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cheshyre grin

cheshyre grin
Sitting on a cornflake, waiting for the van to come
January 01
The One True
An ill-favoured thing, sir, but mine own.
Quit your snooping, bitch.


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AUGUST 29, 2013 1:28AM

Dr. King And I

"A man who won't die for something is not fit to live."
Martin Luther King

On my Mount Rushmore of 20th century beacons of light stand Gandhi, Kennedy, MLK and Lennon (in order of assassination). Lights such as they will not return. We give a lot of lip/…

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JULY 15, 2012 3:44AM

You Can Take The Boy Out Of The Shelter...

Living the American Dream

When you're in the homeless shelter, the Holy Grail is getting out. As I've said before, homelessness is just another form of prison. And just like in a formal prison, they blame you for being there. It's not like we're a/…

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APRIL 4, 2012 10:53PM

Twisters, Texas Style! The Destructive Dozen (Photo/Video)

360 Power Lines
Quarter mile from me a power line was hit

Growing up in the Texas Panhandle, the windiest place in the country, tornados were as common as prairie dogs. Most I remember seeing was six in one night as I stood in the parking lot of the hotel restaurant where I worked/…

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FEBRUARY 23, 2012 9:24AM

Japanese Garden Blossoms In Winter's Repose (Photo Essay)

Another year is gone;
and I still wear
straw hat and straw sandal.


Branch Silhouette

As the good book says, there is a time for all things under the sun. To me, that means there's as much beauty in winter as any season. And while oftentimes on the surface nothing/…

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NOVEMBER 1, 2011 5:06AM

Blue Angels 2011, Alliance Air Show (Photo/Video)


They will beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks.
Nation will not take up sword against nation, nor will they train for war anymore.

I can't stand the military. There, I said it. Any situation or person who demands I not think I simply have no use/…

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OCTOBER 9, 2011 2:51AM

Occupy Dallas (Photo essay) Viva La Revolucion!

Sign 1

Capitalism, next to war, is the most naive of all human endeavors. It's a system set up to reward greed. And as I heard one person say, capitalism is a way of harnessing human selfishness for the greater good. And so-called human reason says we can trust that to always benefit/…

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MARCH 13, 2011 5:00AM

The Japans And Her Earthquakes

On September 1, 1923 came the Great Kanto earthquake. A 13 year old boy experiences the quake firsthand, recounting it later:

At that point I heard a rumbling sound from beneath the ground. I was wearing my high wooden clogs, and in order to hit the cow [I was returning] I… Read full post »
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FEBRUARY 21, 2011 9:59AM

In Search Of The REAL Bonnie And Clyde

Author's note: This all started for me when I read about a book signing by Jeff Guinn here in Dallas. I was contemptuous because I saw it was a book about Bonnie and Clyde and it smacked to me after all this time of someone making an easy dollar off their… Read full post »
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FEBRUARY 9, 2011 8:57PM

"I Can't Have You Videotaping Here, Sir" (Super Bowl XLV)

If ever there was an event made for Dallas it would be the Super Bowl. Dallas is a city that loves to whore itself out to the most glamorous god it can find and the Super Bowl is the most glamorous sporting event there is in the good ol' US/…

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NOVEMBER 29, 2010 10:37PM

Breaking The Law! (Open Con Call)

This was orginally written as a response to a post by the great Beth Mann back in May 2009.

I'm more outcast than outlaw but I've always had a disdain for the facade of our pretentious world order where we always claim to know "the way". There's a whole… Read full post »

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NOVEMBER 22, 2010 8:32AM

Kennedy's Final 100 yards

Just as December 7, 1941 spelled doom for Japan, so did November 22, 1963 for America. I realize that may seem hyperbolic to some but look at the consequences we face today for having chosen the path of darkness: endless futile wars, wholesale economic devastation and rampant, unchecked corru/…

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NOVEMBER 8, 2010 5:27AM

A Gentle Japanese Rain In Autumn (Photo Essay)

Autumn (aki) in Japanese poetry oftentimes represents death so naturally you find many references to it in Death Poems (jisei), usually written just before dying or when one expects to very possibly die (as in an upcoming battle). But death can also mean renewal and the Autumn Equinox is a natio… Read full post »

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NOVEMBER 2, 2010 1:18AM

The Giants Win The Series! The Giants Win The Series!

Post Game

No, I didn't have privilege of attending the game but I was able to sneak in afterwards. Just to let you know, they do not allow "re-entry" after a game and I was stopped cold - on my first attempt. But knowing the Ballpark like I do there are lots/… Read full post »

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JULY 6, 2010 3:17AM

The Last Picture Show Revisited (Photo Essay)

"...and of course you're going to shoot it in black and white."
- Orson Welles to director Peter Bogdanovich

Who am I to dispute the great Orson Welles? So I fiddled with my camera's settings to shoot black and white and headed out to Archer City, site for/…

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APRIL 26, 2010 3:14AM

Japanese Spring Festival 2010 (Photo Essay)


Festivals are a huge part of Japanese culture, a safe outlet for social celebration amid the rigid hierarchy. And in Texas there is no finer place for one than the 7.5 acres of the Fort Worth Japanese gardens. This year they did it right due to the growing popularity over/…

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