Drinking day

Perspectives on Life, the Universe and Everything

Night is young
No song been sung
fate is ready
hands still steady

bottles to come
dozens and some
drinks to flow
cigars to blow

fires to glow
fast or slow
hours to spare
drinks disappear

hands now tremble
mind slightly ramble
not sure of place
earth or space

silk or lace
pure blank face
walking in race
back to the base

nothing is certain
hit random curtain
open and shut
talk and strut

red blue screens
white coats seen
where I am
where I have been

hospital in seems
bruised and cut
brain in rut
pain in the butt

no laughing matter
can’t do better
see you later
certainly

same pub
different night
ready for
another fight

I meant flight,
tongue’s slight
Nothing is right
must have taken

some substance light
Yesterday, today
Hmm…
I am not sure anymore
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10 Myths about being a Freelancer

MiddleMe

Today, I am here to debunk some of the myths and misconceptions that folks have about being a freelancer. So if you are a freelancer, please do add on to the list in your comments below.

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1. We have a lot of time
Totally true if you fail as a freelancer. Because that means you don’t have much work incoming to you.

2. We can work our time around your needs
A shoutout to my friends and my family! I can’t push back my clients’ work just to run errands for you. A promise is a promise and deadlines have to be kept strictly.

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3. We are just hanging around
We don’t wait for jobs to drop from the sky. We have scout for leads and network among our friends to get leads. Even you are a top freelancer, there is lull period which you have to fill in the…

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Tarawa (2)

Pacific Paratrooper

Betio, Tarawa after the fighting Betio, Tarawa after the fighting

Miscommunication blighted the operation. As a result, the 1st Battalion spent a miserable night bobbing up and down in their landing craft before landing on the second day, not using a deep water channel that had been found, but once again wading across the reefs in the face of enemy gunfire.

Despite their struggles, the Americans were finally making headway.  Air strikes weakened the Japanese artillery, and Major Ryan’s 3rd Battalion were able to advance, clearing the western beach and the coast opposite the pier.  More troops landed on the second evening.

The troopship Doyen was ordered into the lagoon to accept the most critically wounded.  Lt.Cmdr. James Oliver, Medical Corps, led a 5-man surgical team with experience in the Aleutians.  They treated 390 Marines and only lost 9 men.

Meanwhile, an air attack on the neighboring island of Bairiki blew…

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Jiminy Cricket

The Inspiration Shots

iPhoneOgraphy – 09 Mar 2016 (Day 69/366)

Acheta domesticus, commonly called the house cricket, is a cricket most likely native to Southwestern Asia, but has spread worldwide. They are commercially bred as food for pets such as amphibians, arthropods, birds, and reptiles, but can be kept as pets themselves, as has been the case in China and Japan.

The house cricket is typically gray or brownish in color, growing to 16–21 millimetres (0.63–0.83in) in length. Males and females look similar, but females will have an ovipositor emerging from the rear, around 12 millimetres (0.47in) long. The ovipositor is brown-black, and is surrounded by two appendages. On females, the cerci are also more prominent.

House crickets take two to three months to complete their life cycle at 80 to 90°F. They have no special overwintering stage, but can survive cold weather in and around buildings, and in dumps where heat from…

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CBI News

Pacific Paratrooper

roundupVOL. II        NO. 7        REG NO. L5015        DELHI,  FRIDAY                                             OCTOBER  29,  1943.

 

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MONUMENT TO FOLLY – This lone airplane wing represents a monument to the folly of Japanese aerial raiders who braved the wrath of U.S. P-38’s and P-40’s in a recent raid on a 14th Air Force airbase.  Forlornly it points to the China sky from which it and 16 other Nip planes, 15 of them bombers, were shot down in the battle.  Seven other bombers and two more fighters were probably destroyed.  All American planes and crew members returned safely.

14th Hits Indo-China; Gives Aerial Support To Chinese Infantry
HEADQUARTERS 14TH USAAF – Continued bombing of Japanese installations at Cobi, in French Indo-China and on the Salween front have been the missions of the 14th Air Force, according to the only communiqué issued from 14th Headquarters this week. Although some anti-aircraft…

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