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I advocated "writer web sites," in one issue of Sunoasis X. So here it is, a bit of grain in the well-oiled machinery of things. No. Just a nature humming, singing, dreaming, telling tales of who, what, where, when, how he has tripped along the circumference of the known and unknown worlds.

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In this space a heart will arise; a mind will be made. Ha! Well, there is nothing more entertaining than the real thing, the real self traipsing on a stage, a no-stage, a weird, multi-dimensional platform like this one, filled with silence and gall.

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We are for the remaking of the literary system and all it contains. Lacking the power or willfulness to do it ourselves we will occupy our time and space with a bit of freedom and absurdity. And if a suicide bomber stands next to us as we approach the train say good things on our behalf. "He believed in what he was doing and was an earnest guy who wrote a variety of honest things."

It is the writer looking over the first twenty years of his writing life. The people come and go as they please. Failure can be made into a great myth. Perhaps what closes behind us is a Red Sea drowning the pharisees and charioteers who hound the lonely writer. "Stories to be told, stories to be told." A free man is a bold man. He who owns his own death is free.

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How To Navigate davideide.com

The home page features the current "serialization" of a project. "The Writing Life", "MudHut Dialogs", and "Space" have all been featured, with a link to each part of the serial. In the left column are a series of e-books made for Kindle that can be downloaded for a nominal fee. The top column takes you to the basic categories of writings. Those sections have their own categories and links so take time and enjoy the ride. I'm beginning to post some journal material I've kept from 1975. Please let me indulge myself and use them if they help you.

The story-teller is very much at home in this medium. It is made for the writer! But, it is not easy.

The stories came out of a variety of experiences and stages of development. Many of them were written when I was in my 20's and under various influences. The world appeared absurd in my 20's. Nothing was believable. That provides a bit of backdrop for those stories. I did meet many interesting people up and down the west coast.

The political writing emerged out of concerns for liberal democracy and whether the old democracy can make it through this century. We don't know but care about the question.

Hope you enjoy it!

David Eide

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