Discarded Items, Various Dates 2018

Various discarded items I've encountered while out walking, between January and March of 2018. To qualify as a discarded item they have to be unattended in a place they clearly don't belong, with no one anywhere around who could own the item. These are photographed exactly as found, as I am honor bound to not … Continue reading Discarded Items, Various Dates 2018

Atlanta Stories: Fables of the New South, Second Edition

Atlanta Stories: Fables of the New South (ISBN: 978-0-9848913-6-8) is now available in its second edition. Eight stories featuring people who have come to Atlanta, Georgia to reinvent themselves. Portions of these stories appeared on this blog between 2014-2017. Stories include: Mockingbird Journey From Night A Debt to Pay Dead Man’s Hat Remains Bare-Assed Messiah … Continue reading Atlanta Stories: Fables of the New South, Second Edition

Discarded Purple Madness

Occasionally, as I'm out walking, I come across items people have misplaced or forgotten, which I chronicle in a series on my Instagram account (gmatt63) entitled Discarded Items. Typically, I'll identify the item as "Discarded" then describe what it is, usually with a color, such as Discarded Green Shorts. On 15 September 2017, I first … Continue reading Discarded Purple Madness

Random Thoughts, 13 January 2017

No one will ever write a definitive history about 2016. Those who lived it don't want to remember and those who didn't won't believe it. As intellectual as we pretend to be, at heart, all humans are animals and survival is our first priority. Whenever I come home and find someone parked in one of … Continue reading Random Thoughts, 13 January 2017

Dead Parrots and Shows About Nothing 

Python, Seinfeld, and Absurdity People think of absurdity as someone acting irrationally, or strange things happening to an otherwise normal person, but often the heart of absurdity comes from people rationalizing behavior which defies explanation. My stock portfolio just tanked; now's the perfect time to buy more! Whenever our instincts conflict with our intellects, we're … Continue reading Dead Parrots and Shows About Nothing 

Secrets, Lies, and Home Invasions 

  Travis Maudlin is a man of many quirks and peculiarities, much of which he keeps to himself, though some of his oddities can't be so easily contained. On more than one occasion, his coworkers have noted his habit of muttering to himself under his breath; his almost pathological refusal to use anyone's name in … Continue reading Secrets, Lies, and Home Invasions 

Random Thoughts, 16 December 2015

   Creating a to do list is often one of the things I never have time to do. I wonder if Rhonda ever got around to helping that guy. If the grammar checker in Word is indicative of the current state of technology, we have nothing to fear from Skynet. I must confess, I originally … Continue reading Random Thoughts, 16 December 2015

Dunkirk Estates 

   Howard stares out his upstairs window at his neighbor, Zack, washing his car. Zack is at least sixty-five or seventy, Howard guesses, since all he knows about Zack is that he's retired, and is wearing no shirt as he applies wax to the car's exterior and buffs it. Howard shakes his head as he … Continue reading Dunkirk Estates