Monthly Archives: December 2013

Of Auld Lang Syne and Onward!

Auld Lang Syne. Every year I sing this song, and every year people ask what it means. Here is how it translates to English: Times Gone By Should old acquaintances be forgotten, And never brought to mind? Should old acquaintances … Continue reading

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Got Book?

A cheerful morning is advancing towards noon, when it will pivot and begin a descent into nervous concern over impending physical pain. I’m to have dental surgery at the oddly specific time of 2:50 pm. A tooth extraction is planned. … Continue reading

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Donne Too Soon

Tomorrow is Christmas Eve, and I’m sure many of you are excited. Happy as all get out. I’m not, but I don’t have any children. If you happen to have them, with money to buy them gifts, then it is … Continue reading

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The Blue Demon

It’s 7:44 in the morning, and an appointment with my therapist is impending, scheduled for 1:00am. Dressed and ready to go, and have been since just before 5:00am. It’s nerve-wracking, this therapy business. This will be my 20th (or so) … Continue reading

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Smog Monster: An Inconvenient Truth

If you’re one of the mooks who think global warming isn’t happening, I just don’t know what to do with you. But there is an environmental threat you can’t ignore: Hedorah, also known as, “The Smog Monster.” He’ll mess you … Continue reading

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Odd and Unclear

Early clear skies have turned cloudy, and if it weren’t for the temperature being near forty, I’d say flurries were on the way. But, no, just a milky white color that mirrors the snow pack. My neighbor, a terrible gossip, … Continue reading

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Pushing All The Buttons: A Christmas Story

Below you will find a scene from the movie, Smoke. It’s magnificent. In the film, Auggie (Harvey Keitel) owns a tobacco shop and Paul (William Hurt) is a writer struggling to come up with a compelling Christmas story for a magazine article. So Auggie tells a great … Continue reading

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