Rag Bone

20 Feb 19
What Love Style Makes A Successful Marriage, Load of Psycho Crap

Austin was born on a Monday afternoon.  The week of Thanksgiving.  It was a traumatic birth for him that caused bleeding on the brain.  Austin was also six weeks early and weighed 6lbs.  Just like his brother.  They looked completely different.  Austin didn’t cry or even open his eyes until his due date.  When he […]

20 Feb 19
Claire 515896 Identity and Place

I attended this event, at Leeds Art Gallery, on Saturday 2 February 2019 and thoroughly enjoyed it. There were 10 minute talks from 15 photographers, presenting their work and answering audience questions. I found this short-talk style very accessible and I appreciated the opportunity to see a wide variety of very different works. I will […]

20 Feb 19
Ramblings of a poetic-minded outdoor instructor

“My mind is in a state of constant rebellion. I believe that will always be so.” ― George Mallory It was a single, oak-beamed room with whitewashed walls, and a fire that licked itself in a soot-black range.  Dogs snoozed by the fire next to boots stuffed with newspaper, and when the weather was kind, there were people […]

20 Feb 19
The pop music charts

20. Arthur Collins & Byron G Harlan Bake Dat Chicken Pie Written by Frank Dumont A 1907 hit by Arthur Collins and Byron G Harlan called Bake Dat Chicken Pie sounded quite nice and tasty until the lyrics suggested that if you want to make a nigger feel good I’ll tell you what to do, […]

20 Feb 19
Frequent Miler

Travel Mileage/Points Increases Merchant Best Rate on 02/20/2019 Best Rate on02/19/2019 1-800-Baskets 8 (4) mi./$ 6 pt./$ Best Rate History BackCountry 8 (3) mi./$ 7 (5) mi./$ Best Rate History bareMinerals 5 (4) mi./$ 4 mi./$ Best Rate History Dell Consumer 5 (1) mi./$ 4 (2) mi./$ Best Rate History Finish Line 10 (2) mi./$ […]

20 Feb 19
Music Industry Musings

Historically, what has the British music business been brilliant at? Producing culturally distinctive pop superstars whose talent and relatability has traversed borders. In recent years, that’s Adele, Sam Smith, Ed Sheeran, One Direction, Florence + the Machine, Mumford & Sons and Coldplay, following in the footsteps of greats like George Michael, Elton John and the […]

20 Feb 19
The Discordia Cascade

When reports fed back to the Children of a missionary sect sheltering in abandoned tunnels to their north of their tracts, a fledgling church offering food and medicine to those too weak or wracked by madness to work anymore, gang leader Un Dun Lun decided to send them a short, sharp message about the rudeness of squatting. The tunnels were mined out, the equipment there derelict and decayed, and the Children had almost forgotten that the damned mines lay within their bounds, but that wasn’t the point. There was a principle at stake.
Lun gathered a team of trusted thugs and killers and left the same day…

20 Feb 19
RoSKat

I was fairly little when I was first taken to the swimming pool, about 5 I guess. My dad (bless him!) believed in letting a child learn to swim by taking them to the deep side (in this case 3 ft of water since I was that little) and letting go !! The child will […]

20 Feb 19
The Victorian Book of the Dead

The sun is shining, the weather is clement, the birds are chirping in the shrubbery, and it is altogether a grand day to be alive. On such a lovely day, one’s thoughts must, inevitably, turn to bodysnatching.  It is a sinister fact that, before the passage of the various Anatomy Acts, the doctors of the […]

19 Feb 19
Dances with Tricksters

Written at 12.  “Ragnar” is Samael.  “Starguassi” is Samael.  I was torn between blonde Lucifer/Ariel/Blonde Wonderboy/Ahriman and Persian dude named after a Viking, yet I pulled “Ragnar” from my ass and did not know he was the Vikings mascot.  He was a space demon general Assassin Viking.  Starguassi/Doonzai is… my evil alter-ego/Phanes/Lucifer/Ahriman/Mr Multiple Personality Disorder.  […]

19 Feb 19
A Half-Orc's (Bleeding) Eye View

Morning dawns on a bright, warm, day. Yesterday’s rains all but dried, as we set off in a south-easterly direction. Looking at the position of the sun, and remembering some of the things that Eku taught me, I lead the party away from the wreck of the Star Goddess, and into the jungle. Through occasional […]

19 Feb 19
Lost In Direction

My downfall when visiting European countries will be steep, winding stairs. Whether wooden, carpeted, or stone, I am one day bound to fall down a spiraled flight of inclined death traps, but I won’t stop risking it for various opportunities. I’ll take the thrill of travel even if it means my tombstone reads:     […]

19 Feb 19
Paul Haeder, Author

Shifting Baselines in a Time of Climate Change, Systems Stagnation, Life and Death in a Time of Amnesia by Paul Haeder / February 19th, 2019 Both of my parents were assassinated by death squads in our country. My siblings and I fled because we were afraid. We entered the U.S illegally. We crossed the river, […]