Time Loop

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‘Oh Hi’ existing blog, sorely neglected because all the thoughts stay lodged in my brain, either over-thought or neglected after a whimsy of interest; verses each tended to, uncovered, investigated…as if *steps* are needed before I can actually just sit down and write it. So many whims and flutters of interest, intrigue, insight. To sit and disclose one thought means I must pontificate on the subject whole-heartedly, as if it needed googling and thorough research. Do we come into any day-to-day conversations needing prior research? As if that is what our cell phones sitting on restaurant dining tables insinuates. And if only this were the case…Oh if people were so intelligent they would have less to say. Let us all … Read More

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Camden House

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[One of my places. One of my very short stories.] This is the tiny grey home, with its crooked concrete steps and gravel driveway. At the end of the street, we are the dead-end straddling the railroad tracks.                                                                                                                                                                     … Read More

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Exciting Reading

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Yesterday kicked off the first day of CPAC in Washington, so most are distracted with what the GOP and Republican types are speaking on, complaining about, and rallying for. It is serious business, and 2016 is a big deal. So i figure the only way to get some attention away from that is to mention sex. You guys are so simple. Here we have it: from tech to sex, from innovation to the absurd… How Spritz Redesigned Reading, Letting You Scan 1,000 Words a Minute This could very well put me on top of the world! Interesting new live art medium. Women Read Out Loud Until Orgasm This just sounds (pun) absolutely ridiculous and staged. ‘Cubitt’s idea for the project evolved … Read More

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One Summer

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On the precipice of winter, this is the book you should read. One Summer by Bill Bryson 3 short months during 1927 a numerous amount of historically pivotal things occurred. It almost seems fantastical the list, the people, the industries, the evolution of our American psyche. Here’s a bullet point idea: The first Atlantic plane crossing and the history of aviation and Charles Lindbergh The evolution of baseball, Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig (sports bore me, but i loved reading about this, if that says anything) The first crime catalyst for the electric chair, the couple(s) killed, and the worst bombings to date The Model T as the first vehicle, the first televisions, and the first ‘talkies’ non-silent movies Calvin … Read More

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Past and Present

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I fear a number of our current politicians feel immune to history. When a situation isn’t directly affecting one, it is easy to compartmentalize. The future is messy… and the past is neat. It’s always like that. That’s because the people who chronicle the past are busy connecting the dots, editing what we remember and presenting a neat, coherent arc. We can publish the history of Roman Empire in 500 pages, but we’d need ten times that to contain a narrative of the noise in your head over the last hour. Even viral videos are easy to describe after they happen. But if these experts are so smart, how come they can never predict the next one?  via Seth Godin … Read More

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