Category Archives: Meaning of Life

Gamelan (Music for a Shadow Play)

Lawrence R. Tirino #319 I grew up in Queens, New York, but am now an ex-patriot, living in Ecuador. It pleases me to submit Gamelan (Music for a Shadow Play) to The Brautigan Library. This manuscript is a work that … Continue reading

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The Mirror of My Life

Syed Bilgrami #316 MEA 1996.001 I am a formidable foe to my unbearable circumstances, which dare to challange me, but I, in turn, crush them ruthlessly, with my full inner force. The more they challange and try to overpower me, … Continue reading

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The Upper Room with a View

Barbara Gale #309 MEA 1995.001 It’s been the best of times and it’s been the worst of times. So I take you on an unforgettable roller coaster ride, it is my life as a mental patient and philosopher of sorts. … Continue reading

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SM

James Boorstein #308 MEA 1994.003 The “bits” in SM are about everything and nothing. There is some hard information like the alleged amount of TV watched by an average American in 1988, and where one can buy a spaghetti sandwich. … Continue reading

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Do What You Do To Survive – A Stroke of Luck

Paul Grassia #303 MEA 1994.002 Do What You Do To Survive – A Stroke of Luck is the story of one man’s recovery from a massive stroke and the beginning of a new life. A story of courage and determination. … Continue reading

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Tulum

Richard Kimball #295 MEA 1994.001 Tulum is a book about a trip undertaken by my brother, George Kimball and his wife Caron, to the ancient Maya city of Tulum in Yucatan of Mexico. It is a combination of George’s observations … Continue reading

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It’s Not Real Life

Kedds Filbert #290 MEA 1993.004 It’s Not Real Life takes the reader back to the wild 1970′s, when we all inhaled. It is a series of anecdotes stretching over a one year period, beginning in the author’s first year of … Continue reading

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Curiosity Killed My Hat

Raymond Sikorski #281 MEA 1993.003 In Curiosity Killed My Hat, a collection of short stories and poetry, the mundane and the surreal pair-off for a post-rodeo ho-down. Starting from where A Life Without Porpoise left off, this collection explores pick-up … Continue reading

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The Sorrows of Young Squire Smith

Robert Butler #270 MEA 1993.002 A, B The Sorrows of Young Squire Smith consists of two collections of tales. In The First Collection of Tales, young Squire Smith has dual fatherhood (of a sort) and a superb classical education, but … Continue reading

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Ulalume’s Tomb Revisited

Robert Butler #269 MEA 1993.001 The Place Below. A dozen “shades” appear seated, clock-face-wise, in a circle. One presents his “story”, Poe’s Ulalume, with line-for-line interruption. The Prince of Darkness himself takes over, but discloses his low morale with reference … Continue reading

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