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A wonderful collection here; glad that I had an extra coffee on a Sunday. Embracing them all. Thank you for these.

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Breath mint advice both wise and kind.

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"what is the sound of one hand clapping?"..... depends upon the wind's velocity.

Rather than elaborate upon each of the allegedly tiny yet increasinly dense pieces - you may have noticed -

I share what you trigger in me -

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Nov 19, 2023Liked by Sherman Alexie

I really like how you focus on the good in small (as opposed to great) people. Individual goodness is achievable, goodness higher up the chain less so. Thanks for these clever pieces. I especially like the shorter ones, which I can take as aphorisms.

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I feel homesick for Brooklyn when I read of your recent days. From Maine to Long Island for grad school in 1990, then Park Slope in ‘93, then Windsor Terrace a few years later until 2016. Life goes on. All the best, my friend.

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sherman you do more with less than anyone. these are 'illuminators" of the first order.

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Nov 18, 2023Liked by Sherman Alexie

Very edgy thinking stuff here. Fits the times. I'm ready for a more "no holes barred" approach to interpreting our contemporary world.

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Your kick shins comment reminded me of a Bloom County cartoon where Opus says “moon ‘em and run!” Thanks for your thoughtful prose.

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Magnificent. Thanks. 🙏🏼

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Interesting comment about the "Karens". Seeing people who showed not a minuscule of empathy For any of these white women start hand wringing obsessively their concern about Kanye West and his mental health when he went on his anti-Semitic rants shows that the people vilifying these women might have been as come if not more so racist than they were. I mean I don't see a lot of people defending the Karen's rhetoric. I do see a lot of people defending Kanye's. People say Kanye ranted because he was mentally ill. Are all this people defending him mentally ill too?

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Nov 17, 2023Liked by Sherman Alexie

My favourites are Romance Novel and I Send My Regrets....

Wondering if this attribution of superior spirituality is attributed to many other indigenous peoples? Indians and Māori for sure. Noble Savages & Dusky Maidens. Either protectors of the environment or early destroyers. Unasked for tropes. Do you get this?

I'm familiar with the old days of collections of car wrecks and cannibalising them for parts. Enjoy that in the story of mirroring between your white and Indian loves. She loves me/not. If you fall in love frequently, easily, it helps to be able to move on to the next delight and be assured you can handle the pain.

I greet my romantic ghosts with warmth.

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Fat and handsome. Yes. I feel this. Really weeds the wrong people out.

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Nov 16, 2023Liked by Sherman Alexie

"I’m no singer. I can hear when the notes go wrong but I can’t vocalize them right." OMGoddess, I am so that kind of "singer" too! I adore music, and sing along in the car at the top of my lungs. But karaoke? No effing way. No matter how sacred the pep talk. I would not put that misery on anyone but myself.

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three minutes well-spent reading; epiphany kept me grinning all day

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Nov 16, 2023Liked by Sherman Alexie

Abundant truths may reside in tiny essays.

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Nov 16, 2023Liked by Sherman Alexie

On a artistic roll my friend? can we say " drop the mic" educational, entertaining and informative, Bravo

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