JANUARY 9, 2015 4:55AM

burnt away

rum and grapefruit juice.  a wisp of snakeskin curled, burning, around a fire made of rum and grapefruit. famotidine doesn't touch it.  things are way past that. 

 i think i'm done with this, done with watching loved ones die.  

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NOVEMBER 3, 2014 11:25AM

The Fake Orgasm

Topic for discussion: the fake orgasm.


1. Have you ever attempted one?

2. If so, why?

3. Have you ever been taken in by such a deception?

4. If so, why?



Bonus Question: 

Did George Santayana have a thing for agoutis? 



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i hadn't looked at this thread since very late in 2011, which is to say, nearly 3 years ago. then maybe a week or ten days ago i went back… Read full post »

APRIL 22, 2014 11:35AM

Messages to D

For over a year now (and right up to the present),  a good friend has let me speak/type my thoughts and fears to her via Instant Message. Sometimes this friend was there on the other end as I typed into the little box; other times she would power up her computerRead full post »






Afternoon light streaming down on open country.  Heat.  Scent of dust and grass drifting through the windows.  Felice Brothers on the CD player - "I put some whisky into my whisky..."  It's an early summer day beneath blue sky and driftinRead full post »

Sirenita last week in her garden 







 “…below is a link to a flickr set of photos from an evening in may 2012 during sirenita's first visit to kansas.  i'll always be grateful to her for, among many other things, accomRead full post »

Many thanks to everyone who's taken the time and energy to say kind things about Sirenita and to think kind thoughts her way. It still surprises and moves her that anyone would bother, and even as a steady stream of visitors make their way here to show her love and talk

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MAY 12, 2013 2:13AM


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SEPTEMBER 16, 2012 3:49PM

"Why do they hate us?"

Congratulations, everyone; it worked perfectly! Let's give a rousing cheer to Osama bin Laden and Josef Goebbels and Dick Cheney and the head of the American Nazi Party and the leaders of Lashkar-e Taiba and Black September and the Irgun and the oil company CEOs and to every other fanatic andRead full post »

MARCH 17, 2012 8:30AM

Misty Shoreline

We took a break yesterday from gardening so Sirenita could show me some of her old haunts.  She's part mermaid, so we wound up exploring the Pacific shoreline around the Golden Gate - though it was a foggy, drizzly day, it was beautiful and mysterious and unlike any… Read full post »

I woke up the other day not knowing where I was.  Urban sounds; traffic, rain falling on pavement, people talking on the sidewalk below.  What the hell? 

After a few seconds of sleep-induced confusion I remembered -  San Francisco.  Sirenita Lake's place. … Read full post »

FEBRUARY 2, 2012 9:07PM

Pepper's Soul

I've had Pepper since 1995.  Angie's dog had just been stolen, so I asked my friend Randy if he would give us one of Chica's pups. He immediately brought Pepper over, a few weeks old and as fat as a little sausage, and told me "She's yours, but only if you take care… Read full post »

Why can't the Republicans figure out who they want to be president?  Does Mitt Romney still have a chance against Newt Gingrich?  Will Newt become the nominee for the GOP's presidential run in 2012?  If he does, will he be able to defeat Barack Obama?

These are the questions

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I'll never forget when I first met Tink.  I was in Fargo for the annual Scrap Metal and Ketamine Fancier's Gala Ball, and after the midget wrestling but before the dancing llama show I wound up at this dive on the edge of town called LuLu's Titty Emporium.  There was an… Read full post »

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NOVEMBER 6, 2011 8:48PM

Some Roses

NSFW: This post contains macro photography of flowers



On a recent trip to Boise I was surprised by what a nice little city it is, and one of the nicest things about it was the beautiful rose garden near downtown. Though it was late October there were still thousands/… Read full post »

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OCTOBER 7, 2011 9:46AM

Moon of Yellow Flowers




The Osage Indians called September "The Moon of Yellow Flowers."  It's October now, but I thought I'd share some photos from last week which demonstrate how appropriate the name is.   These were taken Sept. 28th at Melvern Reservoir in Osage County, Kan… Read full post »

OCTOBER 2, 2011 8:30PM

Watching the Upper Crust Smirk

You can see it in their eyes; these people have no fucking clue as to what's going on. Or maybe they do know and they still think it's all rather humorous. "I say, Bif, what are these plebeians so upset about? A little more champers, Jeeves."  Someday soon the… Read full post »
SEPTEMBER 27, 2011 1:37PM

Is Barack Obama A Festering Sandwich?

Unemployment is hovering stubbornly at around nine percent. Housing starts are down for the fourth month in a row. Europe is poised on the brink of a Lehman Brothers-like financial collapse.  Our political system seems broken beyond repair and Ugly America is ascendant as Tea Partiers… Read full post »


They're ba-a-ack!


Finally, all you hardcore Thugfanz out there have something to celebrate. Nothing's been heard from Union Thug since their  debut EP and a brief but legendary tour in 2009, but the faithful need weep no longer; after a long, unexplained hiatus, t… Read full post »

Summer is on the wane, and as always when this time of year rolls around I feel a wistful, poignant sense of...



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AUGUST 22, 2011 10:10AM

West Virginia

In recent years the Appalachian-derived branch of my family has taken to holding reunions each summer in the southwestern part of West Virginia, and I was able to attend this year and last.  Before the reunions I'd never been to West Virginia, but I immediately fell in l… Read full post »

Remember when this photo of Michele Bachmann caused such a furor last week?  The outrage was driven by a belief in certain quarters that Newsweek had intentionally chosen an unflattering pic of Congresswoman Bachmann for their cover.  In short, the picture makes her look kinda… Read full post »

A few years back I attended a herb symposium in Norton, Massachusetts. It's held annually on the campus of Wheaton College and is "A weekend of herbal workshops and lectures from the world's leading teachers. The International Herb Symposium is well known for representing a wide range of idRead full post »