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tough guy poetry and manly stories of loneliness
all contents copyright Jon Rolston 2004, 2005, 2006

July 10, 2012

quittin time

20 years ago when someone was having a good time they’d say, “I wish I had a camera!” No one had a camera except rich people and photojournalists. The rest of us had to talk about the event repeatedly so as not to forget it. Memory was verbal. Of course, people like me kept a diary. We wanted to be writers. I started blogging in March 2004. 8 years. I’m going back to keeping a diary.

I wish I didn’t have a camera. Or a cell phone. I’m tired of this side of life. Facebook makes me irrelevant.

As an example, the cobbler versus Payless Shoe Store. A cooper vs Tupperware. I’m a candlestick maker at a Pink Floyd laser light show.
It’s time for me to stop blogging.

If you’d like to receive a newsletter in the mail, I’m considering going back to that format. Let me know if you’d sign up for a mailing list. Or writing a book about The Flagpoles. Would you like to read that? I’d like to write it.

But my heart is no longer into this place. Tough guy poetry and manly stories of loneliness are behind me. Thanks for all the support along the way.


  1. The end of an era is SAD. Lucky for me I know you in the real world and thus will still be privy to your antics and shenanigans!!!

    Comment by homey badger — July 11, 2012 @ 8:27 am

  2. finally

    Comment by Anonymous — July 11, 2012 @ 9:06 am

  3. Writing is the loneliest craft and there are only so many hours in the day but you should go use that manual typewriter to write your Flagpole book and the crackhead detective novel and let us read about you in The New Yorker. Ignore us at book release parties. This isn’t the end, it’s the beginning.

    Comment by Oggy — July 11, 2012 @ 3:47 pm

  4. Wow. I have an extra underwood if your manual breaks down.

    Comment by Anonymous — July 11, 2012 @ 8:31 pm

  5. Even the smap is bummed out about this news.


    Hey. I came across the blog site the particular online. Not a great article. I will make sure to delete my bookmark for this and also never come back to get more information of your respective information. No thanks for the particular post. I willundoubtedly go back to wondering what you are doing all the time.


    Sign me up for the newsletter, Youngblood. Looks like I’ll be out in SF this October. Let’s get together and have some wild times that you will not blog about.

    Comment by Lyle_S — July 11, 2012 @ 8:38 pm

  6. Smap? Spam!

    Comment by Lyle_S — July 11, 2012 @ 8:38 pm

  7. I am in. I will even write you back on silly old postcards I find on the street. I guess the robot is getting a late term abortion. Or is it stillborn. Or is it giving birth to your new self? The robot gestation period must be about 8 years. Peace

    Comment by al — July 12, 2012 @ 12:11 am

  8. Just like that? That’s it? What we need is more good cobblers and coopers, not less!

    Comment by dastard — July 13, 2012 @ 11:45 am

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