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NaPoWriMo 2015 Day 23

From Chris: “Write an 8 line ‘intersection’ poem. Decide what that means for you.” (8 lines or more, right?) I tried to write an intersection poem but cars kept honking and people kept yelling and telling me to get out of the street I tried to write a turn only poem but same problem get …

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NaPoWriMo 2015 Day 22

From Chris: “Be political. Write a political poem. It can be general, or inspired by a specific current event. Make it purposeful and obviously political. Try NOT to be subtle. Make the opinion and viewpoint clear.” You know, as I am pondering possible responses to this prompt, I can’t help but thinking that a good …

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NaPoWriMo 2015 Day 9

From Chris: “Let’s write a Threnody! A what? A threnody, (from the Greek) is a song, hymn or poem of mourning (like an elegy or lament) composed or performed as a memorial to a dead person. You can write your poem about a person… or to something that you miss, or you believe is fading …

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isms (moo)

First of all, I like capitalism. Second, we are not a capitalist system. Capitalism works like a recycle symbol, one arrow leads to the next, the next to the next until it gets back to the first. Money moving around exchanging hands providing everyone with the opportunity to get some is how capitalism works. In …

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TV habits

As a kid I used to watch Wile E. Coyote chase the Roadrunner around using all kinds of defunct ACME gadgets. Now I find myself watching Fox News chase the MSNBC peacock around using all kinds of defunct logical fallacies. These days cartoons seem to be the better way to keep informed.

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IQ you Q we all Q

There is no such thing as intelligence. IQ tests are designed to see if you know the same things that I know. The concept of intelligence has always been used as a means of discriminating against people, of dividing people into “us” and “them.” The idea of intelligence is outdated, harmful and should be abandoned. …

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cats and dogs and chili dogs

People refer to their pets as their children sometimes. How come no one ever asks people to spay and neuter their children? It would certainly make a good bumper sticker. In general I don’t agree with spaying and neutering animals. It often seems more about control than the health of the pets. Isn’t it more …

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Tiananmen Square

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open enrollment

it is now the open enrollment period for my medical insurance or as they like to call it: open season

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elsewhere in the rain at the same time only what might be true beyond the next exit riot in pink malcontent equals messiah under the magnetic eye

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