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Monthly Archive: April 2013

Apr 21 2013

National Poetry Month–Guest Poet 5: Salty Current

I have always loved the writing of the person I only know as SC, or Salty Current. Intelligent, emotional, well-crafted in prose and in poetry, her writing is always worth the reading (and always far more poetic than mine; I am far too chained to rhyme and meter, and SC is one of the few …

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Apr 19 2013

Preserving Freedom By Locking A City Down

Max Blumenthal, via Twitter: On Wednesday, Obama said they would not intimidate us — “not here in Boston.” And today the whole city is shut down because of one guy. They shut down the subways. They shut down the trains. They shut down the buses. A spokesman explains, “We’re cutting his options till not one …

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Apr 18 2013

It’s Also Ask An Atheist Day?

So, yeah, today is Poem In Your Pocket Day, which is cool and all, but it’s also Ask An Atheist Day? But… But… But I have a verse for that one, too. One I like. One worth checking out. Maybe even one worth carrying in your pocket today. Next year, can we maybe coordinate these …

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Apr 18 2013

April 18–National Poem In Your Pocket Day

I suck at this not-posting stuff. But as long as I don’t have to write anything new, it’s sorta serving the same function. So this is just a reminder that today is Poem In Your Pocket day. And this is really the perfect poem to carry in your own pocket.

Apr 17 2013

A Rare And Beautiful Thing

I know, I know. I’m not really here–but you know what happens; as soon as you say “I’m taking a break“, something shows up you just have to respond to. In this case, it’s NPR’s 13.7 blog, asking the big questions about “defining our place in the universe“: A widespread critique of science is that …

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Apr 17 2013

That Time Of Year

…. You may have noticed my posting has slowed a bit. I’m making it official, so that I don’t feel the pressure to try to put something up every day; this is the time of year when my grading all starts coming in at once, and won’t stop until mid-May. So I need extra time …

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Apr 15 2013

Lost in Boston Fog

We don’t have the answers— Too early to tell; There are so many rumors And myths to dispel But now, the confusion Lets anyone yell And point at the groups that they choose! Let’s blame it on this group Or blame it on them Or name any others We’d like to condemn A flood of …

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Apr 14 2013

National Poetry Month–Guest Poet 4: Rikitiki

In my continued observance of National Poetry Month, a contribution from reader Rikitiki. There is something just plain wonderful about a good sonnet: Legend says we are but that mid-span ‘tween airy angels and demons below: Our nature wrestling itself ever so – A battle that’s between the base and grand. I’ve seen no devil …

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Apr 13 2013

The Dinosaur Told Me…

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The dinosaur told me “be careful” The dinosaur told me “beware” The dinosaur told me “it’s happened before, And the universe just doesn’t care” The dinosaur told me “Extinction Is the safest, conservative bet” The dinosaur told me “don’t think you’re immune Just because it has not happened yet.” The dinosaur gave me a warning …

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Apr 13 2013

A Thousand Words: Pensive

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Reading Taslima’s recent posts, here and here, I was taken aback, just a bit. I mean, I really don’t think we need to look to our closest relatives to see common ancestry. I took this picture a few years ago, and I can’t look at it without thinking he or she is my cousin. (Mind …

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