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Monthly Archive: December 2013

Dec 31 2013

Live Same-Sex Wedding To Be Part Of New Year’s Tournament Of Roses Parade

At the Tournament Of Roses, There’s a wonderful parade Where the floats are not just beautiful, They’re very strangely made: Every inch of them is covered With a flower, leaf, or twig; They must hide the float’s machinery— Each lever; every rig— It’s a grand show of technology, A flowered tour de force, And it’s …

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Dec 30 2013

Paying It Forward…

as per Ophelia… I plagiarized a poet; I Recycled someone’s rhyme; I composed collaborations, Never thinking it a crime It’s the form of my expression; It’s the narrative I choose; It’s the sharing of ideas— Does it really matter whose? Hey, a sonnet is a sonnet, Make the topic what you will— With a rhyming …

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Dec 30 2013

100 Percent Chance Of Genocide

They were happy, oh so happy, Gran and Grandpa’s letter read— Cos their grandson was their shining star (Though that was left unsaid) When they saw him in a play, this year, Although I thought, instead, That the subject matter seemed a little grim See, their church put on a musical— It featured all the …

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Dec 30 2013

3:30 AM

…off to the airport. Hey, if I gotta be up, I’m gonna complain about it.

Dec 27 2013

Old Good News Revisited (Or, New Bad News)

Since the topics I write on are vast There’s a chance that good news from the past Might be soon overturned Cos you see, I have learned That Good News may be too good to last. They may or may not both be from today, but that’s when I saw them–two updates on things I …

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Dec 26 2013

Narrow Ohio Ruling With Broad Implications For Same-Sex Marriage

If you’re living in Ohio And you want to wed your mate There are certain situations Where they’ll send you out of state: See, Ohio has its standards; Still, the balance of your life They will recognize your union— He’s the husband; she’s the wife. If you’re more-than-kissing cousins And you want to tie the …

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Dec 23 2013

Another One To Bookmark

It matters not how you re-word it; they’ve heard it, Your argument stinks—that’s a matter of fact. The judge gave to you, in this ruling, a schooling A thorough rebuking, though written with tact. You claimed it amounts to miscarriage of marriage To change what such unions have meant all along; The judge found your …

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Dec 18 2013

Well, That Was Unexpected!

Apparently, I’m in OpenLab 2013. I did not even know I had been nominated! It’s for this verse, here, and I couldn’t be happier. You see, it’s an example of my very own verse form (for more on that form, read this… and if you happen to be Stephen Fry, or a close friend of …

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Dec 18 2013

New Harris Poll: God Belief Down, Atheism Up

Good News, Everybody!

The Harris numbers make it plain: Belief in God is on the wane The numbers also show a gain In Darwin’s evolution Majorities, though, still hold sway In seeing the religious way But now—I hope… perhaps… some day A different distribution Majorities will still insist That God Almighty does exist— Although that ship’s begun to …

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Dec 16 2013

The *Real* “End Of The End Of The World”

Though “the end of the world!” grabs the headlines (“Armageddon!” is easily said) There are false, and some all-too-real deadlines… And now “Wrong-Again Harold” is dead. Via Sharon Hill’s wonderful “Doubtful News”, word that Harold Camping is dead. You may remember him from such doomsday predictions as May 21, 2011 or October 21, 2011, both …

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