Monthly Archives: August 2011

Smoke Signals

“All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson I was going to write about my love of food and music and the healing powers of both. I will save this for another … Continue reading

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The Lobster and the Butterfly

“You seek a great fortune, you three who are now in chains. You will find a fortune, though it will not be the one you seek. But first… first you must travel a long and difficult road, a road fraught … Continue reading

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Regnum Animale

I am in a deeply wooded forest, perhaps somewhere in Alaska or the Rocky Mountains. Walking through the rich, black soil covered by pine duff, I come to a clearing where the contours of the mountains melt into lush verdant … Continue reading

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Life is funny, but not ha ha funny – EELS, “3 Speed”

I will show you fear in a handful of dust. -T.S. ELIOT, The Waste Land Imagine: You are told that tomorrow morning you are leaving for a remote faraway land, you do not speak the native language, and you need … Continue reading

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Too much perspective…

Nigel Tufnel: “It really puts perspective on things, though, doesn’t it?” David St. Hubbins: “Too much, there’s too much @#$%ing perspective now.” – From This is Spinal Tap (scene at Graceland) I took an aptly named sleeping aid called Ambien. … Continue reading

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“All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make, the better” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Any idiot can face a crisis – it’s day to day living that wears you out.” – Anton Chekhov Of all the books I have read and films I have seen none have left as indelible a mark on my … Continue reading

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…a rough one but helps smooth the jagged edges…

I have every intent on joining my friends, family and comrades-in-cancer to fight the good fight and push this boulder as close to the cliff as possible even if it will not fall off into the abyss without taking me … Continue reading

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