The Alabama, Goatman [In Spanish and English Now]

“He sat in the bookstore–pen in hand, thought about goats–don’t ask me why, goats Mr. Soderman that is what he was doing, and he was looking at some magazines, and talking about building a goat ranch.

“He signed the paperwork for the purchase of 4000-acres in Alabama; he’s also going to build a fence around it, its all on paper though, at the bookstore, on napkins first he wrote it out, then he pulled out some official papers from his briefcase, yup, that is exactly what he did, Mr. Soderman,” said Mark Costello.

“He never seen the land I do believe, picked it out of a magazine, the one I think that was by his side, it had a few pictures of it, of the land in Alabama that is, he underlined the the words ‘land,’ called on his cell phone, talked to someone, ordered a fence to be built around it. As if everything would take care of itself thereafter. He lives here in Minnesota, and the land is in Alabama, unbelievable.

“His drawings on the napkins kind of helped him know what kind of fence he wanted I suppose, because it is what he ordered, described to the person over the phone. I noticed the table was green, and very clean, not sure why I noticed that, and I noticed he was eating a piece of coffeecake, with a strong looking latté, funny I wasn’t hungry, I just kind of looked; anyhow there I was at his green table, and here I am talking to you, and there he was looking at all this stuff, sight unseen, and I asked him: ‘How can you do this–buy a goat ranch, sight unseen; how do you know things will be ok, work out as you are planning them? I mean, perchance, this is land the devil himself doesn’t’ want, did you ever think of that?’

“That is what I told him Mr. Soderman, loud and clear, and he just, just looked at me as if I was not even there, not a worry in his face, not a moved eyebrow, or twitches of his nose, or deep sigh. A flat look, and here again I say, pen in hand, and he started writing out checks. Yes indeed, checks for the land, and the goats, and the fence.

‘Here,’ he says to me. Combining all the checks together, and handing them to me.”‘

“What did you do?” asked Mr. Soderman.

“Do, what did I do, what could I do, I was his lawyer, I took the checks; do you think I’d get out of bed at 2:00 AM, run down to this café and not–I mean…?”

“Changing the subject Mr. Lawyer, why are you telling me all this?”

–Mark sat back, facing the window at Mr. Soderman’s back, his obvious humorous back.

“Is that all you have to say Mr. Costello?” said Soderman.

“Sure,” he spit out, adding, “he had them goats in his mind and he knew they were…actually, he lived this before he said, yes levitra orosolubile that is what he said, it was a repeat, now I remember, that is what he said, a repeat, his life, that is what he said, a repeat! He had to live it over and over until he got it right–so he said.

“What then does that make you and me if he is living a repeated life, over and over until he gets it right?”

“Dead,” said Mr. Soderman–

Mark looked at him, fading: pale, a fainted look, fogy like, he became, right in front of him, then said,

“He must have gotten it right this time”; Mark still looking out the window, everything around him fading now, melting into nothingness, even himself.

Written at the bookstore, while having coffee and coffeecake, 1-11-06, Roseville, Minnesota.

In Spanish
Translated by: Nancy Penaloza

El hombre de las cabras de Alabama

“el sentado en la librería-lapicero en mano, pensando acerca de cabras- no me pregunto porqué Cabras El señor Soderman eso es lo que el estaba haciendo, y el estaba mirando algunas revistas, y hablando acerca de construir un rancho para cabras.

El firmo el papeleo para la compra de 4000 acres en Alabama; el también iba a construir un cerco alrededor de esto, esta todo sobre el papel pienso, en la librería, sobre servilletas primero, luego el extrajo algún papel oficial de su portafolios, Si, eso es exactamente lo que hizo el Sr. Soderman”, dijo Mark costello.

El jamás vio la tierra yo creo, lo eligió desde la revista, la que estaba a su lado pienso, había pocas fotografías de esto, de la tierra en Alabama, el subrayo la tierra, llamó a su teléfono celular, hablo con alguien, también ordenó un cerco alrededor. Como si todo podría tomar cuidado por el mismo. El esta aquí en Minnesota, y la tierra esta en Alabama, increíblemente.

“El esta dibujando sobre las servilletas, una forma de ayudarse a saber que clase de cerco quería, porque esto es lo que el ordenó, describió a la persona en el teléfono. Yo noté que la mesa era verde, y muy limpia, no estoy seguro porque note esto, yo note, que el estaba comiendo un trozo de pastel de café, con un late de apariencia fuerte, gracioso yo no estaba con hambre, yo solo miraba en cierto modo; de toda maneras allí yo estaba en su mesa verde, y aquí yo estoy hablando contigo, y allí él estaba mirando toda su mercadería, visión a ciegas, y le pregunté: “Como puedes hacer esto-comprar un rancho de cabras, a ciegas; ¿Cómo sabes que las cosas estaban bien? ¿Salir bien como tu estas planeando? Es decir, posiblemente, esta es la tierra del diablo, que el mismo no quiere, ¿alguna vez pensaste en eso?”.

The Poetry of Stone Forest (With Introduction, in English and Spanish)

Prolog (or Introduction): High up in the Andes, of Peru, around 15,000-feet, 4310-meters, resides a city called: Cerro de Pasco, about five-hours from Huancayo, Peru, by bus, and considered the highest city in the world. Here in the high sierras is an area known as Huayllay, a sanctuary for the sacred stones, a forest of stones, a geological wonder of Peru, and mystery for the world. They are carved by the Hand of God into animals, humans, plants and all, via, Mother Nature. It is without question, one of Peru’s most speculative areas, and one of the world’s most ecological secret places.

I have been to Peru, nine times, this last time; I’ve been in Peru for 18-months, writing on its culture, customs and traditions. I have ventured in every direction man can in Peru, and it is more wondrous and versatile than Egypt. Or for that matter, more so than the 60-countries I have thus far, gone to, and explored, and Cerro de Pasco is among the most cherished areas I have found in the world. The people are warm (or at least to me they were).

Stone Forest is a National Habitat for the stone animals, and forest, and living creatures, with yellow rolling fields, and cows and alpacas all about; it also is a very cold area to be in, not as cold though as my home state of Minnesota, but cold all the same. Nonetheless, folks up in this part of the country seem not to care, and many have slightly rosy cheeks from the bitter winds and chill, yet they live here, and I suppose(like in Minnesota) one can ask why, and get a complicated answer, or oversimplified. And most of the time I think it would be because of one’s familiarity, and the beauty of the location. As in Minnesota, or the Mantaro Valley of Peru, thus, the same holds true for Stone Forest.

These stone animals are two to four levels high, or twenty to forty-five feet high, except for Papa Bear, which is 90-feet high. There are some 4000-figures throughout this immense forest (which is 6815-hectares).It is the biggest stone forest in the world.

You almost sense you can jump up and grab a little of the hanging clouds overhead you are so high above everything else in the world. And for those adventurous folks, it is (by all means) a most inspiring gem for climbing, and created by none other than the one who created us.

And now for those folks who cannot make it to this Sanctuary, I will be most happy if you turn a few pages and visit Stone Forest with me! Have a great trip! D.L. Siluk

Spanish Version

Prólogo (o Introducción): Arriba en Los Andes de Perú, alrededor de 4310 metros sobre el nivel del mar, reside una ciudad llamada: Cerro de Pasco, cerca de cinco horas desde Huancayo, Perú, en autobús, y considerada la ciudad más alta en el mundo. Aquí en las altas sierras hay un área conocida como Huayllay, un santuario para las piedras sagradas, un bosque de piedras, una maravilla geológica de Perú, y misterio para el mundo. Ellas han sido talladas por la mano de Dios en animales, figuras humanas, plantas y mucho más, a través de la madre naturaleza. Es sin lugar a dudas, una de las áreas más especulativas de Perú, y uno de los lugares ecológicos más secretos en el mundo.

He estado en Perú nueve veces, esta última vez estoy en Perú por 18-meses, escribiendo sobre su cultura, costumbres y tradiciones. Me he aventurado en todas direcciones un hombre puede en Perú, y es más asombroso y versátil que Egipto. O en realidad, más que los 60 países en los que hasta ahora, estuve y exploré, y Cerro de Pasco está entre los lugares más apreciados que encontré en el mundo. La gente es muy acogedora (o al menos lo fueron conmigo).

El Bosque de Piedras es un Hábitat Natural para los animales de piedra, y bosque, y criaturas vivientes, con ondulados campos amarillos, y vacas y alpacas todo alrededor; es también un lugar muy frío para estar, aunque no tanto como en el estado donde nací y vivo en Estados Unidos, Minnesota, pero frío de todas maneras. No obstante, a la gente de esta parte del país parece no preocuparles, y muchos de ellos tienen mejillas rosadas por el viento helado y por el frío, aunque ellos viven allí, y supongo (como en Minnesota) podemos preguntar porqué, y obtener una respuesta complicada, o muy simplificada. Y la mayor parte del tiempo creo que sería por la familiaridad, y la belleza del lugar. Como en Minnesota, o en el Valle del Mantaro de Perú, así, la misma verdad se sostiene para el Bosque de Piedras.

Estos animales de piedra son de dos a cuatro pisos de altura, o es decir de seis a doce metros, excepto por el Papá Oso, que tiene treinta metros de altura. Hay como cuatro mil figuras a través de este bosque inmenso (que tiene 6815 hectáreas). Es el bosque de piedras más grande del mundo.

Tú casi sientes que puedes saltar y agarrar un poco de las nubes colgadas arriba, estás tan alto encima de todo en el mundo. Y para aquella gente aventurera, es (ciertamente) una gema muy inspiradora para escalar, y creada por ningún otro que el Ser que nos creo.

¡Y ahora para aquella gente que no puede ir a este Santuario, estaré muy feliz si volteas unas cuantas páginas y visitas conmigo el Bosque de Piedras! ¡Que tengas un buen viaje! D. L. Siluk

Part One

The Great Stone Bear

(Seven Poems)

1

Festival at Stone Forest

((9-6-2007, No: 1977) (Cerro de Pasco))

Amused I am, with a magnificent liberty,

Huayllay’s city’s festival has an assortment of colors.

In the open areas, on the bleachers, the stand,

the sun is beaming like an unstoppable storm,

as alpacas colorfully dressed, run like flying condors

down the street to join a race.

Smiles and laugher! People busy as bees!

Everyone’s ready for something, warming hearts

boyfriends, girlfriends all dressed pleasantly with coats:

pale faces from the morning cold!

People thinking of something risky, not likely

that only this day might bring…

In the dusty-square there is music and flare;

dancing, singing! People drinking and dreaming,

a few drunk as skunks…!

The afternoon opens with races comprare levitra online sicuro upon races

and if you do not participate, forever you may say

I was there, somewhere, but just waiting.

And on the road, along side the festival,

cars and taxies waiting, waiting,

to make fruits from their labors.

Some folks just hanging along the fence,

perhaps dreaming or hallucinating.

Many dressed in masks– and traditional garb,

reliving the great flight of the imagination.

There are horses on the embankment

by the towering rocks, children and grownups

riding back and forth…some climbing hills,

some kissing, hugging, as if, on cloud-nine,

music and noise blaring all the time.

The festival is a mad, mad world

comic and dreamy with its happy inferno.

My head is rotating, revolving, spinning–

the noise never goes away,

like a crystal chandelier, my mind floats and stirs,

but I hang on, on, on, just a while longer…!

Spanish Version

Festival en el Bosque de Piedras

((6-Septiembre-2007, # 1977) (Cerro de Pasco))

Entretenido estoy, con una libertad magnífica,

el festival de la ciudad de Huayllay tiene una variedad de colores.

En las áreas abiertas, en las bancas, en los puestos,

el sol está radiando como una tormenta inevitable,

mientras las alpacas coloridamente vestidas,

corren como cóndores voladores,

abajo de la calle para unirse a la carrera.

¡Sonrisas y risas! ¡Gente ocupada como las abejas!

Todos están listos para algo, corazones acogedores

enamorados, enamoradas todos vestidos atractivamente con sacos:

¡caras pálidas por el frío de la mañana!

Gente pensando en algo arriesgado, muy probablemente

The Fine Print Behind Online Gambling Bonus Offers

If you have never opened an account with an online casino, poker room, or sports book you may be wondering if the bonus offers are legitimate. We are all aware of the wisdom in the sayings, “If an offer sounds too good to be true, it probably is” or “There is no such thing as a free lunch”. So what’s the catch? When a casino offers you $100-$1000 in free money should you dismiss it, assuming that there are all sorts of strict requirements, making it too difficult to achieve the pay-out? The quick answer is no. These offers are for real and in most cases the required terms and conditions to receive the pay-out are typically quite easy to achieve. Some are as simple as making small minimum deposit of $50 to $100. Some require, in addition to minimum deposit, a minimum, but achievable, level of play.

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Let’s take a look at the various “free money” offers and the requirements for full cash-out access to the money. The requirements (the catch) are found in the terms and conditions of the bonus offer on the site.

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Poker Room First Deposit Bonus. The catch for a poker room is that you will have to play a minimum number of raked hands and there may be a time limit. For example, to receive a $50 bonus you may have to play 100 raked hands in 60 days. The raked hand requirement is typically easy to achieve; however some of the very large bonus offers are more difficult. Sometimes these large bonuses are paid in installments. For example, to receive a full $200 bonus the poker room might require 500 raked hands with $20 released every 50 raked hands. If you’re new to online poker, don’t be discouraged by the number of raked hands required; a typical online table will play 50 to 100 games per hour.

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How to Gamble Online

There are probably more gambling sites on the internet than any other form of activity. Their popularity is growing exponentially. In the mid 1990s there were only 25 gambling sites on the internet. In 2001 that had grown to 1200. Today there may well be in excess of 10,000 such sites. This is quite remarkable and their growth can be attributed to the amount of cash available to individuals and to the growth of the credit card market.

In general gambling can be broken down into two main types of gambling – Sports gambling and Casino gambling. The เว็บพนันออนไลน์ Sports gambling covers all major sports such as Horseracing, Greyhound Racing, Soccer, Rugby, American Football, Baseball, Cricket, Basketball, Boxing, Motor Sport, Snooker and Tennis. The Casino gambling embraces Roulette, Blackjack, Craps, Poker and other more obscure card and table games.

Horse racing also provides a platform for trading much the same as trading is done on the stockmarket. There are a number of sites that facilitate such trading. People who use their software never actually gamble on a race. They just trade the Back and Lay prices before the race starts.

It is possible to gamble 24/7 on the internet and that is one of the attractions.

If you want to gamble online there are countless ebooks available to help you learn the various strategies necessary to become successful. But be advised – do not rely on one type of gambling. Set up multiple streams of income if you want to succeed. And do immerse yourself in your chosen sports or pursuits. Remember you want to win. There are plenty of losers. Don’t be one of them