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My First Pair of Combat Boots (technical training, draft)Goodfellow Air Force BaseGNA

Thu, 30 Nov 2017 03:00:49 +0000

Goodfellow Air Force Base, 1989 For military linguists, technical school is at Goodfellow Air Force Base in San Angelo, Texas. San Angelo, Texas is a small town, dusty, in the middle of nowhere Central Texas. During my technical training at Goodfellow Air Force Base, I became friends with Airman Hall. Airman Hall and I were […](image)


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My First Pair of Combat Boots (another drafty excerpt)GNA

Sun, 12 Nov 2017 01:55:26 +0000

Veterans Day. I am a veteran. I am writing a magically real memoir about my six years service in the United States Air Force. Following is one snapshot from my time in technical school at Goodfellow Air Force Base in San Angelo, Texas. Thank you for reading and supporting me. I can’t discern if I […](image)


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Where to next?IMAG6554GNA

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 23:27:39 +0000

Budapest is small and I've walked it from side to side. (image)


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My First Pair of Combat Boots (draft of a magically real interlude from within that book)GNA

Fri, 29 Sep 2017 23:26:29 +0000

Thanks to the generosity of my darling friends I am writing daily. And in honor of their patronage, just tonight, I wrote this magically real interlude about being a spy for the US Military. It’s a few words inspired by their collective love and generosity. For now, this is what I have to give. Thank […](image)


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A Land Scape IMAG5786GNA

Wed, 09 Aug 2017 00:08:13 +0000

The landscape in Strandhill, County Sligo, Ireland is fantastic. This earth lives to seduce locals and visitors alike. The Marram Grass-covered mounds change overnight, every night, and all night.  Marram Grass, the common name for Ammophila Arenaria, is the dominant species here. It is especially adapted by having deep roots that extend over a great area […](image)


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Herv the Venetian Seagull wp-1482277610066.jpegGNA

Tue, 20 Dec 2016 23:34:32 +0000

Herv was born in Venice. He is a Venetian Seagull. The H in Herv is not silent. Herv is a romantic. He believes that one seagull loves only one other seagull.  We believe: What if the heart soul body mind were dispersed loose and with every new encounter we took the opportunity to recognize all those […](image)


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Tiki Meets Gigajoy the Whale img_0883-1GNA

Mon, 21 Nov 2016 14:49:44 +0000

The men cast their lines even though it’s too dark to see fish. Tiki admires the one wearing a floppy red hat. “I especially like that he bit off his bait. He has huge teeth.”   The clock tower sings 23 chimes, then six chimes, then eight.  From the patio I see between the buildings onto […](image)


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Tiki Goes Under the Old Bridge dsc00035-1GNA

Sun, 13 Nov 2016 20:29:32 +0000

On the other side of the Old Bridge boys and girls are singing in bad English, “Superstition” by Stevie Wonder, more like supastzion. I laugh at them. From the terrace Tiki can see and hear better than me. She has many super powers. “I see their high heels and sneakers. I hear the ice cubes […](image)


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Me and Tiki: Castle by The Sea 30123075603_7cbf576724_oGNA

Fri, 04 Nov 2016 21:36:30 +0000

I asked Tiki if she’d ever seen a baby seagull. While she considered I noticed a family behind a window shade of the castle. “See, I told you it’s not abandoned. There’s a family inside. Do you see the babies?” Tiki has trouble seeing from distance and toward magic. “You’re having an episode.” This came […](image)


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Cleaning, cooking, and trying to be still img_0864-1GNA

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 00:54:16 +0000

NEVER in my entire life have I mopped floors, cleaned bathrooms, and washed so many dishes. En serio. NEVER. I’m of the mind and (lack of) habit to typically only clean when (1) guests are coming over OR (2) I’m moving house. Otherwise, shuffle stuff around, surface clean, and and make sure I have clean […](image)


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