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Dostoevsky’s Demons

A great quote from Dostoevsky’s Demons: “God is the pain of the fear of death. He who overcomes pain and fear will himself become god.” That’s all I got. Do I need more?    

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Telephone Exit Speeches

What happened to simply saying, “Good-bye”? Even if I am happy to place a call into the local borough hall, or utility company, or my doctors office or any random store or manufacturer to address an issue, it is still … Continue reading

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A Country of Cities – by Vishaan Chakrabarti

I need space, I need trees. The concrete jungle is a great place to frolic and visit and spelunk through, but I don’t to live there. I want to live in a environment as far away from the urban landscape … Continue reading

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The Subway Pee Story

I often shudder with terrified relief as I think back upon my younger years. Back then, I was a daring, thrill-seeking, oblivious and invincible (at least in my mind) young roustabout working life’s merry-go-round. On and off, round and round … Continue reading

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Leaving Las Vegas

I think Nicholas cage had it good compared to what I experienced in Las Vegas. God, having never been there, with my ultra pessimistic and judgmental viewpoints, I imagined Vegas to be a town so wrapped up in its own … Continue reading

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Life in the Wild

Now, I know when I moved into my apartment on the lake it would be considered by most to be, how shall I say, a bit rustic. For it was. It was an old log cabin thrown together to accommodate … Continue reading

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Skin Deep

The car lurched passed the orange and white stripped gate of the guard house and out of the corporate parking lot. It was eight thirty, Tuesday evening. The late hour at which he found himself leaving the office was typical … Continue reading

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Ghosts of Ewoks in my Head – The Force Awakens

..another death star?  really?!! we know these things suck and fall apart every movie, why is the dark side still building death stars?  major flaws man, major flaws, whose building these?  Halliburton? I jest of course, maybe, maybe not.  I … Continue reading

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Vacation (I Want to Die On)

Vacation – (Listen) I want to die on vacation cold beer in my hand pretty girls and open spaces and my face in the sand I want to die on vacation far away from my desk deadlines and dictations far … Continue reading

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There Will Be Blood

There Will be Blood (Listen) I know a foreman drilling a well drilled it so deep he drilled it to hell Why did we follow him why did we follow him down I knew a runner running so fast fast … Continue reading

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Thunderbolt

Thunderbolt – (Listen) I’ve got you on the brain and it hurts so much and I’m all messed up Never be the same Gonna need some help today to erase your name Got a hole in my chest from your … Continue reading

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Stealin’ the Angel’s Share

Stealin’ the Angel’s Share – (Listen) He walks into the bar and makes last call Dressed to the nines, string tie and all, Honky Tonk plays on the juke he mindlessly taps his boot looking like an angel before the … Continue reading

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Drinkin’ ‘Till Xmas

Drinkin’ ‘Till Xmas An old man, in a colorful coat comes down my chimney and clears his throat I’m on my back underneath the tree passed out drunk and smelling like pee I was up all night with my reindeer … Continue reading

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Rennaisance

Renaissance – (Listen) I am a jester looking for a court full of bad jokes feelin’ out of sorts I am a jester drank and laughed with Kings drunken queens on the nightly news think that they can sing Cute … Continue reading

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Today’s Ride: Brown Pools of Pain

A crisp cool day. A fair weather wind blew through my clean shaven head. The parking lot….fluffy runs up to me. Mount my ride, off I go. Switchbacks switchbacks switchbacks up up up on the red trail I do ride. … Continue reading

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South Street Seaport, NY

The Perfect Storm was a bad movie. Bad acting, poor writing and in this day where technology allows us to achieve every conceivable vision, horrible special effects. But as I try to remind myself often, even bad movies have their … Continue reading

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Noexcuse

Have you ever looked at the shape of New Jersey? It sits along the sea, mutated and broken, the north being pushed west by New York City and the south, pushed east into the Atlantic by Philadelphia. It reminds me … Continue reading

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Bitches Brew: If You Want to Understand It, Don’ t Listen to It

There is a saying among Philosophers, “If you want to understand Kant…read everyone but Kant”. The same can be said of Bitches Brew. If you want to understand Bitches Brew, don’ t listen to it. Of course, what I don’t … Continue reading

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Take Your Game On The Road

We’re all connected, screen everywhere we look. Hell, now with Google Glass we look through screens everywhere we look. Ugh. It the way some folks want to live I suppose, especially gamers. In an OK book called “Halting State” the … Continue reading

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ExecutionTV: Streaming the Dead LIVE!

Years ago, I made the prediction that in my lifetime a major broadcast network would air on live television the execution of a condemned criminal. I joked that to make it fit in with any other of today’s televised events … Continue reading

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Roach Motel

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Presidential Suite

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Mr. Bond

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Peanuts & Schulz

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So, I just finished an epic biography of Charles Schulz, the creator of Peanuts (Schulz and Peanuts: A Biography). For me Charlie Brown and gang were such meaningful characters to me, Peanuts in general a meaningful cartoon strip. In addition … Continue reading

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Mission to Mars

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Luke 11:9

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