Is it Central v Hale or something more universal? could be the last pair of longer shorts at the sporting goods store.



  • "A rival is a person who competes for the same object or goal as another. A rival is a person who disputes the prominence or superiority of another. Nowhere else is the concept of deep structure more apparent than in a rivalry. Two people have the same goal--whether it is to win the hand of another or to conquer each other's armies or to win a chess game--and each has her own motivation. The possibilities are endless. Whenever two people compete for a common goal, you have rivalry." "A principle rule of this plot is that the two adversaries should have equivalent strengths (although they can have different weaknesses). ... The point is that whatever the strength of one party, the other party has a _compensating_ strength that levels the balance." May be the classic struggle between good and evil, or both parties may be deserving. "The tension comes from their opposition. Whether it's a pitcher facing a batter or two politicians squaring off to run for office, two people cannot occupy the same space. One must win, one must lose (with all its variations of winning and losing). Rivalry is competition." (my note: what happens when one party reframes the struggle in a win-win framework, expanding the possibilities into both gaining?) -



from A Real West Allis Vampire Story


Friend request from Bobby Kaganovsky

Message: I understand from your circle of friends on FB that you might be Asmund. Please accept my request if that is the case. Gilles

Rob K Master
Conversation started July 19, 2011
Bobby Kaganovsky
7/20, 12:43am
Bobby Kaganovsky
Wow, it's been a long time since we corresponded by letter. Glad to see you are finally using facebook and thx for accepting the friend request. It provides a great way for us to stay connected, especially those who have gone off the grid. As you can see, I'm here in Pitt, PA. Not the classy world of Paris or London, but I like the atmosphere and the long winter nights.

West Allis, Wisconsin? And nice name...tribute to the writer himself, and one of your converts, I believe. Mine was from spam emails I received. Pretty easy to get an alias and establish it online.


July 23, 2011
Rob K Master
7/23, 3:17pm
Rob K Master
Yes, you have found me. West Allis is very close to Milwaukee. It's an interesting town, which is anything but cosmopolitan, but I've had years of being in the best social circles with nothing much to show for it. I suppose the money was nice, but eventually the people gave me such ennui that I felt a change of scenery would be beneficial. There are others here, in Milwaukee, at least. Some prefer the suburbs, but most of them stay away from West Allis. However, I have discovered a magnificent secret that I will share with you at some point.

I hope Pittsburgh has provided you with what you need to satisfy your hunger. The sun has been quite prevalent lately, so I've had many long days spent indoors... I can only sleep so many days.

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