Tag Archives: James Brown

Carrying The Load

      I was trying in the normal course of repelling adverse events to maintain an alliance between concentrated eyes and spine while laughing my ass off in a tight defensive mode when something in my neck popped. And … Continue reading

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Don’t Give Me No Stinking Can

.        I was strapped into a prosaic airplane, not exactly tight, but inexactly tight, which was tight enough, and too tight for me.  They, whoever they were and are, would not allow me to move about freely, … Continue reading

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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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Is And All There Is

    The first time the marauding scorpion currently wreaking havoc in the Santa Cruz Mountains heard James Brown, he was compelled to pause.  He could feel a familiar, primal force vibrating deep in his dirt. It was a feeling … Continue reading

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Picture James Brown With Wings

     Owls from a who’s who of perches and nests among the tallest redwood trees in the Santa Cruz Mountains, owls from the Diablo Range, the Gabilan Range, a big contingent of alto hooting owls from the Big Sur wildness … Continue reading

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Still Swimming

      The pre-wedding party waiting for the special seating arrangements to be completed in the dockside dining area, the one with the curvy bay view windows and naugahyde banquettes with embedded gold glitter, before they could sit down … Continue reading

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Cracks Opened Wide

    A small raiding party of ten trillion reddish ants, give or take, disembarked from a fetid banana boat in Corpus Christi, Texas and spread out.  All of them were stalwart warriors who possessed clear marching orders to follow. … Continue reading

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Hero Nero

      Famous hero Nero, who played the exalted lyre, not the common fiddle as oft maligned, and played it well, loved a roaring fire. He was a visionary who suffered from extensive ennui first.  He could maintain a … Continue reading

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In The Area Of Uplift

     The yang twin came home from middle school and farted with jubilation. The decibel level, combined with longevity, was pretty high up there. Conservatively, I gave it a nine. Then he laughed his little ass off, which was … Continue reading

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A Gathering of the Hemlock Society

     The tween twins arrived home after a typical day at middle school.  They agreed not much had gone down.  That is how typical usually goes. More had yet to come.  That meant nothing but the usual clang and … Continue reading

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