Month: March 2018

The Sketch of Sam Monroe – Chapter 2.14 – Phoenix

The wait proved long. First, there were Xrays, and diagnoses, then prescriptions. We passed two whole days in Louisville. Maybe it was three or four, I don’t know, I was high when I boarded the plane. The painkillers made me sleep like a stone….

Strip Mall in Wisconsin = YouTube (Vlog)

https://d.tube/#!/c/mellow.mission For freedom! For cake!

The Sketch of Sam Monroe – Chapter 2.13 – Reentry

My sides were screaming and I felt nauseous. Doc Pearce said I likely had a broken rib. ‘Wonderful.’ I was grateful for the silence in the car. It had been a couple of hours since we’d merged onto the freeway.  No one said much…

Sketch of Sam Monroe – Chapter 2.12 – ‘One Pair’

“Where’s your Commanding Officer?” Thornton’s distant nasally midwestern voice inquired with detached vehemence. I often pictured him sitting in some lonesome prairie house on a dirt farm, even though his actual surroundings consisted of an array of blue, green, red, and yellow Christmas lights,…

Sketch of Sam Monroe – Chapter 2.11 – Catnap

“I knew I smelled Java,” Chuck said boisterously as he made a beeline for the pot. “Dear god, I’m too old for these sorts of marathons.” Doctor Pearce remarked, popping his back. Graham was silent, placid even, given his recent eager shenanigans, I had…

Sketch of Sam Monroe – Chapter 2.10 -Kaffeeklatsch

I awoke from a deep dreamless sleep to the sound of chirping birds. A sunbeam danced through the window to land on the wood panel floor. Motes of dust glimmering in its wake. It was cold. Despite the best efforts of a powerful central…

The Origin of Discontentment (Vlog)

Musings on Ennui – Don’t look for a grand purpose and don’t deny a grand purpose. Take the variable approach. The thing you want is X and the only way to get there is to effectively enjoy the X that is right now. http://www.fractaljournal.com …

The Sketch of Sam Monroe – Chapter 2.9 – Fact and Fiction

“Yar!” Lucas screamed. I caught his gist. “Is that wher da gol’ doobloons lie!” Graham was surprisingly nonplussed given his recent raving. “Well, the city this leads to was reputed to have been built from gold.” “The old Eldorado gag…” Chuck snorted derisively. “Fact and…

Drowning Jones

I threw him into the Thames. This dream followed the outline of several others occurring some years apart. Sort of English themed, in an industrial setting, seeming to be round 1860’s. Could be cause of all the Doyle I’ve read over the years or…

A Good Sign?

The video below comes from ‘The Knife Media’ which seems to be taking a step in the right direction. They use a fairly good grasp of logical fallacies to point out the misleading tactics of big media companies and influential personalities. Their journalistic chops…

The Sketch of Sam Monroe – Chapter 2.8 – Itinerary

Graham stopped the recording here and returned to his seat. We were all waiting for some kind of explanation. It never came. “Uh…Hoyt? What was that about?” “Well, isn’t it obvious!” Graham snapped. “No.” I said wryly. “We have to go to Brazil!” He…

Pineapple Time – Idea Medley – Why Write and More (Vlog)

Just another mish-mash of ideas in vlog form that I’ll just refer to as Idea Medley. Today we’ll be talking about pineapples, gut and performance, and reasons for writing, among other things. Links fractaljournal.com is my main site where you’ll find stories, essays, webcomics, and…