Endless Shifting Sand 1: In the Wind

I am going to post excerpts from my book, ‘Endless Shifting Sand’ … thinking that, perhaps, someone else might enjoy the offbeat humor in the surrealistic flow of smoothly chaotic imagery. Different. Wildly different. I do hope you give it a whirl… you might enjoy it! Thank you.

 I put forth the entire Table of Contents as introductory opening to what ESS is.. I am only sharing this to indicate that I will be posting the rest of book, in bits and pieces, on another blog of mine. Read the Table of Contents and maybe find your way there…

 Cheers!

(Pardon the quirky alignment. The draft does not match up with the actual posting and this creates some interesting configurations of order)

 

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Endless Shifting Sand

(or Keeping Score in the Big One)

~ Disclaim Maintain Refrain: Page Numb Baring Approximations ~

            Table of Contents …………………………………………………. This Page

            Chair of Intents …………………………………………………. Under the Table

            Visual Selection …………………………….. (Under the Chair and Under Construction)

            Introduction …………………………………………………….. How do you do?

            Opening : If it’s time to get up this must be Monday ……………….. 1

Part One – Part Another: Take the Wrong Way Home

            Chapter One – Greetings………………………………………………… ……….  3

                        First Hourglass Spill ………………………..……………… 3

                        Deal With It ………………………………………………………………… 9

                        Tracking Treats and Nervous Noise: Answering the Call … 14

                        … tock ……………………………………………………. 18

            Chapter Two (, Too)…………………………………………..…… 22

            Chapter III: Growing Older in the City …………………………… 23

                        Pardon Yourself and The Great Peanut Butter Caper ….…. 23

                        Harken to Thy Will ……………………………………….. 24

                        A Chair is Born …………………………………………… 26

                        A Neu Firing Line ……………………………………………………… 30

                        Which Way Do We Go? …………………………………… 34

                        Nothing but the Best ……………………………………… 36

                        Watch Your Hat and Head ………………………………… 39

                        I Never and A Message from the Stars …………………… 42

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                        I Retire Undefeated ………………………………………… 45

                        Feeling Game in Florida ……………………………………47                    

                        Have a Pleasant Flight ……………………………………. 51

                        Scientific Announcement …………………………………. 53

                        Score and First Kiss (Yes, in that order) ………….…… 57, 58

            Intermission ……………………………………………………….. 65

            Continuum ………………………………………………………… 65

                        Break Time and Cryptaxidgience …………..…………. 69, 70

            Chapter IV (Intra-Vacuous) ……………………………………..… 73

                        The Ins and Outs of Communication ……………………………… 73

                        Apologies Not Necessary  ……………………………………………. 77

                        AI: AS: The Phantom Cub Scout ………………….……….. 79

                        The Story I Don’t Tell …………………………………………………. 81

                        Let’s Go to the Cemetery! ………………………………… 81

                        Household Hints …………………………………………… 85

                        A Solstice Celebration Entwined ………………………….. 88

                        Giving at the Office (or Where am I now?) ……………….. 91

                        Family Branchings, a Grandfather’s Tale …………………. 93

                        After the Party Party (or Just Where Have I Been?) ………. 96

Summer Job Farm Adventures ……………………………………… 98

                        Go Fish …………………………………………………… 103

            AP: SD ……………………………………………………………. 107

                        Time to Relax …………………………………………….. 108

            The Very Next Chapter …………………………………………… 111

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                        Prognosticating Reminiscent Sand Piles ……………….….… 112

                        Inspiration Calls …………………………………….…..…… 115

                        (I Forgot … um… ) ………………………………….…..…… 117

                        Drink This Book and Like It ………………………………….. 119

                        Sip on This, Two………………………………………..……. 120

                        Prognostication (Part Duh), “It’s Obvious.” ……..…..……… 121

                        In Control and Lost for the Plucking …..……………..……… 123

                        Community Services Announcement ………………..……… 128

                        A Stoic Pause Orchestrates the Usual ………………………………. 130

                        Amazing Facts …………………………………….………… 133

                        Lunch Time, (try and) Take a Seat ………………….………. 134

                        In Cattus Requiem ………………………………….……….. 135

            (Further) Into the Fog ………………………………………….……. 137

                        What I Haven’t Written Yet …………………………….…… 137

                        (While Waiting) Time to Think About the Passing Time:

                                   Encrypted Dream  ………………………………………………… 137

                        Interred Mission to Post Mission …………………..….. 141 – 142

                        Change the Subject (Please!) ……………………….……….. 145  

A Study in Situational Ethics and Karma ………….…….….. 146

                        Are You Done? …………………………………….………… 150

                        The Reluctant Snowflake …………………………………… 154

                        The Pause that Refreshes …………………………………… 156

                        Waasa Matter? Choke on This Paragraph ……………..………. 158

                        A.E.: I.O.U. (and sometimes ‘Why?’)…………………………… 164

                                                                                                                      This Page Four

Willow and Grayswandir ……………………………………………….. 169

If You Do It, Mean It! ……………………………………………………  171

                        How God Saved the Little Boy ……………………………… 172

                        Scorez-vous? ………………………………………………………………… 177

                        Nope ……………………………………………………………………………. 180

                        This Ain’t Ravinia ………………………………………………………… 181

            Do it (to) Yourself Chapter: Fill Your Own Space …………………. 185

            Back to My Chapters (Yours is Boring) …………………..………………… 186

                        Dosewallips Coming Down…………………………………………….. 186

                        Invitation to Imagination and Actual Party Mode………………. 187

                        Happy Returns the Day ……………………………………… 189

                        (The Preceding Day) Fathered Attentions for Lunch …………. 192

                        The Lonely Puddle ………………………………………….. 194

            The Next Part (Lost In Toxic Subsidy)………………….…………… 197

                        The Other Next Part and Courting Dreams ……..…………… 198

                        Birthday (Maid) Service …………………………………….. 200

                        (Sponsored Inter-Mission) and (continued) ……………………….. 201

                        The Offer of a Strife Time ……………………………………………… 204

                        Trains Passing in the Night …………………………………………….. 206

                        The Philosophical Limits of Imagination …………………………. 209

                        Knock Yourself Out (Please)…………………………………………… 213

                        Close the Window, Mon Ami …………………………………………. 214

                        Politics in Chicago: Snow jobs ……………………………………….. 216

 

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Part Two – Experience Expands

The Following Chapter: Let’s Spend a Day Together ……………………… 218

Think Green and Pick a Day ……………………………………………… 218

Smoke This ……………………………………………………………………… 222

Happy New Year Connections …………………………………………… 225

                        Where Was He When We Needed Him? …………………………….. 228

                        (Pointed Pivot On To) Dark is Where the White Out Finds It … 228

On Call: The Situation is, well, In Hand …………………………….. 229

Taco Time Juggling …………………………………………………………. 230

From Small Chunks Break Bits and Pieces …………………………. 232

The 4 R’s and Sunday Morning Pounding Down …………………. 235

A Call Up Wake (or Finding The Big Thrill) ………………………. 238

Moral Sport Dedication ……………………………………………………. 239

            Chapter On or A Pocketful of Mondays ………………………………………… 241

                        Adventure, Mystery and Romance (Maybe Not) …………………. 245

                        May Day and The Tube ………………………………………………246, 247

                        Juggling with Words…… (Every Page, but Specifically)……….. 250

                        Page Two-Hundred-Fifty-Two …………………………………………. 252

                        A Grade School Lesson in Neanderthal Humor ………………….. 255

                        Morphalexic Daydreams ………………………………………………….. 257

                        Wet, Wild and Swinging (This is Ravinia) ………………………….259

                        My Other Foot Steps Out (or) Two For One Camel Magic ….. 261

                        Letters to My Daughters …………………………………………………. 268

            Chapter Next ……………………………………………………………………………. 270

                                                                                                                        This Page Six 

Talk about a Character and Vocabulary Check …………………….. 270           

Festive Land Gluttony Day ……………………………………………….. 272           

Did You Hear Them Say It? ………………………………………………. 273

Random Page Number Winner! …………………………………………. 274

Written Memory Test ……………………………………………………….. 279

            Perspection ………………………………………………………………………………… 284

                        Everybody’s Got to be Somewhere …………………………………….. 286

                        My Grandmother’s View of Life ……………………………………….. 289

                        (I remain sleeping for the duration…) No Return …………….290, 291

                        My Daughter Supplies Another Karmic Lesson …………………… 291

            (Retroverbalizations) Intersmitten Blast from the Passed by Past………. 293

                        Job Responsibility and My All Over Twist Request …………….. 295

                        Memories in the Dark or Serving a Long Sentence ………………. 296

                        Getting Organized ……………………………………………………………. 298

                        Reminiscing the Toxic Heir ………………………………………………. 300

                        The Great Missing Page Caper …………………………………………. (???)

                        The Latest Word ………………………………………………………………. 304

                        The Low Down ……………………………………………………………….. 306

                        There Really Should Be ……………………………………………………. 309

                        Welcoming Prologue ……………………………………………………….. 311

                        A Child is Born ………………………………………………………. 10-18-79

                        Marriage and Diapers Leading to (More) Snow Jobs …………… 313

Part Three – I’m Looking Up So I Must Be Down

            Part To (Otherness) and Ivory Tower Dreams ………………………………… 315

                                                                                                                          This Page Seven       

Quixic Tandal …………………………………………………………………….. 315        

Decide What I Mean …..(every page, but confined here to:) …….. 321        

Self-Indulged Food for Thought et Progress in the Job World ….. 322        

Winding Down Watch ……………………………………………………………………. 324

                        Special Poetry Section …………………………………………………………. 324

                        Pertinent Questions and Check Your Scorecard………………………. 326

                        Cheesy Target Practice…………………………………………………………. 328

                        Clear Cut Scoring the Whole Caboodle …………………………………  329

                        Minimalistic Excess and Silent Landing ………………………………… 332

                        Vision Doomed ………………………………………………………………….. 335

                             “     Dimmed ………………………………………………………………….. 338

            (Invisible Chapter) ………………………………… (Your guess is as good as mine)

            Final Chapter (SODI?) …………………………………………………………………… 341

                        Psidereal Matrix and Garden Delight ……………………………………. 341

                        Captain Naptime Wins a Gain ……………………………………………… 344

                        Scoring through Noblesse Oblique ……………………………………….. 347

                        Communication Shakedown ………………………………………………… 351

                        Am I Supposed to be Here? …………………………………………………. 353

                        A(nother) Hollow Weaning …………………………………………………. 354

                        I Digress and Hit the Bottle on the Head  ………………………………. 356

                        Is it Ever Not Monday? ……………………………………………………….. 360

                        Torquellipsis ………………………………………………………………………. 361

                        My Aim Keeps Wandering and Missed Her Tame, Boring Man .. 363

            Prologue and A Stray in the Life ……………………………………………………… 366

                                                                                                                           This Page Eight       

Epilogue …………………………………………………………………………….. 377

What Remains is Gone …………………………………………………………. 378

            Narrowing the Way ………………………………………………………………………… 379       

My Magus Opium ……………………………………………………………….. 380        

(Further) Winding Down and The Curtain Falls ………………………. 382

The Final Score and I Would Say…………………………………………… 384

            Final Chapter (Encore) and Final Word……………………………………………… 385

            Closing …………………………………………………………………………………………. 386

            Son of a Beach …………………………………………………………… 388

 

And so, again, I am washing over your eyes, sifting the written word across the perceptions of your awareness. I offer you my other blog, on Blogger. I wanted you to read the first part of the book, as an introduction to the wit and style offered further within. If  you are now so inclined,:

 

indirectlightcreativearts.blogspot.com

 

 

Our perceptions of the Universe radiate from our senses, we are the focus of our own multi-dimensional energy mandala. Wear it well.

Our perceptions of the Universe radiate from our senses, we are the focus of our own multi-dimensional energy mandala. Wear it well.

 

 

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