Archive For The “The Mind Game” Category

Nobody Frames A Guilty Man

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Nobody Frames A Guilty Man

Guilt or no guilt: these were the worst things.  The only things worse than the guilt was the fear of getting caught. –  Elin Hilderbrand Watching the news, he couldn’t help thinking something he learned accidentally in Latin class.  All his Latin was accidental. Alea jacta est.  The die is cast. Honestly, he had thought…

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Kissing My Father Goodbye

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Kissing My Father Goodbye

Pain was its own teacher, and there wasn’t any way to learn how it worked but to be visited. If the visits weren’t right on top of each other – if they were far enough apart so you could forget the way it came but close enough to remember it went away – you could…

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The Old Man In Retirement

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The Old Man In Retirement

It’s not necessarily the amount of time you spend at practice that counts; it’s what you put into the practice. – Eric Lindros   My day.  Edited for brevity. Up at dawn. Coffee.  Probiotics. Pick up dog shit. Long, long walk. Big snoring dog. Mourning papers. Nap.  Kidding. Vodka and tonic. Spinach dip. Smoky tunes….

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A Life Of Quiet Contemplation

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A Life Of Quiet Contemplation

People are strange.   They are constantly angered by trivial things, but on a major matter like totally wasting their lives, they hardly seem to notice. – Charles Bukowski The old man lived a life of quiet contemplation. One thought nagged, should he be doing something more useful with his time. And what would it be….

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Tired As F*ck

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Tired As F*ck

Great is the power of habit.  It teaches us to bear fatigue and to despise wounds and pain. – Marcus Tullius Cicero How the fuck tired is tired as fuck? The question amused him. Which is sad as shit. Dog tired.  

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Hold On, I’m Cummin’

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Hold On, I’m Cummin’

And the hero cried out, hold on, I’m comin’, I’m comin’.  Don’t worry, it’s me.  I’m on my way.  I’m cummin.’  His dog weighed more than he did.  By five kilos or so.  Funny, an American, you had to run distances and deal drugs to learn the metric system.  The young redhead used up all…

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Have A Change Of Underwear Handy

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Have A Change Of Underwear Handy

I hate taking life seriously, because there’s time enough for seriousness. What is death if not serious, and that seems to last forever. –  Jamaica Kincaid If life had taught him anything, it was that life is not a good listener.  You couldn’t teach life a damn thing.  Life is a one way street. Now…

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What Keeps You Awake At Night?

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What Keeps You Awake At Night?

We’re the good guys.  We’re not the perfect guys. – Mad Dog Mattis   Ready or not. What keeps you awake at night? Life is an injury. Life makes my heart race. I weep for the future. Is will power an oxymoron? Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everybody you meet….

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Remember When You Used To Wish You Were Tiger Woods

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Remember When You Used To Wish You Were Tiger Woods

We are here to laugh at the odds and live our lives so well that death will tremble to take us. – Charles Bukowski   Remember when you used to wish you were Tiger Woods. Famous with a big stick, porno princesses, Bob Evans waitresses wouldn’t leave you alone. Now look at you. But Lord,…

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Thank You, Gregg Allman

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Thank You, Gregg Allman

As they say in the bible, that you’re supposed to rejoice when people die and mourn when they’re born, because it’s one of the most painful acts you go through in life, is being born, and dying.

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