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Epigraph

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Raw Human Things

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............equipment bag was already prepared for the season, so all I had to do was throw some clothes and a towel in a backpack, double-check to make sure I had my log book and a few other odds and ends, throw it all in the trunk and make sure the car wasn’t blocked in by others so I could make a hasty departure this morning. And that’s where I am now; making the thirty minute drive to my home dropzone on a morning that promises to be ideal for jumping out of airplanes.I always have a nervous stomach on the drive to the airfield that stays with me until I exit the aircraft for the first jump of the day, and today is no exception. It’s like a low-level dread. If anything, it’s a little worse than usual today because I haven’t done any jumping since December when I made it down to a dropzone in Florida for a few days. After my first jump I’m always fine for the rest of the day. It’s nice to think that enlightenment lets you transcend emotions like fear at will, but as they say to the beginners in skydiving, if you’re not afraid of jumping out of an airplane, there’s something wrong with you..............

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California Dreaming

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I usually just try to stay out of the LA area, but that’s hard to do when flying into LAX..............

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17. Religion: The Magic Turtle

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I’m convinced that if we took the most devout believer out of their belief-conducive environment for a month, away from all their trappings and trinkets, their programs and rituals, away from their codependants and enablers, away from triggers and support systems, away from all the little ways we empower fictions that have no power of their own, then that person, along with my thirty-second elevator pitch and a few moments of honest reflection, could return to the world disabused of their religious affliction, and a real step closer to adulthood..........

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The Origin of All Poems

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