Monthly Archives: August 2018

8/19/18: Embracing the Dog Day

I hang up the phone (note... we need a new verb for this) and acknowledge the sweetness of connection. The joy of interaction, intimacy... interdependence. To relish my morning cup, to read from a favorite book, to repeat some household tasks... the mundane made more than. Get back to the room now. Do some much [...]

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8/18/18: Naked Truth

He faked to the left and he faked to the right And he snatched the purse from your hand "Someone stop me," he cried, As he faded from sight, "Won't nobody help a naked man?" "Won't nobody help a naked man?" ------ Randy Newman ---------------------------------------------- It's better to sleep naked It's is good for the [...]

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8/17/18: There Be Bumps

WHAM! ... "Ouch!" "Oh no... are you ok? I'm so sorry Andrew. So very sorry" "It's ok, I'm ok. I know you're trying to avoid them. It cannot be helped." "I'm doing the best I can... I'm so sorry." Thump thump thump ... Thump thump thump ... Thump thump thump ...  "Oh man does this road suck!" [...]

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8/16/18: The Happy Van!

"Gooooddafternoon, 2-5-6 checking in van number 1464." "Good afternoon and welcome back Brian. I copy van number 1464 and I show three to start. Have a good day." "10-4, I show the same. You have a good one as well." ------------------------------------ Pulling out onto Middle street on this, my second day back to work after [...]

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8/15/18: These Things

One of these things is not like the others, One of these things just doesn't belong, Can you tell which thing is not like the others By the time I finish my song? ----- Joe Raposo, John Stone and Bruce Heart ----------------------------------------------------- We walk among these things. These things presented as great art. It's a [...]

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8/14/18: Naked Logic

While preachers preach of evil fates Teachers teach that knowledge waits Can lead to hundred-dollar plates Goodness hides behind it's gates But even the president of the United States Sometimes must have to stand naked ------ Bob Dylan ------------------------------------------------- "Take your clothes off." "Excuse me?" "I'm naked." "I can see that. So what?" "So take [...]

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8/13/18: Jet-Lagged Jitterbug

In the moment I didn't even realize that Jitterbug... was also a brand of cell-phone The Brian Show would have been a dancing fool at Anna's last night if it hadn't been for the other part of this post's title Jet-lag At Anna's last night Heh... Old friends of the Hawaii-based variety The only kind of [...]

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8/7/18: Hudson

A calm Monday afternoon. Preparing to exit I-94 we encounter the same construction that threw us off before. Last time we tried going to Hudson this way, we got off too soon and ended up on state highway 35 south to River Falls. This time we get it right and take the Carmichael road exit [...]

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8/5/18: The Road, the Show.

The day I left, you said we might not meet again. I then knew how I wanted to, remember you my friend. ------------------ "The Brian Show" has been on the road for quite a while now, but yesterday (my dear reader) was a PERFECT reminder of how it is actually the road which is the [...]

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8/3/18: All This, and So Much More.

"The only way to have a friend, is to be one." ------ Ralph Waldo Emerson So much has changed. So many things seem to have not changed at all. When you live halfway around the world from where you grew up and went to school, it's hard to tell. My friends here haven't seen me [...]

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