Monthly Archives: July 2012

Internet Blackout

For what it is worth.  I will have no internet access for about two weeks or so.  So stay tuned for more updates soon.  Thanks for the support! Advertisements

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Epic Adventures in Plumbing

“The washing machine is expelling water.” “Well that’s not good.” “No.  No it isn’t.” “Can you fix it?” “I will try.” Secret Wishes or Adventures in Plumbing If you’ve ever worked with plumbing, you know the unlimited joy it brings.  … Continue reading

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Enemy: Unknown

What it is.  What it was.  What it will be. Not if I can help it. Eight days since the communication blackout.  At first, cell phones stopped working, and then the land lines, and with it – the web.  Information … Continue reading

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Memories of a forgotten past Drown us in pathetic sorrow Trying to remember the soul that once was Trying to remember the souls surrounding Pain of deceit Forgetfulness Are you gone? Are you lost? Have you moved on? Information connects … Continue reading

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Success and Failure

Rain finally gave way to the humid goodness of sunshine.  It was the day when the correct bicycle air pump was purchased. (Quite the relief.)  I had been sent on a mission to acquire mustard from Sunny.  We discovered that … Continue reading

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Shovel or get out of the way? You decide.

I come from a place that exists near the first knuckle of the left thumb (or right, depending on how you look at it).  ‘Da U.P., eh!  At least that’s what is said.  Those that know have experienced a winter … Continue reading

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Bicycles and Wet Feet

It rained.  And rained.  And rained.  Whether the sky let fall it’s unadulterated bounty of incarcerated liquid or if it only let it fall with the most extreme torpid flutter.  It still rained.  Trapped inside a 15 X 36 foot … Continue reading

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