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Something to Believe In

“If I could just get off of this LA Freeway
Without getting killed or caught”
– Guy Clark, from LA Freeway Read more…

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Thief

It’s a great time for baseball fans. With a couple of weeks left in the regular season, a number of teams are still in the pennant race. Perennials, such as the Cardinals, Dodgers and Tigers are in the thick of things. I’m enjoying the Pirates’ return and newcomers such as the Royals, Orioles and Mariners.

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Fitful Sleep

“The mountains and the canyons started to tremble and shake
as the children of the sun began to awake.”
– Led Zeppelin, from Going to California

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Five Parts Museum and One Part Utility

“In another lifetime she must have owned the world, or been faithfully wed
To some righteous king who wrote psalms beside moonlit streams”
– B. Dylan, from I and I
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Perfect Enemies

“Ring the bells that still can ring
Forget your perfect offering
There is a crack in everything
That’s how the light gets in.”
- Leonard Cohen
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True Places

“It is not down on any map; true places never are.”
– Herman Melville from Moby Dick

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One Hack of a Day

I spent yesterday in the company of amazing horses and people who love horses. Put the two together and it’s a sight to behold. Gracious hosts, gorgeous grounds and lovely Bay Area weather made it special. Read more…

But I Do Like Silence

Recently, I’ve made a few phone calls to a software support phone number for help nobody else could offer me. They alone held the keys to the progress I very much needed to make at those particular moments. Read more…

And Sing About It

The news of the day makes me pause to think about those children unfortunate to have been born into the wrong place. Throughout the world, young lives are stolen. Yesterday, today and tomorrow.

Thugs with weapons in charge out there. Politicians unable to get it right. Flags flying. Children dying.

Time to kill our children
and sing about it.
Let’s all kill our children
and sing about it.

- from December Skies by Michael Timmins

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That Cat Could Play

Sleep came hard Wednesday night. Too short, also. I climbed into bed on time, with the intention to get a full mid-week rest to help carry me through to the end of the workweek. But it did not happen that way. Read more…

July 10

All the world’s a stage,
And all the men and women merely players;
They have their exits and their entrances,
And one man in his time plays many parts,
His acts being seven ages.
– As You Like It, Act II, Scene VII
William Shakespeare

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Ram On at Year One

It’s on to year two with Ram On. Getting started was the hard part, no matter how trivial the reasons. Read more…

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Open Road

The DMV calls me in every five years to renew my driver license. It’s a routine event – eye test, check a few boxes, sign here and there, and swipe the credit card. This year, I did it twice. Read more…

2003 and All That

Wait a minute. What year is this?

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