Playin’

I can’t find an audio app that doesn’t pick up allll the string squeak on that last one. The last one I made up and it’s called “Billy Corgan and Ani Difranco had a Baby.” heh heh heh heh. You’ll see. -ZS

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Mystery Author! Episode 2

This is the second installment where I have typed up something delicious by a famous author for your reading pleasure. As a reminder, we play this game: You don’t know who wrote it until the end. Rule: Don’t cheat by scrolling all the way down first (unless you’re a douchebag who likes to ruin good […]

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Mystery Author! Episode 1

For the longest time, I’ve had a great blog idea.  I wanted to type up a chapter from various books I love for your entertainment… and not tell you who the author is until the end. That’s the fun part. I never followed up due to the enormous work it entails, and other competing priorities. […]

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Prose

Every now and then someone descends into The Forum with a head full of imaginary rockets and emotional ecstasy. His soul catches fire, his heart is lit with joy, his eyes cast up to the stars, his perception charges forward with visions of grandeur.  He’s just one more song away from the sky and oblivion. […]

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Caroline, Part 3

Memories are fuzzy, but Caroline and I spent more time together. We went to bars together a couple of times. She insisted on driving, and I have a delightful memory of pulling into a gas station and watching a couple of guys become absolutely enthralled as Caroline stepped out of the vehicle. She was slender […]

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Winter Hiking

I’m in the mood to share photos, I guess. Most of these are from last winter, local trails around my home in Olympia. There’s a couple exceptions which I have noted. I am ready for winter again. July and August are not my favorite months in Washington.

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Westport Redux

You know, I took the original post down… because I intended to edit the ocean pictures. However, I have found that nothing I do will improve them. They look amazing just as they are. So I will repost. It was 90 degrees out, 9 p.m. at night. The temperature and light resulted in fantastic photos […]

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Caroline, Part I

I’m thinking I will do character sketches. People I have known in the past. If I finish before I am done, I’ll complete the sketch in the next entry. I might start with Caroline. I am starting to feel all saucy and flirtatious. So I may as well start with the hot chick who turned […]

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Untreatably me

Originally posted on Woodsy the Performance Poet:
I’ve hit a place where everything dies. Or maybe I’m simply dying for a hand,holding minelike it’s really there… and walking me free just likesomeone real I used to be but never quite got the hang of. But what I don’t want… What I don’t want is your…

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Turnin’ the Day Around

I’m not apologizing for this: The first version I ever heard was, I believe, Gloria Estefan. My mood improved markedly on the way to Burfoot Park, a place I’d never been. Driving somewhere new on a warm, sunny day has become a novelty. I rolled along in a wide screen dream. It was almost like […]

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Ellis Cove in May

In my last post I fussed about whether to visit Tumwater Hills Park or Ellis Cove. Ultimately, Ellis Cove won the argument. When I visit Tumwater Hills Park, it will be all about showing everyone how intense the hills are and less about beauty. Although – to be fair -Washington State is gorgeous everywhere this […]

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Smoke Rings of Time

This post is a sequel to my (arguably better) recent post “My Psychedelic Experiences“. This is a republish, although this time I decided to start with the journal entries and end with the “poetry”. When reading my “poetry” – bear in mind that I was between the ages of 21-24, and was high for 18 […]

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My Psychedelic Experiences

I’ve been wanting to write about my past psychedelic experiences for a long time. Last night I discovered a great resource for researching psychedelics & experiences that I will plug at the bottom of this post, along with a few other links. Before we get into my experiences, I gotta plug a few hilarious quotes […]

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