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A Quarterly Journal
Jeffrey Woodward, Founder & Owner
Ray Rasmussen, General Editor

Volume 11, Number 4, December 2017

Lew Watts
Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA


“Why’s the land so expensive?” I was operations manager and chairing the meeting.

It was because a juju was there, a religious shrine. We could either agree to the price, or shift to another location to drill—we decided on the latter.

A month later, we review a report from the new location. The land is even more expensive. “What the hell’s going on?” I ask.

The surveyor replies, "It's because of a juju."

“But there was one at the old location,” I complain.

“Yes sir, it’s the same juju. The village has it on wheels.”

African dawn
the splash of nets
on an oily creek



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