A Pockage from the Ult Contry

Posted by Les Becker on October 31, 2007 in Short Fiction, The Landlady |

Just in time for Hallowe’en, Ruby came out with a never-before-told story. It’s a little bit comedy. It’s a little bit horror. Ruby leans toward the comedy in a really big way, for some reason. Me, I think I’m still wearing a creepy-feeling expression on my face. I don’t know if it’s the story that […]

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Attention, Please.

Posted by Les Becker on October 30, 2007 in Blog-Family, Writing |

Please welcome Plumeria to the Blogosphere. She’s new to this bloggery thing, but spreading her digital wings and man, oh man, can she write! I’m not kidding. Read. She’s amazing. I’m fighting jealousy over her eloquence, and I’m not even half-joking when I say that. Now’s the time to get to know her, and make […]


I Prefer “Eccentric” to “Weirdo”, Thanks

Posted by Les Becker on October 29, 2007 in Writer's Block, Writing |

“Never Grow Up” I read a hint somewhere about how to clear my head for writing. I’ll link it if I ever find it again (or if someone comes across it, you’ll let me know, right?), but meantime… the “hint” was to buy a colouring book and crayons and whenever I get stuck while writing […]


So Guess Who Drove Us Home Today…?

Posted by Les Becker on October 27, 2007 in Little Bits of Stupid |

Not the kind of cabby you jump the fare on… I have to say, it was one of our more memorable cab rides. Ky said, “So, I guess you know what you’re gonna be for Hallowe’en, then, huh?” Still Rockin’ After All These Years Gene replied, “Huh? ….Hallowe’en?!” Ky wasn’t quite sure if he was […]


This is Also Temporary…

Posted by Les Becker on October 24, 2007 in Little Bits of Stupid, Photography |

Things are a little funky around here at the moment. A few things are going on that I don’t have words for yet. I’m trying to keep it all together here, and for the most part, I think I’m doing okay. I may be abandoning the blog for a bit… and then again, I may […]


Great Aunt Emma

Posted by Les Becker on October 22, 2007 in Oh Mother...! |

I must apologize to the memory of my Great Aunt Emma, for this horrible photo of her painting. It’s a water-colour, framed behind glass, hanging in an awkward niche in my parents’ small space. To get the shot at all, I had to jam myself between the fake gas fireplace and the stereo stand, straddling […]

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A Fascination with Fakery

Posted by Les Becker on October 21, 2007 in Artsy Fartsy, Photography, Photoshop |

Portal2theUniverse (AKA “Gateway to the Multiverse”) called me a Prestidigitator a couple of weeks ago. At first I wondered if I should be offended, but his actual opinion of Where the Walls are Soft seems to be somewhat admiring, so I ended up feeling fairly complimented – sort of like when somebody calls me “weird”. […]

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Does This Make Her a “Sinner”?

Posted by Les Becker on October 20, 2007 in Little Bits of Stupid, Photography |

“Off Center”Taken October 19, 2007 with Canon PowerShot A550 I found this on ePifFunnies today, and it struck a chord. Numbering the alphabet, A through Z, 1 through 26, we can calculate that, to complete a task, KNOWLEDGE gets a 96 in importance and CAPABILITY gets a 98, but ATTITUDE gets…100! Contributed by Judy Kent […]


Mind Your Own Buzzness

Posted by Les Becker on October 20, 2007 in Photography |

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About Temporariness…

Posted by Les Becker on October 19, 2007 in J.O.B., Photography, Real Life |

I still can’t sleep. I sleep once I fall asleep – it’s the “falling asleep” that seems to still be broken. Oddly, I’m not having any trouble getting up in the morning. I even eat breakfast. Because my kid makes it for me and spoon-feeds me before handing me a cup of coffee and running […]

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And Away We Go!

Posted by Les Becker on October 17, 2007 in Artsy Fartsy, J.O.B., Local Theater, Photography, School |

So, the J.O.B. officially starts tomorrow. That leaves me a little strapped for time as far as school clean-up goes (I know, I know… I should have been done by now; I’m a slacker), but really the only thing that bothers me, is that I won’t be seeing a paycheck for another three weeks. Thankfully, […]


…or Maybe I’m Just “Scatter-Brained”.

Posted by Les Becker on October 16, 2007 in Little Bits of Stupid, Real Life, Wasted Time... |

I’m late, I’m late, for a very important date – with Ruby and a crossword puzzle, and a decent cup of coffee today, finally. No time to post a pic of my own, but check out my Flickr account for the latest, if you’re interested. In the meantime, let me play with your brain. Weirdness […]

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