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Christmas

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Merry Christmas to you all. Santa had pity on me this year and actually brought me a few presents instead of a lump of coal. Under my tree this morning was: Better Days – 2Pac Eddie and the Cruisers Part 1 and 2 DVD Seinfeld Season 4 DVD Webcam Extreme... Read More

What Is Time?

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Where do my days go? Do I use my time as wisely as I should? I’m sitting here trying to account for today. What did I do? I went to church service. I read a couple of chapters in my book, The Beginner’s Guide to Reality. I watched the Mummy,... Read More

Stinkin’ Thinkin’

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The end of the year is near. As with most people, I have begun to think about what I want to do next year. I just had a quick glance at 1 Jan 2005 entry and I saw that my intent for this year again was to be a writer.... Read More

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Paulo Coelho writes about the idea of a personal legend. A personal legend, as he defines it, is God’s blessing, it is the path God chose for you on Earth. If you are doing something that fills you with enthusiasm, then you are following your personal legend. Joseph Campbell writes... Read More

Still Haven’t Found

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Work days can be such a blur of nothingness. I’m sitting here trying to recall what I’ve done today and all can I think is, well nothing really out of the ordinary. I spent the day coaching and mentoring a team manager and her team leaders. What I have found... Read More

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I have had a bit of space between thoughts moment over the last few weeks. It’s coming up to the end of the year which is normally a time to reflect. I finish my present contract on the 20th of December. After that, I will have the space to do... Read More

The Big Swing

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A Crazy week with cars…I went three cars in three days. First, the water pump on my truck froze up causing damage to a number of things, timing belt, valves etc, and looking to cost me over £1,000 to fix. So I borrowed my ruth’s car and low and behold... Read More

How to Kill (Your Lover)

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Ok so I haven’t been the best at keeping the journal up to date. Since I returned from the States a few weeks ago, I’ve been on the go with a number of projects. I started a new contract in Derby. I’ve been slaving away on building claytonlowe.com which is... Read More

Task Mode

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I have switched into an outward, very task focused, mode. When I’m here, the internal dialogue switches from how I feel about myself, the world, and other people, to thinking about what is next on the list to tick off.

Sea Fever

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I have been home for 2 days. I can feel myself slipping back into the routine. But atlas, I hear a faint whisper in my ear, whispering a sweet poem, calling me forth: Sea Fever by John Masefield I must go down to the sea again, to the lonely sea... Read More

Random Dialogue

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“Man haven’t you heard of an airplane and shit? How we gonna handle our B. I. if you afraid to fly?” says Short Stocky Man. “I don’t like no airplanes man, ” says Tall Rasta Hair Man. “You afraid to fly? Man you done fought wars and shit and you... Read More

Jay’s Elbow Room

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Jay’s has the best hot wings in the country. Actually, in true American style, Jay’s has the best hot wings in the world! Oh and Jay’s Elbow Room is also famous for the highest concentration of ugly toothless women.

Newark to Baltimore

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Big scramble to get on the bus, there were about 20 people fighting for 8 seats. Apparently, the check in lady told people scheduled for the 8.10 bus that they could get on the 7.10 bus – my bus. Everybody wants to get somewhere, and nobody wants to be left... Read More

Missy Continued…

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Missy walked into the mall wearing black. She hasn’t changed much – still tall and thin and sporting a tan. She has a few more lines on her face, but looking good. We hug and say a few pleasantries. While shopping, I felt compelled to tie up a loose end... Read More

South Jersey

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There are a few places that have a profound influence on making me the person that i am today. South Jersey is one of those places. I was suspended from the Military Academy for one year. South Jersey became my purgatory. Still a cadet, but no longer at the Academy,... Read More

Fat Mike

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I met Fat Mike on the NJ Transit bus going to Menlo Park. I didn’t have the correct change to get on the bus. Mike changed my $20 bill which saved me a lot of hassle from the bus driver. Fat Mike (he literally fitted into 2 seats) and I... Read More

New Jersey

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New Jersey Been up since 3am, I couldn’t sleep any longer. I wrote a long letter and went for a walk about at 6am. I found a copy of the Joy of Sex lying on the side of the road. I read a few entries: …sex from behind is good... Read More

Boston to New York

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America has become a paranoid nation and is obsessed with photo ID. I had to show a photo ID to get a hotel room, to buy a bus ticket, you even need a photo ID to deposit money in your own bank account! It seems every time I step up... Read More

Boston

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Boston Yes. I am in America again. There are a lot of men swarming around in uniforms and carrying guns. Even the baggage handlers seem to be packing heat. I feel like I have stepped right into a police state, which doesn’t do much for my confidence as i head... Read More

Travels To America

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After the requisite long goodbyes, I make an early start for the airport. Stepping outside my front door, i am greeted by a yawning town as dawn approaches. There is a hint of clear skies, a little red glow on the horizon. The only people stirring in my little sleep... Read More