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Searching for George's Garden



Give me the storm and tempest of thought and action, rather than the dead calm of ignorance and faith! Banish me from Eden when you will; but first let me eat of the fruit of the tree of knowledge!

~Robert G. Ingersoll


…The earth rotates once in about 24 hours with respect to the sun, but only once every 23 hours 56 minutes and 4 seconds with respect to the stars – the safekeepers of lost time, dispensers of its return.


Chapter 1: 23:56:04

Chapter 2:  The Replacements

Chapter 3:  Shitty Day in Shitville

Chapter 4:  States of Motion

Chapter 5: Lost Objects

Chapter 6: Everywhere, But Not Here

Chapter 7:  Seven Pines

Chapter 8: Fire Night. 

Chapter 9: The Story of Hands

Chapter 10: Where Are the Giants Now?

Chapter 11: Staring Into the Sun

Chapter 12: The Foundation     





A given star sets about four minutes earlier each night – over a month, this equals two hours. In winter this means that we are looking at stars that during the summer were in our daytime sky, overwhelmed by the glare of the sun. 

Chapter 13: The Stars of Summer

Chapter 14: Reassembling

Chapter 15: Pyramus and Thisbe

Chapter 16: The Seeds

Chapter 17: The Ache

Chapter 18: Sons and Daughters

Chapter 19: Family

Chapter 20: Hearts

Chapter 21:  The Constant

Chapter 22: The Safe Place

Chapter 23: Wood

Chapter 24: Such Beasts Are No More

Chapter 25: Extraordinary Time

Chapter 26: The Fall of Mars

Chapter 27: The Cage

Chapter 28: Four Letters, So Easy To Say

Chapter 29: Gone

Chapter 30: Qxf4 and D4




The Western Interior Sea existed in the late Cretaceous, early Paleogenic period, when the earliest birds could be found with their newly-feathered wings and toothy beaks. In the early Cretaceous epoch, Mississippi was almost entirely under water. It was referred to as the Mississippi embayment. 

Chapter 31: George’s Garden

Chapter 32: The Interior Sea

Chapter 33:  The Book of Daniel

Chapter 34:  The Reckoning

Chapter 35:  Growth

Chapter 36:  3:56


Epilog: Adeline’s Psalm for Life

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