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Ides of Marching

“It was the kind of March day when the sun shines hot, and the wind blows cold, when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade.” -Charles Dickens And I thought to myself, “Chaz-Dick, who you tellin’?” … Continue reading

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December, remember?

Breathe deep, the gathering gloom, the swirling melancholy mists of malaise! What the..? Oh, yeah, December. Well, this grey is why we live in the Northwest! So there must be some other factors conspiring to make me sad. I have … Continue reading

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Summery Summary

Picking up firework garbage in a Seattle park on July 5, I wondered if I was being delivered a sign as I noted the top firework names. Was this some kind of barometer of the USA? Assassin Revelation Zombie War … Continue reading

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“You know, you’re looking for a ruby in a mountain of rocks, but there ain’t no Coupe de Ville hiding at the bottom of a Cracker Jack box.” -Meat Loaf, “Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad.”   “There’s a growing … Continue reading

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In the Land of the Blind, a one-eyed artist is King. But who wants to work in the Land of the Blind? Not this girl. The protesters would gather outside the gates, chanting their poems into a bullhorn. They loved … Continue reading

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“But even inside his hermetically sealed office, he could feel the wild call of the spring night. He could hear the scratching at his heart’s door of a dog that needed to be walked.”    -Jay McInerney, Brightness Falls You would … Continue reading

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“Let’s consult the oracle,” my friend Val said, whipping out her phone to look something up. This is not the time to stop seeking. Truth, answers, kindness, love, hope. I am looking for messages, and their messengers. So I decided … Continue reading

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