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Inwardly summiting a spiritual Mt Everest

tcr! · Dec 29, 2019 at 5:04 pm

Audio (MP3): 20191229 Inwardly summiting a spiritual Mt Everest

Poinsettia in the sun

Seeking equality, fairness, the greater good…that does something remarkable for me. It breaks my selfish bubble. It makes me a whole human being. It gives me freedom.

But wait, there’s more. So much more. Seeking balance and harmony for all…brings me out of my despair. It brings light to my darkness. It brings healing to my pain. It lifts me up and out of feeling down and blue, up to the level of okay I was looking for much of my life. And being okay inside and out is the remarkable place I was talking about earlier.

When I make life not all about my pleasure or my suffering, oh wow is it good. It’s elevation.

Like inwardly summiting a spiritual Mt Everest and bringing everyone else up top to share the view.

You probably already knew all of that but it took me almost a lifetime to figure out.

#photos #goteam 😊 #lettherebehope #diariespodcast

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Momma J Momma J · Dec 29, 2019 at 5:56 pm

I’m glad you got there!

tcr! tcr! · Dec 30, 2019 at 5:18 pm

As am I!

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jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · Dec 29, 2019 at 7:14 pm

😎

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jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · Dec 29, 2019 at 7:15 pm

I wanted to put the praying hands thing people use but my standard issue is better/closer to how I feel.

tcr! tcr! · Dec 30, 2019 at 5:18 pm

It’s a good standard issue

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marney0160 marney0160 · Dec 30, 2019 at 4:39 pm

Words I needed to read today. Ty 💖

tcr! tcr! · Dec 30, 2019 at 5:18 pm

You are most welcome!

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chrisrich · Dec 31, 2019 at 5:51 am

Wonderful words!

tcr! tcr! · Jan 4, 2020 at 10:02 am

Thank you!

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Uncle Timmy · Jan 4, 2020 at 10:08 am

Dont ever stop writing your thoughts.
Hits home every time!

tcr! tcr! · Jan 4, 2020 at 10:15 am

Thanks man! I haven’t felt much like writing these past few months but positive words like yours pump up my motivation.

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Sunday afternoon cats

tcr! · Dec 29, 2019 at 1:55 pm

Sunday afternoon cats

#photos #cats ðŸ˜ī

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jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · Dec 29, 2019 at 7:10 pm

Gooddogs

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Momma J Momma J · Dec 29, 2019 at 7:18 pm

Gray cat with hearts

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Saturday night cat

tcr! · Dec 28, 2019 at 9:31 pm

Saturday night cat

#photos #cats ðŸ˜ī

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jocelynzoey · Dec 29, 2019 at 12:10 am

Ugh the baby âĪïļ

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One too many pizzas

tcr! · Dec 28, 2019 at 1:55 pm

one too many pizzas

Guys, I ordered one too many pizzas last night for my daughter’s Friendsmas party. I was thinking of selling it on Facebook Marketplace but had second thoughts after I remembered how nobody wanted the pair of jeweled bone earrings I put up for sale a couple of days before Christmas.

Anyways, this FREE delicious Italian pizza is perfectly fine. Nobody licked it or anything. And yes, it’s the one in the actual photo! Just look at all that cold cheesy goodness.

It’s missing a piece because earlier this morning I left one on the neighbor’s front step since she left some Christmas fudge on ours last night. I made her a crayon holiday card but I got red sauce on it so it ended up in the trash. Right where it belonged. With all my other hopes and dreams.

So now the double dough pizza is nuzzled in its box in my fridge if you’d like to stop by and get it. It’d be great for any of you hungover types who need something chewy and filling on this not so sunny Saturday afternoon.

It’s duct taped to the top of my mailbox or something for easy pickup, too! 🎄💝 🍕

#photos #pizza

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JK · Dec 28, 2019 at 2:24 pm

Breakfast!

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darlene · Dec 28, 2019 at 2:28 pm

donate it to Lazarus House!

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Momma J Momma J · Dec 28, 2019 at 2:52 pm

pizza with pepperoni sunglasses

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Grab Bill · Dec 28, 2019 at 3:40 pm

Looks delicious! Freeze it for Friendster.

tcr! tcr! · Dec 28, 2019 at 6:37 pm

What is Friendster?

Grab Bill · Dec 28, 2019 at 7:08 pm

Friends Easter

tcr! tcr! · Dec 28, 2019 at 9:22 pm

Oh, I been there!

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Furno Mitchell the First · Dec 28, 2019 at 4:09 pm

Freeze it for later

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eGarcia · Dec 28, 2019 at 5:34 pm

It fascinates me that people are giving advice and can’t figure out this is a joke…

tcr! tcr! · Dec 28, 2019 at 6:37 pm

Somebody actually messaged me on FB, inquiring about the pizza. I’m 100% serious.

eGarcia · Dec 28, 2019 at 6:39 pm

I believe it. Society really is doomed. I see it everyday on social media.

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lederman14 · Dec 28, 2019 at 6:55 pm

Now I want pizza 🍕

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J Weg Rzyn · Dec 28, 2019 at 7:18 pm

Interested! Can pick up next Thursday @ 4:37 pm

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Dunne · Dec 28, 2019 at 7:33 pm

I’d like one piece

tcr! tcr! · Dec 28, 2019 at 9:19 pm

(and everybody else interested)… One day I’m gonna get a cheese pizza delivered to the court yard by McNally’s and invite all you guys. First come first serve of course. 👍

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Waxman, Jules · Dec 28, 2019 at 7:55 pm

dog rolling on floor and laughing

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schlakxz · Dec 28, 2019 at 8:57 pm

tl;dr

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ouellette · Dec 28, 2019 at 9:00 pm

You could’ve fed 3 rescue dogs with that or one large coyote. What a waste…

tcr! tcr! · Dec 28, 2019 at 9:16 pm

☠ïļ

Pizza Is Toxic To Dogs

ouellette · Dec 28, 2019 at 9:19 pm

Video (MP4): bulldog with pizza

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VICKRAS · Dec 29, 2019 at 8:24 am

If ever you have leftover food like this The Lazarus House in St Charles accepts it.

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jinks · Dec 29, 2019 at 11:10 am

pizza with pepperoni sunglasses

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Debbbie Kerrrman · Dec 29, 2019 at 1:09 pm

You are silly 😜

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kerstin.german · Dec 29, 2019 at 4:53 pm

Can I order through UberEats? ðŸĪĢ

tcr! tcr! · Dec 29, 2019 at 5:07 pm

I think so. Lemme check with management.

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marney0160 marney0160 · Dec 30, 2019 at 4:50 pm

What! I missed the jeweled bone earrings!?? I could have pretended they came from my hand. Dam it!!

tcr! tcr! · Dec 31, 2019 at 6:58 am

Your hand bones are what gave me the inspiration for the jeweled bone earrings!! 👂ðŸĶī

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Dec 24th, 2019 at 5:53:35 pm

tcr! · Dec 24, 2019 at 5:53 pm

Merry Christmas from the Sugar Skull at the car wash - MP4

Merry Christmas from the Sugar Skull at the car wash!

🎄🎄💀 #videos #sugarskull #christmas

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jenkins_arts · Dec 25, 2019 at 9:45 am

âĪïļ Merry Christmas!

tcr! tcr! · Dec 26, 2019 at 10:28 am

right back at ya!

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Hot dog Jesus manger scene

tcr! · Dec 24, 2019 at 1:05 pm

Hot dog Jesus manger scene

Looks like somebody found a good use for hotdogs 👍

#hotdogs #jesus

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keamoose keamoose · Dec 24, 2019 at 1:14 pm

I never sausage a thing before.

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tam.the.terrible · Dec 24, 2019 at 1:29 pm

Omg I love it!!

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prokop · Dec 24, 2019 at 1:49 pm

This is awesome. Merry Christmas.

tcr! tcr! · Dec 24, 2019 at 6:01 pm

Merry Christmas to you, Sue!!

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jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · Dec 24, 2019 at 2:34 pm

Merry Christmas to all!

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Momma J Momma J · Dec 24, 2019 at 3:07 pm

With a bacon roof no less!

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But the park was empty.

tcr! · Dec 24, 2019 at 10:13 am

Memorial Park water tower

It was a dark and normal night.

And the park was empty.

I’d trekked with a friend or two, maybe more, maybe none, to see the not forgotten monkeys from childhood. But the cages were empty except for the diagonal shadows from the street lights. Cages long since abandoned and left to rust and wither and metal decay.

Maybe I was drinking or maybe I wasn’t during that particular small town adventure. I could’ve been in my late teens or early or late twenties. The older man’s reality is blended with fantasy, stirred and shaken. Like a thick fictitious smoothie.

The monkeys may not have even been real in Memorial Park but I’m pretty sure I didn’t make that all up. My imagination fills in the details and the gaps of the things I don’t remember. Maybe there was only one monkey that I never saw and only heard of from the elders. Maybe there was a flock of three mini-apes under the red and white bulldog water tower. I know for sure the little makeshift zoo was a thing. 🐒

As I was drifting off to sleep last night I was thinking on that 47 acre park for whatever reason. Thinking of the never ending woodlands, the valley too big for a kid to traverse in one session, and the body water at the bottom that smelled like a haven for the dead.

And the monkeys. The monkeys. Untamed in a cage with a concrete base. The most unnatural habit for anything living. I wouldn’t be surprised if the city did away with them after the neanderthals threw beer cans at the fences after dark. Again, that’s me writing a narrative for things I can’t remember or don’t know.

So anyways, the real story is I think of caged monkeys brandishing their teeth because that’s what animals do when you lock them up in close quarters for public consumption. I probably went there to rattle their cages myself on that normal night, tap into my own anger and oppression. Another conduit of the passing teenage rage I felt for no good reason. A baboon’s red ass and canine teeth. Maybe dressed in an 80s jean jacket.

Ennui, ennui you’ve torn your dress. Ennui, ennui your face is a mess.

But the park was empty.

And I was a bit more than mildly disappointed when we left with nothing in our pockets. The era of rattling cages had set inside and out, and I didn’t need to be stirring up trouble.

Oh sure, you can go home again but chances are good that the lights will be off and the rooms creaky and dusty, and you’ll feel even more empty when you leave.

Now I don’t know what to say because it’s Christmas Eve in 2019 and I’ve been reminiscing about small town life. I should wake Maggie up and grab some eggnog and Santa hats. 🎅

#alternativefacts

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Momma J Momma J · Dec 24, 2019 at 11:18 am

A good memory?

tcr! tcr! · Dec 24, 2019 at 12:50 pm

Definitely! Did you take Angie and I to see said monkeys?

Momma J Momma J · Dec 24, 2019 at 12:51 pm

Yes I did!

Momma J Momma J · Dec 24, 2019 at 12:52 pm

How did Maggie like the movie?

tcr! tcr! · Dec 24, 2019 at 6:02 pm

I think she liked it but she’s a lady of few words ðŸĪŦ

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Cowan · Dec 24, 2019 at 12:30 pm

The monkeys were real

tcr! tcr! · Dec 24, 2019 at 12:51 pm

I KNEW IT. Confirmation is all I needed ðŸĩ

Cowan · Dec 24, 2019 at 1:42 pm

You may or not remember but we live quite close to Memorial Park. Went there a lot as kids with our parents and of course when we graduated to bicycles without parental supervision, the park was a popular destination. Northside can be a climb but Memorial Park was a pretty straight route if using the long way. The short way was all hills, grass, and the pond! Do you remember the awesome merry go round swing thingy?? Loved that

angeline35 angeline35 · Dec 24, 2019 at 3:49 pm

Yup I remember it and my grandkids loved it too :)

angeline35 angeline35 · Dec 24, 2019 at 4:02 pm

They had a ball that day :)

Cowan · Dec 24, 2019 at 4:10 pm

Merry Christmas !!

tcr! tcr! · Dec 24, 2019 at 6:02 pm

Is the merry-go-round swing still a thing?

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The Rise of Skywalker - opening weekend

tcr! · Dec 22, 2019 at 12:40 pm

Maggie and I at The Rise of Skywalker The Rise of Skywalker ticket

#photos #maggie #starwars #movies âĪïļðŸŽĨ

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Infinity is broken

tcr! · Dec 22, 2019 at 11:09 am

Broken infinity clock

#photos #timeneverstops #allislost

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JJania · Dec 22, 2019 at 11:16 am

Time will tell.

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jenkins_arts · Dec 22, 2019 at 11:27 am

Ah jeez, now what?

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Rich J · Dec 22, 2019 at 1:35 pm

Is this the end of time? Is it relative?

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Momma J Momma J · Dec 22, 2019 at 8:37 pm

Emoji acting nervously

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Peanuts + Coke is a thing

tcr! · Dec 19, 2019 at 9:20 pm

I’m not saying it’s my thing. Or that it’ll be your thing. Proceed with caution. And don’t use a glass. The foam overwhelmed me.

Peanuts plus Coke is a thing

#photos #soda #peanuts

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fiatlux423 · Dec 18, 2019 at 9:38 pm

Dude…

tcr! tcr! · Dec 18, 2019 at 9:49 pm

Don’t ever let life pass you by

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jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · Dec 19, 2019 at 9:34 pm

I used to do this a long time ago. Can’t remember where or why I got the idea.

tcr! tcr! · Dec 19, 2019 at 9:36 pm

I think it started in the rural areas way back yonder 🚜

jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · Dec 19, 2019 at 9:36 pm

Well then… :)

Kelly K · Dec 19, 2019 at 11:51 pm

I always thought it was a Southern thing…

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Irene · Dec 19, 2019 at 9:44 pm

I was just thinking about you today that I hadn’t seen any posts from you for quite some time. LOL

tcr! tcr! · Dec 22, 2019 at 10:31 am

Yeah, it’s been a busy fall and winter 😊

Irene · Dec 22, 2019 at 11:41 am

Gotcha. Have a very merry Christmas and a very happy peaceful New Year to you and your family

tcr! tcr! · Dec 24, 2019 at 8:49 am

And the same for you!!

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threecrates threecrates · Dec 19, 2019 at 10:10 pm

I mixed cherry coke and root beer tonight. We’re party animals! âĪïļ

threecrates threecrates · Dec 19, 2019 at 10:11 pm

Also recommend chai tea concentrate with root beer on the rocks. Happy holidays!

tcr! tcr! · Dec 22, 2019 at 11:05 am

Was the chai tea and root beer good? Doesn’t sound half bad!

threecrates threecrates · Dec 22, 2019 at 11:33 am

T’was delightful!

threecrates threecrates · Dec 22, 2019 at 11:34 am

Was just told this pnut coke thing is a Georgia thing!?

threecrates threecrates · Dec 22, 2019 at 11:35 am

Egg nog and root beer makes an incredible “float” as well! 👍ðŸŧ

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Coops · Dec 20, 2019 at 6:36 pm

Love it!

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