The Big Sleep

First Paragraph:

It was about eleven o’clock in the morning, mid October, with the sun not shining and a look of hard wet rain in the clearness of the foothills. I was wearing my powder-blue suit, with dark blue shirt,

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Best People

No really, we’re here to help.

“You can’t win the whole country anymore, so stop trying. You don’t need fifty million people to love you. You need five million people fuck­ing pissed. Anger sells. You have fans. I have soldiers.”

—Stormfront (closet Nazi superhero) to Homelander
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Prescience

Son, I told you, sterile, fireproof, flotation devices, but did you listen?

pre•science | \ ˈpre-sh(ē-)ən(t)s

n. foreknowledge of events:
 
a : divine omniscience
 
b : human anticipation of the course of events : foresight


Gloomy

It’s a bit gloomy here. The rest of the town appears to be missing.

Downtown Lawrence has gone into hiding.

Oiled Wildlife Care Network

Head Exam, Oiled Grebe - Photo by Gayle Uyehara.
Head Exam, Oiled Grebe – Photo by Gayle Uyehara.

Since I quit regularly checking my Facebook page, it seems the algorithm overlords have filled in the empty space on my timeline with a huge number of animal rescue videos (and also videos of machines reducing the manual labor required … the rest “Oiled Wildlife Care Network”


He’s Awful.

Let’s wait a few minutes and see if they’re open.

He’s awful.

I know it. You know it. Everyone knows it.

His detractors know it and his supporters know it too.

You didn’t have to live for a long time in New York and New Jersey as I did, listening … the rest “He’s Awful.”


Billie Holiday

Billie Holiday
Billie Holiday

Just. Wow.

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Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Photo by Sergey Gorshkov – Adult Grand Title Winner 2020

These photos are beautiful and ugly, inspiring and heartbreaking. We should be grateful for the skill and dedication of these photographers.

Let’s not give up on this amazing planet. Whatever changes it takes, let’s make them.


Art Tatum

Here’s some rare video footage of Art Tatum. When you watch it, you realize it’s a real shame there isn’t more.

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