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.
Oh yeah, baby. Man, too…
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…Continue
"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…
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…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue
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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…Continue
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…Continue
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…
may our paths be made smooth and let us see opportunities…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue
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…
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…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue