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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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DECEMBER 20, 2014 5:28PM

The Napkin Writer


"My God, that's me!"

I'm not sure if I said that out loud or not. In the poker game of life I try not to speak my thoughts. But I was so startled and scared by the sight of what I thought was my insides outside I reacted/…

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DECEMBER 20, 2014 11:24AM

So Google Has Blocked My Blog

A funny thing happened on the way to national insecurity. Somebody got his feelings hurt! Not that my blog is anything but mental doodlings but it seems lying under oath has its drawbacks even when never convicted or even called out as a bullshitter and my wee/…

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DECEMBER 19, 2014 10:57AM

The Joy Of Suicide

Monster Man comes
Worshiping his sword;
He's come to bring me
The Living Word!

"Slay your feelings
"Through and through,
"Or with this blade
"I'll slay You!"

"You'll be slain
"Like Cool Hand Luke,
"And nailed like the Savior
"We did rebuke."

"You'll be commanded
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White Tigers face

I'm certainly a fan of feline mystique even having grown up with only dogs. My theory has always been God made big cats, took one look at them and said, "Son-of-bitch! I gotta make smaller versions of those because they are just too too cool!" Animal gifts! They do/…

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DECEMBER 14, 2014 12:50AM

Part 2: The End Of Wealth

It's a feeling of quiet creeping horror. As if I'm sliding down a frictionless hill right off the face of the earth. I can decide to stop but it makes no difference. I try to turn to the left, or the right, but down I still go./…

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DECEMBER 9, 2014 10:34PM

Part 1: Of Poverty And Wealth

"That's my car!" she pointed in beaming pride.

We strolled together in the warm Fall afternoon through the old East Dallas neighborhood approaching her rental abode and there in the crumbling concrete of a driveway a Toyota Corolla was boldly parked. As she toured me around/…

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DECEMBER 7, 2014 3:20PM

I Don't Want To Die Unknown

For years and years that was my goal, as if that would prove something. Then no one would know what a fuck up I've been or what an unlivable mess I've made of my life. It has cost me the people most dearest to me and you know one in the… Read full post »

DECEMBER 6, 2014 2:03PM

The Stranger Within

Your love at an end
How can I live
With the stranger within?
DECEMBER 1, 2014 10:05PM

Sherry Berry Is A Mournin' Mormon

"Is life always this hard, or is it just when you're a kid?"
"Always like this."
- The Professional

Life in a rural Texas town is two things: what it really is and what you imagine it to be. If you're/…

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NOVEMBER 30, 2014 10:59PM

Haiku Blue


Sliding shadows creep;
Whispering ghosts retracing
Footprints in my head

NOVEMBER 30, 2014 10:07AM

"Homesman" (Film Review)

A movie is either worth seeing or it's not. Some may only warrant a single viewing but that's still enough for a recommendation. Some are a waste of time and some are an outright insult. And some, like this one, are both.

The plot is three/…

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NOVEMBER 29, 2014 9:53AM

Looking The Other Way

I needed a fresh start. There was no denying I'd made a mess of my directionless life. My old nemesis, negativity, had snatched defeat from the jaws of victory in a lifelong nightmare of stubbornness. How many times had I stood on the edge of success but/…

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NOVEMBER 26, 2014 12:18AM

"Emperor Obama"

Well, the Republicants are squealing like stuck pigs. Yo-Momma Obama put the screws to them like he should have been doing all along. Funny we aren't seeing more praise from the Obamabots. Maybe it's because they are the same as one highly vocal supporter who gushed effusive/…

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Aka Rain 2

without a hat
a winter rain falls on me,
so what

The "gales of November came early" this year, a three day freeze turning a somewhat timid garden into an explosion of colors. As a coda to the midweek freeze we had a gentle Japanese rain on Saturday. Apparently/…

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NOVEMBER 22, 2014 2:26AM

The Debt Collector

BANG! BANG! BANG! "Come on, Mr. Bean. Open up!"

Mr. Bean was born cranky. Banging on his door first thing in the morning only made him crankier. "Goddam, what is it?" he grouched opening his finely inlaid entrance.

A man in a multi-colored suit gave/…

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NOVEMBER 6, 2014 12:18AM

See? Obama Really Is A Genius!

Still not letting the good be the enemy of stupid

So we finally see the results of Obama's super-secret, super-genius, grand master plan to outflank the Republicants to further his hidden liberal agenda by keeping the Democraps in power.


It was supposed/…

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From 2010:

There are some people who look to smooth things over and bring peace, love and understanding to the world. Thank God I'm not one of them. I'd rather stir the pot and giggle like a teenage girl. When I told the OS Playhouse actors of the latest dust up,… Read full post »

The happy ending that never was

Like the man once said, "It's the getting-away-with-it part I couldn't live with."

Who was Jenny? Jenny was my most favorite person in the world. We would sing together in private, each voice rising up the other's./…

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Ambush Car 7

Pilot Point is a small Texas town set in horse country north of Dallas. I used to drive up regularly for some famous blueberry fruit pies to be found there. It's a wonderful drive through the horse ranches and rural shops lining the highway leading to the turn off/…

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OCTOBER 18, 2014 6:45AM


Ugh, salt water.

That was my first thought as I regained consciousness with a slap from the ocean spray. The sky was a complete grey gloom of clouds with patches of darkness looming ominously within. The first impression in the drowsiness of my fog was what a/…

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OCTOBER 17, 2014 9:07AM

Why I'm PRO Ebola!

America trusts the greed scorpion

The Scorpion and the Frog

A scorpion and a frog meet on the bank of a stream and the scorpion asks the frog to carry him across on its back. The frog asks, "How do I know… Read full post »
OCTOBER 13, 2014 2:02AM

How Obama Can Get His Groove Back!

Celebrating not living on minimum wage.

Finishing up my trilogy on O-Man (because things happen in threes), today we're going to talk about the coming rebirth of a political career unprecedented in American history - that or of a failed Gong show contestant. Seems those/…

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"Nothing can come of nothing"

So longtime Washington stooge Leon "The Professional" Panetta has been charged with, gasp, "disloyalty." Sadly, we live in a world where loyalty is defined as mindless agreement as opposed to say, Gandhi, who openly stated that as a friend/…

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OCTOBER 2, 2014 1:24AM

What To Do With These People??

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Twin bombings near an elementary school in Syria killed at least 32 people on Wednesday, including at least 10 children, with the second blast going off as screaming parents frantically searched for their sons and daughters in a street littered with school bags… Read full post »