Monthly Archives: January 2008

woodpecker returns

Thoreau once wrote, “It is something to be able to paint a particular picture, or to carve a statue, and so make a few objects beautiful; but it is far more glorious to carve and paint the very atmosphere and … Continue reading

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GISP Tales

As a man with 5 decades of living experience, Ican not be a GISP (GUY IN SKINNY PANTS). To each his own I say, but I worked hard tobe relaxedfrom a fashion perspectiveand to work toward comfort in all aspects … Continue reading

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success for a big head

Success is ultimately not a beginning nor a stopping point but an uninterrupted trip, the ultimate Road Warrior’s Itinerary. I can pack my worn leather African bag, which I personally haggled for, in Morocco, and my twenty year old red … Continue reading

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Seuss bets

It is rumored that on a $50 bet that a book couldn’t be written with 50 words and as a result “Green Eggs and Ham” was born. Who knows about the truth of this report but regardless the use of … Continue reading

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sol soul

I have always liked the sun and the wind. I remember the first time I rode my bike down the biggest hill in my hometownsans shirt and how much I liked the feeling of going very fast. When I stopped … Continue reading

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A Homo Universalis head full of Saint Augustine

I saw the empty bar stool and plopped down, thepoet, actor, writer, and emerging Renaissance Man was thirsty, a recurring theme. A Homo Universalis head full ofSaint Augustine who says that the very perfection of a man is to find … Continue reading

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greeks, romans, and frequent travelers

Carrying around a handful of plastic cards with little numbers that get you free trips and free rooms is cool. Road Warriors have changed from saddle bags to Haliburton but their connection across time is so cool. I am an … Continue reading

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chillin and watchin

Think about Logos as viewed by Heraclitus, “To God all things are beautiful, good, and right. Jewish Philosophers like Maimonides believed that humans perfect themselves by intellectually and ethically imitating God. Tommy just chills and takes it all in. Report … Continue reading

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hinkey

I was often called Hickey throughout my high school years. I didn’t mind, really. And now when I go to high school reunions, I am called that moniker again with 10 year gaps in between; “the road up and the … Continue reading

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allegorical Hispaniola

I am Jim Hawkins, cleverly reconstructed, on a journey to Treasure Island. Despite Long John Silver’s deceptions, if I agree to stay the course in my journey with life and its ensuing exploits in me through the passage of this … Continue reading

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