“The spirit gone, man is garbage. That was Snowden's secret."

Snowden

Snowden
Birthday
April 01
Bio
Friend of all Frank's (including Francis), Dead crewman from Heller's Novel, lover of nature and art.

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AUGUST 9, 2014 5:57PM

The Giraffe Man...

 

So the Undersecretary's nephew carried the ball,

But played harmonica and blues guitar,

Moving as far away as he could from Oceanports,

As he possibly could,

 

In 1970 being a Bluesman in his Uncle's east coast town,

Was more dangerous than Nam,

Or so they made it… Read full post »

AUGUST 7, 2014 11:00PM

Marching? Saints Go In.

Do not confuse me,

With a talk radio version of reality,

I know my little place in history,

As well as I know yours,

 

And that we will meet again and again,

As sure as your heart beats,

Death has come and gone,

More times than we can ever count,… Read full post »

AUGUST 5, 2014 5:32PM

Bring Me Your...Brains...intact

            Oh... when Europe choked on all the crap they had pillaged from around the globe...and then puked up their poor, tired and hungry onto the depopulated shores of this once green and very different place...

     … Read full post »

AUGUST 3, 2014 6:21PM

Thirty Inch Maine

Not to mention any names,

But last year the dead man was almost from  Maine,

 And now the Cowgirl tossed out Idaho Bill,

For falling off the wagon,

 

He had the running blues,

And the two dollars his only friend gave him,

As he rode the rocket half way to L.A.… Read full post »

JULY 27, 2014 3:13PM

Dream Catcher In the Rye

Philadelphia ...

Delaware Bay,

Bald Eagles above and Horshoe Crabs ashore,

Washed high and dry in a sweltering June heat,

 

Cape May,

And all the way,

There and back yet again,

Yet again,

 

If they knew me at the Cowgirl Seahorse,

They did not let on,

Any… Read full post »

                        Once, twelve years ago, I was wearing a uniform - (battle dress) and I intentionally stopped by a small diner in the next town to where the bleeding man landed a… Read full post »

                                  Cold warriors at play. Raising children in the middle of an exhausting battle where nothing was as it… Read full post »

                              Until I was introduced to the duchess's clan, my idea of fun was limited....and until I met the bleeding man my knowlege… Read full post »

              In 1978, the bleeding man probably saved my life. I was already more than six years officially into my formal training...but in fact my training had begun at birth. 

        &n… Read full post »

                                I have a problem - both at home and on the road - getting into the role - or roles I act out in the flesh. Be… Read full post »

                           It was 1978, and I should have been halfway though my third year of college, but I was actually six years over my head. I have only broke the su… Read full post »

      The duchess had been a hipster nurse from Long Island, who married an up and coming Ivy football player with a great disposition. They were on top of the east coast, rubbing nose to nose with the best and brightest of the day.

       But so… Read full post »

                        Rolling north I was, but not before showing my ID, not at Parris Island, but at a private island nearby. My pass was waiting, but my name was spelled wrong.… Read full post »

                     I left Blackstone's after presenting my credentials to the owner, and then lost his attention to seating a regular...that was the moment I walked out and back to the inn.

 &nb… Read full post »

                    After dark the previous night, I had found myself turned around on a new intersection that my gps did not know about. I struggled to dead reckon my way in pitch black up and around the n… Read full post »

JUNE 30, 2014 9:52PM

Beat..tween Paris Island and NYC 6

           This was a real place in real time.  The owner was indeed a magician, In a few short seconds I was meeting yet another cold warrior from the past - who was still hanging on...

          … Read full post »

JUNE 29, 2014 8:02PM

Beat..tween Paris Island and NYC 5

                Blackstone's cafe,  I knew - that was where I had to go. What the neither the owner, who was from New York - or Blackstone himself knew, was the magic was in the water...salt water that is.

  &nb… Read full post »

JUNE 23, 2014 3:25PM

Beat..tween Paris Island and NYC 4

                       My father had not been much of a bird lover, not that I know of. He swam in the big surf, risked all again and again, and died alone on his tiny kitchen floor, jus… Read full post »

JUNE 22, 2014 10:02PM

Beat..tween Paris Island and NYC 3

 You may not know that before I was a bleeding out airman created by Joe Heller - I was the son of a Marine and a wanna be marine biologist - who were attemping to raise their own corps on a polluted NJ estuary down stream from the piss and shit… Read full post »

 You may not know that before I was a bleeding out airman created by Joe Heller - I was the son of a Marine and a wanna be marine biologist - who were attemping to raise their own corps on a polluted NJ estuary down stream from the piss and shit… Read full post »

JUNE 20, 2014 7:53AM

Beat -ween NYC and Paris Island

               You may not know that before I was a bleeding out airman created by Joe Heller - I was the son of a Marine and a wanna be marine biologist - who were attemping to raise their own corps on a polluted NJ estuary down s… Read full post »

JUNE 3, 2014 6:58PM

Waiting For You

                Girl,

                You hate everything you are told to,

            &nbs… Read full post »

             If an airplane crash killed seven people the FAA would spare no expense determining the cause. Mr. Roger's  suicide mission deserves no less, and perhaps far more investigation than an aviation disaster.

   … Read full post »

APRIL 30, 2014 4:46PM

2014 Alpha Sex Up For (Grabs) Again!

   Nature has little to do with our election cycle, but there is no doubt that our election cycle impacts culture. The Alpha males grow huge racks and battle for breeding rights every year, but Americans have their own way to determine who the bull goose is and aint; the American… Read full post »

APRIL 20, 2014 7:46PM

Six Trips Easter

 I would have driven but I didn't have the time,

Forty thousand miles babe,

To , from and between homes,

Making our bones, 

Alone?

I ain't doing it my way babe,

 No fucking way,

 

Oh,

I been right by the White House,

The Old North Church,

The Brooklyn Bridge babe,

Basin… Read full post »