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The Color Palette Of The Mind

I have always imagined the human mind as something that started out as a color palette, a series of dimples in a circular pattern with different colors and hues filled in by each parent based on hundreds of generations of modifications for good ...



I was easing down the highway in the early morning light of what was a new day to some but the end of a long day to me, and I couldn’t get home fast enough. I was vulnerable here. I was a midnight man and unaccustomed to the details the light ... more

Sep 21, 2016 11:59 AM On The Beat

I leaned against the counter inside a local Tiger Mart convenience store and nearly fell to the ground. It wasn’t because it was slippery or anything (or that I was slippery either for that matter), but rather because I was so focused on the ... more

Aug 31, 2016 12:43 PM On The Beat

Hours had passed since the sun cast even a hint of pinkish light across the East Chattanooga sky. We aren’t moving a muscle and we’re sweating. Summertime in the ‘Noog at its finest. I lifted a hand to facilitate the smoking process and the ... more

Aug 10, 2016 11:42 AM On The Beat

Helluva week, right? Yes, I’m frustrated. Yes, I’m mad. In fact, I’m also worried and nervous and feeling a half-dozen other emotions all at the same time, but that’s part of what leads to the prior two I just named. more

Jul 20, 2016 1:02 PM On The Beat

Perception is a funny thing. Like a good Progressive liberal agenda, it is nearly impervious to normally deadly weapons like “the truth” and “reality.” It deftly bobs and weaves its way around them like opposing poles on two magnets ... more

Jun 29, 2016 11:11 AM On The Beat

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