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Road Trip Memories; Dad And Me

Road Trip Memories; Dad And Me

It was a nearly perfect trip, with nearly perfect memories. We didn’t see everything we wanted to, or do everything we planned to, but we spent the better part of eight great days together. Come to think of it, there were just three things keeping it from being perfect; a game of catch, a game of chess, and some toasted peanut butter sandwiches. [Read the rest of this article...]

Observations at 80 MPH

Observations at 80 MPH

As multiple cars began zigging and zagging from emergency stopping and the irrefutable laws of centrifugal force, they faced multiple dilemmas. The big white truck was coming on strong for a possible head-on date with destiny, but that front windshield view was complicated by the huge tractor-trailer that had joined the fray quickly closing the gap in their rear-view mirrors [Read the rest of this article...]

Freedom Farts for Democracy

Freedom Farts for Democracy

Acting as a hired gun -- or a one-man independent consultant if you will -- for the corporations and front groups that account for many of the atrocities of Imperialism and Corporatism that I and my leftist brethren have fought to stop, Bob spoke of the wheelings and dealings of his past; not with pride nor with shame, but with an impartial and nonchalant ambiguity that comes with years of deal making and a love of and need for the game. Moral absoluteness is not a part of the equation as Bob seemed to be fully aware of human factor that was the inevitable collateral damage of the career he has made for himself. [Read the rest of this article...]

Geezer Time

Geezer Time

Watershed moments: some friends of a certain age bracket recently wrote of the defining moment when that certain inevitable realization arrives that you are no longer the person that you used to be. Not the razor sharp mind. Not the quick, snappy comeback that’s perfect for the occasion. Just the dull, numbing awakening that time is relentless and it has arrived at your home. In fairness to both genders, we’ll open with a male folly followed by a female folly. [Read the rest of this article...]

The View Before The Fall

The View Before The Fall

As he surveyed the crowd beneath and the Sun abreast, he smiled in the satisfaction of knowing to which she referred. He was, in his mind, now and always, cold and detached. Hadn't this always been his hallmark? Wasn't this the capacity in himself that he truly valued? If his beloved could not appreciate his strengths, could not accept the benefits to the family that they had provided, then what else could he do. He smiled as he acknowledged how little he felt. He felt the rush of expectation from the mob beneath him. [Read the rest of this article...]

Carrie: Possessed by Rock’N’Roll

Carrie: Possessed by Rock’N’Roll

Soon she had people dancing with her. Until now, it had been Carrie by herself while others were dancing as couples or in small friendly groups. Yet, she remained the center of attention. Never letting up, driving to the music, grimacing at the drummer to drive it harder and harder. Carrie was possessed by rock’n’roll. [Read the rest of this article...]

It Never Got Weird Enough for Me

It Never Got Weird Enough for Me

After a few days deprived of sleep and fueled by the byproducts of modern inorganic chemistry, the MIBBs could creep up suddenly, yet seamlessly be an intricate part of the desert landscape and a constant presence within the psyche. The MIBBs and Military and Border Patrol were forever and always ingrained in the path of the cowboy silver miner. [Read the rest of this article...]

Animated Balls: Election 2012

Episode 1: It's Hard to Choose Just One

Episode 2: Occupy Wall Street

Episode 3: 999! The Cain Train to Prosperity

Episode 4: Small Government

Episode 5: Newt is Forgiven

Episode 6: A Candidate with Big Balls

Episode 7: Why We Must Elect Rick!

Episode 8: Don't Make Me Use the "S" Word!

Episode 9: Santorum & Obamaville

Episode 10: Settle for Mitt!

Episode 12: Austerity and Obama's Debt!

Episode 13: From My Cold, Dead Hands!

Episode 14: Ryan is a Bold Choice for VP!

Episode 15: Mitt Romney's Taxes

Episode 16: Mitt & Me; 2 Peas in a Pod!

Episode 17: Mitt and the 47%

Episode 18: The PA Voter ID Law

Episode 19: The Boss is Running!

Episode 20: Benghazi Has Legs

Episode 21: Grover, the NRA, and the GOP

Animated Balls: A New Frontier!

Piers Morgan & the White House Conspire Against Alex Jones!

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