"[My relationships were] like I was in these movies where the script was only half-written. When I’d get to the end of this half-script, the other actors wanted me to ad lib. But I had never gotten the hang of that. That’s why these movies were always box-office failures. Six of them in the past twenty years. I always blew the lines." ~ from my horrible first novel "Learn How To Pretend." (unpublished)(obviously)

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Change

I'm sitting in a hotel room in Fort Collins, Colorado. My fiancée and I have come up here to look at a home -- to put an offer on it if we can. 

We love it here. The air is fresh, the people friendly, the skyline devoid of signs and billboards. To move our family here would be, we think, a positive change. 

A positive one. So why is this so damned hard? Is the Universe fighting against us? Is the change we are supposed to be going through one of acceptance of where we were? Did we need to learn the lesson of satisfaction first?

Don't get me wrong. We don't think this is going to be a magic cure-all. But trying to raise our children in a better environment sure can't be wrong.

Today we are heading back to Albuquerque. We did make an offer on a place yesterday. The owner made a frustrating counter-offer. At noon today we'll call the realtor with our response. We put our best offer forward from the start. I don't want an angry negotiating battle from this. If that's what it will be, I don't want the place.

Even though I do want it.

Friday, June 21, 2013

A Reminder from this station.....

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And I Quote: Allen Ginsberg

"Being able to exist without credentials, existing simultaneously with the earth without apology any more than the sun has to apologize."
~ Allen Ginsburg

Sunday, June 16, 2013

C'est Le Merde

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Don Quixote (by Moebius)

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Myth of Unsustainable Meat


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Zen

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From Huff Post: Boomer Suicide In Men May Be Caused By Loneliness

Dr. Melinda Moore joined guests on HuffPost Live Wednesday to discuss why middle-aged men just may be "the loneliest people." To hear her explanation, take a look at the video above or visit HuffPost Live to watch the full segment.




Friday, June 14, 2013

And I Quote: Alice Walker

“The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.”
~ Alice Walker

Thursday, June 06, 2013

And I Quote: Jerome K. Jerome

"It is just at the very age when a man's character is forming that he tumbles into love, and then the lass he loves has the making or marring of him. Unconsciously he molds himself to what she would have him, good or bad."
~ Jerome K. Jerome (1859-1927)

And then he spends the rest of his life trying to fit that mold.

....and it really was good, you know.

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And I Quote: Louis C.K.

“It’s not your life, it’s life. Life is bigger than you. Life isn’t something that you possess, it’s something that you take part in and you witness.” 
- Louis C.K.