Monthly Archives: June 2009

Happy Father’s Day – A Mangled Tribute

Occasionally I like to look at bad poetry, it takes on many forms and we’ve often come to know and love it. This week I want to take a moment to recognise Fathers with a mangled tribute. There is a … Continue reading

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Tucson, First Impressions

I’m not going to promise that this is my last Tucson post, but I do not have any more planned.  The trip to get here was a hair raising time that taught me a lot about myself, patience, and enforced … Continue reading

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Tucson or Bust – Day 3, Return to Arrakis

It’s surreal to watch the desert landscape and remember that I’ve been here before. There is a familiarity to the desolation and that is somewhat comforting. As the miles roll beneath me I contemplate my return. Last time I saw … Continue reading

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Tucson or Bust – Day 2, Long Day

Day two involved a lot of learning. I learned that a fully loaded budget moving truck will go 383 miles with a full tank of gas and it will go 384 miles with a full tank of gas, but it … Continue reading

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Tucson or Bust – Day 1, A Chance to Enjoy the Scenery

This blog post was nearly titled “the path to patience” the first half of today was spent exhausting what was left of my already broken resolve, I won’t admit to being to old to fill the truck all by myself, … Continue reading

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Observations / The Benefit of Perspective

The truck is 75% loaded, moving is going… well. I couldn’t be more exhausted. One of the nice things about hard work is it gives you a chance to get the crazy out… the first few hours were spent with … Continue reading

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Tucson or Bust – Day 0

The house is darker than it has ever been, the only sound is the noxious motor sounds of cars passing on the nearby freeway.  I don’t love this place, and as I prepare the house for the moving truck I … Continue reading

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Mangled Poetry – Rhyming Revisited

Occasionally I like to look at bad poetry, it takes on many forms and we’ve often come to know and love it.  One of my favorite mangled poem delivery methods is music.  Music has a way of capturing your imagination, … Continue reading

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Once Upon a Time – Chapter One – A Beginning

Chapter One A Beginning “Time is a river, you’re either the bed, the water, or the leaf.  Everyone has to find a way of dealing with it.” Once upon a time there was a young boy who dreamed of adventure.  … Continue reading

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Once Upon a Time – A Bed Time Story Begins – Prologue

A brief prologue: This story starts as most good bedtime stories do, with a wonderful once upon a time…  Imagine laying quietly on a blanket in the evening on a grass covered hill.  The weather is warm, the air is … Continue reading

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