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Earthquake Weather

This implies that I smoke cigarettes. I don’t. I value my lungs. I used to smoke cigarettes, and I was excellent at it. Here’s the thing, I am a thinking person. I am also a feeling one. Shallow waters, I ain’t. I can create beautifully themed web layouts for myself […]

Don’t Fear the Reaper

BOC is one of my favorite bands. I wouldn’t know where to begin to tell of the impact and influence this music has had on my life, and my writing. But, I’ve got to be careful not to give away all my secrets. TS

Do You Have Monsters?

Do you have monsters? Apparently I had a lot of monsters I didn’t even know I had. Some of them were political, some of them were religious, some were ideological, some were reflections, some were old fears, and, some were actual people. After a while, for a while, alcohol was […]

Ballroom Blitz, Keep Calm

Photo of a woman drinking tea after a bombing raid in London during the Blitz (no copyright infringement intended.) Link.Β  Yesterday, (when I started writing this),I purposely, and purposefully, sequestered myself from all “news” related items until the early evening. While tending to a few chores, I decided to turn […]

Definitions

socialism: noun, 1. any of various economic and political theories advocating collective or governmental ownership and administration of the means of production and distribution of goods. 2. a: a system of society or group living in which there is NO private property. b: a system or condition of society in […]

The Truth About Global Warming

It’s about greed and money and power. I think, all scientists should be skeptics. I think, the nature of the job demands it. Greenland used to be green, now it’s covered in ice. Iceland used to be covered in ice, but now it’s green. Human beings had nothing to do […]

Edit

  This quote works on so many levels. Human beings are perfectly imperfect. If you’re still making changes, that means you’re still learning new things.

Midnight Movies Double Feature

  Rumble Fish, 1983 Matt Dillon, Mickey Rourke, Diane Lane, Dennis Hopper, Laurence Fishburne, Diana Scarwid, Chris Penn, Tom Waits, Vincent Spano, Nicholas Cage Written by S.E. Hinton Directed by Francis Ford Coppola   Streets of Fire, 1984 Michael Pare, Diane Lane, Rick Moranis, Willem Dafoe, Amy Madigan, Deborah Van […]

Sunday Morning Coming Down

“I love music, any kind of music, any kind of music.” Β  Β That isn’t completely true, there are some things that get on my nerves or that I cannot bring myself to listen to and most of those things fall into the category of screamo. Growing up in a house […]

Gypsy

    Remember the “family vacation?” Not the high-end, modern, version so often depicted in television and films, matching luggage and airplanes, but the old-school, load everything in the car and driver there family vacation? Roadside rests, gas stations, fast food, or the deluxe meal at a chain restaurant, sleeping […]

The Big Blue Marble

Those of us of a certain age may remember the children’s programming of the 1970’s that promoted social and cultural awareness, the idea that we are all different but really, we are all the same. Shows like ZOOM, The Electric Company, The New Zoo Revue, Villa Alegre and The Big […]