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June 23, 2010

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800 MILES: Chattanooga Dreamin’

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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June 20, 2010

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On a hill in Italy

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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June 13, 2010

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Before dark

“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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June 13, 2010

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An intercession of poems

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

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June 13, 2010

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Another train

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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June 10, 2010

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A real ball

This Nike ad is wonderfully, almost absurdly entertaining. In fact, its three minutes of video are more diverting, engaging and absorbing than most prime-time TV shows and not a few full-length Hollywood movies. It’s also a master class in the fine art of segmented video editing. It also makes me want to troop down to […]

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June 8, 2010

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Trapped!

A long time ago, in a newsroom far, far away, I was convinced to dress up as Captain Von Trapp. Well, it wasn’t that long ago. And the dressing up actually took place at Magic Makers, a national costume shop in Huntington, W.Va., a place that can turn you into almost anything. And I should […]

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June 5, 2010

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Dear MFRs …

A Note to My 17 Most Faithful Readers (MFR): Dear MFRs, Hi! I know I have been MIA, blogging-wise. I can explain. I have been: ~ Teaching myself video editing with Final Cut Express. ~ Hanging out with Buddhist monks in orange mou-mous. ~ Trying to create Final Cut Express videos with monks in orange […]

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June 5, 2010

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Out of nothing

Something from Nothing I want to see if it is possible to be a nobody from nowhere. Creating something out of nothing for someone who might be anywhere. ~ the cardinal of crowes

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June 3, 2010

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Italian butterflies

“Faralle” (Butterflies) by Italy’s Compagnia TPO, presented by ArKtype, promises to be one of the more unusual family-friendly multimedia experiences at FestivALL Charleston, the citywide cultural event June 18 to 27. The performance troupe will invite a select number of children to join them on-stage at the Clay Center’s Walker Theater in the hi-tech environment […]

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