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The Devil's Gridiron
Desert Rat in a Concrete Jungle

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A Continuing Web Diary

 

"They communed with the earth and the macrocosm of the playa in symbiotic rapport; and they knew the riches of the earth and were rewarded beyond imagination; and when they returned to the concrete jungle and the Devil's Gridiron, the hardships for the lions in winter were indeed profound . . ."

 

An Asphalt and Concrete Jungle, 2003

 

Subject Index

As The World Turns - Life goes on, and on and on . . .
Calamity - Accidents, Theft, Sickness
Comparison - Memphis and Phoenix areas
Consumption - Consumerism
Enterprise - Vocation, Endeavor, Hobby
Escape - Getting away from daily hardship, complication, pressures
In The 'Hood - Hap'nins around the neighborhood
In The News - Heard on radio and TV
Memphis Profile - Profile of Memphis, Tennessee
Memphis Storm - Memphis wind storm of 7:10 AM, July 22, 2003
Reminiscence - Catching up, Childhood memories
Small Talk - And other useless chatter
Survival - Enduring daily hardship
Trip Log - Observations from the road
Vermin - Pestilence, from the microscopic to the bipedal
Weather
Work Circuit - Employment routine

 

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Date   Title   Subject Sort

 
Subject:  As The World Turns

10/30/2003   Anvil Drops, The
11/07/2003   At Peace
10/08/2002   Beginning, A
02/20/2009   Bureaucracy and the Common Man
08/30/2003   Catching Up
12/25/2003   Christmas
12/24/2005   Christmas Eve
12/24/2003   Christmas Eve
03/07/2004   Emergency II
03/04/2004   Emergency, The
02/26/2002   Fast Forward
08/29/2003   Finally Done
12/26/2003   Finally Over
12/06/2003   Flu Clinic, The
11/07/2003   Great Panjandrum, The
11/30/2007   In Memory of Evel Knievel
10/16/2005   Little Chicken Legs
10/31/2003   Lyin' and Carryin' On
12/03/2005   Marital Bliss
01/06/2003   Mogwais in the Woodwork
10/25/2005   Moment of Silence, A
11/05/2003   Myrtle Mae Williams Obituary
11/14/2007   Naughty Ladies of Shady Lane
11/06/2003   No Rest For The Wicked
01/20/2002   Obituary, Maynard Fox
10/29/2003   Omen, The
06/21/2007   On and On, and On. . .
11/11/2003   One More Time
12/31/2003   One More Time. . .
11/04/2003   Picking Up the Pieces
09/28/2005   Renaissance
12/18/2003   Second Life / First Wife
01/17/2004   Shower, The
11/05/2003   Sign Of Better Times To Come, A
07/28/2004   Sky Harbor Blues
02/14/2004   Valentines' Day: Of Mogwais And Men
Date   Title   Index   Nav   Top   Back

 
Subject:  Calamity

05/15/2005   And One Backward. . .
03/25/2004   Anguish
01/18/2002   Dad's Death
03/21/2005   Day Eight
03/28/2005   Day Fifteen
03/17/2005   Day Four
03/14/2005   Day One
03/30/2005   Day Seventeen
03/19/2005   Day Six
03/29/2005   Day Sixteen
03/16/2005   Day Three
03/25/2005   Day Twelve
12/21/2001   Del Sol Wrecked
08/13/2003   E.R., The
05/02/2005   Freedom!
04/12/2005   Friday the Thirteenth
02/27/2005   Green Red Show, The
01/21/2002   Jeep Stolen
02/15/2002   Laid Off
10/13/2005   Meager Response, A
01/24/2002   Mom
03/13/2005   My Foot!
04/11/2005   Not Quite
09/02/2005   Outrage In New Orleans
05/13/2005   Real Friday the Thirteenth, The
02/18/2002   Soul Mate Laid Off
02/06/2002   Ugly Americans, The
10/14/2002   Welcome to Memphis
11/23/2005   Where Are The Children?
Date   Title   Index   Nav   Top   Back

 
Subject:  Comparison

11/08/2002   Ambulance Chasers
01/27/2003   Cities and Towns Run Amuck
03/02/2003   Howcum?
01/07/2003   More Comparisons
01/12/2003   Yet More Comparisons
Date   Title   Index   Nav   Top   Back

 
Subject:  Consumption

06/19/2004   Definitely a Commie Plot
06/17/2004   It's In The Genes
07/03/2004   Who Says K-Mart Sucks?
Date   Title   Index   Nav   Top   Back

 
Subject:  Enterprise

12/08/2003   FoxPaw Server Retrieved
12/17/2004   Great Christmas SPAM Scam, The
07/02/2004   Paw Of The Fox
10/23/2005   Site Renovation
05/13/2004   Work On Foxpaw Server Continues
Date   Title   Index   Nav   Top   Back

 
Subject:  Escape

10/19/2004   It's About Time (TV-B-Gone)
10/20/2004   Paradise Lost
08/19/2003   Perfect Storm, The
12/04/2005   Virtual Wilderness
Date   Title   Index   Nav   Top   Back

 
Subject:  In The 'Hood

11/05/2006   Birds of a Feather
04/09/2006   Dynamo, The
05/29/2003   Great Water Main Caper, The
02/15/2003   'Hood, The
07/23/2003   Hound Of The 'Hood
04/12/2003   I Trump! (and it ain't Donald)
05/18/2005   Into Thin Air. . .
10/24/2006   Kooks and Clucks
03/30/2003   Lumpy Liquid Mystery
03/29/2003   Mystery of Tchulahoma and Other Phenomena
07/30/2003   Not To Worry
06/27/2007   Package From Hell
02/26/2007   Physical Intimidation
02/11/2003   Really Friendly!
04/11/2009   Reign of Terror Draws To A Close
03/28/2007   Schmuckers and Cluckers
03/01/2003   Strange Element of Truth, A
07/28/2003   Strange, But True
12/28/2006   Wild Chickens Terrorize Phoenix Neighborhoods
Date   Title   Index   Nav   Top   Back

 
Subject:  In The News

10/10/2005   Attack Goes On, The
12/15/2005   Bah, Humbug
06/04/2004   Begs the Question?, . . .
11/13/2002   Crime Doesn't Pay Well Enough
02/13/2004   Dogs In A Manger
04/20/2003   Essential Overkill
02/18/2004   Explosion
05/04/2005   Freakonomics
08/11/2005   Gimmie a Break!
06/24/2003   I Shot Him, But He Deserved It
07/31/2004   It's Just How I Feel
09/19/2007   It Works Both Ways
08/14/2003   Last Minute Crime Update
04/12/2004   No Wuss. . .
04/17/2003   Railing Against 'Reality'
11/15/2003   Scott Simon Essay On Blogs
10/09/2007   So That's Our Problem. . .
03/05/2008   Tern Has Wormed, The
04/23/2008   Tern Revisited
12/15/2003   Universe Controlled by Dark Matter
Date   Title   Index   Nav   Top   Back

 
Subject:  Memphis Profile

02/08/2003   But The People Are Friendly. . .
03/04/2003   Capillaries
11/03/2002   Culture of Entertainment, The
06/28/2003   Deja Vous All Over Again
07/29/2003   Don't Blame Us; It's Where We Come From
07/19/2003   Drive Up Elvis Presley Boulevard, A
06/10/2003   Elvis Week on WKNO
04/26/2003   Entertainment
03/10/2003   Finally Broke The Code!
04/26/2003   Guest, Dr. James D., DDS
05/31/2003   Hair On a Stick
04/27/2003   Hernando's Hideaway
02/23/2003   I'm Glad You Asked
02/12/2003   Interpersonal Communication In The Workplace
06/15/2003   Memphis Radio Stations
05/10/2003   Mexican Cuisines of Memphis, The
05/04/2003   Muddy Waters and Other Weather Phenomena
05/28/2003   Of Race and Other Dubious Relations
08/12/2003   One More Cup
02/24/2003   Original 70's Adventure Game, The
07/13/2003   Pink Palace, The
10/27/2002   Plucked Out of Email
11/01/2002   Rainforest, The
02/25/2003   Routing of the Outing
10/30/2002   School Board Wars
11/02/2002   Security in the 'Hood
11/12/2002   Seriously, Though. . .
10/28/2002   Shades of Eddie Murphy
11/19/2002   Weather Like Never Before
03/17/2003   Where It's At . . .
Date   Title   Index   Nav   Top   Back

 
Subject:  Memphis Storm

07/25/2003   300,000 Houses Without Power
07/27/2003   Logs and Garbage Bags
07/22/2003   Memphis Wind Storm of 2003
Date   Title   Index   Nav   Top   Back

 
Subject:  Reminiscence

06/28/2004   All Gone
06/28/2004   Cute as a Bug in a Sow's Ear
06/28/2004   Grandkids
07/15/2004   Hanston Visit
06/28/2004   Hey Shelly!
06/28/2004   Hey!
07/17/2004   Leslie C. Koontz Farm
06/28/2004   MY DARLING AUNT
07/25/2003   Orpheum Theater, The
07/18/2004   Our Visit
07/01/2004   Unfixable
Date   Title   Index   Nav   Top   Back

 
Subject:  Small Talk

07/12/2004   And A Cream Colored PU
07/12/2004   As the Week Progresses
07/25/2004   Beautiful Pictures
07/11/2004   Birthday Party
07/02/2004   Bottled Sunshine
07/23/2004   Bring It On
06/30/2004   Cats and Dogs
07/15/2004   Fast Answer
07/26/2004   Got 'Em All
07/21/2004   Happy to See You
07/23/2004   Hard to Believe
07/19/2004   Hey L--
07/25/2004   I Botched It...
07/09/2004   Long Hair and Short Grass
07/01/2004   Movie Theater
07/15/2004   Old School Norwegian
07/06/2004   Safe Trip, A
07/16/2004   See You Tomorrow
06/28/2004   Smoke and Mirrors
07/15/2004   Still Raining
07/01/2004   Sunshine For Rain
07/03/2004   Thanks For the Sunshine
07/24/2004   Told You Wrong
07/25/2004   Two Ways Around
07/23/2004   Want Some Rain?
07/24/2004   Washout!
07/15/2004   Wherever You Are
07/25/2004   Wow!
Date   Title   Index   Nav   Top   Back

 
Subject:  Survival

12/21/2003   23rd Month Anniversary
01/16/2004   23rd Month Anniversary Revisited
11/25/2003   And Hatcher Runs Through It
08/20/2003   Apartment Hunting
12/04/2003   Back In The Saddle
09/18/2003   Back to Earth
08/10/2004   Bait and Switch
01/06/2004   Bait and Switch
11/08/2003   Carrying On
12/22/2003   Christmas Eve Eve Eve
10/23/2002   Cockroach Hotel
01/31/2004   Cosmic Collision Averted
08/30/2003   Culture Shock
10/09/2002   Culture Shock?
08/23/2003   Day of the Deep Sockets
03/18/2003   Deja Vu. . .
11/17/2003   Disclosures
10/17/2002   Down To Business
02/12/2004   Fifth Largest City
08/27/2003   Finally Routine - Almost. . .
12/07/2003   Four Chairs, Three Boxes and a 45 lb Calculator
08/22/2003   Getting On With It
07/22/2003   Heat and Humuggity
07/25/2003   Heat Is On, The
02/16/2004   Hello Again?
01/17/2004   Hole Enchilada, The
10/11/2002   Home
12/23/2003   It Looks Like A Normal Day - Only Uglier
08/24/2003   It's a Pretty Apartment, But. . .
10/04/2002   It's Done!
08/20/2003   It's Murder, Especially the TV
11/22/2003   Last Move, The
09/18/2003   Looking for Property
11/24/2003   Misfire
10/24/2002   Muscles With A Vengeance
07/26/2003   Orpheum Theater, Take Two
08/18/2003   Other Woes
02/15/2005   Saga of the Refrigerator
10/12/2002   Slumlord
12/08/2003   Smack! Turkey After Thanksgiving
10/18/2002   So Close We Can Taste It
07/23/2003   Storm Windows and Skeeter Bites
11/30/2005   Take Me, Joe Arpaio
06/14/2005   Teeth Cleaning, The
07/18/2008   Telephone Snex
08/26/2003   That's Why The Utilities Are Paid
03/23/2007   Therapy by Automaton
06/26/2003   Torn
06/18/2006   Tribute Thailand, A
09/03/2003   Ugly American, The
08/11/2003   Un-Nerving, Penske!
10/14/2003   Welcome Back To Phoenix
08/17/2003   Welcome to Phoenix
04/13/2005   What, Again?
08/09/2004   What Was That Again?
01/30/2005   When It Rains, It Pours
10/25/2002   Whew!
Date   Title   Index   Nav   Top   Back

 
Subject:  Trip Log

10/06/2002   Albuquerque to Oklahoma City
07/16/2004   Arrived in Hanston #2
10/22/2002   Back On Our Heads In Yogurt
07/15/2004   Bed and Breakfast
08/01/2003   Bon Voyage
08/17/2003   B-O-R-I-N-G
07/13/2004   Brookings
07/14/2004   Brookings to Columbus
05/31/2005   Coastal Highway, The
07/16/2004   Columbus to Hanston
07/11/2004   Coming Across Colorado
07/23/2004   Day Late and a Dollar Short
07/09/2004   Everything Soggy
07/23/2004   Finally Home
10/21/2002   Fog
07/06/2004   Good 4th, But It Was On the 5th
11/01/2003   Gorgeous Little Brown Doll, A
07/12/2004   Grand Island to Brookings
06/28/2004   Hailed Out
11/10/2003   Home At Last
07/19/2004   I Only Made It to Dodge
07/19/2004   I'm In Liberal
07/20/2004   Liberal to Home
11/09/2003   Like Londontown
07/09/2004   Made It to Moab
10/20/2002   Mileage Blues
10/07/2002   Oklahoma City to Memphis
10/19/2002   On The Road Again
10/05/2002   Phoenix to Albuquerque
07/15/2004   Power Outages
08/16/2003   Practice Makes Perfect
08/05/2003   Return Flight
10/15/2002   Return Flight, The
11/03/2003   Take Me, Lord!
08/03/2003   Three Days and a Dozen NPR Stations
08/04/2003   Tickets or Tires?
07/06/2004   Traveling With Shelly
11/02/2003   Truth Shall Set Her Free, The
08/15/2003   Up, Up, And Away
Date   Title   Index   Nav   Top   Back

 
Subject:  Vermin

11/01/2004   101,265 / 3000 = 33 and Change
09/08/2004   Best Drunk I Ever Had
10/23/2004   Bushworld: Enter at Your Own Risk
10/22/2004   Dust Mites, Foot Fungus, and other TV Vermin
11/24/2004   Sting of the Scorpion
07/27/2005   Under Siege
Date   Title   Index   Nav   Top   Back

 
Subject:  Weather

07/03/2004   Borrowed Hair
07/02/2004   Duncrossing
07/12/2004   Humuggity
07/28/2005   Staying Grounded in the Heat
07/15/2004   Tornado Warnings
08/15/2004   Typical August Evening in the Valley, A
07/20/2004   Yup, I'm Back
Date   Title   Index   Nav   Top   Back

 
Subject:  Work Circuit

12/18/2002   2nd Interview
01/14/2005   And We Didn't Think We Could Make It!
01/21/2003   Answers
02/17/2004   Commute II
02/05/2004   Commute, The
06/30/2003   Free At Last
12/22/2004   Graveyard Doldrums
12/09/2002   Interview
01/31/2003   Letter
01/01/2003   Lunch
01/21/2003   Offer
03/03/2004   Oh, Well. . .
12/09/2002   Onward. . .
01/21/2003   Questions
03/16/2004   Relief
12/08/2002   Resume
02/05/2003   ***sigh***     : - (
01/31/2003   Start Date
11/26/2004   Turned On Our Heads
07/14/2003   Two Weeks Notice
05/03/2004   What Was That Again?
Date   Title   Index   Nav   Top   Back

 

 

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