The 1980’s Were 30 Years Ago

January 1st, 2022 by DustyLoft No comments »

As of 2020, the 1980’s were 30 years ago. For many of us, the decade is difficult to forget.

The 80’s represent energy, Boomboxes, Breakdancing, Legwarmers, Headbands, Night Clubs, Skating Rinks, Saturday Morning Cartoons, MTV, Supercars, Arcades, Rae Bans, Heavy Metal Rock Bands and much more.

The 1980’s represent freedom. Freedom of speech. The type of freedom allowing a person to be themselves and express themselves without many of the consequences people often face from society today. Though, what I feel the 1980’s represent most is creativity. More cool, unique things were introduced in the 1980’s than any other decade I’ve either lived through or learnt about.

Supercars became a thing in the 80’s. 80’s music became a thing. Many of the tunes introduced in the 80’s are still played today. Boomboxes, Breakdancing, Legwarmers, Computers, Video Games, Saturday Morning Cartoons and Rae Bans all became things in the 1980’s. Things many of us still enjoy today.

Atari came to life in the 1980’s. The 80’s started a video gaming boom, loud enough to keep the industry booming to this very day.

Computers were introduced to the general public in the 1980’s. Many who lived through the 80’s have exceptionally good memories of the Commodore 64, early IBM and Apple computers.

During the 80’s most didn’t have to worry about hacking. Heck, I don’t even think I knew what computer hacking was till the early 1990’s. People didn’t have to worry about others intruding on their enjoyment of life. The 80’s offered a sense of freeness.

The 1980’s were also responsible for one of the greatest sports stories in history. The 1980 men’s Olympic hockey team. Nothing screams 80’s louder than a story about an unknown team or person going from the unknown to greatness.

Though, the decade wasn’t without issues. There was plenty of violence. There was drug abuse. I’m not talking about recreational drugs. Some of the drugs many used in the 80’s were much more destructive. Drugs that weren’t good. Drugs I don’t feel represented the decade.

Luckily, I didn’t see the corrupt side of the 1980’s. By the mid 1980’s I was 11. At 11, it’s difficult to see the bad. Even today, I know those things only represented a small percentage of the decade. A decade I remember today, 30 years later, with great fondness.
 

Written by George Farina

Writing, Thoughts 2022

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Writing Thoughts, 2022
 
Pancakes with blueberry toppings. When I’ve got nothing to write, I write about nothing. Then, I’ve got something to write about. Compassion, tact, Russian Blue Cats, Rabbits. Anger, jerks. There are people in this world worthy of the word hate. There are things in this world so horrific, they’re unforgivable. There aren’t any winners in war, only losers. There isn’t any art in war. There are good things in this world. Good conversations, smoothies, fairs, prayers, God. Walking under the moonlight and stars on a brisk city night. Cool things from the past, Pagers, Typewriters, Service Merchandise, Bradlees, Saturday Morning Cartoons, the 1980’s. Dave and Busters, book store cafes.
Birds chirping early in the morning.
 
  Written by George Farina, www.GeorgeFarina.net

 

 
Written by George Farina

76 Words

January 1st, 2022 by DustyLoft No comments »
76 Words
 
Infinite, Determination, Gibberish, Poser, Sellout, Thoughtful, Preparation, Dignity, Cherish, Loyal, Perception, Morals, Desire, Precise, Elaborate, Crucial, Meticulous, Eloquent, Spunk, Unconventional.
 
Ambition, Quirky, Advantageous, Merciless, Perplexed, Funky, Feasible, Disgruntled, Ingenuity, Spectacle, Dazzling, Charade, Vividly, Catastrophic, Improvise, Mysterious, Exceptional, Formidable, Brazen.
 
Decisive, Discretion, Spunk, Preposterous, Charismatic, Majestic, Vial, Glamour, Vague, Gritty, Fascinating, Smug, Moping, Prevail, Impervious, Snide, Invigorating, Murmur, Infatuated, Sympathize, Hissed.
 
Sluggish, Nonchalant, Thickish, Tantalizing, Subjective, Fussy, Irate, Victory, Mutual, Rift, Sleek, Frayed, Harsh, Perhaps, Zesty, Genuine.
 
  Written by George Farina, www.GeorgeFarina.net

 

 
Written by George Farina

Somewhere at this very second

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Somewhere at this very second
 
Somewhere at this very second: Someone is eating dinner. Someone is cooking dinner. Someone is playing baseball. Someone is petting there cat. Someone is cleaning. Someone is making love. Someone is laughing. Someone is chatting. Someone is dancing. Someone is singing. Someone is riding a bicycle. Someone is at the laundry mat. Someone is on vacation. Someone is exercising. Someone is at a park, having a picnic. Someone is taking a walk. Someone is reading. Someone is writing. Someone is flirting. Someone is on a date. Someone is dreaming. Someone is thinking. Someone is at the library. Someone is teaching. Someone is learning. Someone is being honest. Someone is painting. Someone is skipping. Someone is at a Flea Market. Someone is taking a photograph. Someone is playing an instrument. Someone is listening to music. Someone is playing a board game. Someone is at an amusement park. Someone is at a tag sale. Someone is gardening. Someone is brushing their teeth. Someone is flying a kite. Someone is on a bus. Someone is on a train. Someone is swimming. Someone is relaxing. Someone is at church.
 
 Written by George Farina, www.GeorgeFarina.net

 

 
Written by George Farina

City, Beach Scenery

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City, Beach Scenery
 
Late At Night, City Lights, Trains, Buses, People, People Watching, People Socializing, Skateboards, Curb Hopping, Bicycles, Bicycle Paths, Street Performers, Street Art, Street Artists, Music, Musicians, Sidewalks, Fire Hydrants, Telephone Booths, Bus Benches, Pigeons, Train Stations, Storefronts, Entryways, Cafe’s, Bakeries, Pawn Shops, Balconies, Fire Escapes, Bared Doors, Bared Windows, Abandon Buildings, Homeless, Stray Cats, Stray Dogs, Side Streets, Alley’s, Avenues, Boulevards, Stickball, Street Vendors, Arepas, Empanadas, Flea Markets, Fairs, Festivals, Carnivals, Amusement Parks, Beaches, Boardwalks, Frisbee’s, Kites, Soft Sand, Body Boards, Suntan Lotion, Paddle Boards, Waves, Parasailing, Seashells
 
  Written by George Farina, www.GeorgeFarina.net

 

 
Written by George Farina

Food And Festivities

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Food And Festivities
 
  Fresh Roasted Peanuts At A Baseball Game
  Fried Dough At A Fair
  Ice Cream On A Hot Summer Day
  Coffee Early In The Morning
  Heart Shaped Chocolates For Valentines Day
  Turkey During Thanksgiving
  Candy During Halloween
  Easter Eggs During Easter
  Cakes During Birthdays
  Pastries Christmas Morning
  Champaign During New Years, As The Clock Strikes Midnight
  A Beer While Socializing
  A Slice Of Pizza At A Small Streetside Pizzarea
  Egg And Cheese Bagels For Breakfast
  Sandwiches For Lunch
  A Blueberry Muffin On The Go
  Stuffed Mushrooms For Brunch
  Home Cooked Meals For Dinner
  Coffee Cake For Desert
  TV Dinners While Watching Television
  Cheezie Fries As A Midnight Snack
  Chicken Broth On A Cold Winter Day
  PB&J’s During Picnics
  Fresh Fruit And Vegetables From A Farmers Market
  A Drink Of Cold Water After Exercising
  Smoothies For Nourishment
  Mango’s From A Mango Tree
  A Milkshake From A Diner
  A Donut With Sprinkles At The Donut Shop
  A Croissant At The Bakery
  M&M’s From A Vending Machine
  A Grilled Cheese Sandwich With A Friend
 
  Written by George Farina, www.GeorgeFarina.net

 

 
Written by George Farina

Baseball

January 1st, 2022 by DustyLoft No comments »
Baseball
 
Baseball, Softball, Stickball, Wiffel Ball
Minor Leagues, The Grapefruit League, American Legion
Opening Day, 7th Inning Stretch
Take Me Out To The Ball Game, Take Me Out To The Show
Pitchers, Pitchers Mounds, The Sign, The Wind Up, Digging In
Fastballs, Curves, Sliders, Knuckleballs, Forkballs and Changeups
Swing Batta Batta, Swing Batta Batta, Swing Batta
The Swing, Pine, Louisville Sluggers, The Sweet Spot
Echo’s as The Bat Hits The Ball, Batting Cages, Batting Practice
Bleachers, Stadium Seats, Bullpens, Dug Outs, The On Deck Circle
Bases, Base Paths, Stolen Bases, Head First Slides
Ground Rule Doubles, Home Runs, Home Run Derbies
The Baseball Hall Of Fame, Cooperstown
Hall Of Fame Games, Ballparks, Night Games, Stadium Lights
Ebbits Field, The Polo Grounds, Brooklyn Dodgers, NY Giants
Baseballs, Batting Gloves, Donuts, Baseball Gloves, Cleats
The Mighty Casey, Joltin Joe
A One Run Game In The Bottom Of The 9th
The 7th Game Of The World Series
Statistics, Records, Scorecards, Baseball Cards, Baseball Stickers
Bobble Heads, Peanuts, Popcorn, Crowds Cheering, Waves, Chants
Striiiikkkkkeeee Threeee! You’re Out!
For It’s One, Two, Three Strikes You’re Out At The Old Ballgame.
 
  Written by George Farina, www.GeorgeFarina.net

 

 
Written by George Farina
Take Me Out To The Ball Game, towards the beginning of the post and For It’s One, Two, Three Strikes You’re Out At The Old Ballgame, towards the end of the post is from the song “Take Me Out To The Ballgame”.

A Homeless Woman Sits In An Alley Writing

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A Homeless Woman Sits In An Alley Writing
 
These words I write late at night. These words I write without fright. Siren’s, flashing lights fly past. A couple a few apartments above argue. The pavement’s cold. The temperature’s warm. Nightclubs just closed. Plenty of clubgoers walking the streets, socializing, joking, laughing, as they make their way home. City buses are frequent. Neon signs light up the end of the alley. The moon’s bright. Stars are vast. The alley’s dark, distant. Water drips from an air conditioner in a windowsill above. The buildings are brick, vintage looking. Graffiti’s sprayed on their walls. “Drink, Laugh, Flirt, Kiss”. The silhouette of a mouse scurries into a drain pipe. The couple above stopped arguing. The streets grew quite. My eyes grew tired. With a duffel bag as a pillow, I lay my head down to sleep.
 
  Written by George Farina, www.GeorgeFarina.net

 

 
Written by George Farina

Publication Of: Light Throughout The Night

January 1st, 2022 by DustyLoft No comments »

Light Throughout The Night, by George Farina
 
Today, I am very happy to announce the release and publication of my second book: Light Throughout The Night.

Light Throughout The Night came to life during October of 2018, while I was tent camping. Anticipating November Novel Month, and having the urge to write, inspired me to begin writing Light Throughout The Night.

I began a month early, simply because I knew I couldn’t finish a novel within a month. Just about two years later, 44,632 words later, and 14 chapters later, I was finally putting the finishing touches on the book. A little over a year after finishing the book, I’m finally in a position to release Light Throughout The Night for publication.

Without further ado, I announce the official release and publication of:

Light Throughout The Night, by George Farina

(2022-01-02) Light Throughout The Night is fiction, primarily a drama, specifically, a sports action drama. Even though the story is fiction, the book displays a sense of realness.

Light Throughout The Night is somewhat futuristic, partly educational, with a taste of sexiness. The main character is named Glow. She’s named after the 1980’s television show, G.L.O.W. Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling.

Regardless of the genre, Light Throughout The Night details Glow’s life story. During the early years of Glow’s life, the deck was stacked against her. Because of her situation, she didn’t have an opportunity to live a decent life. As Glow grew older, she didn’t find her niche in society. Her past kept her from finding happiness.

Light Throughout The Night takes readers from Glow’s birth, through to her adulthood. Her story is passionate, dramatic, and adventurous, while touching upon more serious issues such as child abuse, homelessness and lack of equality. Within the pages of Light Throughout The Night, Glow displays resilience as she tries to find happiness, peace and peace within herself.
 

To Purchase Light Throughout The Night, please visit:
GeorgeFarina.net/store/lightthroughoutthenight/index.php
 

To learn more about Light Throughout The Night, please visit: https://www.georgefarina.net/lightthroughoutthenight.php

Sounds

January 1st, 2022 by DustyLoft No comments »
Sounds
 
Ahh, the cap of a beer twists open. Faint echo’s in the distance. The sound of rushing water. Leaves rustling. A homeless man plucking the strings of a guitar. A sexy accent. A vintage ceiling fan squeaks as it slowly turns. Peanuts, peanuts. get your fresh roasted peanuts. Arepa, Arepa, Arepa, Arepa. A train rapidly thunders through a city. Heals clanking against tiles. A stomach’s growl. Wind howls. A sigh, getting in bed late at night, after working all day. A woman giggling while flirting. The sound of new sneakers squeaking. The pitter patter of a heartbeat. A rain storm pounding a puddle. Low heals shuffling down a hallway. Dong, dong, a clock strikes midnight. A metal bed frame squeaks, crackling at the slightest movement. Buuzzzz, buuzzzz, snooze, buuzzzz, buuzzzz, snooze, time to get up. A warm sweatshirt crackles with static as it’s pulled overhead. A cat purring. The silence of a mime.
 
  Written by George Farina, www.GeorgeFarina.net

 

 
Written by George Farina