Let Me Taste Your Wares

 Gaboo recalls an autumn experience for this thanksgiving season…   Part-time job picking apples for one of my old man’s bar buddies. The guy owned a stitch on a hillside and procured himself a decent crop. A country drive, and Mr Apples is showing me the trees. Says “pick down this row,” and demonstrates how … Read more

Great News!

The overall polling trends are moving in favor of the President and democrats across the country. In his blog “FiveThirtyEight”, the statistician, Nate Silver, shows the likelihood of President Obama winning at about eighty-six percent. There were some touch-and-go moments over the last few weeks, when it looked like the pro greed and big business, … Read more

Why Are We Concerned With Politics?

Because there are madmen at the wheel. Think about it. If people didn’t pursue power over others, there would be no need for governance. That’s the power paradigm—those who take power from an oppressor become the oppressor. The word ‘environment’ used to be define our surroundings. Then the word became associated in the phrase ‘natural … Read more

Hurricane Sandy: M Dawn Reports

When Hurricane Sandy hit the Caribbean we hardly noticed. She was just a blip on the world radar, a ten second blurb on the evening news. She was a tropical storm then, meandering up the coast, traveling at a mere thirteen miles per hour. Late last week, our newscaster pulled us in to look at … Read more

Musing on Deteriorating Urban Infrastructure

  “Roads in suburban neighborhoods are better than urban” subsidized neighborhoods. I’ve heard this railed on the news, re some speech a politician was giving to establish an us vs them tactic. Infrastructure depends on the mayor of the community and the tax base. Reminds me of the road to Secret Lake. One bend is … Read more

Hold On To Your Pillar

Everyone has a pillar inside, something strong to hang on to. Hang on to it. Sometimes the wind bears down hard and sometimes it guides. If everything could be smooth—that would be a fine dream. Hold onto a pillar and that dream, where it is smooth and each step glides and each experience arrives as … Read more

What to buy for Armageddon?

There are only a few shopping days left until Armageddon. Writers are intuitive, and many leave chores for last. I’m not sure what I’ll get those closest, or even those in close proximity. Haven’t been tuned up to far reaching circumstances and half the conclusions we arrive at lose importance with vicinity. Goals are less … Read more

Truth, Good or Bad

Someone prompted the following… For True 10/23 21:36:49 the ways I fear the truth as I fear the day rising locked in a moment before the dream burns away truth can wait hard, unforgiving, merciless truth stayed– holding, clinging closest to god before the ringing before a name is called when inevitable turns outcome gather … Read more

Rear-View Mirror

According to the poets, spring is the season of love, but I’m seeing it every day as the leaves fall and the smell of wood smoke is in the air. Autumn. I noticed evidence of this a week ago, driving through my residential streets on a Sunday, mid-afternoon. It was especially warm that day, but … Read more

No Batteries Please!

It has been a very different experience hooking up with this man from the U.S. For one, I didn’t meet him on the internet. There was no profile to get the goods on him.  ie: fave color, pets, intentions, likes and dislikes. No, dear readers, I had nothing but a connection with his cousin, whom … Read more

Find the Cause

  “59,000 North Americans will die of breast cancer in one year.” Pink Ribbons Inc. National Film Board of Canada   I was up late the other night watching the documentary, Pink Ribbons Inc. I was shocked to learn the facts. We think we know and understand something and it is revolutionary to realize we … Read more

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Embers – Tales of Romance with Adrienne

  Internet dating has made meeting people so easy and throws a single person into the dating pool filled with all kinds of interesting and not so interesting men and women all looking for someone. Times really having changed. In the past singles had to make special efforts to even be exposed to potential mates. … Read more

Scariest Animals

A tale trilogy from Gaboo… Tale Of Two Chickens Two chickens, both from the same flock, and raised for eggs. One is sexier, smaller, with better color in feathers. The other is bigger, smarter, and plays the angle. There are two more hens, but they’re older, meaner, and they gossip. Now, of the two youngin’s, … Read more

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Grandpa’s On Facebook!

  Make no mistake, he doesn’t have all the characteristics of the men depicted on Mad Men, that hot award-winning sitcom that everyone talks about. But he is from that era and he would be damned if he would ever wear a pair of jeans. No, this man, my dad, was a shirt and tie … Read more