Morning Mist

      Thought it would snow. Instead we woke to a blanket of fog and I left the indoors cozy for a walk with the surreal that beckons one stray. Camera: Canon A480 10mp with a saw dust filter. I like ’em cheap. Mr. Coffee assisted mitigating use of tripod. 7:00 am PST. In … Read more

Care And Upkeep Of Writers

REVISED. Gad, the first version was meh. Dearest Darling, I confess that I have featured you in numerous provocative and compromising scenarios. I’ve also bumped you off without remorse. Early in our relationship, I would have been embarrassed to let you read how I’ve relied upon your visage and reputation for my content. Over time, … Read more

Simplifying Economics – Dueling Posts

Our public/government deficit is a one dollar to one dollar balance sheet.  It balances our private sector surplus and our trade deficit.  The only other way to balance our trade deficit is on the back of private surplus; wealth.  In other words, for as long as we’re going to buy foreign products and services with … Read more

Gathering On The Mount

12/21/12. Midnight… Yeah, rubber boots, what I decided to go down in. We paused, looking at the sky, my beloved and I, to get a good view. The sky was not particularly biblical, so we returned somewhat disappointed. There were no indications of gamma ray toastus or meteorites. No evidence of reptile people. Nary a … 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

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

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

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

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

Summer Memories – Family Reunion

In our ongoing collection of Summer Memories, M Dawn takes us on a journey to a special place and time. …   Summer Family Reunion M Dawn Thacker   My grandmother cooked the best fried chicken, baked beans, and candied yams. Her potato salad put others’ to shame and her country ham biscuits disappeared from … Read more

Various Musings on Self Adjudication

There’s a good movie with Jack Nicholson as a book editor. I like his set up, work at ten am with the manuscript neatly parsed on his big oak desk. He picks up a red pen and begins to paint. I think he was a vampire or something—in the movie. Personally, I think the editor’s … Read more

Little Miss Liberty – The Game

Three rules of investing: 1. Invest in yourself first. Invest in your knowledge and character. 2. Remember you are dealing with people. 3. Buy low and sell high.   The Game: Tempt people into slavery using their own lust.   The Strategy: People want to be loved. However, many people are too lazy or too … Read more

Traveling On Music Street

  From foggy N’awlins. (Did I spell that right?) Took many photos, haven’t gone through them all, but here’s one, turned b&w by computer magic, a guy playing cello (my favorite instrument) in the street. He was actually pretty good, at least to my ear. Ears are still ringing after a walk down Bourbon Street … Read more