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scapegoat, by sarah jane penney

Posted in Uncategorized on February 2, 2015 by James Munro

scapekids – I love that

FLASHLIGHT CITY BLUES

Aaron the great discovered a way to punch out evil.
the unwanted ills of israel were cast out, placed on a goat
who was exiled & presumably died in the wilderness.
but i think that the goat lived a long and happy scape goat life,
unaware that he was fostering the sins of a nation. goats are hardy creatures
and it was hardly a death sentence to be cast out in the wild
so the sins of the nation probably lived a fulfilling life
under the hot blue sky of zion
and the scapegoat might
have even met a nice other scapegoat
and they may have had
scapekids
and all these sins just kept on going until someone was like
oh shit
awesome
wild goats
and they were captured for the nation!
everything fell to hell again
that just happens sometimes

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A December Mystery:The Missing Lighthouse Men

Posted in Uncategorized on December 19, 2014 by James Munro

A fascinating true story, and a poem – from the Outer Hebrides.

City Jackdaw

It is well known, I think, that people like to read ghost stories around the Christmas season, but how about a real-life December mystery?

The Flannan Isles are located thirty kilometres west of the Outer Hebrides, in the Atlantic Ocean. Celtic monks lived on those desolate islands in isolation, until they were abandoned for a thousand years. There are the remains of a chapel there, said to have been built by the Irish monk St.Flannan. In 1895 a lighthouse was built there, to warn off ships, passing in those treacherous waters.

In 1900, a three man crew of James Ducat, Thomas Marshall, and Donald MacArthur arrived for a two week posting, just in time for the hostile winter to set in.

I am not sure who is who in this photograph, but at least one of those three men is present in it, maybe the other two are, also.

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