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How we evolved

by Kevin T McEneaney All life relies on cooperation, whether intimate or more social forms. Cooperating defines history; it will project the future of mankind. - Through cooperation we invented…

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10,000 Steps

by Phillip Brady I went out for a walk today, Everyone saluted, saying Hello in passing, Even the Hearse slowed down and waved. I am very well, thank you, I…

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The social mirror

by Kevin T McEneaney As a last resource, fish will count objects, yet they prefer to employ other clues like behavior, color, sound, or movement. Some fish can identify music…

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Fishing for marlin

by Kevin T McEneaney The tradition of fishing in Key West demands that you take a pic of your catch, as evidence of your fabled trophy. Over the past seventy…

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Dream a little dream

by Kevin T McEneaney Diving into the ink-well of dark dreams, I dreamt people could make any object just by thinking about an object: think chair, a bowler hat, or…

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First Funeral

by Neil Donnelly Uncle Eddie, large head, black hair, who until that moment, in an open box in a house on Cider Avenue, Belfast, looking healthy on that cold black…

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Knowing

photo by Bill Keller by Bill Keller I can’t get lost — this trail runs straight. I go a few miles out and back.No intersections, choosing routes,just the Yes of gravel underfoot. I sometimes dream another…

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Lift your glass!

by Kevin T McEneaney When you raise a glass of wine to toast with friend, that wine would not exist, except that wasps provide the brewing yeast for all the…

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What is in a location?

When a dense mist-cloud envelopes the day with invisible prickle of raindrops that decorate one’s eyelashes and ears, one feels like one is walking in a dream without the clock…

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