NEGOTIATING WITH TERRORISTS. THANK YOU, JIM WRIGHT

Occasionally, someone takes all the thoughts rolling around chaotically in your head and puts them together flawlessly.

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FRIDAY BEFORE WORK

FRIDAY BEFORE WORK

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OCEANS OF TOMORROW

“I speak of new cities and new people,” he wrote. “…The past is a bucket of ashes … yesterday is a wind gone down, a sun dropped in the west …there is … only an ocean of tomorrows, a sky of tomorrows.”~~~from “Prairie” Carl Sandburg used in a speech by President Barack Obama today at Knox College

 

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MIDDLE AGED ANGST

“That’s why I’m so angry really–not because of all the chores and all the making nice and all the duty of being a woman–or rather, of being me–because these are the burdens of being human. Really I’m angry because I’ve tried so hard to get out of the hall of mirrors, this sham and pretend of the world, or of my world, on the East Coast of the Unites States of America in the first decade of the twenty-first century. And behind every mirror is another fucking mirror, and down every corridor is another corridor, and the Fun House isn’t fun anymore and it isn’t even funny, but there doesn’t seem to be a door marked EXIT…..

I’ve finally come to understand that life itself is the Fun House. All you want is that door marked EXIT, the escape to a place where Real Life will be; and you can never find it. No: let me correct that. In recent years, there was a door, there were doors, and I took them and I believed in them, and I believed for a stretch that I’d managed to get out into Reality–and God, the bliss and terror of that, the intensity of that: it felt so different–until I suddenly realized I’d been stuck in the Fun House all along; I’d been tricked. The door marked EXIT hadn’t been an EXIT at all.

Claire Messud “The Woman Upstairs”

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WEDNESDAYS ARE ALRIGHT

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MONDAY OF THE EASTER SNAP 2013

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I HATE TUESDAYS

I sure hope Abita doesn’t mind me ripping off graphics to plug my favorite Ice Cold Seasonal Lagar which I am exactly 3 hours away from having my first swig of and thereby quenching the thirst of my parched lips and dry throat.abita strawberry

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