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You have to admit he made a case. I knew he didn’t stand a chance, and the travelers in the boat will have him for dinner when the food runs out, but he still made a case. The same case we’ve been listening to for two thousand years. The case The Wandering Nazarene pitched and look what happened to him. Even Columbus was sent to Coventry after 1492, thank you very much. The color in Joe’s face descended from a bright red to a much lighter shade of black. The FBI judged him a bit too enthusiastic in his endeavor for health care reform but harmless. They washed their hands but let him go. I spent my last minute with Joe hugging him, telling him he did the right thing, reminding him at the moment when living feels like something else all will be well tomorrow. There was no wake. There will be no funeral. Joe’s ashes will be scattered with mine. Tonight I will write his epitaph for all who are about to wander away from home to read: “The Creator rest the souls of the holy trinity – Christopher Columbus, Joe, and J.C. They inherited the same gratitude for showing a dark world where to find the light. Uneasy lies the head that holds the eyes that sees the world as round and one.”

Urso-11 Now I understand why after traveling the world we hardly move an inch. Our lives are circles drawn by memories in motion. We are bound by them, like a ship obliged to the ocean that sustains her.

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The July issue of the Northern Irish literary magazine A New Ulster featuring the works of Michael Whelan, Scott Thomas Outlar, Richard Halp...

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