Contents

I. Fall
     Jesus
     Distance
     Encounter
     Experiment, part one
     Discipline
     Barn
     Eggs
     Leaving
     Drift
     Clothes
     Monkey bars
     Faggot
     Water
     Clubhouse
     Nature trail
     Dumb
     Friend
     Unusual
     Grotto
     Show
     The turtle
     Inimical
     Sundays
II. Loser’s progress
     Oneness
     Thirteen
     Frustration
     Muse
     The reliquishing, part one
     Travel
     Rounds
     In ecclesiis
     Experiment, part two
     Do chang
     Uniform
     Donation
     Aura
     Athlete
     Visiting
     Laughter, part one
     Game
     Messenger
     Green truck
     Waiting
     Commitment
     Cute and annoying
     Likeness
     Dolls
     Peace
     When
     Reality
     Somebody
     Practice
     Science
     Stung
     The reliquishing, part two
     Last of questions
     Steep
     Synthetic
     Cracks
     Exorcism
     Feminized
     Lake Champlain
     Light
     Castaways
     Optimism
     Mud
     Fodder
     Dark
     Misery’s end
     Laughter, part two
     Bubble
     Metamorphosis
III. Heroes
     Carl
     Rudy
     Salvador
     Edith
     Allen
     Praise
IV. Return wild
     Rigoletto
     Revolution
     License
     Business
     Values
     Trust
     Experiment, part three
     Medium size
     Puppy cake
     Heretic
     I-95
     Gift
     Angel
     Flagellation
     Smart
     Token hippies
     You
     China
     My dear goto
     Listening
     Explorers
     Mantras
     The healing
     Alone
     Machines
     Technology
     Bugs
     I love you
     Autumn return
     The yearbooks
V. Homecoming
     Siren
     Impression
     Song
     On White Rock
     Everybody
     AI
     The wild west
     Law library
     Cat’s tail
     Giraffe
     Loneliness
     Doctor
     Cardinal
     Depression
     Conformity
     Invalid
     Dream
     Realization
     True
     Attraction
     Ditch
     Envy
     Last ride
     Respect
     Relationship
     Doubting Thomas
     Thanks always returns
     Sane
VI. Life as art
     Art
     Knock
     Wind
     Waves
     Training
     Home
     Dedication
     Inside
     Grace
     Plants
     Corrupt
     Expectations
     Breath
     America
     Lovers’ prayer
     Gentler silence
     Mirror
     T’ai chi
     Chemistry
     Destiny
     The certain
     Child
     Self-worth
     Play
     Attitude
     Frames
     Sea lions
     Super-diligent
     Forty-five
     Unification
     Cats
     Cheer
     Meditation
     Reflection
     Experiment, part four
     First ride
     Understand
     Cherished
     Circle
     Church

New verse
     Thawed
     Marathon
     Unicorn
     Vow out
     Thin line
     The origin of nerds
     Sweeties
     The fate of nerds
     Beloved dictators
     Sides
     How to create a monster
     Filter
     All the same
     Fair weather parents
     Transaction
     Lament of the magnificent
     First words
     Overused
     Depth
     What’s permanent
     Where the heart is
     Perestroika
     Arrest
     Transvestite
     Blame
     Genie
     Physicist
     Modern woman’s blues
     Poet
     Compatibility
     Every right
     Paradoxes
     Yesterday’s law
     What cure?
     Mornings like this
     Who, me?
     Beyond description
     Your problem
     Tip of the iceberg
     Vicarious victims
     Freedom
     Undateable
     The divinity of nerds
     Time
     Unmatchable
     Choice
     Acceptance
     Arms race
     I don’t know
     Why E=mc2
     Life
     Ripple effect
     Chosen
     The humanity of nerds
     What really matters
     Last of family values
     The emperor’s new solar panels
     Difference
     Back
     The emperor’s creed
     Customs
     More than a creed
     Unholy trinity
     Just dropping in
     Curses
     Straight talk
     Civilization
     Perception
     Why the white race is self-loathing
     The inhumanity of nerds
     Road
     The nature of love
     Faith
     Leadership
     Sixth sense
     Tree of knowledge
     The purpose of nerds
     One true purpose
     Janitors
     Doubt
     The rationale of nerds
     Good
     The responsibility of nerds
     Original sin

The themes of thanks — an experimental life’s synopsis

Tao of thanks — a poet’s Tao Te Ching

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