2015 and moving .. trucking if you will .. forward . . .

Hello and happy new year. Yes, egads and holy fuck, another year past. For whatever reason, maybe our natural human obsession with time and it's passage, we tend to reflect collectively on this day and dream of better tomorrows. But from where I sit kittens, there's fat chance of the future being more bright. 

Does it seem to you, like me, that each year passes quicker than the last? Hell, each day even. This day marks the third holiday season spent at this physical address, living with my lovely girlfriend. We've discussed marriage, briefly, but it seems, and is, unnecessary. Who needs blessings from the government to be in love and committed to being together? Nobody, and god's/ the universe's .. blessing is a given. We are both self-employed .. her as realtor and me contractor, so we can take off when we wish, no blessing needed from THE MAN. Fuck the man. We make as much money as we need, with surplus even. Me, I could make more if I worked more/tried harder, but I'd rather not. She is much more driven and I predict will someday be very well off. I would be happy with being houseboy if that happens. Only thing that could monkeywrench all that, is if the economy blows up again, and I fear it very may well. It's a house of cards in a vacuum right now .. the slightest breeze and it all falls apart ..... again. Twice bit and thrice shy. I have no faith in our elected leadership or very corrupt system. That said, the coming years' elections give chance of hope for an end to this oligarchy, but those pukes won't give up easily. Fuck the oligarchs. I say let us design bigger and better guillotines, and make like the French once did. Bernie, I'll man the blood mop.

Huge news---my son survived the military, unscathed physically or mentally, and returned home the first of July. The day of his return I was down at BB's Lawnside BBQ where they serve (crappy) barbecue, beer, and the blues, one hot Saturday with my neighbor. When we got home Richard's truck (Richard goes back to kindergarten with E) was parked in front of my house. I knew I'd locked the place, but Richard and Nick (another lifetime friend) were posted up inside the house all casual like on our couch. As I scratched my head wondering what the fuck Eli appeared behind me. He had climbed a ladder and broken in through the upstairs bedroom window. I nearly passed out from surprise, joy, and a host of other emotional reactions that are difficult to describe. HOME ... FOR GOOD! First thing we did was smoke a thumb-sized joint of the dankest of dank together. Now he's in college on the GI Bill, with his own apartment. His future will be as bright as he makes it, and I predict much brightness, unless the economy unravels again (ha .. the looming spector of greed based failure).

Global warming is working out well for us here in the midwest at a thousand above sea-level, but I wonder what sort of heinous hell the future holds when climate refuges from the coastal areas realize, like we have always known, that this is one of the safest and most well fed places on the planet. I do not want a bayou family camped up in my backlot .. they'd eat all my 'possums. Would consider, however, adopting some Syrians and growing chick pea.

To those of you struggling, I'm sorry.

Advice is cheap and you don't need mine ...

... but I'll offer this anyway---

Take a deep breath and get a grip, whatever it takes. Life's goodness is only TRUMPED by it's shortness. Leave pettiness behind. Save the drama for someone else's momma. Don't work too hard. Love much and live  well before you die.

Seeya on the flip .. 2016 .. yeeha

Kerouac Jack

  Luna

  Me and Jihadist. Did you hear about our Royals?

                                                                                                                       Eli

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Comment by koshersalaami on December 31, 2015 at 2:10pm
Glad the kid's home
Comment by lorianne on December 31, 2015 at 2:12pm

"I'll man the blood mop."    epic

you're a lucky guy.

Comment by Jonathan Wolfman on December 31, 2015 at 2:15pm

:)  :)

Comment by JMac1949 Today on December 31, 2015 at 2:26pm

R&L and the very best New Year's wishes to you and yours.  ;-)

Comment by nerd cred on December 31, 2015 at 2:26pm

I might have agreed about the guillotines yesterday but today i watched President Obama on Comics in Cars with Coffee and I do like the man.

Who needs blessings from the government ...

Without significant government intervention I'd have left 23 years of work and misery with not a damn thing except a couple of expensive kids and a way enhanced case of clinical depression. So there's that.

Hooray on the son, nice dog and happy new year.

Comment by tr ig on December 31, 2015 at 2:29pm

and oh .. Jihadist's daughter had a baby .. grandbaby ..... finding a kid pic. One sec.

Comment by tr ig on December 31, 2015 at 2:32pm

his name is Liam .. pictured with grandma

Comment by tr ig on December 31, 2015 at 2:45pm

Nerd Cred .. guillotine the Koch bros, is what I'm sayin'

Comment by Boanerges on December 31, 2015 at 3:00pm

Didn't realize that Eli was safe home. Good. It's weird -- I feel like I watched him grow up.

Anyway, congratulations all 'round; I'm glad you're well and doing fine.

As for the Syrians, the city where we plan to live come next summer is already hosting a couple of hundred, with more on the way. The country has promised to take in a minimum of 250,000. Only a handful of people are opposed. After all, a lot of us, me included, have family who were refugees at one time or another.

Comment by Ben Sen on December 31, 2015 at 4:42pm

I was starting to think you were normal and now you proved it.

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