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Thursday, 25 September, 2008 18:38

Thursday, 25 September, 2008 18:38



Nilknarf Daily Haiku

the days... blank pages;

to be writ boldly or not...

but they must be writ.



No new haiku, and almost no entry....



The meds are pretty much kicking my ass, but doing their job, I think.



The back is much better, hasn't grabbed me but once today... and it's way too early for the pneumonia to be getting better, of course.



I woke up about 06"30 today, then snugly dozed off… Continue

Added by Douglas Franklin on September 25, 2008 at 6:59pm — 1 Comment

Wednesday, 24 September, 2008 19:58

Wednesday, 24 September, 2008 19:58



Nilknarf Daily Haiku



the days... blank pages;

to be writ boldly or not...

but they must be writ.









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It has been a day, certainly. It didn't begin until about 12:30.



Crummy sleep, as usual, but besides the cough, the back problems make it even harder to sleep comfortably.



I've got a lot to… Continue

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Tuesday, 23 September, 2008 21:11

Tuesday, 23 September, 2008 21:11



Nilknarf Daily Haiku

shit happens often;

if we are ready or not....

we are not boy scouts.



Eh, where to start with the bad news...



I'll just lay it all out in chrono order.



Kim lost her house. Not sure of the details. That's two out of the three houses for her kids that Karen financed with our money.



I felt a little creaky getting out of bed today, and then when I went to take a shower I… Continue

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Monday, 22 September, 2008 22:49

Monday, 22 September, 2008 22:49



Nilknarf Daily Haiku

Monday Monday hah!

Means nothing to me anymore!

Neither does Friday....



First, my response to a blogger who thinks that Obama is a non-patriotic Muslim:



People who look at all sides of the questions... question their sources. It appears that you haven't done that. And I find that it's strange for anyone who has a memory before 8/11 can look at America today and say, "Ooooo! It's so much better… Continue

Added by Douglas Franklin on September 22, 2008 at 11:29pm — No Comments

Sunday, 21 September, 2008 21:51

Sunday, 21 September, 2008 21:51



Nilknarf Daily Haiku

autumnal mem'ries....

burning leaves, pumpkins and all...

and those hay-rack-rides.



First day of fall... and I've spent it inside, mostly.



And it was yet again a beautiful day.



I didn't get to sleep until 05:00 or so this morning, and I got up at 12:30 or maybe it was 13:30....



Still feel crappy, still got a fever and a fucking cough.



Tomorrow I'll get an… Continue

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Saturday, 20 September, 2008 19:53

Saturday, 20 September, 2008 19:53



Nilknarf Daily Haiku

fuck mortality

and fuck time too, its' best friend...

always killing folks.



I spent a lot of time in bed, but none it was good sleep... feverish nightmares in the early part, then off/on dazing.



I went to bed at 18:30 or so, and I got up at 12:30 this afternoon... if that would have all been sleep I would be feeling great right now, I'm sure.



Running a temp of 100.4 right now,… Continue

Added by Douglas Franklin on September 20, 2008 at 8:22pm — 1 Comment

Friday, 19 September, 2008 18:30

Friday, 19 September, 2008 18:30



Nilknarf Daily Haiku

the shortening days...

energize my faint very soul

cool crisp autumn days.....



Arrrrrrrr!



Short entry... not enough sleep, feel like shit in general.



More specific today, though.



Face hurts. Bones hurt.



Diaphragm hurts from coughing.



Chest hurts from coughing.



And I can sleep when I take cough medicine... which jacks my BP up, but I'm gonna… Continue

Added by Douglas Franklin on September 19, 2008 at 6:55pm — No Comments

Thursday, 18 September, 2008 21:56

Thursday, 18 September, 2008 21:56



Nilknarf Daily Haiku

the shortening days...

energize my faint very soul

cool crisp autumn days.....



Yet another crappy night, and no walking for me today... in spite of the cheerful haiku, I'm feeling crappy.



Nothing specific, just the cough, and the sniffling, and a strong generalized malaise.



Poor Lana is feeling even worse... she called in sick today, something that she does about every six years or… Continue

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Wednesday, 17 September, 2008 19:18:30

Wednesday, 17 September, 2008 19:18:30



Nilknarf Daily Haiku

doubts assail humans

as they slowly understand

the lies of their priests..



Kinda of a bad day... shitty sleep, coughing a lot (I've been doing that since a week after I stopped smoking...) and then I got up at 07:00 and went for a short walk.



And it was short not because of my legs, but because of my head, I guess. My head was telling me that I was tired.



I try to not listen to… Continue

Added by Douglas Franklin on September 17, 2008 at 8:17pm — 3 Comments

Tuesday, 16 September, 2008 21:23

Tuesday, 16 September, 2008 21:23



Nilknarf Daily Haiku

never be without

hope that you can be smarter

and control your world.



Another beautiful day here... I didn't get up until 11:11, though.



I slept very well, I should get a gold star or something, heh.



I went for a nice long walk today about 13:00, and I'm not really sure what started giving out first, the legs of the lungs... I was probably walking a little bit faster that I should… Continue

Added by Douglas Franklin on September 16, 2008 at 10:21pm — No Comments

Monday, 15 September, 2008 21:28

Monday, 15 September, 2008 21:28



Nilknarf Daily Haiku

never be without

hope that you can be smarter

and control your world.



Interesting day... as in, dull mostly.



Got up at 07:00 BS was OK, more or less... could be better, of course.



Cereal for breakfast, Tacos for lunch, left-over steak for supper....



Showered and went out erranding. First part of the mission accomplished.



Second part of the mission: utterly… Continue

Added by Douglas Franklin on September 15, 2008 at 10:03pm — No Comments

Sunday, 14 September, 2008 21:37

Sunday, 14 September, 2008 21:37



Nilknarf Daily Haiku

walk into the sea;

or walk into the dessert...

no destination.



Beautiful night here... cool, clear sky, the wind has finally ceased, the moon is beautiful and so is Jupiter.



Again, all is almost right with the world for me... right now.



Until I start reading the news, of course. Which I am not going to do any more today, I've had enough.



I read about the train wreck in CA… Continue

Added by Douglas Franklin on September 14, 2008 at 10:01pm — No Comments

Saturday, 13 September, 2008 23:51

Saturday, 13 September, 2008 23:51



Nilknarf Daily Haiku

ultimately, love...

is ineffective against

guns, knives, fists and hate.



But it's all we have.



Sometimes haikus are too limiting... by usually that just means that it's not a good haiku... you just haven't thought enough, boiled it down, cared enough to do it right.

Sequential haikus are great, though, sometimes. Sarah wrote a wonderful one a coupla months ago where she reversed the… Continue

Added by Douglas Franklin on September 13, 2008 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Friday, 12 September, 2008 23:05

Friday, 12 September, 2008 23:05



Nilknarf Daily Haiku

the winds of change blow

heedless of damage or death;

they just want to blow



Lotsa lotsa sleep!



It was wonderful, of course. almost twelve hours.



Strange, strange dream, though.



I was somewhere in downtown Topeka, conducting some shady business... don't know what, really, but I had a trench coat and hat on... and I was being very sneaky.



I was in an alley, and I… Continue

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Thursday, 11 September, 2008 20:17 Nilknarf Daily Haiku the winds of chance blow heedless of damage or death; they just want freedom. And the winds are going to blow in Texas tomorrow... it's going…

Thursday, 11 September, 2008 20:17



Nilknarf Daily Haiku

the winds of chance blow

heedless of damage or death;

they just want freedom.



And the winds are going to blow in Texas tomorrow... it's going to be interesting for JD and Tyler and several million other people, I think.



I have not been able to connect with them today, the cell traffic is very dense, heh. JD tried calling me earlier, but I was busy, and calls back to both him and Tyler went… Continue

Added by Douglas Franklin on September 11, 2008 at 8:49pm — No Comments

Wednesday, 10 September, 2008 02:18

Wednesday, 10 September, 2008 02:18



Nilknarf Daily Haiku

infinity is

so far... but the real world is

around the corner.



The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) was turned on 18 minutes ago, and I'm still here... and so, presumably, are you.



So, we can start the day off on a happy, happy note! We. Are. SURVIVORS!



Fascinating shit, really. Physics... not just for the alimentary canal any more!



There is, however, a lot of… Continue

Added by Douglas Franklin on September 11, 2008 at 12:15am — No Comments

Tuesday, 09 September, 2008 22:56

Tuesday, 09 September, 2008 22:56



Nilknarf Daily Haiku

infinity is

so far... but the real world is

around the corner.



Not really apologizing for my haikus... but some of them are reality-based, some of them aren't.



And if you don't understand them, don't ask me... I probably won't know anyway.



Which reminds me... there was no Haiku Monday on 3WA yesterday... that just can't be allowed, can it?



Not an exciting day, and… Continue

Added by Douglas Franklin on September 9, 2008 at 11:55pm — No Comments

Monday, 08 September, 2008 20:41

Monday, 08 September, 2008 20:41



Nilknarf Daily Haiku

clearly. the path to

complete understanding

is complete knowledge.



Knowing, understanding... feeling. All tied together in our wonderful human brains.



Some call the combination "soul".



Thus, the combination word, soul-mate.



Karen and I had it for at least the last fifteen years... I thought that we had it all along, but it kept growing and growing... what we had was a… Continue

Added by Douglas Franklin on September 8, 2008 at 8:48pm — No Comments

Sunday, 07 September, 2008 16:50

Sunday, 07 September, 2008 16:50



Nilknarf Daily Haiku

Blow, winds of freedom!

blow as much as you want to...

leave my house alone....



Josephine has dissipated... KC lost. Ike looks like it is headed straight towards Houston.



This is not good.



Hitting anywhere in the gulf is going to be bad... hopefully circumstances will reduce it to being a one or two before it makes landfall.



Right now, Cuba is getting battered badly, with… Continue

Added by Douglas Franklin on September 7, 2008 at 8:54pm — No Comments

Saturday, 06 September, 2008 23:34

Saturday, 06 September, 2008 23:34



Nilknarf Daily Haiku

Love is but freedom

and freedom is what it is;

then there's liberty....



HAPPY BIRTHDAY J D!!!!



A pleasant day... didn't get to sleep until 02:00, but I got up at 09:00 and felt great.



Rainy and cold again today, so no walk.... there will be some good walking days soon... or maybe I could just put on a pair of jeans, heh.



I went to the grocery store and felt so cool -… Continue

Added by Douglas Franklin on September 6, 2008 at 11:52pm — No Comments

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