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haiku kid

I finally figured out that if I don’t have time to write a blog post, I can get my seven-year-old to do it for me. Here are three haikus he wrote for me: I go down the hillFeeling the wind on my face.Flying on my skates. Inside when it’s coolPlaying on the computerFreeonlinegames Riding on […]

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recent bookstack

recent bookstack

1. The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Second Life (finally makes sense because of book number 2 below)2. Second Life: the official guide (Amazing, I highly recommend it.)3. Annette Vallon, Emile Legouis (Pretty good historical fiction which takes place during the time of the French revolution, about the alleged relationship between the famous English poet William Wordsworth […]

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recent bookstack

recent bookstack

1. I Explain a Few Things, Pablo Neruda2. Proverbs: Uncommon Sense, Serendipity House Publications3. Citizen Girl, Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus (terrible, don’t bother)4. A Man for Temperance, Gilbert Morris (Yikes, whatever convinced me to pick this up??)5. The New Rules of Marketing and PR: How to use news releases, blogs, podcasting, viral marketing and […]

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False Hippo Intelligence

The Maker: So what do hippos eat? The Husband: Hippos are herbivores. That means they eat grass and river weeds and stuff. Me: And fish, they eat fish. The Husband: They do not eat fish, they’re herbivores. Me: They DO eat fish! Remember the poem? “See the handsome hippopotamus / Wading on the river-bottomus / […]

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Four Love Poems

I’ve just started Love’s Labour’s Lost (imagine! A Shakespeare comedy with no weddings in it!) and it has put me on a love poetry reading jag. Emily Dickinson got me going with this one (c. 1880), so apropos of LLL: We shall find the Cube of the Rainbow. Of that, there is no doubt. But […]

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tragedy

You know all those people whose well-insured million-dollar houses burned down in California? The Husband and I were commenting on the media people who kept referring to the loss of these houses as a “tragedy” (links too numerous to list here). NPR aired a long story about a writer guy who “braved the flames” of […]

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every time I read this poem I laugh again

every time I read this poem I laugh again

Charles Bukowski was an incredibly prolific author, quite prominent in the 70’s. He was an alcoholic with a painful childhood, like many of the great poets. When his was first starting out, an early publisher promised a monthly stipend of $100 “for life” and Bukowski quit his much-hated job as a postal worker. “I have […]

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rainer maria rilke

is in the rhythm of my life today. A friend had a verse of his appended to her email and upon reading it I was suddenly still and focused. I know, the juxtaposition of twenty-first century email and the verse of great, troubled poets such as Rilke sets up a kind of dissonance. But today […]

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