I went by a cemetery the other day. It was a crisp, cloudy fall day with vibrant, but subdued colors everywhere. The cemetery was full of crows, ravens and magpies. They were jumping on, and frolicking all around the headstones. I thought for a moment about all the crows, ravens and magpies I have seen dancing on the bloated carcass of dead animals. I had an eerie, uncomfortable feeling come about me. When I die, I think I'll be cremated and scattered to the winds. I don't wa
Contributing to the Chaos while Living – Life – Large Dan Abernathy June 28, 2020 As we formulate and organize ourselves for the celebration of our nation this July fourth, Independence Day, perhaps it is time for all of us as a Nation to look at just what our Nation is, and what it means to be an American. Within these confines of chaos, where anarchy is being welcomed, even invited, there is an extreme importance to find calmness and remember what evokes your gratitude. We
Contributing to the Chaos while Living – Life – Large Dan Abernathy June 7, 2020 Because of the mass anarchy and upheaval, I wandered and stumbled in bewilderment, so much in fact that I had to lower my standards and watch the breaking news saturating the media. Protests and demonstrations being the temperament of most cities, dominated the air. What repulsed me were the riots, which turned into carnage and the loss of more life. What happened to George Floyd was horrendous a
Contributing to the Chaos while Living – Life – Large Dan Abernathy May-25-2020 It is recited as a hymn, releasing the unsayable that once perched on the back of the tongue. Its darkness released into the breath of lost souls looking for the light. As the hymn grows stronger and harsher, the mindless willingly seem to follow deeper into an unfathomable void. I sit and listen. I cannot shadow such a forced melody that is so close to mandatory. All I can hear is a screaming fea
Contributing to the Chaos while Living – Life – Large Dan Abernathy May 10, 2020 The other day in a very crowded parking lot of a very busy grocery store, I spotted a van dweller from British Columbia. I veered towards the van to visit about being a vagabond of the road, a Rubber Tramp. I have done this numerous times, in many different parking lots, and have had several encounters with travelers as they approached the Chool Bus. This is a common occurrence for road warriors.
Contributing to the Chaos while Living – Life – Large Dan Abernathy April 26, 2020 I hurried, quickening my pace to reach the front. I thought the leaders would be there. Darting back and forth I penetrated the crowd looking for the catalysts of this great mass. I looked everywhere, but the leaders could not be found. No one knew who or what was the prominent controller of this crazy and irrational demonstration. I asked, “Which way are you going?” “Why do you ask?” an anonym