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The Best of The Week

Headed east out of Des Moines

toward the River,  


I'm driving on limited sleep,  by myself  

not toward anyone in particular 

The Radio is playing soft jazz just before 6,   

piano after the news,   bluegrass after 7


The sky opens up before me at sunrise 

dark blue becomes orange,  then yellow 


Headed east out of Iowa

away from farms; toward people 

If I end up in some kind of textual slapfight, either in text messages, direct messages, or a similar medium I like to go back through and reread it the next day. Anger's a fast-burning thing, and usually if I stepped on my PUD, the next day or two is a good time to figure out if that's the case.

Unfortunately, when I went back to read the conversation that inspired this log, I discovered:

  • I had been very tired, it being after

And this is something that needs to concern you.

Tom Cruise is not just a great actor, he is also a highly enlightened being. He KNOWS THINGS that you can I can only dream about vaguely. He sees far more than the mortal man for he is something. You have seen him play amazing roles in the movies, but have you seen his brain? I assure you that you have not. You haven't even been in the same room as his brain. You are inadequate. And that is what it is. A lot of your feelings about Tom Cruise…

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