Political Discourse On The CowBird

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What lessons from Brown-Headed Cowbird could have significant positive influence on the Human Condition On Planet Earth? I normally don’t discuss politics on the internet because I used to regularly visit various local editions of Rants and Raves on Craigslist. Rants and Raves is found in the Personals section so be careful. Don’t hit the […]

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Blue Rubber Pool Excerpt #197

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TRUTH FLICKERED BETWEEN BLACK AND WHITE LIKE A STROBE MAKING IT HARD TO DISCERN THE DEAD FROM THE LIVING It was a small, unpainted cinder block shack with a screwed up ’72 Cutlass parked a few feet away. On the stoop, a rusted red barbecue grill—charcoal, not propane—along with scraps of greasy foil, empty beer […]

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Book Review: Chasing Che

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Patrick Symme’s Chasing Che: A Motorcycle Journey In Search Of The Guevara Legend brings a little more truth to light in separating the legend from the man. Too, the voice of the writer is both entertaining, thoughtful and likeable. In Chasing Che, Symmes attempts to replicate the adventure of Che Guevara’s Motorcycle Diaries. If you’ve […]

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Jonesville History: Textile Mills

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This Jonesville History lesson touches on the textile mills that built this town then broke it. After the War Between the States, Northern businessmen came South with the labor management practices they were used to back home. Although not anywhere near as awful as slavery, conditions in the South Carolina’s early textile mills were dangerous, […]

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GOING NATIVE in Business (lesson #82)

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I’ve been collecting thoughts for a book on brand development related to new business start ups and product launches.  I like to think of entrepreneurs as GOING NATIVE, a mind set that requires stamina and persistence to succeed. A high level of confidence and ambition to push it all the way through …from the earliest […]

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My Larry King Impersonation

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—Jack, the Pineapple Hill pound puppy, likes riding in the old-but-sadly-not-vintage Jaguar XJ6 with windows and sunroof open, wind rushing in a sunny day, listening to Robert Plant sing “your momma said I cried in my sleep last night…” )    —There’s a spot near here where wild tea grows—its fragrance on summer nights is incredible. […]

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Hammock Man with Uzi

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I’ve come home injured to Pineapple Hill, my beach house in a cow pasture in Jonesville, South Carolina, several times and, always, boredom gets the better of me. I recently found a bunch of home movies made a few years ago at about the time I began writing Blue Rubber Pool. In this one, I’m […]

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The Tuesday Morning Woody 1941 Narval

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Found another wooden sailboat for sale online. This one’s quite a looker but short on details—which is how it almost always goes when I run into a random hottie. Listing says “Legendary Classic Frers (senior) design, this cruiser-racer provided joy to many generations of sailors in argentina and brasil participating in many Buenos Aires to […]

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Koozie Donations Needed!

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Support the arts in Jonesville, South Carolina. Pineapple Hill needs your new or used beer koozies (coozies) from island and beach bars, restaurants, or resorts all over the world. Be part of this quirky “Christo-style” happening. Will be glad to mention you (or your brand) as a Koozie Donor on our little website and on […]

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Large Glass Jar Labeled Cat

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[Rooting through that box from the liquor store where I toss my writings and doodles, I found a bunch of cartoon sketches from 30 years ago.] Yet another on the Harold and cats series, this one shows Harrold’s bedroom complete with desk, lamp, Chicago Cubs pennant, skull and cross bones sign that says “Harold’s Room […]

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Blue Rubber Pool In The News

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Finally getting some buzz going… READ MORE

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The Tuesday Morning Woody Sparkman & Stephens

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Here’s another wooden sailboat for sale: Aren’t Sparkman & Stephens designs sweet! Built in 1955, this S&S Pilot Sloop is described as having had exemplary care and significant structural updates in 2001 and 2010. The listing says that a 2013 survey and comprehensive work records from 2013 to present are available upon request. The boat […]

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