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Checkers In October

thedangermonkey:

You cheat like an old man playing 

checkers 

every time I turn my head

this way or that

I swear I’m missing another part of me

and you’re still winning

My bones are still brittle and

you’re moving ahead

I’ve got one of those Medicare walkers 

with tennis balls that keep 

catching on branches, and leaves

and you’re buzzing on by

missing the beauty 

that we call Fall

Copyright 2012 The Danger Monkey and the real person behind that name

shortblonde:

This guy threw a rooster into the road, screaming at the police, “cockadoodle doo, wake up!” and was dragging his little child around with him screaming, “what do I have to do? Set myself on fire?”. The news interviewed him. I just hope the rooster is okay. And that his child is okay too because that’s not something a young child should be exposed to. Saying you’re going to set yourself on fire and screaming at police who are merely standing there is not appropriate behavior in front of your child. 
Working with abused kids has made me so much more critical of parents. You’d feel the same way too if you saw what I do every week.

shortblonde:

This guy threw a rooster into the road, screaming at the police, “cockadoodle doo, wake up!” and was dragging his little child around with him screaming, “what do I have to do? Set myself on fire?”. The news interviewed him. I just hope the rooster is okay. And that his child is okay too because that’s not something a young child should be exposed to. Saying you’re going to set yourself on fire and screaming at police who are merely standing there is not appropriate behavior in front of your child.
Working with abused kids has made me so much more critical of parents. You’d feel the same way too if you saw what I do every week.

2 years ago

cohenphoto:

A tense standoff with police on SW Main Street yesterday after the eviction of Chapman and Lownsdale Parks. The protesters ultimately decided to peacefully and temporarily relocate to Pioneer Courthouse Square as the sun began to sink.