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Good morning, chipmunk

tcr! · Jun 29, 2019 at 9:29 am

Good morning chipmunk 1 Good morning chipmunk 2

The sad part about this is that I’ve gotten really good at catching them.

🙄 #photos #chipmunks

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Momma J Momma J · Jun 29, 2019 at 10:43 am

This looks like a squirrel?😳👀

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Mitchell · Jun 29, 2019 at 10:49 am

It’s the rare tiger mouse

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jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · Jun 29, 2019 at 11:40 am

Stella does the cat thing with ‘em.

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Channeling my inner Hunter S. Thompson

tcr! · Jun 27, 2019 at 8:49 pm

Channeling my inner Hunter S. Thompson

#photos #selfies #huntersthompson

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Momma J Momma J · Jun 27, 2019 at 9:21 pm

???

tcr! tcr! · Jun 27, 2019 at 10:06 pm

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hunter_S._Thompson

Hunter S Thompson in black and white

Momma J Momma J · Jun 28, 2019 at 11:19 am

Fascinating!

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fiatlux423 · Jun 27, 2019 at 10:10 pm

I see it

tcr! tcr! · Jun 27, 2019 at 10:11 pm

I thought that you would 😊

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DP · Jun 27, 2019 at 10:53 pm

Bat country

reiner_j · Jun 28, 2019 at 1:04 am

Denny Powell can’t stop here….

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DP · Jun 27, 2019 at 10:59 pm

We were somewhere around Barstow

tcr! tcr! · Jun 28, 2019 at 12:57 pm

It’s on my bucket list for Sara and I to drive cross country to Las Vegas. In a convertible. Maybe going 100+ mph.

DP · Jun 28, 2019 at 1:42 pm

WELL well, don’t forget I live right on Rt 66 just south of Vegas

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Monohon · Jun 27, 2019 at 11:15 pm

The look is eerily accurate! 😀

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jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · Jun 28, 2019 at 12:50 am

Wow. Just wow. Am I the oldest of your audience? I read “Where the Buffalo Roam” sometime in the mid to late 70’s. I was born in 1960.

jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · Jun 28, 2019 at 12:50 am

Wow because of the resemblance.

glenn.cremer glenn.cremer · Jun 28, 2019 at 6:08 pm

At 77 I think I’m the oldest.

jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · Jun 28, 2019 at 6:14 pm

Oh, right. We ran the numbers.

tcr! tcr! · Jun 29, 2019 at 7:53 am

I wasn’t going to call anybody out 😉

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Good things fall apart (stripped down)

tcr! · Jun 25, 2019 at 10:13 pm

I shared this with Jimi earlier tonight. I sometimes question the musicianship of the modern era but when I hear tracks like this, I know it’s alive and well.

The simple acoustic riff, the harmonizing group vocals and piano… I love everything about it. If I could sing as he does I’d never talk.

And their off the street/don’t care/everyday slouching outfits and video shot phone style. And they pulled it off live.

I don’t relate with the lyrics in the here and now but there have been times when people hated me. And I didn’t understand why. And then I felt like I owed them an apology.

And of course my favorite lyric:

I know I can be dramatic.

#musicvideos

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Jun 25th, 2019 at 4:40:46 pm

tcr! · Jun 25, 2019 at 4:40 pm

I gave the cat a piece of cheesy popcorn. She licked all the cheese off and went off to do whatever cats do when you don’t see them.

So I’m left in the kitchen with a piece of cheese-less, soggy, cat-licked popcorn.

How’s your Tuesday?

#cats

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Hater McGhray Hater McGhray · Jun 25, 2019 at 4:44 pm

I’m watching tv in bed and my kids are off doing whatever kids do when you don’t see them.

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Cosgrove Crystal · Jun 25, 2019 at 4:46 pm

My 2 year old tried to force feed me a soggy slobber covered goldfish cracker. LOL

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vandusen5 · Jun 25, 2019 at 4:56 pm

My dog legit just turned around and farted in my face because I wasn’t letting him come near my chili and rice 😑

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Wasie Lewski · Jun 25, 2019 at 5:02 pm

My cat did the same thing 2 weeks ago 😂 I had never seen a cat do that

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sveagrabarek · Jun 25, 2019 at 5:13 pm

My cat does that with doritos and cheetos

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Another Katie · Jun 25, 2019 at 5:22 pm

What’s gonna happen to the popcorn. We need to know ;)

tcr! tcr! · Jun 25, 2019 at 7:54 pm

I moved the lone popcorn to a used 9x12 envelope. Both are resting comfortably, still on my kitchen floor.

Cheese less popcorn on envelope

potts · Jun 25, 2019 at 10:13 pm

That popcorn has a sleeping face

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Momma J Momma J · Jun 25, 2019 at 5:46 pm

Emoticat Happy, cat laughing

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honeybear j. · Jun 25, 2019 at 5:47 pm

Better than that. I saw a runner puking on the River Trail.

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JH · Jun 25, 2019 at 6:21 pm

At least the cat leaves to do cat things when it’s done. My kids just ask for more cheesy popcorn to lick.

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Mr Mooore · Jun 25, 2019 at 7:21 pm

I have personally tasted food the Dog has licked and not eaten, tasted fine to me. Dog is way Spoiled!

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tcr! tcr! · Jun 25, 2019 at 8:05 pm

The cat came back for a couple more licks. Nothing more to report at this time.

Cat revisiting the licked popcorn

potts · Jun 25, 2019 at 10:14 pm

Break in to regularly scheduled programming for updates. Back to you

tcr! tcr! · Jun 25, 2019 at 10:18 pm

Hilarious! 😅😅

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Zapal Flowers · Jun 25, 2019 at 8:53 pm

Just brought home my new foster puppy.

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Jun 25th, 2019 at 1:12:45 am

tcr! · Jun 25, 2019 at 1:12 am

Mirah the cat in blue

I struggle in life more than I’d like to admit. I get frustrated when I need to tie my shoes. I’m restless just living.

I do better when I’m around people but am prone to isolate. I never think about drinking anymore but will make myself sick on licorice.

If I don’t have a big art project in the works I don’t feel complete. I’ll often burn through months building and then burn myself out with the pens and the paints. Then I’ll only want to play video games for weeks on end.

I brush my teeth two to three times a day and then rinse with peroxide. And then use my water pick with three fingers of alcoholic mouthwash in the reservoir. I’m interested in thoroughness.

I don’t like that I can never get the fan oscillation just right and will often wonder what I’m supposed to be doing in life. Because so far I feel like I get really close but the finish line is for those other guys.

It’s like practicing for a play, memorizing all the lines, rehearsing every morning, afternoon, and night. And then when the curtains open only a few people have shown up.

I put on Ludovico or Baroque so I can listen while falling asleep. Then I won’t think and will drift off to soothing piano keys and calming violins.

But I think anyway. I write notes like these in my phone. Sometimes they’re spiritual and fruity. Other times they’re not. The fan blows so loud I can’t hear the music.

And then the cat jumps on me and I get up and brush my teeth again.

I’m not even kidding.

#photos #cats #thestruggleisreal

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lovers.of.catsworld · Jun 25, 2019 at 1:24 am

beautiful

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thewattsolak · Jun 25, 2019 at 6:00 am

Yes yes yes yes. I hear you.

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fivewayrack fivewayrack · Jun 25, 2019 at 6:37 am

If only I could put how I feel into words like you do.

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Botsford · Jun 25, 2019 at 9:35 am

Seems crazy at first, but then thought provoking, my head can relate.

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tcr! tcr! · Jun 25, 2019 at 4:39 pm

In follow-up news, I woke up with this. Apparently I offended the cat sometime in middle of the night.

Cat scratch

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whittaker7221 · Jun 25, 2019 at 4:55 pm

No wonder we’re in the same tribe! 🤣

tcr! tcr! · Jun 26, 2019 at 7:34 am


I had my suspicions 😉

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Soft Australian Liquorice

tcr! · Jun 24, 2019 at 4:58 pm

Soft Australian Liquorice

Sara got me these soft licorices for my birthday. They’re serious going to be the death of me.

Oh look, a bag of licorice. Delightful!

#photos #licorice

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Rich J · Jun 24, 2019 at 6:26 pm

People who don’t like licorice just don’t understand.

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Momma J Momma J · Jun 24, 2019 at 7:22 pm

Don’t eat too much black licorice in one day because it can Cause serious health issues. Or at least I have read that!

Sammons · Jun 24, 2019 at 8:58 pm

I have read that if you have high blood pressure and are taking medicine for it that black licorice will counter act the medicine!!

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Irene · Jun 25, 2019 at 8:26 am

From all the comments , I am so very very happy that I can’t stand the taste of black licorice…😊

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threecrates threecrates · Jun 25, 2019 at 5:12 pm

I’ve got a funny story about the red ones. Tell ya next time I see you!

tcr! tcr! · Jun 26, 2019 at 7:39 am

Tell me it involved septum piercing

threecrates threecrates · Jun 26, 2019 at 7:45 am

🤣..it is a tale of “sharing is caring.” Probably one of those had to be there moments.

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The soul of the castle collapsed

tcr! · Jun 24, 2019 at 12:44 pm

The soul of the castle collapsed

There, I wrote another poem… ✍️

#wordsmith

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jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · Jun 24, 2019 at 12:57 pm

Love this. I want to believe it’s in it’s infancy.

tcr! tcr! · Jun 24, 2019 at 3:38 pm

Kinda/sorta. I wrote the gist of it at least a month ago and I couldn’t really get it passed its current variation. It’s almost too structured.

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Swedish Days 2019 Ferris wheel ride

tcr! · Jun 22, 2019 at 7:04 pm

Swedish Days carnival Sara and I on the Ferris wheel Maggie on the Ferris wheel

I like to get on the Ferris wheel at least once per season.

💘 #photos #sara #maggie

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fivewayrack fivewayrack · Jun 22, 2019 at 8:55 pm

What smiles!

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seatreezntrails · Jun 22, 2019 at 9:40 pm

Darling couple!

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threecrates threecrates · Jun 22, 2019 at 11:50 pm

I must ride The Zipper tomorrow! I try to as many times as I can in the summer. It is a endangered carnival attraction and will soon be extinct.😞

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Sara and I outside of Hardware

tcr! · Jun 21, 2019 at 7:59 pm

Sara and I outside of Hardware

Dinner with a beautiful lady. What more could I ever want?

PS- we were at Hardware in Aurora.

#photos #sara

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Engelhardt · Jun 24, 2019 at 9:14 pm

I guess for her to pick up the bill…but that seems crass.

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prokop · Jun 24, 2019 at 10:43 pm

How was the restaurant?

sara sara · Jun 25, 2019 at 6:44 am

It might be my new favorite restaurant. You absolutely must go!!

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Keep living, peeps

tcr! · Jun 21, 2019 at 9:34 am

Day before yesterday I posted

It seems as if there are almost too many things that we’ll never get over.

We just learn to live with them.

…and I’ve been thinking lots about that whole topic ever since.

Some of you may know this story and some may not.

I was married for a brief era in the mid 90s. My wife at the time was pregnant and she carried our baby the full nine months. When she was due we rushed to the hospital and then something went horribly wrong.

They took Kathy to another room and had me and her family over in some waiting area. I could hear the baby crying and crying. Medical staff was running back-and-forth. A lot of commotion for sure. And then it was over. The baby died 15 minutes or so after she was born.

The loss of a child, the unexpected death of a loved one, traumatic physical injury, those types of pains are things we never get over. They just become part of who we are. Our life stories shape us, define us. We are who we are because of what’s happened while we’ve been alive.

Every time I hear a story about a child dying it almost always makes me sad. It pulls at my heart strings because I can relate. I think about being in that hospital with Kathy in the middle of nowhere Iowa and the emotional earthquake that changed everything. And the aftershocks are still with me not because I haven’t prayed for acceptance or processed my grief. It’s because it’s part of my story now. There’s no getting over it. There was no quick solution for dealing with the flood of feelings that came afterward.

In related news I read once that our parents’ memories can be passed to us genetically. Not like vivid, detailed recollections but more subliminal feelings, maybe subtle intuitions. When I read the article I thought, “fuck… our experiences are literally fused into our DNA.”

My feelings of loss can even resurface unexpectedly when I’m having a great moment with Maggie. I always wanted to be a dad and my first chance was taken away from me. Abruptly. Am I going to get over that? No. Don’t ever ask someone to. Pain of that magnitude will stop when it’s done working you over. My part is just to process and carry on.

Sometimes life works out how we want and sometimes it doesn’t. But it’s never about the outcome. It’s about the experience. It’s the shifts in our soul that offer to make us bigger people. We learn how to love and support each other.

When we look back over our lifetimes they’ll be overflowing with memories. Some good, some great and some bad, and others horrible. That sudden death helped make me be the best dad that I can be for Maggie. I know that it has.

Maggie's Father's Day inscription

Don’t be quick to discard life defining moments. We need those experiences to build better lives in the here and now.

Keep living, peeps. Keep loving. No matter what. ❤️

#photos #maggie #advancedsoul #theleftovers

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tcr! tcr! · Jun 21, 2019 at 9:42 am

The other night Sara and I were watching The Leftovers, season 3 episode 4. Kevin says to Nora something along the lines of getting over her lost kids. And then last night we watched episode 6 and Kevin and his ex-wife Laurie were sharing memories of when they were married.

If you haven’t watched The Leftovers, you’re missing out.

pynn · Jun 21, 2019 at 4:10 pm

It’s the best show I’ve seen

tcr! tcr! · Jun 21, 2019 at 5:44 pm

Yep, I absolutely love it. Maybe it’s because I felt like I was losing my mind more than once. And then the Pixies playing over and over again, Where is my mind? 😊

pynn · Jun 21, 2019 at 5:54 pm

Truly the most sophisticated and insightful treatment of grief, loss, and identity ever to appear on the small screen.

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elaineorr · Jun 21, 2019 at 11:07 am

Hugs. Thanks for sharing.

tcr! tcr! · Jun 21, 2019 at 5:46 pm

You are most welcome! Thanks for reading. And for the hug!

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Irene · Jun 23, 2019 at 8:12 am

So very very sorry for your loss! Too many losses in our lives… You are such a beautiful person inside and out and have done a terrific job making Maggie beautiful inside and out! 🤗❤️

tcr! tcr! · Jun 23, 2019 at 8:54 am

Thank you so much!

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