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About epiphanettes

Writer, songcrafter, possibly the best French pedal steel guitarist in Virginia.

Confrontation, or maybe Not

I am standing in line at the coffee shop, bagged newspaper in one hand and five-dollar bill in the other. It is 8:15 a.m., and I need my bagel and espresso. In my pocket are an avocado and an orange, … Continue reading

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Jean Octave Sagnier

My father, Jean Octave Sagnier, died some 25 years ago. He was a good wise man who without being secretive hated talking about himself. He was an architectural student working as the traveling secretary of a wealthy Brit when World … Continue reading

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Incels

Hey, you! Yeah, incel guys! Get off your self-absorbed pity pots and listen up. We’ve all been there—male, female, short, stout, tall and skinny, gay or straight, every color of the rainbow, at one time or another we’ve been involuntary … Continue reading

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War

Get ready, war’s coming… We haven’t had a good one since the Iraq thing, and Afghanistan is pretty much done. Nobody cares anymore about that primitive dustbowl. Iran is next. It’s a common misconception that war is about killing the … Continue reading

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Donald and Lucrezia

We haven’t been hearing much from the military lately. I know they’re busy setting up the Space Rangers force, and planning a 4th of July parade in our nation’s capital. My sources tell me they’re moving money around to find … Continue reading

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Greed

Whenever I have surgery and I’m put under, the next few days are a mess. Since I was diagnosed a long time ago with sleep apnea, the anesthesiologist has to put a tube down my throat while I’m out to … Continue reading

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The Law

Laws are reactive, made to protect the many from the few. Most of us are pretty good people who don’t prey on others, but we need to be shielded from that small minority that survives by taking advantage of others’ … Continue reading

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