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I'd rather sing one wild song and burst my heart with it, than live a thousand years watching my digestion and being afraid of the wet
Jack London

Click images for desktop size: "Beacon" by Darcy There's been a lot going on. Too much really, and all that sort of stuff that to understand this story I have to tell you this other story first and then this...

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Words mean exactly what I want them to mean
Humpty Dumpty via Lewis Carrol

Click images for desktop size: "Route 163" by Kuba Klewaniec Just finished re-reading Steinbeck's, "The Grapes of Wrath". Great book, great story. What's crazy is that a rare masterpiece of a book was actually made into a masterpiece of a...

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Whiskeyman's my friend, he's with me nearly all the time
John Entwistle

Click images for desktop size: "Skulls" by Unknown I've been re-reading Ray Bradbury's "Fahrenheit 451". I may have to "revaluate Bradbury. I always remembered him as a high school type writer. The kind of guy who appealed to nerdy pimply...

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That's the whole trouble. You can't ever find a place that's nice and peaceful, because there isn't any. You may think there is, but once you get there, when you're not looking, somebody'll sneak up and write "F*** you" right under your nose.

Click images for desktop size: "Fieroanimals" by Unknown J.D. Salinger is dead and I'm not. I think he'd appreciate that. I know I do. I keep trying to piece together the history of all this grief. It was winter of...

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Now all I've got is sorrow and pain
Joey Ramone

Click images for desktop size: "Emily" by Jugeminias Missing my puppy badly. I slept better last night. Discovered a plan that semi-worked. Involved a lot of propping with pillows and proper splaying. I slept for 3 hours straight through. But...

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Aflame with smiling faces
Kenneth Patchen

Click images for desktop size: "What Are Friends For" by Unknown It was a warm night and perfectly still. No brief respite here. Add in the constant griping from my rebellious shoulder and it was obvious I wasn't going to...

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We live and we work so we can die
Sam Fuller

Click images for desktop size: "D'Amour" by Douleur I'm re-reading Raymond Chandler's and Robert Parker's "Poodle Springs". That's the book that was supposedly based on notes and pages Chandler was working on when he died. I've heard its anywhere from...

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People are like stained-glass windows; they sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within
Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Click images for desktop size: "Interleaved" by Lawn Elf My mother always had a lot of friends. They were usually young women. I didn't understand it at the time but often one of these women would end up staying with...

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One lives in the hope of becoming a memory
Antonio Porchia

Click images for desktop size: "Museum: Randor the Red" by Artix Entertainment LLC Went to sleep last night certain I was going to wake up with a cold; scratchy throat, throbbing sinuses. I woke this morning feeling pretty much the...

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Time is not measured by the passing of years, but by what one does, what one feels and what one achieves
Jawaharlal Nehru

Click images for desktop size: "Jazz" by Unknown No football this weekend. None. Why bother with weekends if there's not a feeling of football. It gives me time to think. Who needs time to think? What I think about is...

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Nothing valuable can be lost by taking time
Abraham Lincoln

Click images for desktop size: "Erotic Opera" by Alex Varenne I wasn't very overwhelmed with the inauguration speech. Somehow it reminded me of a my old physics professor berating the class for doing so poorly on an exam that he...

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I don't exactly know what I mean by that, but I mean it
J.D. Salinger

Click images for desktop size: "Returning the Sphere" by Michael Parkes My friend goes back to work today. Feel rather blank about that. She made this a happy holiday. I fell way behind in my self assigned chores but had...

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Most people have the will to win, few have the will to prepare to win
Bobby Knight

Click images for desktop size: "Stop or I'll Shoot" by The Real 7 I don't think there's ever been a great book written about football. Except for things like "Radar Blocking: Its Practice and Techniques" or "Five Hundred Drills for...

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Life must be understood backwards; but it must be lived forward
Soren Kierkegaard

Click images for desktop size: "Cracked Wheat" by Unknown When I was around 7 I remember being in the car with my new step-father and my mother. We were on a two lane highway going someplace I don't remember. It...

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You're my brother. You should have looked after me
Bud Schulberg

Click images for desktop size: "Falling Star" by Emperaa There's a writer, Stanley Elkin. He likes to be identified as a Chicago writer. A pretty select group, I guess. I can only think of Elkin, Saul Bellow and Sara Paretsky...

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He was a man so much like other men that he seemed unique

Click images for desktop size: "Nautilus" by Unknown Our big pizza party had a hitch. The giant dog stole the frozen pizza off of the counter and made a line for the corner of the backyard. Before I realized what...

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Get on your feet. You make me nervous in your seats!
Robert Parker

Click images for desktop size: "Circles" by Aleksander Makimow Today is an international holiday! Isn't it? It's my puppy's birthday. She has a full itinerary lined up. I'm not kidding. I'm expected to participate and to enjoy myself fully. It...

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We can have us some fun cause we got a little mon
Joe Penny

Click images for desktop size: "Flaws Of Fancy" by Anonymous Okay, so two people got my joke . . . Writing out of that exquisite boredom that only comes from being on hold on the telephone. Figure to spend the...

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Happy Easter

Click images for desktop size: "The Gift Of Life" by Unknown I've never gotten why Christmas is so much more "celebrated" than Easter. Probably its just that the gifts are better at Christmas. Maybe we're just more comfortable with birth...

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Days for remembering

Click images for desktop size: "June"It's pouring rain here. Cold, dreary, slick streets rain. Nothing to do at work except put in the time. My step-father died the Friday after Thanksgiving. I don't remember the date. I could remember the...

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