Larry Berger Archive

Life Unhinged: Winter Dreams.

By: HashtagWV / Category: Blog, Larry Berger, Life Unhinged

I wake up every morning sometime between two and five o’clock am. And often I can fall back asleep again but usually I can’t. When I can’t I have a little regimen that I follow. I take ten milligrams of melatonin (a hormone usually created in the pineal gland, but available in pill form, that […]

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How Not to Build a Birdhouse.

By: HashtagWV / Category: Blog, Larry Berger, Life Unhinged

Years ago, when the children were growing up, there was a simple birdhouse hanging on an old oak tree outside my bedroom window amid small banana trees and a profusion of ferns. It was a wooden structure made of raw plywood with a sloping roof, a small hole in the front, no frills. But no […]

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Poetry Corner: If I had a Dog, I would name him King Arfer

By: HashtagWV / Category: Blog, Larry Berger, Poetry Corner

If I had a dog I would name him King Arfer and make him wear a crown; I would call his yard the dogdom; I would declare all the stray cats in our neighborhood his vassals, and bring one home now and then for King Arfer to dominate; but I don’t have a dog because […]

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Poetry Corner: I Have Named my Pet Weasel

By: HashtagWV / Category: Blog, Larry Berger, Poetry Corner

I have named my pet weasel, Articulata, and taught him to eat house cats; other tricks he can do is beg for acorns from unwary squirrels, which he also eats; he is insatiable and scrutinizing the neighbor’s dog who barks and barks; I encourage him because I don’t like the barking dog either; most people […]

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Life Unhinged: Before Hand & After Words

By: HashtagWV / Category: Blog, Larry Berger, Life Unhinged

I have accumulated many trade skills during my lifetime. Writing is one of them. But it is not so different from the others. It is made up of essentials. Words are tools. Grammar is the method of construction. Different words, like fasteners, hold the material of thought in different shapes. The glue is determination and […]

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Life Unhinged: 7 Bullets Left. by Larry Berger.

By: HashtagWV / Category: Blog, Larry Berger, Life Unhinged

I remember it starting when I was twelve. I would close my eyes and imagine everything different and it would be different and it would stay that way as long as I kept my eyes closed. And when I opened my eyes everything still looked the same, but I didn’t believe it. I knew it […]

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Life Unhinged: How to Raise a Family in 10 Easy Steps.

By: HashtagWV / Category: Blog, Larry Berger, Life Unhinged

Babies crying in the wee hours of the morning, interrupted schedules, mysterious messes, things always getting lost or broken, fantastic tales explaining no longer functioning machinery, teenagers out way past curfew. These are just a few of the excitements awaiting those star-struck adventurers intent on marriage and family. The task of parenting often seems impossible, […]

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Life Unhinged: It’s Hard to be Homeless.

By: HashtagWV / Category: Blog, Larry Berger, Life Unhinged

It is hard to be homeless, and alone. I am traveling with a shopping cart, sometimes pushing it, sometimes riding in it with effortless propulsion over vast empty parking lots. But more frequently there is a sidewalk with uneven cement sections and I have to lean on the cart to raise the wheels as I […]

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Life Unhinged: Grandpa Larry’s Helpful Hotline

By: HashtagWV / Category: Blog, Larry Berger, Life Unhinged

There are no strings attached to my guitar anymore, I’ve lost the bowl I used to puke in; I cannot find the settings on my computer that allow me to watch what I want to; and I had to close the front door so someone wouldn’t hear me and my frustrated rantings. But it is […]

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Life Unhinged: A Spoon, a Flashlight, and a Lighter. by Larry Berger

By: HashtagWV / Category: Blog, Larry Berger, Life Unhinged

I woke up groggy from an unintentional afternoon nap on the living room couch and stumbled into the bathroom to relieve myself. On the way out, I weighed myself on my digital scale. It said, 180.0. I can never seem to get down into the 170’s. Later, after attending a dinner party, with cocktails, beer, […]

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The Parachute Brigade Shines Like Gold w/ HashtagWV!

The Parachute Brigade Shines Like Gold in HashtagWV this January!- The Parachute Brigade shines like gold in HashtagWV this January. In his interview with the band, Jason Scott w/ B Sides and Badlands writes: “…when you listen to Americana band The Parachute Brigade, you get a truer sense of what heaven on earth really means. Armed with their debut project, aptly titled The Gold EP, […]

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