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Tuesday, April 12th, 2016
11:19 pm

Happy birthday Beverly

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016
11:54 am
Should you be listening. We will be gathering at the round table this evening.
Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014
3:38 am
That far away look...


"To find our true self, we often have to look in dark places."
~Klaus Richter

Current Mood: awake
Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014
12:46 pm
Shot of the day.
Pictures and words...


Love Shawn

"Things don't fall apart. Things hold. Lines connect in thin ways that last and last and lives become generations made out of pictures and words just kept."

Lucille Clifton

Current Mood: awake
Thursday, July 5th, 2012
9:42 pm
Words still wandering...
Have you ever heard a song, one you have listened to over and over? Then out of the blue, for whatever reason, a line or refrain unexpectedly strikes you like never before. These came from the soundtrack of my walk to work. Some are still ringing in my ears as I type.

“The scars of your love.”

“All the echoes of our ecstasy ring inside me.”

“The day the music died.”

“I wandered through fiction to look for the truth buried beneath all the lies.”

"And in the end, the love we take is equal to the love you make."

“I bet you’d scream and run like hell, I bet you’d slap me in a cell if I let you see inside me. Between the pleasure and the pain I am feeling dangerously sane.”

“These walls have eyes, Rows of photographs, and faces like mine, who do we become, without
knowing where, we started from.”

“Cause there's a monster, living under my bed, whisperin in my ear. There's an angel, with a hand on my head, She say I've got nothing to fear.”

"Words can be broken, so can bones."

“I did my best, it wasn't much, I couldn't feel, so I tried to touch, I've told the truth, I
didn't come to fool you, and even though it all went wrong, I'll stand before the Lord of
Song, with nothing on my tongue but Hallelujah”.

Love Shawn

“People are always asking me what my lyrics mean. Well I say what any decent poet would say if you dared ask him to analyze his work: if you see it, darling, then it's there.” Freddie Mercury
Wednesday, March 14th, 2012
3:12 pm

Andrew and I are hosting GAME FEST 2012 this weekend. We have space and options for games. Saturday is open and on Sunday I will be running three successive 7th Sea Games. You will need three different characters. One who is stuck in the city of Freiburg but is not and Eisen, and is living at an Inn for Ex Patriots from other countries. Two is a member of the Freiburg Wachunde , a collection of ex-military and strong arms who patrol the streets of Freiburg. Three is a member of the New Musketeers of Montague the I. You will be escorting a Diplomatic Counselor to Freiburg who is delivering papers and a gift to the new Eisenfürst. The points are 150. Call or text if you have questions.


"Against the assault of Imagination, nothing can stand."
K. Malic
Friday, January 20th, 2012
10:20 am
Sweet Dreams Miss James...
I remember the first time I heard Etta James sing. I was 9, on the floor in front of these built in cabinets along the interior north wall of our living room. Our Living room was oriented with them as the focus. Above them were shelves that housed our TV, stereo, and an assortment of family treasures.

In one of the cabinets was my father’s record collection. A random assemblage of rock, country, comedy, and vocal compilations. I used to love to lie on the floor and listen to Bill Cosby, Credence Clear Water Revival, Alabama and dozens of others. One day I pulled one out that had no cover ar,t save for the stylistic title “Soul Love”. I know corny, but it was from the seventies. It had everything from Al Green and Bill Withers, to Miss Etta James.

I still love every song on that Album, deep, poignant songs that speak to hearts young and old. I lay on that deep pile brown shag carpet, staring up at the ceiling, hearing Miss James soft smoky voice whisper wishes into the air I could not begin to understand. Then she would take a pause, draw in a breath, and overwhelm you with the sheer power of her voice.

I have had many teachers and been given many gifts by people I will never meet. Thank you Miss James, for all the emotions you helped me find, and put a voice too.

Love Shawn

Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent.

Victor Hugo

Sunday Kind Of Love

I wanna Sunday kind of love
A love to last past Saturday night
And I'd like to know it's more than love at first sight
And I wanna Sunday kind of love, oh yeah yeah

I wanna a love that's on the square
Can't seem to find somebody, someone to care
And I'm on a lonely road that leads to no where
I need a Sunday kind of love

I do my Sunday dreaming, oh yeah
And all my Sunday scheming
Every minute, every hour, every day

Oh, I'm hoping to discover
A certain kind of lover
Who will show me the way

And my arms need someone, someone to enfold
To keep me warm when Mondays and Tuesdays grow cold
Love for all my life to have and to hold
Oh, and I wanna Sunday kind of love, oh yeah yeah yeah

I don't wanna Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday
Or Thursday, Friday or Saturday
Oh, nothing but Sunday, oh yeah yeah
I wanna Sunday, Sunday, I wanna Sunday kind of love, oh yeah
Sunday, Sunday, Sunday kind of love
Thursday, January 12th, 2012
10:10 am
First shot
Shot taken while laughing.



"Home is where the heart is, so your real home's in your chest."
Joss Whedon, Zack Whedon, Maurissa Tancharoen, and Jed Whedon, Dr. Horrible's Sing Along Blog, 2008
Tuesday, January 10th, 2012
11:14 am
It’s Tuesday.

Now a little about Tuesday. The name Tuesday is derived from the Old English Tiwesdæg and Middle English Tewesday. The Germanic name translates Mars, the god of war, as Teiwaz or in Old English Tiw. This was a corruption of Latin dies Martis, originally relating the day with the planet Mars. Strangely enough the people of Thailand (formerly Siam) also see it as a day of Martian relation. One in every 234,068 Americans is named, Tuesday. Songs named after Tuesday include, Ruby Tuesday by The Rolling Stones, Sweet Tuesday Morning by Bad Finger, and Barely Out of Tuesday by the Counting Crows. This random fact bomb was brought to you by the internets and books.
As for all those T.I.Ps.ters out there, don’t worry today is also T.I.Ps.! That’s right the Second day of the week, or is it the third? Anyway, it’s that day when we gather together round the table. Be sure to keep your eyes on the horizon, straighten up, and fly right. Remember no matter how far you have gone or how long you are absent you are welcome at the table.


"He respects Owl, because you can't help respecting anybody who can spell TUESDAY, even if he doesn't spell it right.”
A. A. Milne
Saturday, December 17th, 2011
1:34 pm
December 17th...
The day the music died.

I walk in silence.


My heart, which is so full to overflowing, has often been solaced and refreshed by music when sick and weary.
Martin Luther
Tuesday, December 6th, 2011
10:17 am
Shot of the day
Taken with fast hands!

AH HA! Not only did I find Waldo! I know where Carmen San Diego is! Hangin Mr. Dickens!
Boom Shaka Laka!

Love Shawn

"Its never too late to have a happy childhood. "
Tom Robbins
Tuesday, November 29th, 2011
11:39 am
Greeetings T.I.Ps.ters! We find ourselves once again of at the first Tday in the week and second to last one of November. The official sacrificial Turkey Day has come and gone and we all begin our various end of the year rituals. We will be gathering at the round table tonight. You will find the me at the table late tonight as the Office don’t close til 8, fear not for others shall arrive and hold sway before I arrive. Tis the season for gift collecting and dispensing. Bear in mind as you search high and low for that something special for the something specials in your life that often the greatest gifts you have to offer can’t be wrapped and are rarely found in malls, mega shops, or emporiums. We hope to see you this week.

Love Shawn

“Be the gift you wish for from those you love.”
Shelly Bright
Thursday, November 3rd, 2011
11:46 am
Comic of the Day "Librarians are not to be trifled with."
This goes out to all my Bibliophage friends.

Be careful of the Questionable Content.


"The best defence against misguided arrogance is a keen sense of humour."
Kathryn L. Nelson
Monday, October 31st, 2011
9:27 pm
Happy Halloween
We sweat for Karma! We bleed for Karma! We BURN for Karma!

Taken in the dark.


"On mounting a rising ground, which brought the figure of his fellow-traveller in relief against the sky, gigantic in height, and muffled in a cloak, Ichabod was horror-struck on perceiving that he was headless!--but his horror was still more increased on observing that the head, which should have rested on his shoulders, was carried before him on the pommel of his saddle!"
- Washington Irving, "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow"
10:12 am
Shots of Saturday and Sunday
Taken from random angles

Flag, fountains, and misplaced vision.


Self-confidence is the first requisite to great undertakings.
Samuel Johnson
9:34 am
Tuesdays Irregular Players!

Attention T.I.Ps.ters!

This is not a test this is an actual message.

This is an all-points Bulletin! T.I.Ps. is going on a field trip tomorrow. We will be meeting at Red Robin Pleasanton. I repeat T.I.Ps. will be landing at Red Robin Pleasanton this Tuesday. We will have another reminder tomorrow to keep every on the same page.


"The intelligent man finds almost everything ridiculous, the sensible man hardly anything."

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Friday, October 28th, 2011
1:27 pm
Shot of Friday
Taken wile thinking.

Two rights make a sad song


"All movements go too far."
Bertrand Russell
1:17 pm
Shot of Thursday
Taken with love.

Gutter Flower


“You don’t have to love the things your wife loves. But you do have to remember them. “
Bob Lahann
1:09 pm
Shot of Wednesday
Taken from a different perspective.

The A-team was here


“Don’t let someone else’s opinion give you the idea that yours is important.”
Joey Bishop
1:01 pm
Shot of Tuesday
Taken with caution.

Read between the lines

Love Shawn

“Just because I said you were cute, doesn’t mean I want to hear you talk.”
William Voigt
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