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  1. Introducing Stackernoes

    A top-down view of a Stackernoes game.
    This is Stackernoes. We play with a double-nine set, but I don't think it matters.

    This is Stackernoes

    First thing let me say this: I did a reasonable search of the Internet for a similar game, and I didn't find one. So until proven otherwise, I'm under the impression I …

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  2. Backyard Music

    Bands on the Blackwater.
    Bands on the Blackwater is a weekly series in my backyard. Not literally, but almost.

    You might think that life in a small town in Northwest Florida would be boring. You might be right if you measure excitement by the number of drive-by shootings and bar brawls on an average …

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  3. The Second Constant

    "Change is the only constant in life." - Heraclitus

    In 500 B.C. that may well have been true. Even 100 years ago, that may still have seemed true.

    However, the expanding mass of humanity has engendered new perspectives, and from those perspectives we draw new conclusions.

    Careful examination of the …

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  4. Ode to Time and Nature

    Image: Jagged desert mesa.

    Time's a cruel-hearted bastard.
    Nature's a cold-hearted bitch.
    Both will surely wear me down,
    and scoff at my last twitch.

    From the day that I was born,
    Until the day I die,
    They push and prod and poke and pinch,
    and dare me to defy.

    Their hand is cold. So …

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  5. Time

    Image: A child that has falled asleep in the back seat.

    I don't think we will EVER get there. I've been sitting in this back seat for most of my life. Every time I ask the people in the front seat how much longer, they say stuff like, "About two minutes less than the last time you asked."

    The day is …

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  6. Fire

    I watch a new piece of wood on my fire.

    It slowly warms up to its surroundings,
    when ready,
    bursts into flame,
    adding its energy to the
    cumulative heat of the community.

    Brightly it burns,
    eager to express,
    to produce,
    to participate.
    It gives all that it is
    in …

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