Eddie Arana, Rick Thibodeau, & Chris Bakunas San Diego, Ca. March 2012

Eddie Arana, Rick Thibodeau, & Chris Bakunas San Diego, Ca. March 2012
Eddie Arana, Rick Thibodeau, & Chris Bakunas at Luche Libre Taco Shop in San Diego, March 2012

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Yet Another Beautiful Spring Morning In Denver, Colorado

Nothing like a nice dusting of early Spring snow to make the flood control look like a Currier & Ives print

Friday, April 20, 2018

Every Direction Leads To Home...Eventually

People wander, through life and the land
Without a thought to where they're going 
Without a compass, without a plan

For millions, wandering is not about getting to a destination
It isn't about following a schedule or arriving on time
It's about adventure, discovery and exploration

Some travel the world in wide-bodied jets
Others prefer the luxury of a leisure cruise
Some drive down ten-lane highways
Others stick to the two-lane blacktops
Some prefer to walk wherever they can
Others prefer to hike rarely trodden paths

It's not how you get there that matters
It's not even how far you go
It's all about making the journey with eyes and mind

Wide open

Tulip Army

Monday, April 16, 2018

Two Dudes Fighting In A Working Class Bar

Every once in awhile, people in bars get out of hand
Two dudes in a bar I was at the other night
Made like they were going to knuckle up

They were sitting next to each other all night
Talking about work or women or some such nonsense

The conversation seemed to have veered off course 
Just after 10:00
Maybe it was politics, maybe it was religion, maybe it was sport
It could have been multilateral trade agreements for all I knew 

Whatever it was, it set off a powder keg
For both of them began to raise their voices
And pretty soon they were yelling at each other
Half-drunk, slurring shouts condemning each other's opinions

Then came the more personal insults
Followed, of course, by a barrage of curses and invective
That belittled and demeaned each other's
Education, ability to function in society
And general attractiveness as a human being

It was right about then the noise of a scooted barstool
Rasped out
Alerting everyone to the fact that these two boys were getting
Signaling the end of the yelling phase and the start of the 

They shoved each other back and forth a few times
Then one said to the other, "fcuk it, ain't got the energy for it"

And they both just sat right down and looked at each other
Grinning like madmen in a hard rain
Then they raised their beers and drained them 

While the rest of us just stared.

Sunday, April 15, 2018

The Old Grey Tree Just Ain't What It Used To Be

For starters, it used to be a whole, living tree, not a multiple piece, dead tree.