—CHASE AWAY MY HEART AND HEARTACHE
…Sorry, but this day started out especially cranky and never bothered to improve itself.
…While it’s always well-intended, sometimes the last thing you want to hear is, “Hang in there.”
…Lately what I wish most is that I knew where I was going.
…Waking up angry has to be the ruin of many a good man.
…I know this lake has no appendages, but some mornings it very much feels like the water is flipping me off.
…It would probably be an awful world if we all said what we really think about other people.
…Sometimes the little victories are the biggest, and I could use a few of them about now.
…People get desperate, I understand that, but I still don’t think you should ever give ultimatums.
…I know he’s really messed up, surrounded by bad handlers, but I’m still in Kayne’s corner.
…“So, I think it’s time for us to have a toast…”
…I think I’m finally appreciating the value of sleep.
…What’s great is you have every right to be a dick, and yet I also have every right to think of you as one.
…Working through your shit on your own is probably not ideal.
…I’m pretty sure I’ve seen this movie before.
…‘Cause I really wanna know, will anybody ever love me?
…It’s pretty amazing, if not also alarming, how a certain song can strike you when you’re entirely open to hearing it.
…Misery supposedly loves company, but whenever I’m miserable I don’t want to be around anyone.
…It’s pretty hard not to love squirrels. They’re like fluffy scarves that move on their own volition.
…I think Sinead was right after all—the Catholic church just needs to go away forever.
…Who gets presented with a cane and thinks, Yay! Just what I’ve been wanting!
…I’m not very good at being angry. My mom, my dad—they were pro’s though.
…It’s “Dane Weekend,” so lots of deep talks.
…I made it two steps out of the shower before throwing up in the sink this morning. I must have perpetual morning sickness. Good grief. But maybe I’ll give myself grandchildren.
…“Can a brother get paid?” is a pretty great text to receive or send. Just sayin’.
…I can’t figure out how something can come up or out of you if you’ve put nothing in your body.
….When you read something like this, it’s hard to proud to be an American: Alabama is planning to use nitrogen gas to put condemned prisoners to death. The first execution will amount to a human experiment, because neither Alabama nor any other state has ever tried to kill people this way.
Late last month, prison guards distributed the state’s new to prisoners in solitary confinement on Alabama’s death row. One hundred and sixty men and five women in Alabama. They would be secured to a gurney, their nose and mouth would be covered by a mask, and nitrogen would be pumped into their lungs until they suffocate.
Alabama is seeking to conduct the first such experiment on , who already survived a botched execution. Last November, Mr. Smith strapped to a lethal-injection gurney as the execution team needled around in several locations to insert two intravenous lines without success, before calling off the execution. It is hard to imagine a more ghastly ordeal than being marched back a second time to face the executioner and a new method of execution that has the possibility of unknown agony after decades in prison awaiting death.
…Seems like a good time for a walk. Be right back…
…Chase away my heart and heartache
Run me over, throw me over, cast me out
Find a river running to the west wind
Just above the shoreline you will see a cloud
Tie me to a tiny wooden raft
Burn my body, point me to the undertow
Push me off into the void at last
Watch me drift and watch me struggle, let me go