The Long Road of Hope. And exercises in procrastination.

February 29, 2012

And dogs fed on fatted cats.

October 2023

Tina Turner, We Don’t Need Another Hero

I’m working again on my science fiction novel. The first book of many (or so I like to say to myself). I attempt now the second rewrite.

“Do,” says Yoda.

“Oh – I’m facing a mountain of do, little rodent-man,” I reply to the venerable and wise Jedi Master.

The little dude wanders off muttering to himself – it sounds like the hushed barks of a dreaming dog.

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Q: You matter – obviously. But do you make words that matter?

February 28, 2012

Q: You matter – obviously. But do you make words that matter?

by Stan Faryna

Stan Faryna

Gladiator Soundtrack, Now we are Free


Words need not roar-rumble-or-roll like thunder, words need to dance in your heart – that is when my heart has spoken.
character count: 117

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Social Savvy: How to walk in beauty through the forest of these words.

February 27, 2012

Social Savvy: How to walk in beauty through the forest of these words.

by Stan Faryna

Stan Faryna

MC Hammer, U Can’t Touch This


I hate my last blog post about Facebook and expertise. Hate it! Because it has no medicine in it. That’s what I told Betsy Cross.
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OMG! Facebook killed Kenny. You bastards! (or) How to write like an expert

February 26, 2012

I logged into Facebook today and my Timeline Preview was waiting for me like a bone-crushing, down-on-your-knees-help-me-God hangover after a long night of champagne, whiskey, loud music, and sin.

I would have paid $100/year to keep my facebook, old school. This is not an idle boast.

Is it scary to you that my $100/year is chump change to Facebook? Even if one million people stood in the customer queue (think bigger than a line at Disneyland) that I just invented, it would still be, very much, just chump change.


Hurts, Wonderful Life


I have a day or two before the timeline look goes live. There ain’t nothing I can do to stop the clock. I’m just another man who’s run out of time.

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Et tu, Brute? You poor thing, you!

February 25, 2012

Bod Dylan, Positively 4th Street


The lyrics are below.

Jack wrote a blog post about Bob Dylan’s song, Positively 4th Street. That’s what he said on Audioboo. And I hadn’t heard that song in the longest time, so I’m glad that Jack reminded me of it. Read the rest of this entry »


Plz RT! Please! Have you seen Bill Dorman?

February 24, 2012

Castleville DOHs by Stan Faryna

The best laid schemes of mice and men often go awry.

American and Nobel Prize-winning author John Steinbeck wrote a novella, Of Mice and Men. It tells the tragic story of George Milton and Lennie Small. I reds [sic] it back in high school. Maybe, you did too.

The Hamster Dance


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Q: How do you find your passion?

February 22, 2012

Q: How do you find your passion?

by Stan Faryna

Stan Faryna

U2, Beautiful Day

Passion, purpose, and signs have led me to and fro, up and down. I have observed too that we all tend to give all that we have for a disappointing safety, convenience and comfort. Read the rest of this entry »