Monthly Archives: November 2013

Random Thoughts On Poetry

Poetry is the simplest form, and the most difficult.  I like the irony of that, even if it isn’t true.  A man with a limp and a seersucker suit once told me that a novel is an undisciplined short story, … Continue reading

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Q: What do you hear, Starbuck?

A: ??? Yes, this is a quiz.  Answer in the comments section.

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Is America Ready For Sikh Captain America?

A rare, positive article from, the gloomiest corner of the interwebs–would America accept a Sikh Captain America?  We might, as long as he has muscles and the right shoes.  The article also contains the link to the related video. … Continue reading

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The Year The Monarch Didn’t Appear Despite a plethora of butterfly-friendly plants in our gardens, including a nice stand of native, wild milkweed, I saw one (1) Monarch on our .75 acre lot this year, down from a disappointing half dozen the year before.  As … Continue reading

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Best Damn Quotes #2 Walter Sobchak

“Nihilists! Fuck me. I mean, say what you want about the tenets of National Socialism, Dude, at least it’s an ethos.” –Walter Sobchak, The Big Lebowski, by Joel and Ethan Coen, played by John Goodman

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Hey Babe I Think About All The Miles

Hey Babe I think about all the miles And the dishes and the diapers and dolls And the I’ll cook and you can do the dishes And the hours days months years decades— Damn, Babe, decades!  And I don’t want … Continue reading

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Pennsylvanian? Support House Bills 1621 and 1622: Draft Your Personal Letter to Your Representative

Tired of UPMC spending millions of “non-profit” funds trying to run other companies out of businees and secure a monoply for themselves?  This will help. Background: “Earlier this year UPMC (formerly known as University of Pittsburgh Medical Center) … Continue reading

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Don’t Let Hollywood & Big Business Control The Internet!

Tell W3C: We don’t want the Hollyweb! “Hollywood is at it again. Its latest ploy to take over the Web? Use its influence at the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) to weave Digital Restrictions Management (DRM) into HTML5 — in … Continue reading

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A Photo I Like (for no good reason at all, except that I can) #1

I have saved hundreds of photos over the years–thank the sneaky gods for terrabites-wide external hard drives–because there are thousands, actually, even though I do occasionally do some house cleaning.  In these dark and busy days–all sorts of meetings this … Continue reading

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Where I Live: Indiana, PA

Coming up on the beginning of the holiday season, our town kicks things off with the annual “It’s a Wonderful Night In Indiana, PA” light up festival–there will be a parade, the mayor will wave from his car, and the … Continue reading

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