Butterfly at the California Academy of Sciences

Butterfly (For John Blue)

I've been in a funk lately. Really, extremely asocial. Hating that I am alive and hating the world. I know, is the sky blue or what? I'm always mad at the world for one thing or another. Today is my Friday. My first real Friday in FOREVER. I got paid…

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Ursula Rising: The Female Problem in Renaissance Italy as seen in ‘The Borgias’

Let's make one thing clear: Ursula Bonadeo is a fictional character in the greater scheme of Borgia history, a composition of the women Cesare romanced during his time. However, I have a humongous problem with her. She is the weakest female character on the show, and poorly constructed. I don't…

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The Song in My Head

If there’s one thing I am proud to share with my fellow Americans, it’s the automobile. No place else in the world loves their cars as much as we do. Mind you, not all Americans feel this way. But I do and I don’t give a shit about those who…

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Shake, Rattle and Roll: The Birth of Rock and Roll Music

Billboard magazine – and their accompanying music charts—have been the defining music industry trade magazine since 1894. Any musician who believes they have made look at the Billboard charts for recognition in the music business. Of the top ten albums on the Billboard Rock Albums chart as of August 2012,…

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My dog Simba in 2012

Blurred

For Simba Like back in the day, all these emotions make me numb Time has lost all sense of propriety Food tastes like the ghost of a cloud I miss you, and I don't know what to do Everything is blurred, crumpled foil Tossed into the bin like yesterday's news…

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Interstate 280

Another breakfast aloneWon’t wash the bedsheetsCan’t lose the scent of your cologneThese words will dry on their ownAll these things that I’ve done

My photograph of the Bellagio Fountains

Home

Home is where the fences are cinder blocks, radiating heat well into the night. Home is where the shit on the street is from ornamental plums, and not migrating ducks and geese. Home is knowing where the garlic salt is in the kitchen. Home is where your dog is. Home…

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To be young again!

To be young again! To jump on cracks, breaking Mama's back To run from the shadows of a cloud on a spring day To skip to my Lou, fall down from a ring of roses Hopscotch, and jump-rope, and down down baby To be Enlightened by curiosity To examine the…

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