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When the going gets weird; the weird turn pro

Hunter S Thompson

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November 29, 2018

Has it been that long? in Normal entries

Christ I’m becoming a Midwesterner again. Not such a bad thing, but not my intent. Example? I want to apologize for not being here for what seems like a long damn time. I wrote a few TS Eliot pos...


I saw something sad on facebook today, personally sad, not the this-motherfucking-nation-and-the-land-it-stands on will be gone before I’m dead kind of sad. I’m not the baby Jesus, I wasn’t weepi...


Based on the idea that I’m not too far from the mean hump of the bell curve, I figure it takes someone about ten minutes, soup to nuts, to pick out a greeting card for, say, your niece’s birthday...


October 13, 2018

Trouble in Normal entries

I was going to put this up on Facebook. I didn’t want to deal with the censors. Again. I also realized that whoever made the video was trying a bit hard to be … provocative. I’m not sure this is...


October, right? Christ on a moped (he’d like it here; the helmet law was repealed) much later in the year than I was hoping for. I’m on the very dark end of my fifties and time both crawls and ge...


September 30, 2018

I don't need a cure in Normal entries

Autumnal weather, overcast and smells like rain. I’m a thousand miles away. From planet earth, not from my keyboard. The song has nothing to do with nothing except my mood. This is day two or da...


Wow. I’m not doing well. Past the detoxing for trump shit and … I don’t want to bitch about health concerns, I’m going to do something about them. My precarious emotional state, that’s another m...


September 22, 2018

Good and Evil in Normal entries

Watching the day fade from my east facing window. In the morning daylight floods this room, in late September it’s most ways around the house by 4:30. I keep thinking about that damn reunion. It ...


September 22, 2018

Her blind eye was flame in Normal entries

A couple thousand years ago I was digging through the bargain bin at one of those long lost cheap vinyl/disc stores that once festooned the greater Portland metro area, and I came across the dis...


Woke this morning to the sound of thunder (no, I didn’t stop to wonder nor did I sing a song from nineteen sixty-two, and I sure as hell wasn’t working on the night moves. No more Bob Segar for y...


September 17, 2018

A squirrel on the roof in Normal entries

Maybe it’s Indian summer, maybe just regular summer; been in the high eighties here for the better part of a week. It’s a bit scary to see some leaves turn brown, reminds me of the Dutch elm dise...


September 09, 2018

Apostrophe in Normal entries

I check my spam folder, almost defeats the purpose. Yahoo can be eccentric though and sometimes decides Amazon is a troll. So, I see this mail with CBD as the title, and, you know, maybe it’s fro...


September 06, 2018

week 32 and an orphan in Normal entries

Week 32 What advice would you give your teenage self? The practical response to this is nothing; I didn’t listen to people wiser and more in touch than I am, why the hell would I listen to me? Th...


Been up since like two fucking AM. Hard to find things to do. Nouns, it’s always difficult to find nouns to do, but verbs have been challenged as well, other ones besides doing which I seemed to ...


September 02, 2018

The long weekend in Normal entries

Notice how in the last twenty years or so Hollywood has dug up Lao Tzu and Confucius? The Confucius they love is some version of A man on a path of revenge must dig two graves. Now, I know the sc...


“Where were you in 1966, sir?” “Laos.” “New Mexico?” “You mean … Yes, I was in New Mexico, right up by the Ho Chi Minh Mesa and the Khymer Rouge Desert.” “Nice up there?” “Skiing was good.” “Sa...


Sometime in the next 24 months I’ll have been keeping online journals for twenty years. So, here’s a Survey to suggest perhaps that time was wasted. How old will you be in 5 years? Dead, which k...


Bored shitless, or maybe just constipated, I followed a link to some latter-day mild article on “the environment” that was mostly tips on gas economy in cars. I came across this sentence “… shitt...


It is a new day. Seriously, I checked my cell phone and it was one number closer to my demise than yesterday. Most calendars don’t give a shit one way or the other about my demise. My cell phone ...


No brain tumor, not for me, sorry if you got one, though, you’ll be a hit at your kids show and tell especially if you’re also a clown or a fireman. Both my GF and daughter texted me in the docto...


August 24, 2018

OD theme; Kindness in Normal entries

This week’s theme punched me in the gut then kneed my nuts. Tell us about an act of kindness. It should be easy, I’m pressed for time but not hard pressed. The immediate present hasn’t been fille...


There is no killing time without injuring eternity — HDT I’m in the limbo between an appointment and nothing. When I was gifted a lifetime membership to OD, a year before the chronic crashes and ...


August 19, 2018

The price of fog in Normal entries

Fog this morning until around nine. It’s different this far inland, denser, not thicker, there just isn’t any airiness. Swamp fog. There’s a song I always associate with inland swamp fog; There...


August 18, 2018

Woof in Normal entries

There’s a dog on this street, close I believe, who barks at the same time every morning, in the same cadence, for the same amount of time. He or she has a routine. Routines are comfortable for ma...


August 13, 2018

Beyond the Pale in Normal entries

Wrote some other stuff, didn’t care for it. Called one plumber and a couple of shrinks. Plumbers answer their phone. How many shrinks do you have to call to get an appointment? I don’t know, I su...