Author Archives: Travis Gibbs

September 1, 2012: A Grin and Grim Short Story, Part I

Brought to you by Fun with Words,™ a division of Book-in-Drawer Publications. ™ Warning: The following may seem cynical and depressing, but is actually meant to be an inoculation against cynical and depressing. Somewhere in a “beginning” was communication. It was tough because communication requires at least two voices, whether within one entity or between […]

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A Grin and Grim Short Story, Part II

Still brought to you by Fun with Words,™ a division of Book-in-Drawer Publications. ™ Warning: The following may seem cynical and depressing, but is actually meant to be an inoculation against cynical and depressing. All right, the part I scenario above all seems kind of grim and not much grin—and for good reason. It is […]

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Renewal Four : Stories With Sharp Teeth

Renewal Four : Stories With Sharp Teeth After all of these recent changes, the loss of my mother and an intimate relationship, there is a dullness that seems to pervade me, like I’m some thick, gelatinous blob that is moving infinitely more slowly than my intention to move. Still, I hear

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Renewal Three : Polishing Both Sides Of The Coin

Renewal Three : Polishing Both Sides Of The Coin My mother was an interesting character. A strong and opinionated Scorpio, she passed away on Friday, February 15, 2002 in the same hospital my father passed away some 32 years earlier. It was a premature death, despite the fact she was 84 or 85 (the year […]

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Renewal Two : Critical Periods

Renewal Two : Critical Periods After the death of my mother and another relationship, both of which occurred in tandem, I find myself relentlessly bouncing between a broad range of thoughts and feelings.

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Renewal: One : Chasing Our Tails

One : Chasing Our Tails (For thoughts about being in the present moment, go to: More About the Now in eThoughts.) Somewhere in the foothills of Southern California, a young man stood desperately trying to practice what he had been taught to practice: attention to surroundings, critical analysis, synthesizing information into a cohesive unit, connecting […]

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Introduction to Renewal

Introduction to Renewal One problem inherent with the process of inquiry is that it may touch the intellect, but it often tends to leave much of the rest of the body out of the process. Of course the idea is to organize our experiences and provide a cohesive framework from which to direct our lives,

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Preface to Renewal

Preface to Renewal Are we products of creation or creators? To what extent are we free to create and to what extent are our beings and our lives determined? How much does intention matter?

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