Monday, April 22, 2024

The Fat City Bus Driver

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I was on a bus not too long ago that was being driven by a fat City Bus driver during which there was a hostile confrontation between him and one of the passengers that...

A Stone In My Shoe

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Remember Godfather Part 3, when Eli Wallach (Don Altobello) hires a father-son team of assassins to kill Michael? He starts off his pitch by saying he had a "stone in his shoe" that he...

Bemoaning The General Lack Of Self-Awareness In Tight Quarters

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My appetite was beginning to wane... and it occurred to me that perhaps some of this cultural erosion of common decency and fundamental self - respect could somehow be blamed on the invention of the cell phone. I mean.. think about it.. back in the old days of rotary and push button phones these sorts of conversations more commonly took place in the privacy of your own home and were rarely overheard by random strangers on the streets.

A Man On A Mission

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As he came into view, with his head down and not looking around at cars or other people, my neighbor approached – right on schedule – as if it was just like any other day of the week, month, or year. In that moment two truths became crystal clear to me : 1. The only thing in life that is absolute is death. 2. The best lives are those spent fighting to disprove rule # 1.

The Future Of Old Folk Shopping

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I sincerely appreciate every genre of music... Even the Techno stuff that has become so popular... And despite my disdain for some genres that celebrate violence and the mistreatment of women, I am all...

God Wink?

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If you are an atheist or non-believer, as you set out to read this entry, I won't hold it against you if you decide to move on to something else. Before you leave, however,...

Going To Hell In A School Bus

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I remember thinking that maybe that's how the real hell works - an unbearable stretch of torment and misery which is really nothing more then a Purgatory of sorts, intended only to lull you into thinking that it's not so bad after all and that you might actually be able to survive it... before satan opens the door and you get kicked in the face with the REAL hell.

Important Substack Lessons

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I did a piece recently, reminiscing about my long-passed Aunt Carrie ("A Cane, A Hatchet, And A Corncob Pipe") and some of the wisdom she imparted to me, especially as it pertains to the...

Kindred Strangers

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In my day-to-day life, mine is a simple existence - with a dog and two cats- comfortably ensconced in a Hermit lifestyle. Nonetheless, I am sometimes required to interact with the occasional humanoid because...

Tending To The Human Condition

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In the introduction to my first book, I made a general observation about the human species; "At our core, the primal driving forces of the human race, as they are with all living...