Monthly Archives: September 2018

9/22/18: Predators and Scammers (Part forty two, Unskilled Omaha version #2)

Chapter Five Scab Unskilled Omaha After paying rent and the several days of my (perhaps a bit unwise) street punk feeding program, what was left of the two hundred bucks I’d gotten from Fred was down to practically nothing by the time I showed up on the job site. The guy who'd hired me hadn't [...]

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9/20/18: Comfortably Naked

“Just beyond / yourself. // It’s where / you need / to be. // Half a step / into / self-forgetting / and the rest / restored / by what / you’ll meet. // There is a road / always beckoning. // When you see / the two sides / of it / closing together [...]

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9/19/18: Predators and Scammers (Part forty one, Omaha on a String version #2)

Omaha on a String But before I got the job to get that money, the money that would allow me to keep my dingy little basement room (for a while anyway) before I got that job, I had a few days to get to know my new little gang of “punks”. Of course, we didn’t [...]

By | 2018-09-19T09:38:14+00:00 September 19th, 2018|For The Book!|Comments Off on 9/19/18: Predators and Scammers (Part forty one, Omaha on a String version #2)

9/18/18: Predators and Scammers (Part forty, Omaha on a Shingle version #2)

Omaha on a Shingle The ally outside my dingy little basement dungeon of a room, is also a hangout spot for this group of kids. Most appear to be in their early teens, a few as young as eight or nine. I've seen them nearly every day now, on my way in or out. They [...]

By | 2018-09-19T07:03:13+00:00 September 18th, 2018|For The Book!|Comments Off on 9/18/18: Predators and Scammers (Part forty, Omaha on a Shingle version #2)

9/17/18: Predators and Scammers (Part thirty nine, Omaha Affirmations version #2)

Omaha Affirmations I’m sitting on the floor, in the middle of MY room. The dim diffuse glow reflected off an adjacent building, struggles to define MY four walls. High up one of these walls… the only window from which natural light can enter, is open. Random street sounds from the road beyond MY alley… an [...]

By | 2018-09-17T06:36:48+00:00 September 17th, 2018|For The Book!|Comments Off on 9/17/18: Predators and Scammers (Part thirty nine, Omaha Affirmations version #2)

9/16/18: Predators and Scammers (Part thirty eight, Omaha Mastications version #2)

Omaha Mastications One might say that the moment we walked into our new apartment in Omaha, the writing was on the wall for our little makeshift family from Norfolk. But a better metaphor would probably be the bloodstain on the floor. Only… it was not a metaphorical bloodstain, it was a very real bloodstain. It [...]

By | 2018-09-16T11:29:32+00:00 September 16th, 2018|For The Book!|Comments Off on 9/16/18: Predators and Scammers (Part thirty eight, Omaha Mastications version #2)

9/15/18: Predators and Scammers (Part thirty seven, Omaha Adumbrations version #2)

Chapter Four New Blood   Omaha Somewhere in middle America Get right to the heart of matters It’s the heart that matters more I think you’d better turn your ticket in And get your money back at the door —— Adam Duritz -------------------------------------------- Omaha Adumbrations I’ve been looking at Google maps and Wikipedia entries. Trying to [...]

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9/14/18: Predators and Scammers (Part thirty six, Omaha Motivations #3 version #2)

Omaha Motivations #3 My adult self can't help but feel that I'm very lucky Fred talked me into leaving my job in Norfolk that weekend.  Yea… that’s what I said. Fred had no idea... but he might have been saving my life. When he said whatever it was he said after putting that money in [...]

By | 2018-09-15T20:53:45+00:00 September 14th, 2018|For The Book!|Comments Off on 9/14/18: Predators and Scammers (Part thirty six, Omaha Motivations #3 version #2)

9/13/18: Predators and Scammers (Part thirty five, Omaha Motivations #2 version #2)

Omaha Motivations #2 I wasn’t in a blurry haze this time. This time I felt like I’d shifted into another dimension or something. A reality that looked a lot like the one I'd just been in... only in this one, my frantic tizzy was gone. My cool friend Fred had cajoled me out of it. [...]

By | 2018-09-14T07:56:11+00:00 September 13th, 2018|For The Book!|Comments Off on 9/13/18: Predators and Scammers (Part thirty five, Omaha Motivations #2 version #2)