Tales of the Midwest: Cinder Block Karma

Jim Dee
Jim Dee
Oct 5, 2017 · 6 min read
Photo is adapted from “cinder block.” by brian hefele (Flickr, Creative Commons).

Payback is a thing you gotta see,

Brother do any damn thing to me.

~ James Brown, The Payback

I can be rather melancholy at times. This is not meant in its traditional meaning of “sad” or “depressed,” though. Rather, it’s a term I picked up a few years ago that describes a certain, rather pensive, often detached personality type. (Now, if you know me, you certainly know that I’m not always this way. But, I definitely can be at times.) Anyway, it explains a lot about why I’ve always been rather skeptical about things — why, for example, I used to sit in church and, instead of praying, I’d just watch everyone else, fascinated by their unquestioning faith.



Hawthorne Crow

Tales, rants, observations — blog of Jim Dee, long-haired smart ass, self-employed web developer, hyper-creative writer, musician, renaissance man, defiant, prone to philosophization, as-always a pyro, ever-frustrated cat owner, free agent, bandanna wearer.

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Hawthorne Crow

Tales, rants, observations — blog of Jim Dee, long-haired smart ass, self-employed web developer, hyper-creative writer, musician, renaissance man, defiant, prone to philosophization, as-always a pyro, ever-frustrated cat owner, free agent, bandanna wearer.

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