Tag Archives: figure eights

Free To Do What?

     In the many nether areas between extreme and unyielding points of heat, light, distance, density, strength, mass, and combustibility, where much settling occurs, in most cases out of balance, because balance floats like a butterfly and stings like a … Continue reading

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Second or Third to None

     The sad, bloated numbers came in from the chill, flopped down, went out again.  They were hardly able to stand straight in line for inspection while holding up so much excess weight.  Before toppling, they were spun, padded, … Continue reading

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Slow, Superficial, Weak, Shallow

     The dirty gulls that flock to the lagoon formed where Aptos Creek used to flow directly into Monterey Bay before the state of California slammed its bureaucratic stamp down are not a popular bunch.  In the argot of … Continue reading

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Good At Denying

    The afternoon lecture from the tawny owl was focusing on a number of fascinating topics in minimally near and abutting mind-body dualism, areas where humans en masse did not shine.   It was taking place in a circular … Continue reading

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All These Blues

     I was compelled to fly to New York on the luxurious red eye because I lack control over my own destiny, but I escaped from the slippery chains that bound me on the second day following the third … Continue reading

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Sad Songs for Emergency Situations

    I was listening to a sad song that was neither bumping, nor grinding, nor ramming, nor jamming.   It did not resemble jumbled pork in the mixer, or bleating sheep dipping, or stoic beef stirring.  It was not … Continue reading

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Coots and Loons

     The coots and the loons were at it again.  Sniping, biting, roiling the clear waters that tumble out of the Santa Cruz Mountains.  A real pair of birdbrains acting like a couple of bratty humans.  Even the trash picking … Continue reading

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Thee Mrs.

     The tawny owl was filling me in on some fascinating details, a tragic tale as it turned out, and a cautionary one as well, about the wayward duck flying South, who was bushwhacked by a marauding gang of … Continue reading

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Piquant Stew

     The tawny owl had been showing some of the cooler sights in the Santa Cruz Mountains to a pair of distant cousins from outside of South Philly who ate a lot of brown rats in their diet.  He … Continue reading

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