Too Far Gone

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I’ve laughed most of the day: various jokes, memes, Halloween costume ideas, shared stories of mishaps. There’s always a more relaxed vibe at the office on Fridays. Aside, this week has rolled out under a blanket of despair. American politics is a new level of shit show. The upside of being so far removed from the terrorist attack on 9/11 is we no longer collectively assume it’s a Muslim extremist sending multiple wannabe bombs to politicians. The downside is, we immediately jump to blame the other political side. Full stop. We’re so deep in conflicting factions, even opinions are fractious. That’s dark. Mainstream media is a cesspool, and if you want any level of sanity, stop watching it! It alone … Read More

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Between Here & There

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I’m either counting minutes or losing track of them. I look at time a lot differently than I did years ago; when I had no sense of it growing up. When you’re outside playing, it’s only time to come in after the light fades into dark or a guardian screams. When you’re immersed in a project or task, it’s time to break away when another pertinent matter rises or hunger screams in your belly. I don’t carry the sense of play around very much anymore. Most movements seem a to-do item; a chore; an obligation; a mission; a responsibility. And even when I’m engaged in relaxed reading, I’m looking to see how much time I have left to do it, … Read More

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Documentation of September 2018

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I kept my head down generally. Minus a few emotionally enraged post on facebook, I was relatively quiet on social media. I thought a lot about the music. It’s all in the context and of circumstance. What life am I living, who am I hanging around? I’m really not participating in that world; forks in the road. As much as I enjoy writing, honestly, I rarely listen to music or sing anymore. This is the sad truth. Why would I want to produce another song(s). It’s a thousand dollars in the hole. From start to finish, studio time to final mixing. So I ask myself what’s the cost benefit. It’s too expensive just for arts sake. I’m saying don’t hold … Read More

BrockaDocumentation of September 2018

Documentation of March

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As to improve the SEO, what proceeds is a copy-paste of March 2018 under my Books tab in the header menu. I will be posting each month’s reflections in both places going forward. I could easily skip documenting this past month because I don’t feel like I read much. Preceding St. Patrick’s Day, I came across on article on the top Irish crime writers. I only clicked it to see if Tana French was on it; she was! And to my surprise, she isn’t even Irish. Wut! She relocated to Dublin via Vermont. Anyhow, I ended up tracking down her first crime wherein she introduces her main protagonist. In the Woods. It did not disappoint. It did occupy a solid … Read More

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Social Studies

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Would you believe I was in bed by 7:30 pm last night. Not necessarily asleep, but still. I just couldn’t go any longer. The reads and listens of March 2018 is up. The title in the header menu shouldn’t solely be called Books, but Books-Podcasts if we’re being honest. Having both my intentional Sunday evening post coincide with the prior month’s documentation of reads, I opted to get the latter up. I also saved myself time by not mentioning a couple other books. I attempted to read Michael Wolff’s Fire and Fury. Yes, his book is old news now, but I was on a waiting list at the library. I wasn’t spending money on it. I only got a third of the … Read More

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