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The Oasis

A walk in the desert, and a clue to what might lie ahead for us

Thousand Palms Oasis, photo by the author.

I parked the car at the side of the highway and walked a mile into the desert, in the direction of a big stand of palm trees.

The walking was not easy. The sand was deep and loose, making walking a little like trying to run on a beach. With each step I picked up another grain or two of sand, adding to the small…




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Sheldon Clay

Sheldon Clay

Writer. Observer of mass culture, communications and creativity.

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