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  • hardie karges 5:33 pm on December 31, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    สวัสดีปีใหม่ Happy New Year! To reflect is humane, to shine is divine… 

    Ten years ago—to the day—I was lying in a bed somewhere in northern Thailand, attached to it in fact, in a sort of makeshift traction best accomplished with metal frames and waterproof members, making up in utility what it lacked in esthetics. Ironically it’s the same bed my wife’s grandmother had just died in, the same one I’d seen her in for the year-and-a-half of my marriage, she lying there comatose, oblivious, waiting to die, I can’t remember why, though it didn’t seem to bother anyone too much, being a natural phase I guess, relatives coming in to check periodically, sometimes even cracking jokes above her head, like swatting flies mid-air that couldn’t even be seen by the one victimized, she reduced to rubble, ashes to ashes and dust to dust no more than a scarce few weeks before. So what was I now doing in that same bed, just indulging in a little macabre fun? I wished. Here’s what happened. (More …)

    • kc 8:29 pm on December 31, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      well told tale my writer friend

    • hardie karges 1:28 pm on January 18, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      thank you

    • kc 4:25 pm on August 24, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      well a happy new year to you, now at the middle of the year. yes, losing consciousness for however long is like dying a little bit. maybe dying for a short while but dying just the same is that time you spend blacked out.

      • hardie karges 9:11 am on August 25, 2013 Permalink | Reply

        There are some Islamic references to each night being a “little death.” If that’s the case, then what is dreaming?

    • kc 11:49 am on August 25, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      dreaming is simply a rehash of our real life and days we spend in it. i think that little death was used as an analogy to orgasm and shooting heroin

  • hardie karges 10:07 am on December 26, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Tis’ the Season… to Avoid Depression: FA LA LA 2U2 

    Tis' the Season… to Avoid Depression: FA LA LA 2U2.

  • hardie karges 9:52 am on December 26, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Tis’ the Season… to Avoid Depression: FA LA LA 2U2 

    I have my own Christmas traditions, developed over decades and continents, usually wherever I happen to find myself on the blessed day, either for lack of imagination or some rogue inspiration, none of which places can usually be considered ‘home,’ as the concept seems to have largely eluded me over the years.  If stuck at ‘home,’ I find that the day can even make me extremely depressed if I don’t deal with it pro-actively, because even though I’m extremely put off by the commercialism of Christmas, that doesn’t mean that I can entirely dismiss it.  I know; I’ve tried. (More …)

  • hardie karges 5:20 pm on December 9, 2012 Permalink | Reply  

    The Old Armenian Lady 

    They carried away the old Armenian lady last night.  It’s not the first time and I hope it’s not the last, but you never know.  I hadn’t seen much of her lately, anyway, not since the weather turned cold, or at least as cold as it normally gets in a heat-island affected LA in a not-so-cold-in-the-first-place southern California.  When we first moved in to the stereotypical SoCal apartment complex a couple months ago, there she’d sit all day, in one of those ugly stackable plastic white chairs parked right by the door to her downstairs apartment, with those tubes up her nose that I suppose go to oxygen or something, hopefully something other than just a warning to the young and healthy that this is what you’ll end up like if you don’t eat your peas and carrots.  (More …)

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