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The Holy Grail Press is dedicated to promoting work that standard publishers... you know, those with standards, might be reluctant to publish, which pretty much leaves poetry.  And let's face it:  No one publishes poetry.  So in the end, we’re left with a lot of free time.

 

 

 

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Tuesday, March 7, 2017

The Cure

Four men, sheltered deep underground, were all that remained.  There they had waited for 30 years for the zombies to finally go away, but they hadn't.  With the food gone and the water running dry, they knew their days were at an end.

But yet they had hope.  They hoped that somewhere, somehow, someway, somebody else had survived.  And if they had, then maybe someday they would find this place where the four men had been hiding.  So each determined to leave behind the one thing he believed to be the most important to beginning life anew on a planet with so much potential.

The Scientist among the four left behind detailed instructions on the basic forces of the Universe:  Nuclear strong and weak.  The electromagnetic positive and the electromagnetic negative.  And gravity, the least understood of them all.  Everything necessary to create technology once again.

The Businessman left behind the knowledge of profit and loss.  Supply and demand.  Buying low and selling high.  And the cost of opportunity.  Everything necessary to create economies, both big and small, once again.

The Philosopher left behind knowledge of all the world's great religions.  The Bible and the Koran.  Buddhism and Hinduism.  And even the belief of not believing at all.  Everything necessary to understand all those things that cannot be understood.

The last of the four was a Janitor, who knew how to clean.  He left behind a bottled filled with a virus.  It was the virus that would turn one into a zombie.  And on that bottle was a tag.  And on that tag were written but two words.  And those two words were, "The cure."

12:08 pm pst 

You can get drunk a lot cheaper at home, but drinking alone is a sure sign that you might be an alcholic.

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Tuesday, February 7, 2017

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After a lifetime of work, Martin had succeeded in making a mountain into a molehill. 

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Thursday, February 2, 2017

Warren G. Harding

Warren Gamaliel Harding, our twenty-ninth President, served from 1921 to 1923, and is generally seen as the worst president ever... well, so far.  Ironically, perhaps, it's not all the scandals that plagued both Harding's private and political lives that gave him such a bad reputation, but that he had no vision for where he wanted the country to go.   (Warren G. Harding:  Life in Brief)  In all fairness, not many people at the time wanted the country to go anywhere.  To put Harding in perspective, he followed Woody Wilson, whose presidency included World War I and the Great Influenza pandemic.  It's debatable which killed more, the War or the Flu, but the end result was that tens of millions of people died all over the world, including the United States.  It wasn't a pleasant time.  The country was ready for a return to "normalcy," and Harding was the ticket.  More...

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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Ojiwa

 

Once there was a man named Ojiwa. 

Ojiwa bought a house in the City

because it had such a wonderful view of the evening sky.

Ojiwa worshipped the Moon. 

He believed he should sit outside every evening and watch the Moon.

Except when it was raining,

or snowing,

or when he just didn't want to.

It wasn't a very strict religion.

 

One evening Ojiwa's neighbor saw him sitting outside,

looking at the Moon

She asked Ojiwa what he was doing.

Ojiwa told her.

 

That frightened his neighbor.

She told her other neighbors.

It frightened them, too.

Then it made them mad.

Then they contacted a really good lawyer,

and he made it against the law to sit outside at night and look at the Moon.

They passed a law that said Ojiwa had to move.

 

So Ojiwa moved. 

As Ojiwa was leaving, he said to his neighbors,

"You can get rid of everybody who worships the Moon,

but you can't get rid of the Moon."

 

So Ojiwa's neighbors contacted a really smart scientist,

and he's trying to figure out how to blow up the Moon.

 

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