Category Archives: Dreams

Lost Among Serpents and other Reptiles

A bizarre merger of odd dreams into a nightmare A young woman from Australia, who worked for my company years ago, was visiting. We were in someone else’s house. I remember windows looking down on a street below. And I … Continue reading

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Strange Dream

This  morning, just before I woke (late, by the way), I was having a bizarre dream. I’ll try to document all I can remember. I was attending a large daytime party, mostly outdoors. Only three people I knew were there, … Continue reading

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Coward

Last night comprised a flurry of ugly dreams, all tangled in a ball of razor wire twine amid constraints as confining as a straight-jacket. I remember the fuzzy details of only one of the night’s experiential horrors. I was walking along a … Continue reading

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Dream-Shaming

I couldn’t shake the dregs of the dream off my mind. It was as if they were clinging to the ridges in my brain like dried food clings to a skillet left too long on a hot burner. So I’ve … Continue reading

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Tangled Dreamworks

I had a series of bizarre dreams last night. In one, my friend who bought my old pickup from me came to visit. In the dream, I lived in an old mid-century bungalow in a sad state of disrepair. In … Continue reading

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An Only Slightly Augmented Retelling of a Dream

My wife and I stood in the kitchen, working on a nondescript breakfast. Working in an unfamiliar kitchen, we chopped vegetables and cracked eggs. After washing my hands, I went into the back yard, where I dug three enormously deep holes … Continue reading

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Ugly Weather and Odd Dreams

Another bizarre dream. I wrote the words below the moment I woke up this morning to capture everything I could from the dream that awoke me. I think it’s all part of the same dream, but I can’t be sure. … Continue reading

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Double-Wake Dream-Dream

Last night’s fitful sleep didn’t come until well after midnight, despite going to bed around ten. And, then, I was awake with a sinus-induced coughing fit around 1:00 a.m. Later, at 3:00, I was awake again for a bit. But … Continue reading

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Dreams Tell Incoherent Stories

My dreams last night or early this morning were long and tangled. At one point, I was inside a mall, listening to someone (an architect I think) tell me about expansive plans to refurbish the place, turning it into an … Continue reading

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I Dreamed of Michael Dell

I don’t have the first clue what Michael Dell and his wife might look like. That notwithstanding, they were in my dreams last night. Michael gave me a check for $10,000 to buy some plastic materials I needed to promote … Continue reading

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Who’s the Bad Guy?

My dream last night was frustrating and upsetting and hopeless. Asked to make a presentation on association marketing to an organization in Chicago, I had prepared an hour-long presentation. Thinking I had plenty of time before the presentation, I took … Continue reading

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Vacation Coming to a Close

So many things left unseen, undone, unexperienced. That’s how vacations go, isn’t it? The energy required to see all the sights, go to all the places on the list of “must sees,” and explore all the places heretofore unseen is … Continue reading

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Psyched, Somehow

It’s just after 4:30 as I begin writing this. I’ve been up for more than an hour, yet I’m still on my first cup of coffee. Sometimes, I measure my acceptance of the day by the coffee I consume, but … Continue reading

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Uncomfortable Places

Another dream, this one odd and troubling (like so many others). I was a passenger in the back seat of a small SUV driven by a friend. Another person who I don’t think I know was in the front passenger … Continue reading

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Stormy Dream

Sometime between four o’clock, the last time I looked at the clock before getting up, and five o’clock, when I got up, I had a strange dream. I was with someone, I don’t know who,looking out a huge plate-glass window … Continue reading

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Trainstation Dreams

I jotted notes about the following dream one night several weeks ago; maybe it was months.  At any rate, here’s another of my dreams, recorded here for posterity, or the mental health training program. I wrote this post about the … Continue reading

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Unauthorized Autobiography

I got up, wrote some, then decided to go back to bed for a while.  It was almost 6:45 when I awoke for the second time, light already filtering into the house.  Between the time I went back to sleep … Continue reading

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Fire

A couple of nights ago, while my wife was in the room she calls the library (and I call her nest), watching recorded television programs, I listened to music for a while, then started a fire in the fireplace. The … Continue reading

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Still More Dreamscapes

It wasn’t last night, but the night before, when my dreams were clearly based on events from my consciousness.  “Clearly” may be the wrong term; “likely” may be better, given the static and smudges that clouded the actions. The fact that the real-world water heater … Continue reading

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The Cotton Sweeper

I stopped alongside the highway, where a man appeared to be raking or sweeping between rows in a small cotton patch about half the size of a football field.  He saw me pull the car over to the side of the road … Continue reading

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An Active Sleep Life

My dream world screams at me to come to grips with reality.  I assume that’s what it is screaming.  It is trying to tell me something, but it’s damn hard to interpret, inasmuch as it’s using a language of symbolism … Continue reading

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Smoked Dreams and Wishes

Last night, as I grilled zucchini and onions and jalapeños and a smoked jalapeño sausage for dinner, I thought of the smoker I left in Texas.  If I had that smoker today, I would be able to smoke home made sausage, something … Continue reading

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Sleepy Time

Dreamland: Adventures in the Strange Science of Sleep came in the mail the other day. The book, by David K. Randall, promises to answer some of my questions about sleep and dreams. But I doubt I’ll get all the answers … Continue reading

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Only Moderately Depressing, with a Twist

Blank pieces of paper have the potential to change the world.  Or, at the least, they can change lives.  They can serve as the platforms upon which stories are launched.  They can form the foundations of tales so ugly, so … Continue reading

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Perchance to Dream

I had two odd dreams within the past few nights. That is not to say that most of my dreams are not odd, but these seemed especially so. In the first one, two people I know from the Dallas area … Continue reading

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