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#24:August 2006

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Editorial: Things That Go BOOM! WHINE! ROAR! In the Night

Few things are as pleasant as a cool summer night, when the humidity is low and the temperatures dip in the 60’s. Too often on sticky summer nights the house is hermetically sealed with air conditioners running in every room. Opening the windows and letting in the fresh air is a rare pleasure. Until your […]

Fiction: A Mountain of Wood

by Charles R. Smith Jr. “In great attempts, it is glorious even to fail.” – Bruce Lee     “Paper or wood?” Kyoshi  asks me.    This is it. The last test before I get my brown belt. I’ve already earned the belt, but I want to break a board.    “Wood. I wanna punch […]

Fiction: Saint Iggy

by KL Going “If you try, you will find it impossible to do one great thing . . .”Mother Teresa(1910-1997) “The judgement whether a people is virtuous or not virtuous can hardly be passed by a human being.” Adolf Hitler, 1939 1.So I got kicked out of school today, which is not so great but […]

An excerpt from the play, “Five ‘Til”

by Edwin Lee Gibson This here the story of  Pepe le MouseMouse from the Bottom tryin’ to get on the topBut try as he might he always met up with troubleThis is the tale ‘bout how the rats would burst his bubbleHe wasn’t what his folks wanted- what they wanted was a skunkSo they named […]

Recipe: August Explosion

Late summer is the best time to cook with vine ripened vegetables straight from the farm by Bruce Beaty August is upon us, and while it tortures us with dog days of relentless heat, on the farm it is a month of unrivaled abundance. The sizzling weather provides us with a dazzling array of fruits […]

Beacon Voices: Jim Eve

by Jack Sine While everyone knows about the growth of the arts community in Beacon, few are aware that the art of the written word also flourishes here, thanks mainly to the efforts of one man – Jim Eve. Jim has a long background in poetry having honed his poetic skills at the Second Sunday […]

Humor: Questionable Practices

by Jack Sine     Kids and questions – a duo as inseparable as peanut butter and jelly and as unendurable as Chinese water torture. Stir in a sense of timing that can only be called mystical and you have a source of aggravation that could drive a saint up a clock tower with a […]

Essay: Summertime

by Sharon Watts      Where is that Atomic Café tee shirt that I bought on a 1997 southwest road trip with Sally that included Los Alamos? I want to pair it up with my Laura Petrie plaid capris  and stroll down Main Street on a Second Saturday.     Another relic, a coral-colored, cap-sleeved, part-poly […]

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