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Archive for October, 2021

19 day word run . . .

Sunday, October 31st, 2021

19 day word run . . .

2021.10.14 – For the moment
2021.10.15 – Thought I was done with Trump
2021.10.16 – Rain
2021.10.19 – Lifes with Wifes
2021.10.20 – Old bones
2021.10.22 – I drink slow coffee
2021.10.28 – Black sinners
2021.10.29 – We were wrong when we said wrong
2021.10.30 – The lizard people
2021.10.31 – Rain on roof

~ ~ ~

For the moment
coffee sipped
toke taken
face to sun
redorangeyellow photon glow
through bloodflesh lids
briefly
time slows
reality repents
all is one in one soft flow
sun the charger
me battery
entropy forgotten

As seasons go
I be gone
hanging by my heels

~ ~ ~

Thought I was done with Trump
but he won’t go down the drain
so gotta keep flushing

~ ~ ~

Rain
what a lovely sound
until you have to walk the dog

~ ~ ~

Lifes with Wifes

She lies
sez she’s ready for bed
hour later still scrolling

Past wife
do things her way
or pay

I know it’s old
but I been told
happy wife happy life

My second wife’s my first love
a friend’s once-wife my second
my first wife my third

I’m unworthy of each

~ ~ ~

Old bones
ache, break
make for long day

We got birth
we got death
rest is guess

Want and wend
duty and desire
seldom same

How I got
from there to here
I will never know

Seeking happy life
in unhappy world
suggestions accepted

~ ~ ~

I drink slow coffee
for fast brain
waiting for sun

~ ~ ~

Black sinners
go straight to heaven
cuz done did hell on earth

~ ~ ~

We were wrong when we said wrong
wrong on wrong
so right

Rich fucks
are killing the planet
we lick their crumbs

It’s time
to do deed
deed do

~ ~ ~

The lizard people
feed from top
lick the bottom

~ ~ ~

Rain on roof
massages brain
eases pain

 

welllll, come on in

Friday, October 29th, 2021

 

nobody home . . .

Friday, October 29th, 2021

nobody home . . .

 

no muffle shuffle

Thursday, October 28th, 2021

no muffle on my shuffle . . .

I’m Clean – Priests
Professional Widow – Tori Amos
I Walk The Line – Johnny Cash
God & The FBI – Janis Ian
Necessary Evil – Debbie Harry
Prelude from Partita No. 3 for Solo Violin – Bela Fleck
Pleasure And Pain – Divinyls
Gloria: In Excelsis Deo – Patti Smith
Strong Feelings – Dry Cleaning
One Of My Kind – Concrete Blonde
Walking Into Battle With The Lord – Chumbawamba
God Is God – Juno Reactor
Thrills – Cake
White Man – Macy Gray
Spanish Key – Miles Davis
Pay Your Way In Pain – St. Vincent
Ain’t Nobody’s Business If I Do – Billie Holiday
(We Don’t Need This) Fascist Groove Thang – The Dead Milkmen

 

The dirty dozen: America’s top climate villains

Thursday, October 28th, 2021

The dirty dozen: America’s top climate villains:

Mike Wirth
Chairman of the board and CEO of Chevron

Darren Woods
Chairman of the board and CEO of Exxon

Jamie Dimon
CEO of Chase Bank

Larry Fink
CEO of BlackRock

Charles Koch
Chairman and CEO of Koch Industries

Mitch McConnell
Senate minority leader

Joe Manchin
US senator

Mark Zuckerberg
Facebook founder and CEO

Rupert Murdoch
Founder of News Corp

Richard Edelman
CEO of Edelman PR

Ted Boutrous
Partner of Gibson Dunn law firm

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/oct/27/climate-crisis-villains-americas-dirty-dozen

 

sidewalk wordz

Tuesday, October 26th, 2021

In the crosswalk of our 1-block, red-brick, dead-end street, artist unknown.






 

land of shuffle, valley of segue

Monday, October 25th, 2021

land of shuffle, valley of segue . . .

Colour Blind – Poly Styrene
Egyptian Blues – Ellen McIlwaine
Green Onions – Booker T & The MG’s
5:45 – JJ Sterry w/ Gang of Four
Caravan – Thelonious Monk
Ghost Town – The Specials
Restin’ Bones – Primus
Walking The Floor Over You – Ernest Tubb
(I Can’t Afford) Your Shitty Dreamhouse – Kid Congo & The Pink Monkey Birds
All Blues – Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Cannonball Adderly, Bill Evans
Elephant Ghost – Colonel Claypool’s Bucket Of Bernie Brains
B. H. Goes To A Freak – Critters Buggin
Rivers – Skinny Puppy
Cold, Cold Heart – Hank Williams
Nothing In Particular – Twig Cinnamon
Fuck Your Acid Trip – Modest Mouse
Lady Doubonette – The Bizarros
Platinum Dress – The Vibrators
Bloody Mary Morning – Willie Nelson
I’m Moving On – Hank Snow

 

Harpersfield one-lane covered bridge

Sunday, October 24th, 2021

Harpersfield one-lane covered bridge south of Geneva-on-the-Lake




from the web — Harpersfield Bridge is a covered bridge spanning the Grand River in Harpersfield Township, Ashtabula County, Ohio, United States. This double-span Howe truss bridge, one of currently 16 drivable covered bridges in the county, is the third longest covered bridge in Ohio at 228 feet. A flood in 1913 washed away the land at the north end of the bridge, and the steel span was subsequently attached. The bridge features a walkway, added during its renovation in 1991-92. The bridge also features an Ashtabula County MetroPark at its north end, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The bridge’s WGCB number is 35-04-19, and it is located approximately 3.4 mi (5.4 km) south of Geneva.

1868 – Bridge constructed.
1913 – Steel span added.
1962 – Bypassed when State Route 534 was rerouted around the settlement of Harpersfield.
1991-92 – Bridge renovated.

Dimensions
Length: 228 feet (69.5 m)
Overhead clearance: 12 feet 9 inches (3.9 m)

 

History

This 53 acre park adjacent to the historic Harpersfield Covered Bridge, spanning the Grand River (an Ohio designated Wild and Scenic River), is the first and oldest in the park system.  The property for the park was purchased in early 1961 from the Western Reserve Properties, representing Fred and Beverly Traub.  The park was dedicated by the park board on June 11, 1961 when a flag pole was erected at the park.  In the early 1990’s, a donation by the Ohio Water Service (OWS) of land and buildings adjacent to the original park has brought the park to its present size.  The value of the property allowed the park board to secure a Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) grant to construct a new pavilion and restroom, in addition to replacement of park water lines and installation of new water fountains.The Harpersfield Covered Bridge Metropark has an activity field, woodlands, covered pavilions with picnic tables, and a popular bait and gift shop.  The patrons now enjoy birding, field games, fishing, kayaking and canoeing, wading, photography, picnicking, and the numerous popular events hosted by the Friends of the Harpersfield Metropark. 

The impending Lamprey Barrier replacement by the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), potential covered

 

missed my monthy feature

Friday, October 22nd, 2021

Ha! I missed my monthy feature yesterday. Poor poor ego.

“Good morning and thanks, Smith in Cleveland, from us left-coasters, as we all rock with Sisyphus this late October. Always good to have the Wordworksmith waking us up here at the Kitchen table!” – Kathy Kieth editor/publisher Medusa’s Kitchen

https://medusaskitchen.blogspot.com/2021/10/wordwork-by-smith.html

 

no shuffle snuffle here, dear . . .

Thursday, October 21st, 2021

no shuffle snuffle here, dear . . .

Whirl Away – Patti Smith
Wet Dream – Wet Leg
Bag’s Groove – Miles Davis, Thelonious Monk, Milt Jackson, Percy Heath, Kenny Clarke
I’ll Never Get Out Of This World Alive – Hank Williams
Woman on the Tier – Suzanne Vega
Karmacoma – Massive Attack
Fur Elise – Bach / Michael Silverman
Up Jumped The Devil – Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds
Wild Side Of Life – Hank Thompson
Necessary Evil – Debbie Harry
Ice Age – The Bizarros
Dizzy – Tuxedomoon
Puttin’ On The Dog – Tom Waits
#1 Crush (Nellee Hooper Mix) – Garbage
Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 In G Major – Bach
Whitey On The Moon – Gil Scott-Heron
Pay Your Way In Pain – St. Vincent
Money Is King – Van Dyke Parks
Spanish Key – Miles Davis

 

 
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