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frozen burblies and snow ghosties

It’s cold! Maybe in the 20’s. Colder, with the wind. Today was a blue sky/puffy clouds day, to which the only proper response is, Full Battle Regalia. That’s jeans and wool socks, rain pants, gaters, boots, running top, warm jacket, balaclava, hat, hood, sunglasses, gloves, and the Nikon.





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Oh yeah, baby. Man, too…

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Added by sarah brennan on January 1, 2013 at 4:40pm — 11 Comments

Going on Without Joey

It hits me every once in a while, truthfully a lot, that my son, my first born is dead, even writing the word makes me cry still. His birthday will have been this coming 15th and he would have been turning 41, but he is and will always be in my mind 39 the age he was when he passed away.

Sometimes it swirls around me like ocean waves and I feel like…

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Added by Lunchlady on January 1, 2013 at 3:14pm — 16 Comments

Happy New Year, From All of Me.

"Dad, you're not fat, you're just overweight."

-Zoe, my seventeen-year-old daughter



January 1, 2013.



I slowly awakened, exhaling gratefully. My relief was palpable, and I mumbled a silent oath of gratitude that I hadn't actually attended a Styx concert in my backyard, naked on a blanket while spooning the stubbly scapulae of a bearded Taylor Swift.



Rolling onto my back and propping my head on a second pillow, my hands rested comfortably…

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Added by Reflections of a Shallow Pond on January 1, 2013 at 3:00pm — 5 Comments

Beautiful Nothing - Hope Comes With a Scary Price

Six days to go.  I don't think I've ever been so scared in my life. 

Part of the surrender that took place a month ago came with the decision to enter an inpatient treatment program for the second (and hopefully, last time). I had no idea how I was going to do it as I have no money and no insurance, or where I was going to go. This was NOT an easy decision for me. I have been resisting this option for two and a half years. The first attempt had been an utter failure. Why would my next…

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Added by Katie Badger on January 1, 2013 at 2:54pm — 9 Comments

A Thank You from Tink ----

I just wanted to say thank you for all the messages, the cards and the monetary donations sent to me through Ours.  The money will go towards the usual expenses such as crack cocaine and hookers, a gift better than flowers!

Course, the words of encouragement were also…

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Added by Tinkerertink69 on January 1, 2013 at 1:52pm — 45 Comments

My Christmas wishes and a Happy New Year !!

I am not a blogger I am just a guy who appreciates others thoughts and reading Blogs is a way of knowing and commenting on them. So please understand if I comment in any way you may feel negatively on your post, know it is just my thought at the time of reading it and I may change my mind so please don't take it as a personal attack.

Also I'll never claim to be very good at spelling or grammar and being as this site is new to me I also am not familiar with any possible help it may or…

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Added by litenin on January 1, 2013 at 1:43pm — 2 Comments

Video Leftovers

I posted the Take Me For A Ride In The Car Car  video yesterday and only posted the first 9 or so min of the total amount filmed...  i thought 9 min was excessively long already,  so i saved the rest for when i become madly famous (emphasis on mad) and will need an "outtakes" reel.

then i realized one of the later clips i did not use was the one that included my happy birthday mention to Trig... so here is some more silliness for you Trig ( you can skip to the happy birthday mention…

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Added by lorianne on January 1, 2013 at 1:37pm — 5 Comments

A reflection on personal responsibility

This has been a quiet new year's day  I am not trying to accomplish any great or small thing, just setting down a few words, reading a little poetry, and feeling the quiet descend. Outside is winter gray and dark green. I think about more than just this day or month or year. I am surrounded by a cricket sound, but its origin is a…

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Added by Patrick Frank on January 1, 2013 at 12:17pm — No Comments

Poem for January 1st, Feast of Christ's Circumcision

Who is this Prince of Glory—

Eight days ago was born?

Who is this Prince of Glory—

Today who will be shorn?

He’ll have the name of Jesus

This day his blood’s first shed.

And he will wear a crown of thorns

One day upon his head.

Who has the child’s foreskin

The mohel has removed?

Who took the bleeding piece of flesh

His human nature proved?

A woman took the foreskin…

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Added by Con Chapman on January 1, 2013 at 12:12pm — 8 Comments

The Case of the Missing Crack Pipe

The Case of the Missing Crack Pipe

 

“I just know a kid is going to find that crack pipe”.  I think this to myself as I shake out the soiled sheets, turn over the mattress and scoot myself under the bed. Shit, no luck, still missing. I look through the mostly empty drawers that contain old single serving cookie packages and chocolate candy bar wrappers that have been…

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Added by Patience on January 1, 2013 at 10:30am — 7 Comments

Hobo’s Lullaby

Hobo’s Lullaby

By David Glenn Cox











"Go to sleep you weary hobo

Let the towns drift slowly by

Can't you hear the steel rails hummin'

That's the hobo's lullaby"



The red sled has been put away; the wrapping paper has gone into the trash along with the experts and their post -Thanksgiving forecasts of…

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Added by David Glenn Cox on January 1, 2013 at 9:10am — 14 Comments

Moving Into the New Year Prayer

Bless us as we travel into this New Year

may our paths be made smooth and let us see opportunities…

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Added by M. C. Sears on January 1, 2013 at 8:30am — 3 Comments

Let’s Talk About The Weather

 

 

Let’s Talk About The Weather

 

Steady as she rains,

saturating all beneath a cloud

which stretches far

across the borders man’s devised

and thinking back just months ago…

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Added by Blinddream on January 1, 2013 at 7:34am — 2 Comments

Let 2013 be a year of renewal

Let 2013 be a year of renewal for you and me and the nation, as we...

*Exercise our creativity

*Seek justice for ourselves AND others

*Strive to break down seemingly intractible barriers within the family and without

*Express our truth forthrightly, without becoming aggressive…

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Added by Patrick Frank on January 1, 2013 at 4:13am — 4 Comments

Obama administration delivers a devastating year of 2012





As we look back at the year of 2012 here on the eve of a new year there are many things that we can proclaim that were regrettable for the United States as we review the actions of a rogue Obama White House. We have lost patriots, Constitutional rights, and our cherished heritage to due process in…

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Added by Doc Vega on December 31, 2012 at 11:10pm — 4 Comments

Hemingway Test – 21 (Em v. the stranger)

Em was in her boss's office when she heard a car-door slam out front. She knew it wasn't anybody who worked in the building, as staff parking was in the back. She also knew it was somebody who'd been cleared past the front gate, else the place would have erupted with alarms and mobilized security units. Yet it was too early…

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Added by Matt Paust on December 31, 2012 at 7:00pm — 5 Comments

my white new year's eve dream comes true video

Added by tr ig on December 31, 2012 at 7:00pm — 17 Comments

A Good Idea Gone Horribly Wrong... But Still A Good Idea

So, Trig was giving me grief to post pictures of this place i had recently driven through here in California.  Generally this particular area of my neck of the woods is pretty brown because.. well we do not get lots of rain. In addition there had been a pretty large fire in the area. Anyhoo... it came back lush and beautiful green after some recent rain.

I set out to take pictures and ended up with video.. but not of the area I was talking about & mostly silliness on my…

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Added by lorianne on December 31, 2012 at 6:44pm — 41 Comments

Django Unchained Might Leave You Unhinged

Quentin Tarantino has got to be at least a little bit insane.  What else can explain the writer/director/actor’s obsession with splattering the cerebral cortexes of his movies’ characters all over the scenery?

I went today to see Tarantino’s latest box office magnet, Django…

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Added by L in the Southeast on December 31, 2012 at 6:30pm — 32 Comments

New Year's Eve Par-TAY

Tonight's features will include some old favorites.

Just look at this line-up!

When Harry Met Sally and

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?

Was going to include Meet john Doe, but don't think I can handle staying up so late.

Our start time: 8:15 EST. Expect at least one short followed by our movies.

Come as you are or dress to the teeth--both will be welcome.

And be prepared to leave your keys at the door or bring a designated driver with…

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Added by Poor Woman on December 31, 2012 at 5:52pm — 6 Comments

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