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SCRAP #3

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7000 years ago when we gathered in citiesto worship godsI was next to you,a slight ringing in my ears 5000 years ago when we gathered in citiesmarauders and banditsI was next to youwondering where the time had gone 2000 years ago when we gathered in citiesto watch them burnI was next to youremembering the end of the world Yesterday when we gathered in citiesto light the fireI was next to...

How Many things does “Current Events” mean?

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The idea of being insane. In 2002. Was to speak outover the drumbeat. It is okay to be insane.Now. Saul Williams on Sway in tHE MORNING I first heard Saul Williams in 2004 around the release of his eponymous album. I remember where (the Bleak House Books office), I remember the volume (loud), but mostly what I remember is not having the ability to fully process what I was hearing because it was...

Scrap #1

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She digs until her fingers curl in on themselves, the fuse of arthritis lit, slow burning towards generational gasoline. Under her nails the dirt collects and packs solid. The dying C batteries in her flashlight fighting a losing battle against the dark. I would tell you they should be hung up by their ankles and that everything should be done to keep them alive. Give them water. Give them food...

MY FAVORITE ALBUMS RELEASED BETWEEN 2010-2019

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This list is not in any particular order and I’m sure that if I thought about it for another hour or two I’d come up with a half dozen things that should have been added. If something hits me after this list goes live, I’m not going to hesitate to add it because that’s okay. Nobody gave me a ten album limit and there were a lot of super talented musicians making really...

THE WEIRD THING THAT HAPPENED WITH MY BRAIN…

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In an earlier post about my melanoma diagnosis I wrote an aside — There’s a whole lot I’ll write about one day once I understand things. In the days leading up to the biopsy and the immediate days that followed my brain did some really really weird things.  So what was that weird thing? I don’t know. For us to discuss it, there are some things you should know and I know that the...

My Health Update #4 (plastic surgery)

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Done with surgery Hello, All. I hope you are having an enjoyable holiday season around the people you want to be around doing the things you want to do with as little stress as possible. The update from here is a good one. I don’t know if it rises to Christmas Miracle, but it was definitely a welcome turn of events and its proximity to Christmas is certainly noted. I went in for plastic surgery...

My Health Update #3 (good news!)

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As of the last writing I was still waiting to find out if I had to go back in for a second Mohs surgery (to remove cancer). If you looked at last week’s pictures you might have guessed that I wasn’t looking forward to a round two. The good news is that I don’t have to go back in because the margins were clear after the first surgery. In fact, it occurs to me that if things had...

My Health Update #2 (Mohs #1)

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Last Friday (12/6) I went in for my first round of Mohs surgery to have the cancer cut from my face. The hope is that I’ll only have to go in once, but, depending on what comes back from the lab in the next few days, I may have to go in again this Friday for a second round of Mohs surgery. Anyway, I am very impressed with the doctor and medical team that performed the procedure. Obviously, I...

My Health Update

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If we’ve ever spent time together face to face or if you’ve ever seen a close up photo of my face or zoomed in super close on a not close up of my face you may have noticed that I had a sun spot underneath my left eye. A freckle or two. A distinguishing mark for an aging gentleman. Astute viewers looking at photos and videos from before 2013 might notice that the mark doesn’t exist...

Inabsolute 9-29

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Tonight’s mix is: Ramshackle Glory – “Never Coming Home Again (Live)”Bloody Combat Footage in the Battle of Normandy The idea for tonight’s mix beamed itself into my head. I wasn’t even listening to the Ramshackle Glory when I thought about what would pair with it. I don’t even know which one came into my head first. In any case, I think, if you...

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Ben LeRoy is spirit trapped in the 21st century on Earth. Someday he will be somewhere else. Until then, he's glad to know you're out there, too. And later elsewhere he will be glad to know you're out there, too.