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Captured thoughts

by Sho

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June 23, 2019

Around

Generally, I just need time and a destination and I’m happy. A purpose, no matter how paltry and some time, no matter how skimpy, a place no matter how peripheral and I’m good to go. I go out ear...


May 20, 2019

nubbins and nuggets

I’d like to set fire to the tent city in Victoria Park. They say they are homeless but I say they are just camping for free. When I meet a lady and I want to talk with her, I ask her her name. Wh...


May 08, 2019

clicks and ticks

I put the book down for a week and now I don’t know who anyone is. It is a story about robbery and revenge but it could be a story about government. All the characters are grifters and cheaters a...


May 07, 2019

I am rabbit

I slept in today. It was after 9am when I crawled out of bed. I was up briefly at 6am but played a podcast and whatever it was that I was thinking of that woke me up, disappeared like a fart in t...


May 03, 2019

The empty cup

My most recent client asked for a discount. But he waited too long, after the sale, and I easily brushed the discount aside. I knew it was coming. Partly because he’s a Hindu, partly because I sa...


May 01, 2019

barrels of monkeys

I can’t go home. I go for a drive to the limestone city to a little chip stand I know. I sit by the river and eat a basket of french fries with spicy mayo and real bacon bits on top. I get in an...


April 29, 2019

Pigs in Space

My sales manager tells me he’s going to fire my colleague. My colleague has been waiting for it, wanting it. Wanting the decision to be made for him. I wonder when it will happen. I wonder if he ...


April 28, 2019

earmarks and eyesores

Instead of heading back to the car, I decided to take a walk around the outside of building. Nothing looks very good after a winter and before spring sets in. We are in that purgatory, that in be...


April 27, 2019

Saltines of the earth

Last year on my RSS feed reader, (am I the only one who still reads the world wide web this way?), I muted all stories that mentioned Trump. For the record, I also muted Star Wars, Mehgan Markle,...


April 26, 2019

Brain nuggets 4.26

It’s nice having animals around. The never betray you. The don’t rob you of your dignity. The worst they can do is embarrass you for their bad behaviour, like barking at bicycles. That and carryi...


April 25, 2019

Captured thoughts 4.25

I like it when you share a moment queued up at Starbucks or at Costco with a complete stranger and then you go off on your own ways. At the airport, the uniform asked me to open my bag. I comply...


April 10, 2019

Other realities

There is a golf course in the Philippines called the Wack Wack Golf and Country Club. I golfed there once, years ago. It was flat, but succulent, like a nice piece of key lime pie. Truth is, I mo...


March 24, 2019

Isolato

If you believe what you read on the internet, 150 people die each year by falling coconuts. That fact is disputed. Most facts are. If you believe the internet, a parrot belonging to a British fa...


March 14, 2019

Road nuggets

I’ve noticed when traveling the highways of North America, staying overnight in Walmart parking lots and in campgrounds, hanging around in Nashville on a rainy Wednesday afternoon, waiting for th...


There is nothing more slippery than a raindrop There its nothing more pathetic than a hooker out in the rain There is nothing sadder than an old fag There is nothing better than a cold beer on a ...


February 28, 2019

Land ho

It is hard to talk about apricots without mentioning peaches, just like it’s hard to talk about beets without mentioning soviet era economics. Sometimes a little bit of effort goes a long way. S...


February 18, 2019

Now with more fibre

I was serious when I asked you to tell me more. I’m very curious when people say that I am fascinating. It’s not how I would describe myself. Toronto needs goalies. Not only do goalies get to pl...


February 14, 2019

Parts of a part

The sign on the pole says: Lost Cat. Black and white tabby. Please call. He’s never going to call, I think idly, he’s likely miles away, living with a girl in a green sweater. My mind wanders. ...


February 11, 2019

potato chips and road trips

It you are going to carry a baseball bat around in your car, make sure you throw a glove in there too. Sage advice. If you are going to carry an axe in your trunk, maybe include a tent or a tackl...


It’s illegal to have sex in Massachusetts in the presence a horse*. This is good knowledge to know if in fact you are going to have sex in a Massachusetts barn or stable, paddock, horse trailer o...


February 07, 2019

Tidying up the condo

Your breakfast is killing you. It is attacking you with sugar and calories you do not need. Put down the muffin. Do not spread that peanut butter on that toast. Put the yogurt down and step out o...


February 04, 2019

Name that cheese

When I become a novelist my pen name will be Page Turner. If that name is already taken, I will change my name to NewYorkTimes BestSeller. I had a friend who dated a girl named Palmer, which I t...


If I had to pick a fake name would be Bob Zurunkle. I had a phone call. When I answered no one was there. I said, “Hello”, like I always do, “It’s Sho”. “ “ But I felt like someone was there, pr...


I noticed a chicken nugget recall on the same day I get a notice from Honda about an airbag recall. Unrelated? I don’t think so. There is a shortage of cheesemakers in Canada. In the USA there is...


January 27, 2019

rivers of beer

It’s a white out. I never listen to the weather forecast in the wintertime, so I’m often surprised by expected weather. I stay up late watching a Netflix documentary and drinking whiskey, eating...


Book Description

During the day, when a thought comes to me I write it down so I can maybe think about it later.
Sometimes, I will expand on that captured thought.
Sometimes, it will end up here, like a little orphan.