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A Book From My Last Vacation

On my last trip to Vietnam, on the last real day of being there, I toured the War Remnants Museum.  I was pretty harrowing and ….. Anyway, I ended up going to a bunch of giftshops they had set up … Continue reading

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Goodbye Mr. Ellison

It is with a bit of a heavy heart that I write this piece. With so many thoughts going through my head, it is unlikely that I can write it in a short linear narrative, so I hope you will … Continue reading

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Successful Blogging

Lately, I have noticed an uptick in my WP stats. More people seem to be stopping by to take a look at my blog.  Some of those people are even going back and reading some of my older posts.  That … Continue reading

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Knocking Things Off My To-Do List

My to do list is full of a lot of mundane things. Little things need fixing, things need sorting, things need tidying….pretty much like anyone else’s list.  And much like anyone else, I am fantastic at not getting things checked … Continue reading

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Kerouac Found Me

She was beautiful, she had her own style, and she was reading On The Road. I am not going to wax lyrical about the book.  I have conflicting feelings about the book.  I have read it several times and felt … Continue reading

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Statistically Speaking

Perhaps I shouldn’t look at the statistics that WP provides. It leads me to thinking weird things. When I read that back to myself, it is obvious that I had better explain myself.  I am not talking about the total … Continue reading

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People Don’t Meet That Way Anymore

Yesterday was night to catch up with one of my best friends over some food and a couple of pints at Hemmingway’s–a, perhaps, too trendy for me Yorkville bar/eatery that I often find myself at. Maybe, I just like the … Continue reading

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A Friend Indeed

Today’s Perfect Moment is a surprise to me. What I mean is that the event is not a surprise, because it is definitely worthy of the title, but rather that its occurence was a wonderful surprise. A little background. I have … Continue reading

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Absence Explained and Award Received

First and foremost, sorry everyone (loyal readers especially) for not having blogged for so long. I have been under the weather for more than the past week and could not summon the energy to blog.  If I had free time, … Continue reading

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A Bag Spawns Thoughts Literary

When I read the book Time Was Soft There, I felt a kind of kinship with The Shakespeare and Company Bookstore. I cannot say if it was because of the writing, or just the idea of the place spoke to … Continue reading

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