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Maggie at the top of the staircase

tcr! · Oct 12, 2018 at 7:39 pm

Maggie at the top of the staircase

Sara, Maggie, and I were at Water Street Studios for their Gallery Opening Reception: “In the Marvelous Real” & “Innocent Dawn”

Good stuff by Chris Hodge (instagram) and Cynthia Hellyer Heinz.

#photos #maggie #artnews

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Oct 12th, 2018 at 10:27:03 am

tcr! · Oct 12, 2018 at 10:27 am

How are you?

I’ve been the same.

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heather heather · Oct 12, 2018 at 12:01 pm

Me too.

Coops · Oct 12, 2018 at 12:49 pm

This day in age your gonna say that!

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Coops · Oct 12, 2018 at 12:49 pm

Good ty

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Kelly K · Oct 12, 2018 at 2:17 pm

I’m doing well, thanks for asking. When you say, “the same”, is that a positive or a negative?

tcr! tcr! · Oct 12, 2018 at 2:53 pm

It’s an Abraham Lincoln kinda thing. It could go either way depending on how I look at it. :)

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tcr! tcr! · Oct 12, 2018 at 2:51 pm

I didn’t know Tegan and Sara did that song.

tcr! tcr! · Oct 12, 2018 at 2:54 pm

It’s been overplayed but I still love it.

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Momma J Momma J · Oct 12, 2018 at 7:45 pm

I’m swell!

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Come with Me Now by KONGOS

tcr! · Oct 11, 2018 at 2:28 pm

Peeps, here’s your ive-thought-myself-to-death Thursday jam. See accordions aren’t all bad.

Ignore the boobs. They had to suck in the YouTube people at first somehow.

#musicvideos #kongos

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keamoose keamoose · Oct 11, 2018 at 3:19 pm

I wasn’t going to click, but I was sucked in by the boobs.

tcr! tcr! · Oct 12, 2018 at 7:18 am

It can happen

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Let the ideas go

tcr! · Oct 11, 2018 at 11:27 am

Audio (MP3): 20181011 - Let the ideas go

I have ideas all the time, things I wanna do around the house or to my truck, or books I wanna write or pictures I wanna take. If it’s a really good idea I’ll get excited about it. If I’m really excited with my idea, I’ll actually do it. If I have other things going on, I’ll adjust my schedule to turn my idea into a real thing.

If I can’t budge my schedule because I have other priorities, then I forget about my idea. I don’t write it down. I’ll just let it die in my head. Because if my idea is really good I’ll have the same idea again. If my idea wasn’t that good, it probably deserves to fade away.

When my ideas die, I don’t feed bad or feel like I’m not enough. I don’t get discouraged because I don’t have the time or whatever. I just let the ideas go. I can’t do everything I ever wanted and that’s okay.

And that one idea, if I didn’t have enough passion or drive to make it happen, isn’t going to change the world anyway. It’s not gonna make me a whole person nor is it gonna be a silver bullet to end world hunger or a golden chalice to bring about world peace.

I may have read the gist of all of this somewhere else. I can’t remember. But letting ideas go is an idea I had (mine or not) that’s worth sharing.

#protip #diariespodcast

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jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · Oct 11, 2018 at 4:30 pm

Snoopy is a catch-all for me because he’s so cool. And this image in particular, he’s just Joe Cool. Shit eating grin and zero given. That’s “why Snoopy?”

snoopy

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Cat, spoiled

tcr! · Oct 10, 2018 at 5:43 pm

Cat, spoiled

#photos #cats

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Momma J Momma J · Oct 10, 2018 at 11:49 pm

Cat is not spoiled!

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jocelynzoey · Oct 11, 2018 at 1:45 pm

So fat 😂

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The “Proposal”

tcr! · Oct 10, 2018 at 1:41 pm

The Proposal

#email

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He was a nervous, jittery guy

tcr! · Oct 10, 2018 at 12:30 pm

Audio (MP3): 20181010 - He was a nervous, jittery guy

Teen Paranormal Romance

Years ago I used to work with this client, aliased Jack, who would continually get on my nerves. He wasn’t a bad guy but every now and then he would email[1] me a question, looking for an answer to something we’d been over and over again.

I would read his email and think, “Why the fuck are you asking me this? We’ve already talked about it. More than once. I got better shit to do than repeat myself. For the third time.”

I saw the email conversations as nothing but ridiculous.

No, the world’s not gonna blow up if you click that button. If it could blow up, my annoying little friend, you wouldn’t be able to see the button, let alone click the fucking button.

Obviously customer service doesn’t run in my blood. I like talking with my friends and family but I’m not a big fan of talking to people when I “have to.” By and large there’s little interest in me to hand out warm fuzzies to the clients. I like to write code at work, not give hugs.

So back to Jack.

I was thinking about him this morning because thoughts come and go, as they do. He was a nervous, jittery guy. Anxious pretty much every time I spoke with him. He would often get five steps ahead of me when we were reviewing his projects and I’d be like, “dude, slow down.” I would actually call him “dude” which is my polite way of saying “you moron.”

But time equals clarity and so I tend to think with those calls and emails what he was after was reassurance. He was looking to be comforted in someway if you will. Don’t make that weird because it’s not. But maybe he was homosexual, I don’t know.[2]

I doubt if him wanting a professional “hug” was a front-burner thought. It’s not unusual for people to create little messes in their mind, get themselves all worked up and bent out of shape, and then lean on somebody they trust. Someone who’ll tell them it’s okay, that everything’s fine. Someone who’ll offer solutions to their problems.

And then life can be right for a moment.

I don’t know for sure that’s what was up with Jack but it’s what I’m inclined to think.

Being in touch with what other people are feeling or needing is not something that comes naturally to me. I’m a man, not an empath. I have to consciously pay attention to those around me or else I’ll be content in my own imaginary land of Hobbitses and/or Synthetics.

That will sometimes get me in trouble, too.

Here’s a quote by David F. Swink:

Having poor empathy skills can lead to serious consequences. It can lead to conflict born of misunderstanding. Without it we can feel lonely within a relationship. Lack of empathy can cause companies to make catastrophic blunders that alienate their customers or employees and it can even incite violence.[3]

Hopefully I’ve never incited violence. I do have the occasion thought of hitting someone on the head with a hammer though.[4]

Thinking about Jack in the here and now it’s easier to see where his antics were coming from, hindsight being 20/20 and all that. There’s nothing I can do about that relationship now but I can maybe carry a little extra empathy into my present day interactions with Jill, aliased of course.

Last paragraph: sometimes we make amends to someone by being a little bit nicer to the next guy.


  1. He stopped calling me once he figured out I always sent him to voicemail.

  2. I was being silly just then.

  3. Source: I Don’t Feel Your Pain: Overcoming Roadblocks to Empathy.

  4. Again, I was being silly.

#advancedsoul #relationships #diariespodcast

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Never, ever, been to jail…

tcr! · Oct 9, 2018 at 4:16 pm

Never ever been to jail - MP4

#videos #truckthoughts #alcoholism

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Instagram message has ben unsent

tcr! · Oct 9, 2018 at 1:28 pm

Instagram message has ben unsent

What is this black magic and how does one perform it?

#instagram

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This morning’s mushroom

tcr! · Oct 9, 2018 at 10:33 am

This mornings mushroom

A bug longing to be a toad on a stool.

#photos #mushrooms

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