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Archive | June, 2010

Coming to Jesus

June 30, 2010

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Caveat Christianus: Hyper-Christians without a sense of humor, do not click this play button!

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Byrd watching

June 29, 2010

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If image link to story and video is broken, try this one and look for ‘Hometown Remembers.’ Newspaper work can be filled with days on end of being chained to the desk, rewriting squibs, trying to ask just the right question telephonically to draw a gusher of a quote from a source on the other […]

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800 MILES: Part 2

June 26, 2010

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“800 MILES: An Epic Journey in Several Parts” Part 1 | PART 2 | Part 3 | Part  4 | Part 5 | Part 6 Should your offspring’s car ever break down nearly 400 miles from home, I have a bit of advice. When you go to rent a U-Haul truck to haul his sorry-ass […]

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Robots dance

June 26, 2010

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remote 10r @ Yahoo! Video Next to “Friday Night Lights,” my second-most favorite show on TV is “So you Think You Can Dance.” Don’t confuse this remarkable show with “Dancing With the Stars,” whose B, C and D-list celebrities tackle Vegas-cheesy dancing and which features such unedifying spectacles as disgraced Congressman Tom Delay busting a […]

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Staring Contest!

June 24, 2010

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To be honest, the only time I have ever heard OK Go was when I got turned on to this amazing, work-of-deranged-art video. So, my radar is up for anything new by them. The vid below — a staring contest breaks out between Animal from the Muppets and an OK Go bandmember at the Webby […]

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800 MILES: Chattanooga Dreamin’

June 23, 2010

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800 MILES: An Epic Journey in Several Parts Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 My cell phone rings in my pocket. It’s Monday morning. Why is my cellphone ringing in my pocket on Monday morning? I’ve taken the day off from work for today […]

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On a hill in Italy

June 20, 2010

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This being Father’s Day, I am reprinting this tale of a visit to the sunny  hillside in southern Italy where my father, Dulio Faustino Imbrogno, first checked into the world. Originally published Father’s Day, 2006, in the Sunday Gazette-Mail in Charleston, W.Va.. This essay is adapted from the website ‘Calabrian Journal.’ By Douglas Imbrogno I […]

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Before dark

June 13, 2010

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“Some say Turtle live forever. His children say he carries Mother Earth on his back through space as a reward for his courage and kindness.” ~ Native American Legend THINKING of TURTLES I have lately been thinking of turtles. This began when a box turtle, snatched from the center line of  a country road, peed […]

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An intercession of poems

June 13, 2010

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Everything else seems too wordy lately. This happens to me sometimes. So, just poems or would-be poems, for now.

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Another train

June 13, 2010

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ANOTHER TRAIN My ink-stained hands hear the sound of the railroad, another train passing through my town here at the middle of nowhere and everything. On the porch, the perfect circles of Honduran cigar smoke smell like dirt and bourbon, the sun a vast memory, the cold dark triumphant. I have been here on the […]

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