Old Man from the Mountain

wandering around the labyrinth and bumping into the walls


West Covina, California,
July 25
former hermit from the mountains of Southern California and Marin County exurbs, now resident in West Covina SoCal. Ex: ditch digger / deck hand / carpenter / actor / artist, graphic designer & sign painter/ waiter/ bartender / restaurant manager / drug dealer / federal fugitive / assembly line worker / technical illustrator-writer / industrial, manufacturing, quality assurance engineer, manager / semi-retired consultant / playwright, producer, director / novelist wannabe and general dilettante staring dementia in the face and hoping they find the silver bullet before my brain rots.

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While we endure the next wave of outrageous televised jingoism as the Unwilling International Alliance of the USA, British, French, German, Iraqi and Saudi??? prepare to take on ISIS/ISIL, let us take pause and consider that there is no "us" versus "them."  Regardless of Joe Biden's… Read full post »

President Obama is about to make a speech, the talking heads on TV are babbling away and the irony runs rampant.  Tomorrow morning at 8:46am EDT it will upon us, 9-11 and how we may remember it:


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The old fisherman woke up by four in the morning just as he’d done every day of his life for over forty years.  He smiled as he looked at his youngest son who was snoring.  As he prepared the strong coffee to begin the day, Ibrahim reflected that… Read full post »

Just got the news via PM over on Our Salon:


Please let everyone know that I have been kicked off Open Salon

Yep - it's true. I have been kicked off.

Amazing, isn't it.


I replied:

From JMac1949 Today to Keiko Alvarez
Sent 51 minutes ago


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A week has passed since I confronted my ugly baby and there hasn't been much improvement.  Rather than crash and burn behind my Postpartum Depression, I muddled on and wrote the Treatment for the HBO/Cable Series for People of the Book.  Unable to resist the arrogant sense of… Read full post »

"...a type of clinical depression which can affect women, and less frequently men, after childbirth. Symptoms include sadness, fatigue, changes in sleeping and eating patterns, reduced desire for sex, crying episodes, anxiety, and irritability..."

Other than the crying jags, that pretty much descr… Read full post »