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I gotta get something goin, seems like.  Otherwise, things might get rough.  More on that as things develop.This journal isn’t progressing as well as I thought it might have. 126 more words

Shattered Dreams

“And when he finished speakin’ He turned back toward the window. Crushed out his cigarette And faded off to sleep…” -The Gambler, Don Schlitz

Well this was certainly random.

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Photography

Digging, A Gambler

Under my window, a clean rasping sound
When the spade sinks into gravelly ground:
My father, digging. I look down – Seamus Heaney

Now, I’ve come to enjoy sounds. 1,199 more words

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Racket & Chatter*

I found myself
upon the brink of grief’s abysmal valley
that collects the thunderings of endless cries.
— Dante

The night was calm. I trudged into the apartment with a burrito and some brown ale.

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Review: Fyodor Dostoevsky "The Gambler"

Dostoevsky’s novella had several themes I thought worthy of a blog post: degenerate gambling, national identity, class and love. He is a lyrical writer, the prose sinuous and elegant. 1,138 more words

Books

Gambler, No. 42 [House Calls]

“While talking or even musing as he sat in his chair, he commonly held his head to one side towards his right shoulder, and shook it in a tremulous manner, moving his body backwards and forwards, and rubbing his left knee in the same direction, with the palm of his hand. 1,625 more words

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Russian Lit Night: Turgenev's Home of the Gentry & Dostoevsky's The Gambler

I am entranced by nineteenth-century Russian literature.  It is not just for entertainment:  it is the pleasure of tracing the development of  Russian fiction from Pushkin to Chekhov. 961 more words