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Guardians of the Neighborhood

A window into my hermit-like existence.

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Is Suicide The Final Arbiter of a Life? For Robin Williams. And Meriwether Lewis.

Robin Williams died yesterday.

Of an apparent suicide.

My Facebook feed exploded in a 'don't judge' Robin Williams binge-fest.

And I don't think that's a bad thing.

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Who Was Meriwether Lewis’ Godfather?

TODAY'S TRIVIA QUESTION TO HONOR MERIWETHER LEWIS' BIRTHDAY MONTH:

MERIWETHER LEWIS HAD A GODFATHER. HE WASN'T MARLON BRANDO. WHO WAS HE?

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Desperately Seeking a Shepherd

If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking. - Haruki Murakami

Maybe Murakami's quote applies to everything. Perhaps I'll out myself as a hopeless snob. If I lose a few readers or start a debate, GREAT. I'm typing what I have to say, because I can't sit on it any longer.

I am sick of the simpering sameness that permeates all creative forms today. From the same few music acts whose auto-tuned voices are beamed at me everywhere I turn/click/read to our dismal summer movie offerings to 'must read' book lists that are all composed of the same PR'd-to-death tomes, I am an isolated, dejected weirdo who must not like anything popular or socially accepted.

What bothers me about this isn't that social media seems to have turned our entire society into a herd of sheep, or that I feel like I have been sent on an endless trip back to high school where nobody ever graduates, grows up or evolves. No. I can deal with those things.
It bothers me to see myself becoming what I despise.

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Things Fall Apart To Come Together

To fall apart. To come together.

Maybe that's what the Lion King meant in the song "Circle of Life." Have I mentioned how much I love cartoons?
Anyway.

Surely you've had one of those days where you thought nothing worked.

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