Friday, May 31, 2013

Doctor, yes. No Doctor, Who are you?

It was a quiet night in the E.R., Doctor  House was making the rounds, as he saw someone who he had never seen in the hospital before.

He didn't really think this was odd, there were many physicians he had not met as yet, especially since Doctor Cuddy was constantly bringing in new physicians to replace him or worse still undermine him.  But this man was different.   Their was a sense of power about him, a sense that he was a doctor.

"Excuse me, ah Doctor?"

The man looked up from the report he was reading, and looked at this young man.  He smiled and in a deep English accent responded.


"Excuse me, but I do not believe we have met as yet.  I am Doctor House, and you are?"

The Doctor smiled, he knew what was about to happen, he had been through this so many times before.

"The Doctor."

"Doctor Who?"

The Doctors' grin grew wider as he continued reading the report.

"Yes, yes I am.  What did you say your name was again Doctor?"

House hobbled toward this arrogant British Doctor.  It was bad enough he was arrogant, but he was British as well.  Why were British Doctors always so arrogant?   He stopped and looked at this mans' face, he could see how intent this Doctor was, he wondered whose report or records he was reading.

"I am Doctor Gregory House, and I would like to know your name Doctor?"

The Doctor closed the file and looked at House, his face showed no emotions, well except perhaps keen interest.  He removed his glasses and put them in his leather coat top pocket.

"As I said Doctor House, I am just the Doctor."

House was not enjoying this, he knew this had to be Cuddys' doing, she had to be miffed at him for some minor thing he had done.  

"Listen Mac, I do not appreciate games, I know that Doctor Cuddy is behind this, so just tell me which Doctor are you?

"No I am not the Witch Doctor, now there is a rumor he was a fifth or sixth cousin removed many times over, but it was never proven.  And with Galafree gone, there is no way of knowing."

House was now only inches from this man and he was ready to strike him with his cane.

"So you are some nut case, a loon who has managed to get into my hospital and is looking at someones record with no authority, because you are a nut case and not a Doctor."

The could see that Doctor House was getting more agatated.  He put back on his glasses and rechecked the name on the file, suddenly his face softened as did his voice.

"I am so sorry, I did not realize you are, pardon me Doctor House, I need to leave, it has been a pleasure meeting you."

"What are you talking about, you aren't going anywhere, whose file is that...  How did you get my file, what is this nonsense here, what are you trying to..."

There was a humming sound and then a brief flash of light.  Doctor House began to sag to the floor, but the Doctor caught him and carried him to a near by couch.  He laid Doctor House on the couch and then collected the file.

"You will remember none of this.  It was a pleasure to meet you.  Now I must be going."

The Doctor began to walk down the look dark corridor as Doctor Lisa Cuddy approached him, she had a stern look in her eyes.

"Okay what did you do..."

In seconds she was laid out on the next couch and before anyone else arrived the Doctor entered his TARDIS and left.  Only a simple note for Doctor House was left,

The next Day Doctor House awoke with his interns staring oddly at him, he slowly rose, as he did the note on TARDIS Blue paper fell to the floor.

House picked up the  note and read it.  His face was puzzled as he read the short note from someone known only as The Doctor.

"Doctor House, I leave you this note, from one Doctor to another.

Time is the most valuable thing we have, some of us are blessed with what some would call imortality, others have normal lives.  

You have a normal life, but your time is short, I came to see if there was anything I could do to extend your life, you are a brilliant physician and a very dynamic person.

However I am unable to prevent the events which will unfold in the weeks to come.  Use the time you have to live life to the fullest.  

I wish I had had the chance to meet you sooner.  The Doctor.

House crumpled the note.

"What did it say House?"

"Nothing, it was just worthless prattle.  Now let's get started with todays' rounds."

                                              *     *     *     *

As the Doctor stood behind the controls of the TARDIS, he looked at a display, seeing images of himself all with the same look of concern.  A younger version of himself with curly hair and a scarf that went on forever spoke in a compassionate tone, through the gates of time.

"I know, you had hoped to intervene and prevent this ones early death, I tried many times and unfortunately, sometimes we Time Lords can not stop events."

"I don't even understand how all of you are here with me, this isn't supposed to happen."

"We are all aspects of you, we are always with you and right now we are present because you needed our presence."

This was an older version of himself, with white hair and a garish cape.

"So I am always with myself, even if I am unaware of it.  I am wondering if Doctor House wasn't right, maybe being the last Time Lord I have gone off my rocker."

"Sorry, if that's the case we all have been off the rocker since the very beginning, you just needed us this time.  We will leave though so you can come to terms, as you choose on your own."

This was a younger version wearing a straw hat with question marks on it and a white suit coat also with multi colored question marks.

"No, stay.  I appreciate you, all of you, all of me being here."

The TARDIS traveled on and the Doctor slowly came back to his present form, alone at the controls, knowing he did all he could for a Doctor named House.


Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Nearly Wordless Wednesday

No your eyes are not deceiving you...  You are seeing rams, or what look like them.  

These photos were taken at what used to be the Rocky Mountain News Building on Colfax Avenue and Broadway.  The Rocky shut its' doors in 2011 after being one of the two main newspapers to remain in business since before Colorado became a state in 1876.

The building houses several other businesses and also houses the RTD main bus depot and shuttle service.  

These statues were a reminder that nature abounds in Colorado and will be here long after the bhsinesses of man fade away.  

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

An apology and explanation

I want to apologize for some of the comments I made yesterday.

I am a odd duck when it comes to themes.

To me if someone has a theme, Summer as was the case yesterday, I go out of my way to find music with that word in it.  It may cause me to pull out my hair, because anymore, half the time Youtube doesn't have the music they did just a few months back.

None the less I am a literalist. when it comes to such things.

I also have become increasingly impatient the older I get.  Bad habit and one I am working hard to correct.

So, I apologize if I upset anyone with my comments.  I will work harder to be less literal in my participating in the 4 Ms'.

Hope everyone has a wonderful, fun filled week.

Mark aka Tamirisc aka the Fool at times.

Monday, May 20, 2013

Mondays' Music Moves Me, in the good old Summer time

Music of Summer.  Well this first song says it all in a way, and what a great singer and arrangement.  In the Good Old Summer time, featuring Nat King Cole

This one I have heard in bits and pieces over the years, mainly in period movies like American Graffiti and Stand By Me.  still it is a classic summertime song

And now as they say on the other side of the pond, for something completely different     IT'S....

I had originally intended to do a vocal on this song, then I decided to find a reference to a television show I grew up watching as a child and into my early adult life   The show was THE LAWRENCE WELK SHOW, and it always aired locally here in Colorado on Saturday nights.  This is their instrumental arrangement of SUMMERTIME, from Porgy and Bess.  Great Jazz arrangement.  Now a One ah and a two ah...

This next one doesn't fit the theme precisely but I had to include it.  In 1986 when I was in Las Vegas, I saw a movie that launched several careers and  came out that summer.  This song was the title of the movie and was used in the film as the end title.  This is a new arrangement by one of my favorite singers and I didn;t even know he had done this song.  So take it away SEAL.

So there you have my summer music.

Til next time

Okay one last piece, this is for my wife, it has nothing to do with this theme,,,

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Nearly Wordless Wednesday Deception of the eye

Yesterday I went to the Aurora Central Library, while I was approaching the library I noticed that the tract of land across the way had suddenly blossomed with greenery.  This area is nothing but sand, in other words a desert.

I decided to ask someone inside the library, to see if they knew if anyone had reseeded the land?  As far as the librarian knew, no one had... and yet she too had noticed the sudden greenery as well.

I decided after I was done at the library to check things out, and this is what I discovered.

Something was wrong.  There were splotches of open desert amoing 
the greenery.

I took a closer look and the truth was before me.  Not grass, nope but instead...

Weeds.  Nothing but weeds, at least in the area I was walking.  Oh there may have been one or two blades of grass, but this was the exception, not the rule.

Just goes to prove, you can never trust what you are seeing, your eyes can deceive you.  Old proverb proven true, this past Monday, May 13th, 2013.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Mondays' Music Moves me. Some fun music.

I know, you were probably expecting me to continue my epic story in music, and honestly that is what I had thought of doing.  However I realized that for this free bee I just wanted to do some relaxing or fun music.  

No deep themes, no dark passages.  So let's see where this voyage takes us.

Bet some of you didn't know that Julie London wasn't just a great actress, but also an amazing Jazz Singer.  Here is her upbeat version of Fly me to the moon.

A song about life, by Joni Mitchell.

Mr Nat King Cole, smooth and silky with some sentimental reasons.

And closing off this relaxing musical journey is Dave Brubeck and his quartet, live from Germany. 

 We hope you enjoyed this presentation from the 2:A.M. club, the only place you can come, take a load off and enjoy the best music the world has and had to share.  Til next time cool cats, this is  your D.J, Catt signing off.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

The Sunday Cereal... Call me Java Deeper and deeper

'I had been bothered, ever since I had spoken with Devon Miles, I did not know this man, and yet something seemed so... out of place.  I had spoken with Michael over the phone, but even he seemed different.  Perhaps I was hearing things that were not there, yet... I could not shake the feeling something was wrong.  I needed to talk to someone else... So I decided to visit my friend Lieutenant Pool at  Pearl Harbor, maybe she could help me figure this out.'

"No Thomas, I can't."

"Come on, it's not like Buck is going to walk in here and quote regulations...  He's standing right behind me, isn't he?"

"That will be all Lieutenant."

There was a prolonged silence as Maggie Pool left the room, slowly Thomas turned to see a man who had been a royal pain in Magnums' backside. 

Buck Green was just one of those by the book Marines that made Naval officers want to get into bar room brawls with Marines, any Marine.

"You know, Magnum, I thought I made it clear as mud, you were not to be allowed access here.  But I keep forgetting, it's Navy jocks like you who don't understand orders.  Oh excuse me, ex Navy jocks.  Now I will say this one last time, you are not allowed access to this facility...ever."

Before Magnum could respond a  Baritone voice that could cut glass.

"Mr. Magnum is working on a very special case Colonel, and has complete authority of Five-O to be here and ask any questions or get any assistance he requires."

Colonel Green and Thomas Magnum turned at the same time, to see Steve McGarrett standing there.

"Now wait one minute, why is Five-O here?  And what do you mean that Mister... Magnum has your authority?"

Now it was Thomas who spoke.

"He means that I am part of a special task force looking into the disappearance of one Harmon Rabb Jr."

"That is an internal matter being handled by the Navy alone, and I do not recall anyone asking for Five-O's assistance either."

McGarrett walked over and stood in front of Buck Green, there was maybe an inch and half between the two men and Magnum was standing in silence enjoying seeing someone else give Buck Green a reprimand that Magnum had wished he could have, with the authority that Steve McGarrett had.

"Jonathon Kay of the State Department brought us in and has authorized all parties in this investigation, including Mister Magnum."  McGarrett walked to the desk and reached for the phone.  "Now Colonel, if you like, I will be glad to get Mr. Kay on the phone, and you may speak with him directly."

Buck Green could see McGarrett's hand reaching for the phone, he could see the cold expression in McGarretts' eyes.  

"Alright.  So what can I do for you gentlemen."

                                     *    *    *    *

Perry Mason and Della Street had arrived in Hawaii a week after Paul Drake.  Right now they were meeting at a small cafe on the island of Kauai.  The cafe was called The Beef and Pasta and as they sat eating some of the best pasta in the world, Paul was giving them the latest news.

"Well Perry, it is as if the people who know anything have either suddenly gone missing or are not willing to talk.  No one, including the Navy is willing to say anything."

Perry took a sip of the local beer and then looked at his associate and friend.

"Paul, have you tried..."

"Perry, I have tried even my old contacts, from when I was in the Navy here, years back.  No-one, and I mean no one is talking.  You would think this is the second attack on Pearl Harbor or something."

Della looked at the two men and in her coy and innocent tone planted one of her seeds.

"Well gentlemen, perhaps it is time I try to see what I can find out."

"Hmm, that might not be such a bad idea.  Della, perhaps you could be a relative or friend of Mr. Rabb Jr."

"Trust me Perry, I know what to do.  You will excuse me gentlemen, I must prepare myself."

Della Street rose from the table and walked toward the exit.  

"The distinguished gentleman at the table will cover my tab, thank you."

"Well, Perry looks, like Della's leaving us with the bill."

"Us, I think she means you.  I will see you later Paul, I need to check in with an old friend."

"But, Perry!  This is why I enjoyed it when he moved to Colorado."

                                   *    *    *    *

Thomas Magnum was still reeling after the session in Buck Green's office.  The information that came out was more than what he or McGarrett had expected.  Now he wondered if NCIS has been given this information?  Of course they had, they were the official Naval service responsible for finding Rabb Jr.  Then again?

 'The one thing I have learned about the military and how it works, is that if you expect there to be inner service cooperation, don't.  I decided I needed to talk with Special Agent Gibbs.  Someone needed to let him know what this was all about.'

Magnum turned the Ferrari around and headed toward the NCIS office.  Suddenly, he felt like this was going to be a very long day, and he wondered if they were any closer to resolving this case?


Friday, May 10, 2013

Anora, an amazing book

It has been quite some time, since I last reviewed a book.  I have read several in the past months, but none has struck me the way Anora did.

Anora is what would be called a short story, 63 pages all together and that includes illustrations.  That's right a book only 63 pages long, but with the power of a work by Shakesphere or Hemmingway.

I am not exaggerating.  

Anora is the first book by Thomas L Trujillo, a young man who is dedicating himself to the writers path, he has put every fiber of his being into the process and it shows with this remarkable book.

What is Anora about?

It is about a young woman who becomes the center point of a drama about a young man known only as Johnny.  

Johnny is a man in his youth filled with anger who becomes a Marine and goes off to fight in the Jungles of Vietnam.

His experience change him, both physically and emotionally, and these changes lead him to Pennsylvania and his meeting with Anora.

According to the fly leaf this book is a work of fiction, however the way events are described, from Johnny's imprisonment by the Viet Cong, to his struggles with his life after Vietnam, have the spark of a personal tale, one that Mr. Trujillo lived.  

However since he does not say this and since his biography is brief this is more my intuition more than anything.  There is always a quality in writing, when it is based on fact and not merely the product of a writers imagination.  Anora is this kind of book.

In 63 pages you will be taken on an amazing journey of the heart, mind and soul... and most importantly you will feel emotions on a level that is amazing for a first book and for a short story.  

Anora gets 5 stars and is a must read.

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Mondays' Music Moves me, my name is???

When Christmas Dolly announced the challenge for this weeks Mondays' Music, I just about jumped out of my skin.  I mean that there are so many wonderful possibilities for this, I just was beside myself, so was I.

So let's start off with one of my favorite singers who came onto the scene in 1986 and has been a steady force ever since.  Here is Suzanne Vega with one of her top songs.  Can you guess which one?

What a haunting song and such a quiet yet powerful voice.  I had forgotten how gentle this song seamed in the live version, it has been so long ago.  Do you remember the first time you heard this song?

Next up it's something completely different.

I was 15 when I first heard this song on the radio.  Being 15 I had no idea what this song meant to me, it was just a cool song by a new singer by the name of Barry Manilow.
It wouldn't be until I was in my early 40's that I would understand this song.  What does this song mean to you?

Next up a special song.

I was 8 years old when I first heard this song,my older brother Groffrey brought this album home and put it on for my dad to hear this song.  My father was a musician and immediately thought, what a great song, I will do an arrangement .  So this song by Richard Harris has two memories associated with it.
I always remember my father in the den of our house at the piano working so hard on writing an arrangement of MacArthur Park.  This song is for my father.  What memories do you have about this song?

Here's my last song and this one goes out to my wife.
Yep, Paul MacCartney and the Beatles singing Michelle.  This one is for my wife, because I love her.  Funny thing is, I knew from the time I was in high school I would marry someone named Michelle. What does this song mean to you?

That's it for this time.  Til next Monday, this is me signing off.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Giveaway for Author Tomas Trujillo

I am currently reading Tomas Trujillo's book Anora and I am happy to reintroduce him to you.

Reintroducing author and poet, Tomas Trujillo.

Tomas J. Trujillo was born in Salt Lake City in 1950, but has lived in the Los Angeles area for the past forty years. He has a son, Lonnie, and has devoted himself to full time writing.

Anora is his first published book followed by Catch The Wind. He is currently writing a third book.

He enjoys skiing and the beauty of nature, and finds inspiration in the kindness and beauty of one soul - his Anora.

To reintroduce Tomas and his books to the reading communities of the world, you the reader of this blog have a chance to win his book Anora and $20 Paypal cash.

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