Killing Ernest

"The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places." - Hemingway

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The longest way home

The longest way home

The long ride, cycle, train, walk home

chicago

It starts with a seven-minute walk from my desk to the bike rack at the entrance to Navy Pier.

There’s an elevator ride in there too.

For most of Chicago’s bitterly cold and blustery winter that walk is fairly benign if not altogether banal.

You wave to bored shopkeepers walking down the middle concourse of the pier or get out in the brisk wind and chill…

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Writing: The Nightstand

I don’t believe in writer’s block, but something happens in the spring. I can write a thousand words every day in winter, but when the sun comes out, I want to live it not tell about it.

Still, things happen every day. Lessons are learned, experiences are had. Some you catalogue out of a sense of duty, some are buried away for contemplation on a rainy day, and some are fleeting, like a cool…

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Bloody Moon

Bloody moon scared me to death as a kid
along with nuclear war and apartheid

Or maybe I hated the idea instead, like
the Rapture and being left behind

Four fears and an apocalypse to keep me
awake all night and praying for a soul

All of the signs and then some to dwell on
For Sunday mornings and Sunday’s school

Israel and promises too numerous to keep
let alone remember or even understand

My…

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Filed under apocalypse Blood Moon end times Eschatology last days

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A little smoking kit from the folks at Poor Porker. We smoked a little kolsch and a New Belgium Fat tire for the next episode of #strangebrews podcast. (at WBEZ)

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Hand-stuffed bleu cheese olives are a great salve for a long week and too many meetings. The vodka doesn’t hurt either. #tgif (at Bon a Pit)

Hand-stuffed bleu cheese olives are a great salve for a long week and too many meetings. The vodka doesn’t hurt either. #tgif (at Bon a Pit)

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