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Sitting on a cornflake, waiting for the van to come
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JANUARY 18, 2014 5:44AM

Simon Says

Before he was Bond he was the Saint.

As a personal joke I call him Simon Templar, after the great Leslie Charteris figure monikered "The Saint". The Saint was a swashbuckler trapped in the twentieth century who, luckily for us, still found no shortage of/…

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Pan Ice 49
When I took that bleak pic above, it reminded of a WWI battlefield

I'm no WWI expert or buff. My knowledge of it is cursory. I never really understood its origins and my interest is minimal. But if I had to vote for the shittiest war of all/…

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Hello everyone, Jacob Jerusalem here to tell you all about the story catching like fire across the country. Some call it crazy and some call it as real as the sun. But I'm here to get to the bottom of it and bring you the truth! These/…

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Talk about your haves and have-nots!

Been quite a while since I watched 2007's "Elite Squad" set in the notorious slums of Rio De Janeiro. I was ambivalent when I put it in my queue but after watching the epic "City of God" set in/…

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JANUARY 9, 2014 12:17AM

"Why Did My Friends Die In Iraq?"

I don't usually post whole stories but this one really struck me. Yes, I'm still complainng about all our useless and destructive 21st century wars. I'm sure that's considered passe by now but I wonder: will that sentiment hold true when the final bill comes due? Precious few know how highRead full post »

JANUARY 6, 2014 2:32AM

The Gods Must Be A-Holes!

"Let's find us some humans to toy with and torture!"

"Did you find another one?"

"Yes! Yes! Dropped him right into the Maze!"

"Oh, goody! Let's go watch. It never gets old no matter how many souls we snatch."

Unseen and unknown,/…

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JANUARY 4, 2014 2:10AM

A Vampire Defanged

It had been five years since she and the family had moved to the Bay area. Like all the previous moves she fed off the change as a fresh distraction and energy boost. She would marvel on endlessly to anyone who would listen of the exciting new/…

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JANUARY 1, 2014 5:35PM

"VC" Charlie Didn't Make It To 2014

Hi Dad! Camp is neat!

"Waiting and Wondering." Charlie spoke as if those were two ominous gods of doom and dread. These eyeless and earless overlords neither saw nor heard an ounce of the human misery they engendered. They crushed humanity as to their unfeeling/…

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Traveling on the flat plains of West Texas in the panhandle. I was lost in plain sight amid the snow and ice. Where was I? Where had I been? Where was I going?

Lost friends

Reaching the other side I found travelers to and fro. They were on my path but was I on… Read full post »
DECEMBER 25, 2013 12:42AM

What The Bridge Builder Saw

So it had happened. While the scientists studied the science there were precious few studying the truth. The emotional dissonance of the planet had grown so great it caused a shifting of the axis. This had come as a surprise due to a panicked movement to/…

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DECEMBER 19, 2013 2:06AM

The Bullet Is My Only Friend

"I hate you! I hate you with every fiber of my being. I can't believe what you've done to your life. What's wrong with you? What kind of person gets in a mess like this?

"I've had it with you. You're nothing but a goddam liar./…

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DECEMBER 8, 2013 11:29PM

Don't Feed The Cat!

The sign said: "DON'T FEED THE CAT"

"Oh, my God! Why is that cat in a cage? Somebody needs to feed him!" she cried.

"This is your first time in town. Nobody feeds the cat," he explained.

"Nobody?? But he's completely helpless in there."

"Must be his own/…

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Heron7 Untouched

There's a certain shade that the Japanese maple leaf reaches in the Fall that has to be my favorite color. It doesn't even seem real. It's a vibrant red-purple that I cannot describe but know it when I see it. So that gave me the impetus of delving/…

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NOVEMBER 22, 2013 12:51PM

Ground Zero At JFK's "The Fiftieth"

It's the light that I think of. It seems there was a different light in the early Sixties during the Kennedy presidency. I only know that time from photographs but that's what sticks out to me, like it's an endless Spring day. You can literally see the optimism. The Sixties/…

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NOVEMBER 17, 2013 8:15PM

Hell's Kitchen

"Who are you? The end of the world?"

Guess I've heard that question one too many times because it seems to be coming true. I couldn't make it out of bed this morning. The pull to stay in was too great. Why get up? Why get out? Why even breathe?/…

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Aki2013 27
I was crouching by a river contemplating the infinity of a single leaf when I realized I no longer knew the year or the day. It could be any year, any day, any time. None of it mattered. These waters were timeless waters, I slipped and fell into the universe./…

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Not every car that gets its own shirt!
I bought this just for my quest.

Motor racing, in a sense, is the ultimate sport. Not only is physical skill required but also ingenuity and creativity. You can be the greatest marathoner in the world but you'd still be/…

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Cathedral Guadalupe Church

Dallas, naturally, is too far south for the famed Northern Lights so we have to make do with making our own: The Dallas Aurora Art Show. Apparently it's been going on since 2010 but this year's was the first I'd heard of it. (Living hand/…

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I got a notice from the Dallas Japanese American Society of the following event:

"In partnership with Kokusai Tosogu Kai (KTK), an international non-profit group devoted to the study, research and publication of accouterments of the Japanese Samurai Sword, the Crow Collection welcomes co… Read full post »

Westmap1 West, TX before the blast. The fertilizer plant, the apartment building,
the nursing home and many homes are gone now.

It's funny. Had I stored a mountain of explosive fertilizer in my back yard and it caught on fire and exploded killing both my neighbors and firemen who/…

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OCTOBER 7, 2013 1:20AM

The Real Bummer of Obummercare

Putting aside the sheer outrage of stagnating wages, I ask you: what's wrong with this graph? Were I to ask Obama and his supporters the answer is obvious: we need to spend more money on healthcare. Why? Because that's the only "realistic" answer. If only someone would tell reality that!/…

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SEPTEMBER 7, 2013 9:53PM

(N)ightmare (S)upremicist (A)yatollahs

Another day of boring data at NSA headquarters. Even tracking your wife and girlfriend can get old after a while. Soon, one starts to wonder how relevant one actually is. But then again, relevancy is in the eye of the beholder.

"Find me five people and shoot them!"

"What for?"/…

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Name no price
A missile from paradise
It can't stay here any more
I've targeted high and low
I've bombed from shore, to shore, to shore
If there's a short cut I'd have found it
But there is no easy way around it

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Woodward and Bernstein got nothin' in this boy

Sometimes it pays to be a blogger at Open Salon. After all, who else could browbeat their way in to interview the perpetrators of a sensational murder reported around the world? Naturally there was resistance at first, but after flashing/…

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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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