Monthly Archives: June 2014

Reader’s Block? Tape your Nook to your arm

Reader’s Block. It works like this: I buy book. I stare at pages. I fall asleep and have no idea what I read. I’m not really sure if I can attribute a precipitous drop in reading acumen to my mere … Continue reading

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Jim Carrey: inspiration doesn’t get any more succinct

Technically, I’m loosely siphoning this bit of inspiration from my FaceBook feed. And since it’s most likely situationally viral, it may be no surprise to any of my followers either. I have no idea HOW–his last statement in this video … Continue reading

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Concerning false starts and heat rash

It’s 110 degrees outside right now.  You’d think I’d be used to it, as my quasi-indigenous upbringing would allow me to move past an attitudinal Jurassic age and just let Lethargus Rex go extinct. But I don’t.  I’m laying about … Continue reading

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If I get my hands on the Rosetta Stone, I’m smashing it

We have not the reverent feeling for the rainbow that the savage has, because we know how it is made. We have lost as much as we gained by prying into that matter. Mark twain – A Tramp Abroad In … Continue reading

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Talk about oatmeal filler

Turns out, I’ve nailed myself to an obligatory wheel, insofar as I have committed myself to writing every single day for the first year. Yesterday was a confluence of many cool things. One was the Victor Wooten clinic in San … Continue reading

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And on that note, I think I’ll Have Victor Wooten sign my ukulele

NOTE: I’m writing this knowing full well that I will be heading to San Rafael tomorrow to see Victor Wooten.  Thus the subject is presently at the forefront of my mind. Having first picked up a guitar at the age … Continue reading

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A Thank You To My Followers

This blog is not even  month old, and there’s already 38 of you out there. THAT–is amazing. Most of you are silent.  And that’s okay.  But I just want you to know you are walking with me through an infancy … Continue reading

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Heaven, Hell, and starting rumors for Merle Haggard

If you’ve read the comments sections of this blog as of yet, you’ll see where my good friend and erstwhile co-blogger, Steve, sort of gave me the impetus for a book that is, for all points and purposes–already written. It … Continue reading

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Zen, and the art of Kid Maintenance

My Dear Lucy, I wrote this story for you, but when I began it I had not realized that girls grow quicker than books. As a result you are already too old for fairy tales, and by the time it … Continue reading

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Trolling my barista friends

Mind you, I have two entire binders chock FULL of this kind of nonsense.  There’s something about placing the administrative/H.R. departments of various organizations in a reflexive, compulsory arm-bar–they MUST answer.  Whether or not they are in the mood to … Continue reading

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