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Month: January, 2013

Only an iPhone: Results

You know, it was okay just taking the iPhone to Disney. I was pretty happy to only have to carry the phone. Of course, iPhone batteries are not your friend when you’re away from a plug for 12-14 hours a day, so only having the iPhone for your camera and ALSO your phone AND your […]

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IPhone Only

I am going to Disney for a quick getaway , and I made a huge decision: I’m only taking my iPhone camera. No DSLR. No high-end point-and-shoot. I’m traveling light, and hoping I’ll forgive myself when I can’t take any long distance photos. Not this time. I’m testing out traveling light. I’ve been down often […]

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What Are You Looking For?

If you’re here from Twitter looking for pictures of things I’ve pooped, I don’t have that, you masher. Will you go away if I post a picture of something and tell you I pooped it? Okay, I pooped this. It hurt.

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Planting a Flag

The hardest part may be Reclaiming the places and spaces once shared by two; favorite haunts, now haunted. You can ignore, retreat, recoil Avoid the heartache of a thousand happy memories Or face them Own them Plant your flag in the soft sand of towns with ocean views Even as you wipe away tears and […]

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What Amuses Me

Welcome to class, students of “What makes Jody laugh.” We will go deep into Rifftrax and MST3K (“The Power of Mocking Humor”) but also the following: Weird juxtapositions (signs, bad captions or the wrong video in news reports) Funny foreign packaging (aka dollar store humor) Theater of the Absurd (The Jerk, Arrested Development, Batman TV […]

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Hardy Boys and the Mystery of the Old Shoe

We saw this shoe, jammed under the stairs. “How do you not notice that you’ve lost a shoe?” asked Jody Frank.

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Okay, back to nonsense

Do not bitch about the poems. I will ban you to a Walmart bathroom in a rough neighborhood. You were warned.

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Winter

Frozen fields unfettered blowing ice breath short wandering, pondering The day stretches long and lean Possibilities peak out between gnarled tree branches and frosted grass lonely birds fly with weak songs their promises of warmer days. For now, the sun is wanting and the journey long Swirls of smoke from a chimney and my breath […]

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Collateral Damage

Collateral Damage I knew a man Once. Forever ago He seemed to be what he was not Denied his truth, at least to me I know now Killing time – late night prayers tears wishes and whispers When I would not could not hear. To reclaim his old life The Pinnacle I, collateral damage. “Good […]

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The Carousel of Bad Poetry

I wrote some poems. I don’t think they’re very good. I put them in draft mode here and they’ve been sitting for a year, waiting to see the light of day. I showed them to the guy I was dating at the time, and he liked them but I think he said that because that’s […]

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