Time Vampires

It Sounds Like a Bad 80s Flick

Unfortunately it’s not as cool as that. Time has been on my mind lately and I find myself in the mood to tap out a few lines concerning the people and things that eat up our time like a vampires sucking away our life blood.

“Hayride Clown”

More than a fair share of us have whiled away our time on various endeavors and inactions, but if it was time enjoyed then it was not time wasted (I’ve covered this topic in a couple of posts). Choosing how we spend our time is not the same as losing our time to time vampires. Time vampires are those individuals, institutions, and ideologies whose implicit purpose is to drain time from us, to weaken us by taking something we can’t get back, time. Time vampires are those individuals who value their time but show no respect for ours. They are the institutions that demand our time but don’t adequately compensate us for it. Time vampires are all those ideologies we dedicate ourselves to, spend so much time following, only to realize our time was conned away from us like money invested in some well structured pyramid scheme.

Time vampires often appear in the guise of friends, organizations, and causes worthy of our time. These vampires are alluring, but beware of how and who you spend or give your time. Time vampires exist to drain us of one of the few things we can’t get back or get more of, time.

-K-

Thoughts of Sam and Bruce (if you know, you know).

You Can’t Fake Passion

At Least Not for Long

This is a follow up, a build, a clarification if you will to my last post. I still stand by the sentiment of that post, but I may have come off as a comic book snob. Maybe I am a bit of a snob when it comes to what I read but most people who take reading seriously usually are (or at least they should be).

“Joker”

In my last post I wrote that some people don’t really read comic books but what does that mean? All too often I’ve seen people read comic books simply because of the title (or title character) with no regard to who the writers and artists are, or they will read a title simply because a particular writer or artist is involved. Unfortunately there are too many writers/artists out there who have no real passion for the books and characters they are working on. These writers/artists may be looking to build a reputation, cross off an item on a bucket list, or have some other motive for involving themselves with a title. The one thing they do not bring to the title is passion. They may fake it for an issue or few but a close reading reveals a certain shallowness, no depth of character or story. No one can read a book that isn’t the result of the writer’s and artist’s passion.

When I tell somebody they haven’t really read a comic book it may be that they haven’t read a book that was written by somebody who was truly passionate about the title and the characters. Hell, maybe I need to tell people that they need to be a little more selective about their comic book choices, to be a bit snobbish. Then they will be able to read a comic book.

-K-

Lockport Coffin Race 2019

Boxcar Coffins, Bloody Marys, and Good Times

Brimming with Halloween spirit I attended Lockport’s Second Annual Coffin Race a couple weeks back. With my Nikon in one hand and a Bloody Mary in the other (which may account for the quality of some of these pictures) I posted myself on the corner of Hamilton and 10th and took a few snapshots and quite a few sips (there was more than one Bloody Mary involved). What follows is a bit of what happened.

Coffin Race Parade (D5300-editj22.66)Little did I know we were about to be pelted with an assortment of Halloween candies thrown by the racers.

Rum Runners Chasing Police (D5300-editj22.68)‘Rum Runners’ chasing the ‘Lockport Police.’

The Eye (D5300-editj22.66)Starting to wonder if I had one Bloody Mary too many?

Off Course (D5300-editj22.66)When these racers veered off course I wondered if they were sipping Bloody Marys too?

Bees Gone (D5300-editj22.68)Never thought I’d see a bunch of Killer Bees pushing a coffin to victory.

The Lockport Coffin Race was a fun time. There were some great teams with some wildly decorated boxcar coffins.

-K-

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