Everyone has gone completely bat-guano eclipse cray cray. While visiting family in Eugene, OR, a couple weeks ago, i noticed that the upcoming eclipse was getting a lot of attention.  Temporary stands were going up selling Solar Eclipse 2017 schwag –  everything from “I Saw Solar Eclipse 2017” t-shirts to water bottles to the oh-so […]

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Living the life of a hitchhiker having been picked up by a car full of clowns – i find myself in a lot of crazy stories.  In fact, i would say that my life is kinda like swinging on monkey bars if the “bars” were wacko, hard-to-believe scenarios that i keep grabbing on for dear […]

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Gravity Kills is more than just a cool name for a great 90’s industrial rock band out of St. Louis. It’s also a statement of belief. Gravity DOES kill. In fact, the CDC states that falls are the leading cause of death in older Americans, which i assume means over 60? 70? How old is […]

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i think you really can go home again.  Just when you do…don’t take Alaska Airlines. i’ve got friends who think Alaska is DA BOMB and fly them all over the place and collect all those magical miles and then use them to fly more places. They tell me ALL of their experiences have been great! […]

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::Warning:: Excessive use of the word “crazy”. May cause outbursts of political correctness:: So, i decided today to totally own my insanity and to loudly and proudly take back the word ‘crazy’ from the oppressors. We’re Here! We’re Queer! In the Old Sense of the Word!! And we will form a coalition and a parade […]

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Yesterday i realized what it felt like to NEED to burn something down.  And then to not do it. Because, as you know, i’m not an arsonist. But, i COULD be…if i had to go to the DMV more than once every 10 years. Because it is these sorts of cattle-in-a-shute, hurry-up-and-wait, please-kill-me-now time killers […]

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Epic Road Trip Summer 2017 is finally over and i find myself back at home, with a thousand-plus more miles on the car, some fantastic not-to-be-forgotten-in-this-lifetime memories, and one broken dog. For one of us – the furrier and more legged one – the trip was a bit less epic. Or more. Depends on how […]

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For as long as i can remember, all i ever wanted to be was a rock star. As a child, i would shut myself in my bedroom, stand on my bed with hairbrush-microphone in hand and sing along with whatever was on the radio. At nine years old, i learned to play the guitar and […]

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It’s 7:00 am and the alarm goes off. i bounce out of bed, eager for the day ahead. i quickly feed the dog, shower, get dressed, and throw the last few essentials into my already packed suitcase. It is 7:45 am and it’s time to hit the road! i load the dog into the car, where […]

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Is it possible for one person to actually cause natural disasters every where they go? True natural disasters – like avalanches, blizzards and sandstorms? Really really big sandstorms? Like in The Mummy? In fact, the really big sandstorm is all i can remember from that movie. That, and Brendan Fraser, who i have a love/hate […]

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