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Just a Thought

I wished my family would buy normal sliced white bread, the kind that went into toasters, like every other family I knew. My father had found a local baker’s shop where they made thick loaves of heavy brown bread, and … Continue reading

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Just a Thought

Heck did not know any French, and he listened to these people talking with some awe, some distrust — a part of him had trouble believing people could communicate by sounds so alien. And all around lay the detritus of … Continue reading

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One Year

Okay, here we go. I am actually going to do this. I am actually going to try this. I am actually talking to myself in a rapid-fire discussion to both do this, and run away and not do this. Okay, … Continue reading

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Just a Thought

Can a man still be brave if he’s afraid? That is the only time a man can be brave.—George R. R. Martin/Game of Thrones

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Anxiously Attempting

The problem for me with having no job AND being asked to shelter-in-place and social distance is the choices. I can do anything. I can do almost anything. I can do a lot. Well okay, I can do a large … Continue reading

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Just a Thought

Sprocket fiend is the name I have for the subterranean dimension to my film addiction. The subtle, beneath-the-sound-track sound of the clattering projector in those old rep theaters, especially in the New Beverly. The defiant, twenty-four-frames-per-second mechanical heartbeat that says, … Continue reading

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WORDS=SELF-CARE

It is clear that more time alone and more time at home are not what was keeping me from writing. Fear. Fear is clearly what has been keeping me from writing. I am not even certain that what I am … Continue reading

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Just a Thought

His friend, ex-accountant turned Tahitian layabout artist Paul Gauguin, suggested something radical. Why not paint something … from memory? Just once, instead of painting what you’re actually looking at, render an artwork through the prism of recollection. What newer, emotional … Continue reading

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No, I don’t know what I’m doing. Thank you for asking.

I started a blog a long time ago. A long long long long time ago in the general scheme of internet time. When I first started it, I loved it. Adored it, enjoyed planning things out to share, and felt … Continue reading

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Just a Thought

Sandy gave her mother a look of secret ferocity which meant: you promised to leave us all on our own, and a promise is a promise, you know it’s very bad to break a promise to a child, you might … Continue reading

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