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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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Oda Nobunaga
The Japans
Fort Worth Japanese Garden
Photo Essays

Gainesville is about 60 miles north of the DFW area. I like to do day trips when I can and I felt cooped up after our historic snowfall here so I made a return trip to Gainesville only this time with a camera. You can enter from the highway directly… Read full post »

FEBRUARY 20, 2010 5:01PM

The China Syndrome, The Price Of Silence

"You ain't gonna get what you want. I'm not going to get what I want.
Nobody wins. Such is the price of Silence."

My grandfather said that just before he died. He was talking to God. I was just a kid from the city hiding in the barn just… Read full post »
FEBRUARY 16, 2010 1:43AM

May I Borrow Five Pound And Two?

May I borrow five pound and two?
I'll write a lovely poem for you!
May I motor in your car?
I'll sing your praises as a star!

I keep a blog on the internet,
It's sure to change the world I bet!
My words are the way to worldly riches!
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FEBRUARY 13, 2010 10:42PM

Haiku Falls Gently Like Snow (W/Pics)


Winter's heavy snow
Tests hearts of bended branches,
Forever apart.

Here's a few pics from our winter storm here in DFW.

Texican snowman

All Star game is in town

Game will be at Cowboy's stadium


New Center Street bridge leads to the stadium

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FEBRUARY 9, 2010 9:01PM

The 21st Century as a Star Wars Movie

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away...

Sith Lords, long thought dead and vanquished, stage a devastating attack on the Alderon system, the crown jewel of the republic. Outrage enflamed the galaxy from one end to the other as the cry for war drowned out all
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FEBRUARY 6, 2010 3:46PM

A Presidential Conversation

Who am I?

The one true leader for these times

Who am I?

A uniter, not a divider

Who am I?

The agent for change that must happen

Who am I?

A practical man who knows the real solutions

Who am I?

A dreamer of people's hopes!

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Wind of a heartbeat
Bends no branch nor blows no leaf, 


Now, it's easy to come up with a final line of five syllables.  What's hard is finding one that's relevant to a heartbeat, personal and yet universal. I can't finish this.  Maybe I need to finish meRead full post »

FEBRUARY 2, 2010 3:43AM

Signs Of The Wind

Touching of two souls;
Tenderness lost in the wind;
Broken heart remains.

There once was a time when a grown man could squat down in the grocery store in front of a small child and say, "Hello, little girl!" and the mother would say, "What a nice man!"/…

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JANUARY 31, 2010 5:27PM

You Say You DON'T Want A Revolution?

You say you'd hate a revolution
Well, you dope
Keep saying it's the only system!
Poverty is our evolution
Well, you dope
Human greed does all the fixin'!
But if you say love is perfection
Don't you know I'm gonna stomp and pout!
Don't you know it'll never
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JANUARY 30, 2010 9:17PM

Death By Salvation

500 years ago the most dominant force on the planet was religion. Wars were raged and lives tortured over whose version of God was correct. (Of course, this still goes on today, just in a different form, in case you're tempted to feel morally superior). Kings were obliged to… Read full post »

Be a funny doctor!

"I'll write something lighter next time." - Dr. Spudman44

The good doctor issued this near apology recently for his Friday Fiction piece on a potential Iraqi suicide bomber - some would say a not very entertaining subject! But this one small incident speaks to a larger issue/… Read full post »

"Art is the voice of God"

I went to visit the great Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth today. The Kimbell is one of the finest small museums in the world. "The Cardsharps" by Caravaggio (on whom one day I'll do a posting) is my favorite piece/…

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JANUARY 24, 2010 2:57AM

Greatest Feminist Film Of All Time

I don't know why I feel compelled to post this at this time. Maybe it's because I identify with the lead character somehow. Maybe it's because I feel her fate. Maybe it's because I feel yours.

Feminism has become a dirty word and is many times misappropriated to define
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JANUARY 18, 2010 1:04AM

The Long Journey Back

JANUARY 15, 2010 1:18AM

Emporer's New Clothes, MODERN Version

Many years ago there lived an Emperor who was so exceedingly fond of fine new clothes that he spent vast sums of money on dress. To him clothes meant more than getting laid anything else in the world. He took no interest in doing his job his army, nor… Read full post »
JANUARY 13, 2010 2:16AM

Art Is The Loneliest Profession

"What to leave in? What to leave out?"
Bob Seger, "Against the wind"

I've always found the idea of an art school amusing. To me, it's sort of like having a school on how to be a Japanese warlord. It just happens, it can't be taught. Sure, you could/…

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"You know what you need to do? Join the army! Do something with your life. Make something of yourself. Here you are living in your parent's house, doin' nothin, goin' nowhere and no end in sight!"

Oh the perils of a lost soul in a predatory world. Johnny was… Read full post »
Not Mine

I had surgery a couple of months ago on a place no fiber processing mammal should have to endure. For that privilege I've been required to pay an endless series of bills, one of which for $750. I wrote out a check, painfully parting with my ill gotten gains and… Read full post »

 Midlothian cows get an added dose of flavoring to them

"You ain't one of them environmentalists, is ya?"

In Texas nowadays, we say the word "environmentalist" like we used to say the phrase "nigger-lover".  Don't want to be caught dead being one of them! Might as well say you/… Read full post »

"The sword is the soul of the samurai."
-Tokugawa Ieyasu, third and final unifier of Japan

No other country has a relationship between the sword and its culture like the Japans. Though during the warring eras, the bow (and at the end, the gun) was more the primary weapon,/…

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JANUARY 4, 2010 9:55AM

Iraq Wants Justice, America Laughs

America is losing the "war on terror" - as expected. We have not won one battle, nor are we winning on a single front, nor does it look like we ever intend to. (Some will falsely claim we have "won" in Iraq. Reality is we lost by the sheer fact/…

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DECEMBER 31, 2009 8:43AM

The Fires Of Darian

In abandoned buildings, holes form allowing eerie whistling winds no man should hear. Same goes for souls.

Boredom is a unique and special jailor. It promises no release and brooks no pleas. Time warps to a crawl and afterwards, when asked how long the sentence, the answer's always "an… Read full post »

Bagged up clothing, faded hoping 
Left in a discarded rush;
On the ground
There's a feeling
of despair;
Coughing parents,
Sickly children,
See their icy breath;
And on every street corner you'll see:

Screaming yells, funky smells,
It's eviction day in the city!
Time to die, suicide/
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DECEMBER 28, 2009 9:08PM

2009: My Year Shall Live In Infamy

2009 saw my entry into Open Salon where I rode a wave of emotion to heights I hadn't been in years only to crash and burn to become the hollowed out shell who stands before you today. Now I'm running in the wilderness surrounded by wolves in shameless wolve's clothing waiting for… Read full post »

DECEMBER 28, 2009 12:13AM

Have A Surly New Year!

sur·ly pronunciation: ˈsÉ™r-lÄ“ function: adjective
irritably sullen and churlish in mood or manner: crabbed

I can't spend all of my time in Surly's bushes -  even if she does plant a Japanese maple for me.  Now that all her damn holiday baking is ov/… Read full post »