Deciding to like

Seems like mostly we don’t decide what we’re going to like. We just like it and go with that. I know I never decided to like blue, or trees, or not flossing. It just came to me. Like seafood – it’s not my fault it came with lemon-butter sauce. I never heard anyone say, “You […]

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Filed under: Philosophical Brevities | Posted on June 28th, 2009 by LWIII | No Comments »

Westward, chessman

a ha Come on, now luring the Traveler Mighty Voyager Curious, into its dark womb The graves grinning Indians of night Westward luring into the brothel, into the blood bath into the Dream The dark Dream of conquest & Voyage into night, Westward into the Night ~ Jim Morrison, Wilderness, the Lost Writings Such carnal […]

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Filed under: Quotes from Writers | Posted on June 25th, 2009 by LWIII | No Comments »

The original city

The human race is a mixed up bunch. Rascals and saints, switching from day to day and person to person, era to era. This morning I’m a scoundrel, tonight an angel. He was a bastard until he saved her life. She was a genius, until she forgot how to love. How did we start, and […]

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Filed under: Life | Posted on June 22nd, 2009 by LWIII | No Comments »

Vengeance

Revenge stories are quite a hoot. To watch someone be wronged horribly, then to see the righteous justice of their avenger get carried out by a likeable hero, is one of my favorite storylines. Sad to say, since I like to think of myself as somewhat civilized and moralish. Must be something in the blood, […]

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Filed under: Words and Stuff | Posted on June 19th, 2009 by LWIII | 4 Comments »

To be or not to be normal

Is normal a virtue, or should it be?  Does normal simply mean lack of courage, lack of adventure or lack of difficulty?  Maybe normal is an artificial state of mind none of us reach – and if we did, I suspect we want to make radical changes.  I feel like waking up Jack Kerouac to […]

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Filed under: Words and Stuff | Posted on June 17th, 2009 by LWIII | 11 Comments »

Vacuums

Nature abhors a vacuum. And so do I. Which is why I’m so glad I just paid the carpet cleaners a hundred bucks to come in and clean up my floor. Dirt begone! Now that it’s dry and the chemical smell is gone, it’s darn perky around here.   Actually, nature adores a vacuum, if […]

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Filed under: Philosophical Brevities | Posted on June 15th, 2009 by LWIII | 4 Comments »

Salt and pepper

Salt. Yum. Too much is bad though. What’s up with that? Moderation is good. Too much moderation, however, is immoderate. Showdown in the salt and pepper corral. Duoable, LWIII

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Filed under: Words and Stuff | Posted on June 10th, 2009 by LWIII | No Comments »

Bye Bye Birdie

It all started with Bye Bye Birdie, the film that let me know I was destined for greatness. I must have been twelve when I saw it, and first fell in love with Ann-Margaret. After watching that movie I knew my starstruck destiny, a lifelong love affair with perky breasts – a life of music […]

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Filed under: Wonderment | Posted on June 10th, 2009 by LWIII | No Comments »

When words bedend

There comes a time in every sentence when you need to bedend. Bedending is something of a lost art these days, since it’s a nonsense word, and nonsense is not held in the high esteem it once was. Makes me feel kind of brillig and tovey, if you know what I mean, if not actually […]

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Filed under: Words and Stuff | Posted on June 8th, 2009 by LWIII | No Comments »

I’m Not There

Sometimes you’re dead and sometimes you’re livin’ Sometimes you’re pickin’ and sometimes a-grinnin’ Sometimes you’re wishin’ and sometimes you’re fishin’ And sometimes you’re going home. Songs beyond day and souls beyond givin’, Sunsets in morning and sunrise at evenin’, Saints are a-sinnin’ and sinners believin’, And sometimes you’re going home. It’s just like a wish […]

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Filed under: Writing | Posted on June 6th, 2009 by LWIII | 6 Comments »

Bummed-out smart guys

How come smart guys are bummed out so much? I mean, what’s the point in being smart if you can’t figure out a way to be happy? Not much use being intelligent if all it does is turn you into a well-spoken miserable whiner. This came to my attention recently as I was scouring the […]

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Filed under: Writing | Posted on June 3rd, 2009 by LWIII | No Comments »

Isle of View

In keeping with my present gratitude theme, today’s blog is about Jimmie Spheeris. He, or actually his album Isle of View, was one of my favorites, back in the day. And I want to express my gratitude for living through the tail end of the ‘60s (officially known as “the 70s”) experience of love and […]

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Filed under: Wonderment | Posted on June 3rd, 2009 by LWIII | 2 Comments »

Water of life

  Raining again today. Rainy and cold and dreary, as it has been for much of this spring. Yahoo! Man I love this. Maybe because I’m a water sign, or maybe just a waterbaby, or maybe because Colorado is a high plains state – semi-arid – and every drop of moisture is a blessing to […]

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Filed under: Life | Posted on June 2nd, 2009 by LWIII | No Comments »

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