Monthly Archives: June 2018


[img] “California’s been good to me / Hope it don’t fall into the sea / Sometimes you got to save yourself / It ain’t like anywhere else…” – Tom Petty

“California’s been good to me / Hope it don’t fall into the sea / Sometimes you got to save yourself / It ain’t like anywhere else…” – Tom Petty
June 15, 2018 at 04:07PM
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[img] Two days left in this canyon light. Six months was an eye blink.

Two days left in this canyon light. Six months was an eye blink.
June 14, 2018 at 05:17PM
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[img] “…blue sky imperfect.”

“I am grateful for… the wisps of white clouds that make a blue sky imperfect.” – Sandra O’Connell [@sandraoco]
June 12, 2018 at 08:48PM
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[track] The Last Time Up Ahead

this one’s for the ones who stop to think
this one’s for the ones who always knew
this one’s for the ones who see the absurdity

this was a place we lived in peace
a place we lived in silence
a place we lived together in light

the last time
is cloud nine
and you won’t know
you’re dead

but the saddest time
is the first time
you see
the last time
up ahead

how many days can you see through things
how frayed is a soul made of string
how many ways can a memory bring you down

what happened all the power burned out
what happened all that’s certain’s in doubt
what happened all the love turned it back on us

there’s no one around who doesn’t think they know
nowhere you’re left to be, no place left to go


[track] Canyon Songbird Dream #7

i believe in my dream
I believe in my dream
in my song, i believe you’ll see
all the lives we are to lead

searching for answers
is a waste of precious time
destiny doesn’t ring the bell,
doesn’t tell you you’ve arrived

songbird on an electric line
only knows he’s incomplete
caught up in a lookout for love
all his faith on endless repeat

may never know magic
of a returned call
but he never sounds tragic
never sounds small


[img] The “Rim of the World“

Looking south from the “Rim of the World“ Highway (CA Rte 18), as it winds through Skyforest at 6000 ft.
June 07, 2018 at 02:21AM
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[img] today’s 5K midpoint

today’s 5K midpoint was a living postcard / lake arrowhead / elev. 5100ft
June 05, 2018 at 01:35AM
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[dispatch.20180603.0057] seasonal dissonance

A summer hike through a ski resort is an adventure in seasonal dissonance. Ascending and descending trails stripped of snow’s porcelain veneer, you kick dust to the sky, fighting gravity up and down. Frictionless winter fun is just a quiet echo.

June 03, 2018 at 12:57AM
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[track] Paper Streets [20180601.1]

You came a long long way
just to find nothing
on the other end of a promise
from the other side of the sun

the road was mapped but never real
still the dream of a long gone man
now foxtails push up through cracked cement
and long abandoned plans

Paper streets always burn.
Paper streets always burn.
On a bridge to nowhere,
you never know where to turn.
Paper streets always burn.

Doesn’t matter where you’re from
when you see the world from the sky
Broadway to Magazine to Sunset Boulevard
They all draw the same line

You have to put your faith in strangers
or else this is a lonely life
but sometimes people are wicked and cruel
we’re not wired to be nice

I lost a fortune to a dream
but at least it was my dream
some people lose their fortune to a faith
in the world as it seems