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Aug.12.2012
Busy day yesterday, walkin', readin', writin', runnin' 'round, again, another of those days others should be fortunate enough to live, when you have the time and wherewithal to decide what you want to do and not be driven by others.  Wrote like crazy in the morning. Got myself to the...
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Aug.11.2012
Tectonic plates have been shifting in the household. The plates are always moving. The theory of relationship drift tells us that relationship plates are not fixed but are always moving, and that they float on the life's seas. Unseen forces drive the plates closer together and further apart. The...
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Aug.11.2012
I'm starting a non-science fiction, non-fantasy, non-horror short story. My working title is the Business of Marriage because I like that title. It has elements of business and marriage in it.It's something that I've wanted to do for some time. Thinking about it last night and this morning, I...
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Aug.10.2012
Had a good laugh this morning. Sitting, thinking about a dream I'd had, sipping a cup of coffee, trying to start my engine. I'd read and answered my email. Had a white paper to write and was not thrilled with it. Was waiting for a meeting to begin. So I turned online, drifted through Facebook. They...
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Aug.10.2012
Remember that Pointer Sisters song, "I'm So Excited"?  I'm very excited. Meeting with my writer friends tonight for a beer or wine. Circumstances have kept us apart for a month so I'm looking forward to seeing them and catching up. One is pitching a book. A NYTimes editor has taken an interest...
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Aug.10.2012
The signs are up. Posters. Pleas. A beloved dachshund is missing. The family chihuahua. Orange Kitty. Several other cats. Last seen at x, on day y. Those are the coordinates for their last known existence. Rewards, telephone numbers, photographs fill the signs. These are the signs:  a predator...
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Aug.10.2012
Had beer with my buddies on Wednesday night. We had a new temporary member, Bill. Bill was neighbor to one of the others. Bill and his wife, Mo, were back, passing through after attending a wedding up in Portland. They're heading back to Florida. I didn't know Bill but my Mo is my friend's wife and...
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Aug.09.2012
I listened again to "Moonrise Kingdom OST - The Heroic Weather-Conditions of the Universe, Part Seven, by Alexandre Desplat" from the end of the movie, "Moonrise Kingdom".  The playful tones of the heroic weather's music delivered me to a mellow mood after a last meeting ended at 7 PM. The...
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Aug.09.2012
There was a refinery fire at the Richmond Chevron plant. Premium gas prices at my local Shell station immediately went up twenty cents, pushing the price back up to 4.27 USD.   You feel for the people of Richmond, California, being ordered again to stay indoors and don't breath the air.  ...
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Aug.09.2012
There was a deeply purring cat licking my face and kneading. There was a smell of skunk. A bladder needed voiding. Lips and a throat asking for water.  Cats were fed. Refuge sought in bed and sleep. Thoughts awakened. There were thoughts of short stories. A promising beginning was  ...
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Aug.08.2012
Benumbed by the exertions of Being Me last night, I was chilling, cat on my lap, playing a computer word game on Pogo while watching one of my favorite shows, a sitcom called "The Big Bang Theory". It's a show about nerds and life. Life centers mostly around the opposite sex and family, and...
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Aug.08.2012
I finished George R.R. Martin's fifth book in his fire & ice series. As suspected, there are many, many loose ends remaining. So finishing it, it was like, nuts. It was like the good old "Dallas Days" when we all wondered, who shot JR? Or more recently, the Sopranos' days when we...
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Aug.08.2012
Well, it's confirmed again. Red on women affect men's attitude toward them. I'm not just claiming this. French researchers claim it, reinforcing earlier studies.  The study's abstract says, "Recent research conducted with humans demonstrated that red, relative to other achromatic or chromatic...
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Aug.08.2012
Oh, these computers. Always up to something. My wife's Apple keeps changing networks on her. My work computer is behaving although the mail and chat both give me issues. It's my personal laptop giving me most grief.  The work email situation is a little frustrating. While out in the world,...
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Aug.07.2012
Another duh moment, actually. I'm walking down, shifting gears from work and life to writing, yet something of yesterday stayed with me. Yesterday, August 6th was the anniversary of Hiroshima being bombed with an atomic bomb but it was also the day President Lyndon Johnson signed the Voting Rights...
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