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I’ve Been Held Back to the Point of Falling Over…

Posted by Les Becker on February 12, 2016 in Little Bits of Stupid, Wasted Time..., Writer's Block, Writing |
Broken Chair

I’ve had some serious “Writer’s Block” issues for the last… oh… millennium or so. I’ve come to the conclusion over the last several months that it’s not writer’s block so much as my own stubbornness that’s keeping me from writing. But then the above event happened. In slow motion. Just like in the movies. I […]

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The (Only) 5 Fears We All Share…

Posted by Les Becker on September 30, 2014 in Real Life, Writing, Zenishness... |

Psychology Today posted a really interesting article that crunched all our phobias down into five big fears that all of us share. According to this article, you may not have arachnophobia – maybe you’re even amused at another person’s fear of spiders – but if the thought of being eaten by a bear keeps you […]

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Epiphany #1…

Posted by Les Becker on September 15, 2014 in Writing |

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My Mom is a Biker-Chick…

Maude on her Hog

I drove down to Teeny-Tiny Town today, having had no sleep since… well, I’m not certain when, but I’ve been writing – really writing – for real writing, so No Sleep Disease isn’t exactly a bad thing. This time. On the way down, I saw a small plane tipped over on the four-lane median strip, […]

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Whew! I Need That “Slow-It-All-Down” Button Again…

Posted by Les Becker on December 9, 2008 in Finances, Real Life |

Busy, wow! I’m loving the night shift, but will have to re-learn “day-shift mode” for the weekends until at least after the New Year, beginning this Sunday, when I start working days for Louie. That will only be on the weekends, mind you – I’m not sure yet how I’ll deal with working 7 days […]

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Bloggers Say the Darn’dest Things…

Posted by Les Becker on October 8, 2008 in Blog-Family, Little Bits of Stupid |

Bloggers are pretty freaking funny. Lucky for me, ‘cuz I’ve been short of time of late, and recuperating after finishing The Waitress, the Whiskey & the Handcuffs. So I spent a little of what time was left over after “re-charging” (ahem…*) picking through my comments of last year. I’m paying homage to a bunch of […]

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The Day the Earth Stood Still…

Posted by Les Becker on September 25, 2008 in Other People's Stories..., Real Life |

A couple of months back, I was invited to dinner by a friend: a 6’4 cook I worked with at The House of Fracas, my temporary placement, the first J.O.B. (and so far, only) in my brand new field, after I was out of school. This invitation was a long time coming. He kept inviting […]

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The What’th of September…

Posted by Les Becker on September 22, 2008 in Photography, Real Life, Wasted Time... |

Ruby needed to know the date the other day, and that’s how she asked it: “This is the what’th of September…?” It struck me as a good title for a blog post because it’s felt like the “what’th of September” for pretty much the entire month. The photo is fairly symbolic for my September, as […]

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Pink Fantasy…

Posted by Les Becker on April 29, 2008 in Real Life, Zenishness... |

Pink FantasyTaken February 22, 2008 with Canon PowerShot A550 I’m right impressed with myself over this picture. I seriously doubt I’ll get another shot even half this good for the rest of the year. I kind of hope I don’t – I’m really proud of this one. I want to blow it up to about […]

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Hello World!

Posted by Les Becker on April 15, 2008 in J.O.B., Real Life, School, Wasted Time... |

Okay, it’s just been so damned long since I’ve posted that it feels like a brand new blog. And what you see above is pretty much what everything that I’ve been up to to keep me from blogging boils down to (Holy ol’ shit, but that’s a lot of “to”s!). In other words: a whole […]

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Struck Me Funny, It Did…

Posted by Les Becker on June 6, 2007 in The Landlady |

Ruby has gotten used to me writing down everything she says, now. She even seems to be looking forward to reading all the stuff I’m making up about her, if I ever get it printed and bring it over. I hope she still feels that way once she reads it. Contrary to what I told […]

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Another Bridge Crossed…

Kyla came home from school yesterday with her book order: her very own copy of A Bridge to Terabithia. She’s read school copies several times already, and seen the movie in the theater three times now. She rushed in at 3:30, dropped the book in my hands, and rushed back out to her babysitting job. […]

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