Category Archives: Road Trip

Run Baby Run

she learned to run from what she feels, right into a nightmare

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she left her job in an office

bought herself a Mustang

now she’s dealing blackjack

in the bright lights of Las Vegas

turning tricks on Saturday nights

she wants to leave Las Vegas

make an end to the nightmares

they say suicide is painless

she needs to be alone tonight

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

what happens in Vegas

stays in your memories forever

Evening

evenings are a time to forget past mistakes

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I don’t want to know your life story

I don’t need your intimate history

all I want to do is walk with you

in rapture wandering aimlessly

by evening’s calming seas

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

every evening I get closer

to nature’s healing power

Creating Your Dream

Failure is not final ~ it is the courage to continue that counts.

I am successful enough to visit places like this.

For a little while I had this weird idea that I would never make plans again ~ that I would just drift along like some Californian beachcomber, taking whatever each day, each hour, gave to me.  No goals, no dreams, no program, no plans, no schemes…..  And what a fucking damn stupid idea that was.  I’m better than that.  Anyhow, without a solid program I’d just drift deeper down into the Dark Abyss.

Without dreams and goals, plans and schemes, my life would be grey and meaningless, and who would want to know a guy like that?  Without plans how could I have a truly rewarding relationship, and how could I take my favored travelling companion on a road trip to see the world?  Rely on chance, fate, luck…..?  Relying on luck to create my future seems like a bad idea to me ~ a bit like relying on winning the lottery to solve one’s financial problems.

The future is not something we enter.  The future is something we create.  ~  Leonard I. Sweet.

Truly successful, really interesting people, never rely on chance or fate.  You might look at an extremely accomplished, charming, Renaissance-type man and think he just got lucky ~ just being in the right place at the right time maybe?  You know what?  Every piece of what seems like good fortune is usually the result of hours, days, months, years of hard work and preparation.

The more I practice, the luckier I get.  ~  Gary Player

So, I’m going back to making plans.  Actually, I already have goals and dreams and plans and schemes ~ and they’re mostly written down.  But it isn’t enough simply to have goals and dreams, a plan of how to achieve them, and some idea of what things will be like when you’ve reached your goal.  Putting a plan into action involves believing that you can create your own future, that neither luck nor fate nor somebody else will determine what happens ~ your future is in your own hands.

What we think and feel are the lock and the key to our future success.  Not allowing anything that happened in the past to determine our present and our future begins in the mind.  We should not allow others to bring us own, and we should never rely on others for our happiness or our success.

Some say that their lack of success is all their parents fault.  And that chasing a dream is too risky and just a waste of time.  All I know is that a goal without a plan and hard work is just a wish.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

In the sunny USA I usually plan on driving a Mustang convertible

Scenes on Sunday ~ Favourite Places

some places I’ve been seem to feed my soul

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

sunset is a wonderful time a day

Monochrome Monday ~ Arizona

Arizona is beautiful ~ in an inspiring, rugged kind of a way.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

these rocks are all a dark red

it’s known as Red Rock Country

Scenes on Sunday ~ Beaches

A beachcomber is a man at peace with Life.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

California Beaches have a charm of their own

Scenes on Sunday ~ Memories

Life is full of moments you can’t put into words.

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Jack Collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

often, people just get in the way

Road Trip Arizona

Arizona is arid and mostly empty.

I’ve only been in the Copper State for a few days, but it will leave some lasting impressions on my memory.  And, not just the obvious ~ that it’s big, empty, and fucking very hot.

This is a place of contrasts; from the red desert to the high pines, and from downtown anywhere Phoenix to utterly crazy, totally living in the past, Flagstaff, Arizona continually surprised me.

Red Rock Country around Sedona reminded me of John Wayne western movies, and the high pines on the road to Flagstaff reminded me of innumerable Jimmy Stewart westerns.  Funny how one’s impressions of a place can be coloured by the film’s one watched as a boy.

But, mostly what I’ll remember about this place is that, on average, it’s empty.  There’s a lot of space with bugger all in it except rocks and heat.

I like Arizona, but the whole world is a big place, so I don’t think I’ll ever get back here.

Some say that Arizonians know what’s best for Arizona.  And, that there’s more to the Grand Canyon State than heat.  All I know is that this state is extreme.

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Jack Collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

Meteor Crater has no visual references to tell your mind just how damn huge it is

Monochrome Monday ~ America

They’ve all come to look for America

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Jack Collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

Pictures by the girl riding shotgun

Scenes on Sunday ~ America

America is a land of endless inspiring vistas.

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