Thursday, September 29, 2005


I got a visit from the grandchildren today.  They are just as lively as ever. I love to see them, but it is still strange to hear someone call me "pop-pop". I just never thought that I would be around this long. Which brings me to my next paragraph.....

            Last night, I drank a lot of beer, and then took every 'Trazadone' pill that I had. There were only four, but they are very strong. Usually, just taking ONE will put me out in a half-hour. Imagine my surprise when I woke up this morning? That sort of sucked.  Why would I try to 'do myself in', you might ask?

             Pain....pure and simple. Just pain. I sometimes grow weary of the daily pain that I endure. I try to remain 'up' about things, but it just gets the better of me sometimes. But, there is one consolation....I still have refills on my prescription....


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Wednesday, September 28, 2005

The Witching Season

  Once again, the days grow shorter, the air is just a little bit 'crisper' in the evening, and there is just that hint of Northern Air in the night chill. Yes, Autumn is here again, time for the "Witching Season". And a fine one it will be this year!

            I can't wait for Halloween; All Hallows Eve...the night when Goblins, ghosts, and the dead are supposed to walk among us. I love the crisp night air, the smell of burning leaves(people can still do that here!), and the full Harvest Moon! For Dragons, there can be no better season!

      Come, and join me in my revellie at the Witching won't regret it. "Save a frog, Kiss a Witch!!!"


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Monday, September 26, 2005

"The Sight"

 I have a confession to make....I read everything I can find about 'seers', 'prophets', so called 'mind-walkers'. There is a reason for this. Since I was small, I could sort of 'see' things that had not happened yet. My mother swore she was "psychic"; I always thought that she was just 'psycho'. But something she once said to me when I was about 12 years old has bothered me all my life.

             She told me one day, after I spoke to her about one of my "visions", that "when the Elder passes on, the junior will see with new eyes". I always thought it was just some of my mom's baloney. I am re-thinking that notion now. When this hurricane Katrina hit, I told my wife that it wasn't over yet. I told her there was another natural disaster on the heels of that one. I had no idea another hurricane was coming, but I knew it would be something big.

          Since my mother's murder last year, I seem to have more, and clearer "visions". Now, I am the first to wave a red flag on these types of things...I simply DO NOT BELIEVE in stuff like this. I have never believed this stuff, and I always thought my mom was just "nuts", so I never paid her any attention. I think now that I was wrong. I think there are things in this world that we can never comprehend, or understand. Call it what you will, 'second-sight', de ja vu, whatever, it seems to be happening more to me now.

              Coincidence? Wishful thinking? Hmmm, I wonder what Nostradamus would say?


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Saturday, September 24, 2005

Rollin' Along

   Well, it has been a week since I was last here. Within that time frame nothing has happened. That's right, nothing. I did manage to sell several of my necklaces, all at a nice little profit for myself. It seems that I will never get rich at this, but I get something almost as good as money. Everytime someone orders one, I love to see the look on their face when I give it to them! I have not had a dissatisfied customer yet. It has to happen sometime, I know, but for now, my record is intact.

                 I see where "The Big Easy" has been re-flooded. I hope that city can seems unlikely at this point, I hope I am wrong about this. Here's a good one---the people of Texas had to run from Rita, as did the already displaced people from Mississippi and Louisiana! Ain't that a bitch. Now, there are those that would call this the "End Times". You know, the religious nuts out there. But I am here to tell you, this is just a lot of bad weather...the world IS NOT going to end. Sorry, guys.

           I hear you already, "What qualifies you to say that?". Well, quite frankly, NOTHING!! The same nothing that the 'doomsayers' base THEIR ideas on. So, I guess we cancel each other out! Screw 'em if they can't take a joke!! HAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!

                That's about all the news that's fit to print. I will be back, you can count on that. A redneck with a typewriter is a dangerous thing; A redneck with a COMPUTER is an  unstoppable force!!!!!!!!


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Friday, September 16, 2005

This Is Right?

  As I am writing this, I am in the middle of reading yet another book. Yes, some of us in the South actually read something other than roadsigns. The name of this book is The Mammoth Book of Nostradamus and Other Prophets. It was written by a British author by the name of Damon Wilson. This book covers not just Nostradamus, but many 'seers' throughout history.

                In the course of reading this book, I have come up to the time of Nostradamus; that is to say the 1500's, or 16th century. Even though Nostradamus' family was from France, they were originally Jewish, but had converted to Christianity two generations before he was born. The family name, 'Nostredame', was changed to the Latin-sounding 'Nostradamus'. Thereby saving the family from....the "Great Inquisition", where anyone who did not convert to christianity was burned, tortured, or otherwise murdered for being "Jewish enemies of Christ".

              This is exactly what I have been saying all along. What makes christianity any 'better' than another religion? Aren't they all supposed to serve the same God? An 'omnipresent entity' that actually controls people's fates? I just don't get it!? Are any of you aware of just HOW MANY PEOPLE have died for "religion" during the time of man? Where does it all end?

            I used to simply admire the "Knights Templar" from the 13th century. That was, untill I found out that at one battle with the Muslims in Constantinople, more than 1,400 UNARMED women, children, and old people were slaughtered by the Knights after they had taken the city. These people were killed because they were Muslims. I have seen the Knights Templar in a different light since then.

             Muslim, Jew, Catholic, Protestant, Buddhist, Taoist, American Indian, Gaist, whatever you are, don't you think it is just plain stupid that people kill others because they are a different religion? Is it any wonder that I have no faith in "Gods"? Some see me as a 'lost soul'....I see me as a realist. What type of 'benevolent god' would allow people to kill each other in his name at will? Doesn't the Bible teach us that killing is wrong? It seems to me that it was one of the ten commandments.....or were those just 'suggestions'?


         Questions, comments, abusive remarks? Let me hear them.

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Monday, September 12, 2005

A New Life

  I need to take a few minutes to make someone famous. Her name I will not print, but she means the world to me. I have been here for her birth, and I must tell you about her!

             She is a little girl. She was born last Thursday morning, and she is beautiful. Both she and her mother are doing fine. She belongs to two people whom I only know from the 'net. I know just what a struggle it was to get her here. Her mom told me. Mom....funny that I use that word to describe M'Lady Fair. That is what I call this child's mother.

             I believe this little girl will grow up with plenty of love. And even though I am not a religious man, I pray that she has a good life. I know that she will. And, Jean, don't even start writing, I know just what you are thinking. This is for the good of a small child, so I will do it this time...........


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Saturday, September 10, 2005

Looking Back In Time

September 11, 2001. Most people have images of Pearl Harbor, or the asassination of President Kennedy to carry with them. I have the images of the twin towers in New York. I can never forget that morning.........

          At about 8:25 a.m. that morning, I was standing in the local video store, talking to the lady that owned it. Brenda is her name. She has been a friend of the family for about 14 years now. Hell, she even taped the wedding of my oldest daughter for me! On this day, like so many others, Brenda was almost out of cigarettes. She asked if I would go across the highway to the store to get some for her. Virginia Slims, menthol lights, I still remember her brand. I said yes, I would. I would not have told her no, ever.

               I walk the 200 feet to the store. While there, I look in the meat section to get some ideas for dinner. After all, this is just an ordinary day, right? Well, with no idea as to what to have for dinner, I decide to just get the cigs, and go back to Brenda's video store. As I am checking out, the ladies working the cash registers are huddled up, and they are just buzzing! I think it is some of the newest gossip in town, and don't pay them much attention. Finally, one of them sees me, and moves to her register. "Did you hear about the plane hitting one of the towers in New York", she asks. I tell her no, and inquire as to when it happened. "Just now", she replies. There seems to be something in the way that she looks that says this is urgent news. I pay for the smokes and leave...I know Brenda has a large television, and it will be tuned to the news.

               I don't even make it to her door before she is outside, yelling that the twin towers have been hit by a plane, and that it might not have been an accident! I remember thinking, "this can't be right, no plane flies right into the twin towers on purpose". Already, there are images of the first strike on tv. What happened next was far beyond my understanding of all things in this world....a second plane slammed into the other tower!! What the fuck is happening?

           My wife and I head back to our house, and I turn on CNN. There they are, both towers burning, paper floating everywhere. The scene is straight from some kind of nightmare. Now, we are hearing that the pentagon has been hit, also, and another plane is missing. I start loading my guns. I don't know who, but someone is attacking America, and I will not go without a fight.

                As we watch, my wife says it is too much, and goes to the back bedroom to hang clothes. Suddenly, and  I don't know why, I am screaming at her, "They're falling, my God they are falling!!!". I was talking about the towers, of course. As I saw the first one go, I just knew that the second one could never withstand such stress, and it would surely go, too. It did. I have never seen, or even dreamed, that such a thing was possible. Yes, someone WAS attacking America, and they were making a hell of a statement.

                Shock, disbelief,  anger, hatred, pity for those lost. All of these emotions were there in an instant. I have seen much in my days, and I have certainly seen people die, I am no stranger to that. But never on such a massive scale, and never with such malice. These were not soldiers who were familiar with battle. These were just everyday people, non-combatants, period. How could someone do this? I am a warrior, and I would never kill an unarmed person; you just don't do such things.

             Did our government fail these innocent souls? We may never know, and placing blame does nothing to bring back the nearly 3,000 dead that day. As much as even I critize our leaders, I would give them the benefit of doubt on this one. I truly think that no one could even conceive of such a thing transpiring.....ever.

             I am writing this on the tenth of September, 2005. I will not write on the day of the anniversary of this tragedy. I will honor the memory of all those lost on that day. Lost for no good reason. Because 19 mad-men thought they could become "martyrs" for their faith. They only ended up as little piles of ashes, blown away by the wind....they were truly nothing.


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Friday, September 9, 2005


Valhalla? I think my muse must have been drinking! She does that sometimes, I can't seem to stop her at times. Oh, wait, I see she included "Loki". No wonder, Loki is a prankster, he plays cruel jokes on people! I guess she(my muse) got off with Loki, and he talked her into doing things......that Loki is a real joker.

              In other news, the relief drive for people of Hurricane Katrina is going well. My wife tells me that her store has been literally swamped with clothing, food, water, and other things for people. She also tells me that still needed are diapers, baby food, baby formula, feminine products(you know what I mean), and money. Someone donated $3,000 last week. My wife's boss loaded up her Salvation Army truck at the local Wal-Mart, and headed down there. They have now sent three truck-loads to the hurricane victims, and plan on sending more. As long as there is a need, they will be there.

               Now, to set something straight. I have had a few people send me things about this not being George Bush's fault.....I totally agree. I have not said anything about him in this mess simply because I don't think right now is the time to be pointing fingers at anyone. Congress seems to already be taking care of that! There have even been those who said that race and income had a lot to do with who was saved and not! Bullshit! You must have your heads up your ass if you believe that.

                  How can ANYONE be prepared for something like this? Besides, everyone KNOWS that New Orleans is BELOW sea-level. If not everyone, then at least the people who live there do! As for the looting going on...The governor of Mississippi stated there was a "zero tolerance" for looting. Now, if you live north of here, you might be saying, so what? Well, let me translate "zero tolerance" for you, as it pertains to Mississippi.....looters will be shot on sight. That's right, shot. I most likely suspect that if they survive, they would be shot again. Rights? Yeah, this is Mississippi. You have the right to remain silent takes on a whole new meaning here!

             Since today is Friday, I will let you off the hook with just those few(?) words! Be cool, and don't do anything that the old Dragon Master wouldn't do,(and if you do, don't name it after me!!!!!!!)


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Monday, September 5, 2005

My Muse Comes to Me

Valhalla looms on the horizon. This warrior has fought all his life, Valhalla is assured!! Only the best warriors see Valhalla, and I am one of them. I will reign among the gods, Thor, Loki, Ramuh!! I will be there, and I will be one of the best ones there!!!

                   No, I do not  plan to be there anytime soon, but I will get there! Valhalla is only for warriors, and I will be among them. Only the best make it there, and I am one of the best warriors ever conceived! I have it all; warrior spirit, and poet's heart! I will be there, you can only hope to join me there.

                 A warrior that has never harmed the innocent. Never fought in anger, and never defeated an enemy without allowing him his dignity to remain intact. This is the perfect model for Valhalla! I have always adhered to the Warrior's Code. Maybe there is something beyond....maybe not. But I know this, my honor stays intact, and I believe in death before dishonoring oneself.

          Why write this now? How would I know? I simply am guided by my muse...I must follow where she leads me!! Untill next we meet!!


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Saturday, September 3, 2005

Donations for Hurricane Victims

I have been told by my wife that victims need articles for babies; diapers, bottles, formula, you name it. I trust that you will do what you can with this. We have seen how the FEMA people have been dragging their feet. I remember several years ago a large tornado ripped through our town, and left many people homeless. We recieved Red Cross, no FEMA, no federal help at all.

                It seems like if you live in the poorest part of the U.S. no one cares. No one in Washington, anyway. Many of the survivors have moved into our area, and most are just deciding to live here. Everyone in our community has welcomed them here. We are used to "making do with what we have", so we don't mind. We are "country folks", we manage to get by.

             Help if you can. Believe me, anything is appreciated at this point. I think it is a shame that in the richest country in the world, private citizens care more for their people than the LEADERS who are ELECTED BY THE PEOPLE. This is a damn disgrace, and a black spot upon the nation's leaders.


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Thursday, September 1, 2005


   As my wife has told me, some things for relief are starting to come through the Salvation Army where she works.(store) They are telling people to send CASH DONATIONS....that seems to help most. Donations of clothing, water(bottled), canned foods, and some children's toys are greatly needed.

             I keep hearing on CNN about the "Major" charities...Red Cross, Feed the Children, etc. These are good places to give, don't get me wrong. My problem with them is that they WASTE MONEY that could be used for the good of the people that they are supposed to help. Remember the Goodwill, or the Salvation Army? No? That is because they DO NOT waste money advertising.

           The lady who runs the store where my wife works just left for the coast Wednesday night with a truck filled with clothing, water, food, and other items(toilet paper seems to be a major concern, also). Everyone around here is giving something...even I am bringing this message to you. We do what we can....some more, some less. The Wal-Mart Corporation has kicked in one million dollars, as have the New York Yankees, and the N.F.L. Thank you, very much.

                  I would also like to say thank you to the different states (Texas, Tennessee), who have opened their doors to the victims of this disaster. People are so capable of hating each other, but they are so much more capable of HELPING each other. The sad truth is that once this is over, people will go back to acting like their life is the most important thing in the universe, and no one else matters. That is just sad.

           I truly feel for the people of New Orleans...their work is cut out for them. Have we been affected by this? Yes, my wife has an Uncle in Gulfport, and a nephew also. We cannot contact them as of yet, and have no idea if they are ok. We can only wait, and hope to have some contact with them. I am most worried about our nephew....he is only 18. Now, they are telling us that the body count in that area is still climbing....we wait.

             I have said it so many times; A life can be taken from us at any time. Tell people what you need to right may not have a chance later. And, please, help if you can.


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