Monthly Archives: May 2017

i.d.

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why yes, i’m happy to wait here all day while you check my i.d.

i’ll just stand right by this alert and tan in the glow of its light.

take all the time you need. i’ll hang out for a few minutes longer.

thanks so much for sending help.

does anyone else have this message on their screen?

oh?

you i.d. everyone?

great policy.


“i have reached an age when, if someone tells me to wear socks, i don’t have to.”

-albert einstein 

through my fingers.

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maurice sendak’s

“where the wild things are”

was initially pitched as

 “where the wild horses are”

his editor loved the pitch but

sendak could not draw horses

so the wild things he drew

ended up being

caricatures of his relatives.

“writing, to me, is simply thinking through my fingers.”
-isaac asimov

credits: maurice sendak, “where the wild things are” – 1963, harper and collins

 

 

jungle.

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as we made our way through the jungle of giant leaves, 

only one of us spotted a tiger and we looked out for each other.

“on a hard jungle journey nothing is so important as having a team you can trust.”
― tahir shah, House of the Tiger King: The Quest for a Lost City

scream.

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my key fob missing its insides and screaming.

me looking for the insides of my key fob and screaming.

went to have coffee with my friend

locked up my car

put my key in my pocket

when i returned to the car

all i had left of my electronic key

was the empty screaming shell pictured above 

insides were nowhere to be found 

used the key/shell in the car door 

and the panic button screamed nonstop

with no electronics to turn it off

 until my car started

each and every time

a bit dumbfounded

as key fob was still in one piece

in my pocket

found a tiny screw missing in back

somehow it had

unscrewed itself

fallen out

opened itself up 

insides popped out

closed itself back up

and was empty 

like it never happened

interesting scenario

luckily i have daughters

with my keys all over the place

and my car has stopped screaming 

but my old key fob still looks upset. 


“the universe is like a safe to which there is a combination.

but the combination is locked up in the safe.”

-peter de vrie

credit: edvard munch – the scream

weekend in ‘the d.’

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took a ride on the q line train

in detroit city

on it’s inaugural weekend

so full of happy people

got off at campus martius

a downtown oasis

sat on the beach

created right in the middle of the city

for outdoor summer adventures

 enjoyed wonderful cuban jazz

live and in color

plus a little guy who couldn’t resist sitting in with the band

 a natural improv artist of the highest order

the energy in the city was contagious.

“a city isn’t so unlike a person. they both have the marks to show they have many stories to tell.
they see many faces. they tear things down and make new again.”

– rasmenia massoud – broken abroad