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  1. Seco y oscuro


    The Arroyo Seco, despite its name, has water year 'round in some parts.

    It goes underground in others.

    Late Summer, earliest part of Fall, last official day in fact...

    I had made several fast crossings, the water splashing my ass. Only my seat protected. The momentum helps to get across and up the other side. The trail is rough, and my bike's bear bell rings louder, the faster you hit it.

    I was approaching another crossing ...

    Updated September 11th, 2018 at 06:13 PM by Kevin

  2. like a tourist.

    How strange life [moods and feelings] can be. Yesterday, for the first time since I went to buy my cbd capsules, I don't know, four five weeks ago, I decided that since I wouldn't be able to get to my favoured Asda store on Monday and I had to get my capsules today [ yesterday actually. Saturday] that I would do my weekly shop in the local Morrison's and that would have to do and so, bright and early, having got home from work and killed a couple of hours, off I went to Barkton.

    As ...

    Updated September 9th, 2018 at 01:08 PM by dither

  3. Early riser

    Too much sun,
    way too much,
    I see her most days,
    an early riser, too.
    Some days, agitated,
    others, walking as if a plan.
    Her hair...
    the un-died roots
    have grown out
    to the ends:
    Amadeus wig,
    or Einstein.
    The chatter is there- she speaks-
    and no one else.

    One day a man was there, beside her. Her hair was up, arms were crossed, and
    she walked calmly.

    The next day ...
  4. YAAYYY!!!!

    I am coming to England guys! I am going to act like a fool there! Wait until you see me skipping and leaping in Trafalgar Square. YAAAYYYYY!!!!! I am a retard from Canada.
  5. Mariko

    She sells sea shells,
    millionario estates by the sea for millionarios.
    It was very nice to meet you. There was a loneliness.
    May you find what you are looking for.
    A million grains of sand wash by each other in the tide, sparkling.

    I am just a worker.


    Updated September 6th, 2018 at 05:12 PM by Kevin

  6. The Fish Doesn't Know It's Wet

    I recently tested out my new pellet rifle, mainly to check the accuracy of different weight pellets. I set up a chronograph to measure speed, and a decibel meter as well.
    The rifle is Turkish, assembled in Arkansas, with a Chinese scope shooting Czech pellets.
    I know this is geeky stuff. Don't judge me.
    Seriously, there's a formula to determine the"knock-down" power of a pellet based on it's speed and weight. If I ever decide to dispatch a rodent, I want to make ...
  7. I've become a real Canadian

    So guys I have decided to become a real Canadian: being the goddess of Love and Beauty told through a man named Demerius Benjamin Jones. I cannot take my culture anymore and so I want to make everybody on earth feel damn good by reading my work The Aphrodite. I am Ethiopian-Canadian and it's about goddess for me!!!!! WOWOWOWOW.
  8. The rhubarb myths

    I have been told that rhubarb becomes poisonous in summer, by more than one person. One of them added ‘Something to do with the oxalic acid content I think’. I was pretty sure it was not true, and when I checked none of the reputable sources made any mention of it, but what they all agree on is that one must stop pulling leaves in early summer or it will weaken the plant for next year. It is true, as I know from experience, I try to grow more than I need so I can force some or go on picking into ...
  9. Well, tough: you can't live without them

    Like you say tomato,
    I, tomato
    but deeper than potato
    and ever the problem:
    I hand dig the
    morning sugar,
    palm a partial scoop,
    and that puts you.

    "It... is a crystal-", I plead,
    same as pinch of salt,
    okay between fingers,
    but not the sugar...
    which puts you.

    Goods for gooses and ganders
    are of a different stuff.

    So now
    I will shake the bowl, ...

  11. Speak Your Truth


    “Don't bend; don't water it down; don't try to make it logical; don't edit your own soul according to the fashion. Rather, follow your most intense obsessions mercilessly.”
    ― Franz Kafka

    Speak you truth.

    No Excuses. Just Write.
  12. Within Your Means, According to Your Abilities

    So, this man in Colorado kills his pregnant wife and two young kids. No one is shocked, at least like we used to be.
    To say we've become desensitized to violence is an understatement. But still, we look for answers. It's important for the heinous act to make sense, in some way. Maybe he was having an affair? Perhaps he was a right-wing-nut job that watched too many Dinesh D'Souza movies? Maybe his "assault rifle" jumped in his hands and pulled it's own trigger? Nope. None ...
  13. Being Fogie and going out...

    Being fogies we feel like we tend to not go out. Not like when we ( 'scuse me, me and the wife; that we) were first dating. Though as I recall, there was a period of other indoor activity- never mind.

    I, being rash and impulsive, saw yesterday an online ad for a show, jazz - which we're not huge fans of, but we sometimes like- happening last night so I texted, got the ok, and bought tickets for it.

    Small venue, cheap, and off in some part of East L.A.-ish which is generally ...

    Updated August 20th, 2018 at 03:55 PM by Kevin

  14. if I die...

    I could quite possibly die from it.

    Okay, "possibly", I said. I don't know what the probabilities are - certainly greater than developing 'special powers'. Yes, unlikely, but...

    Spider bite- that's what I'm talking about. I believe I got bit -two bites- night before last.

    Unlike a mosquito, there wasn't a defined bite hole - you know, like where they stick the, um- 'proboscis' , organic hypo - No, this was just two mosquito bite sized ...
  15. Well? I hate to admit it....

    But I can't deny it:

    Life could be a whole lot worse than it is right now.

    The weather, is agreeable.
    The garden, is a riot but what the hell.
    My telly addict wife is downstairs getting her fix.
    I meanwhile, am sitting here, perusing various websites, supping chilled Cider, and tomorrow can wait.

  16. History, Histronics and Hot Air

    I read a fascinating article about the fall of the Mayan Empire. Prior to the Contact Period, their civilization had been at it's apex in all respects. Anthropologists were at a loss why it was so weakened prior to first contact with the Europeans. Well, the geologists stepped-in and helped us answer that question. It turned out that there was a great drought sometime around the 9th Century AD. The Empire never recovered.

    The cause of the drought is unknown. But it's effects were ...
  17. Hard Work Matters


    Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.

    Stephen King
  18. Crapping in lunch pails

    I passed by a huge stinky on the side of the road. This is a place at the peak between two valleys where you park to go hiking, or go mountain biking, or watch the sunset,
    or park and get high, maybe leave your beer bottles or empty McDonald's, or park with your down and out family in your Rv, throw your trash up the trail a little off the side, decide your done with the place, and open the tank plug,
    leave us all a big, ten, twenty shits-become-sludge; now stinky brown puddle.
  19. Red

    Red, think of me
    as you drive
    all those miles

    back to your

    Think of me,

    You will inhale
    the soar stench
    of modern realty
    on the NJ Turnpike.

    Please forget me

    When I cross down
    into the Hudson River Valley
    I will remember
    my old lover.

    A writer of past years,
    a damaged narcissist,

    but you are a musician.
  20. In The City

    (apologies to Joe Walsh for that title)

    I worked in Seattle for almost 10 years. Never hung out there much, usually just work then straight home. But there is a lot to do there.
    Every few years my little family spends a couple of days in the city, usually with a baseball game as the focal event. We rent a room, dine and wander around like the rubes that we are.

    My San Francisco Giants split two games with the Seattle Mariners. We were decked-out in our Giants ...
  21. Natural force and tool usage

    A new thing is not always grand.

    For instance, did you know that one tool may be used for, or like another tool? I'm sure you do, or have -like a screwdriver that you used as a chisel, or the handle of as a hammer - not that is just wrong ( because it ruins the tool), but it s common.

    There are, however, some improper usages that for the most part I can't think of, but some of which may come involuntarilly.

    I learned of such yesterday.

    The ...

    Updated July 29th, 2018 at 09:48 PM by Kevin

  22. Crippling Depression

    I have been dealing with the most vicious depression I've felt in almost a decade.

    You ever wanted to die? You ever wanted to kill yourself? You think your life couldn't get any worse?

    Let's trade, and we'll see how fucking long you last with the most ridiculous problems my life has to offer.

    I am so goddamn motherfucking done with life right now; this constant stress is giving me chest pains. Everyone who knows me is asking wtf is wrong with me, and I can't ...
  23. Beggars Banquret

    I don't make a ton of money at my job, but I stick around 'cause it's generally low stress. I can get time off easily. so I took a few days off this week.
    Before I left Friday, a co-worker left early. I was the only one left, so I yelled after him, "Are you leaving?'. He ignored me. I repeated. Finally, he stormed back around and screamed at me, "You're not my boss!" He vomited-out some more nonsensical grievances. I finally got sick of his butt-hurt nonsense, and ...
  24. Maybe it's time to consider giving up my weekend tipple.


    I 'm on those capsules now. Okay, I've only been taking them for four days, took my fourth one this morning, and as we would all agree I'm sure, there's no cure for old age and most of my troubles are self-inflicted.
    But; If I see a turn around this week I would have to wonder if the booze is causing the CBD a problem and maybe even go dry for a while. No I'm not a big drinker but alcohol is alcohol. We shall see.
  25. Good news and bad news

    Good news and bad news: wife is feeling better, but now she wants my rear to get busy on summer projects.
    Today a fence in the front yard. Temp today supposed
    to be 108f. Luckily I've got a local handyman to help - we started about 9, about noon I'm wilting (it's already 95f)so rather than call 911 we quit, finish tomorrow.

    We've already got the posts in - did that the other day.
    He's got a come-along to stretch the fence - now to the shower and take a nap. ...
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