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 tr ig on December 31, 2015 at 4:49pm

Boaner my friend .. you are moving eh? That's big isn't it? That's exciting and I'm happy for you. Proud of Canada too for not being generally hateable, like 'merika. Anyone that thinks Syrian people want to be refuges moving there life to anywhere are surely assholes. Moving to America, the great satan, surely disheartening. 

Yeah I blogged Eli's life .. he's 22.4 now haha

Here's another pic for Lorianne

Comment by DaisyJane on December 31, 2015 at 5:33pm

the boy is home.  what awesome news.  happy new year to you and yours, trig.

Comment by alsoknownas on December 31, 2015 at 6:08pm

I sort of hate you.

In the good way.

Happy New Year to you and the people who are close.

Ha!

 

Comment by tr ig on December 31, 2015 at 6:20pm

If only I were normal Ben Sen

best wishes to all, even the haters aka, this new fucking year ha

Good to see some of the old friends. Sheez it was what, seven years ago, that I signed an account at OS? 

On an earlier comment, to change my mind, I wouldn't guillotine the Koch bros, just would like to see Citizen's United fixed. I would however release the rope personally for Dick Cheney.

Comment by marilyn sands on December 31, 2015 at 8:53pm

Surprised that you wrote "goodness" & "Trumped" in the same sentence - but I'm sure it was a typo! Great Holiday Letter you wrote - we should all do it - but then again; you'd find out who I'm dating tonight!  R&L

Comment by Rosigami on January 1, 2016 at 9:29am

Wow, you packed a lotta stuff into this. Nice to hear what you had to say. Loved all the pics! Glad your son is home and in school, growing up. That's really a big deal. Please say hello to your wonderful woman for me. (she is on my "angels" list, you know.)
So, a grandbaby, hey? And cute animals, too. That kitten, heartmelting!
Happy 2016, you guys.

Comment by Zanelle on January 1, 2016 at 10:40am

Happy New Year!  Good news from you and yours.  Carry on.

Comment by Anna Herrington on January 1, 2016 at 10:50am

Happy New Year, tr ig and asia!!

Cool photos, great to see tiny Liam  : )  Grandbabies are delightful additions to the world, are they living anywhere near you?  and a new pup! and kittie!  

Life seems good over your way... carry on!

Comment by Anna Herrington on January 1, 2016 at 10:50am

Ha! just noticed Z also added 'carry on'  : )

Comment by Anna Herrington on January 1, 2016 at 10:52am

Oh, and Eli's out! 

I remember the worry you and we all had for him before he went in - SO damn glad he's home and fine. Something to celebrate!

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