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Mason West
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writer / poet / explorer - austin - bilingüe
writer / poet / explorer - austin - bilingüe

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My Life as a Dog
Meet MASON WEST - an adoptable pet Dog
Meet MASON WEST - an adoptable pet Dog
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First breakfast (11:19am): oatmeal. Second breakfast (12:43pm): eggs sunny side up smothered in Pace Picante sauce. English muffins.
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I Ching Cycles
Illustrations for a book I'm working on. The yin & yang lines, pairs, & trigrams symbolize the constant changes of life (& death), so they can be arranged in cycles so that we better understand & cope with shifting exigencies & circumstances.

Taoists think of the world in constant creation by the ever-finer division of the emanence of the Tao in the world into finer and finer parts. Rather like in the computer world where increasing numbers of bits allow me to express finer numbers, the use of one line, two lines, three lines (the trigrams) and six lines (hexagrams) provide a symbolism & algebra in which human circumstances can be discussed and understood.
I Ching cycles
I Ching cycles
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2/19/18
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Frida painting The Broken Column
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IATA Airport Abbreviations
From the comic genius at https://xkcd.com/1937/
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Dark 7-Eleven
I don't have some enthusiasm for 7-Elevens (though I do like the Asian model where there's a counter inside where you can stand and eat your soup), but closures bother me because I don't like instability in the neighborhood economy. This store has anchored this corner of a busy intersection for roughly fifty years.

So I looked and there were no signs on the door, and there was a guy behind the counter. I guess he just doesn't like florescent lighting, and who can blame him? Those long glowing tubes are the Dementors of public lighting. I can feel them sucking my soul out through the top of my head. Fortunately they will soon be a thing of the past because LEDs are proliferating.

By the way, I've manipulated the photograph a little out of artistic license, but I have not exagerated the darkness of the store.
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Winter is coming. —House Stark
The allusion to Game of Thrones at the end is the icing on the cake.
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Douglas County, Colorado, Sheriff's Deputy Zackari Parrish killed in the line of duty

My letter to congressman and senators:

Today, the last day of the year, yet another incident reminds Americans that arming the "good guys" so they can protect themselves against the "bad guys" with guns is merely a fallacy for which politicians are paid by the NRA to utter. Today's high profile incident took the life of a heroic officer of the law, leaving behind a wife and two young children. Other officers were wounded in this incident in Douglas County, Colorado, but on an average day 93 Americans die from gun violence. The incident in Colorado is just the one we'll hear about in the news. Receiving bribes, er, excuse me, favors from lobbyists to fail to act leaves the blood of these people on your hands and trivializes all the other actions you crow about in your newsletters. Put simply: people are dying, and you could do something about it, but you don't, probably because you are paid not to do anything about it. Your neglect kills. Disarming America will not be easy, and it will take generations to complete, but it must be done. The Second Amendment is no excuse: that amendment is to arm the National Guard, or militia, which in the 18th century was scattered among the people. In the 21st century, the well-regulated militia is the National Guard.
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