Pleased to announce publication of poem in online ZO Magazine – week of Nov. 8

Please check out http://www.zomagazine.com, a “cloud” publication. My poem “Taking Away Slumber’s Peace” was selected to be published online the week of November 8 at http://www.zomagazine.com/poetry/precipitation/ (go to the poetry link on that page) It was sent in response to the painting “The … Continue reading

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New Poem…

SECRETS AND LIES When did it start, The first secret That required a lie To keep it. Was it a pocketed coin that was purloined, Was it a broken dish or stolen kiss That was denied or categorized As something … Continue reading

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H.G.Wells -His Social Observations – and a couple of new words

I continue to read H.G. Wells, and now am reading “The Food of the Gods”. At first you think this is just another science fiction story of man messing with the natural order and things go terribly wrong. But it … Continue reading

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Before there was OMG there was CDB by William Steig

Way before there was OMG, there was CDB by William Steig in 1968. Steig created Shrek among other children’s books. William Steig wrote a book and illustrated it in 1968 with only letters for words… check out some of his … Continue reading

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Children’s TV Shows of the 50s that still haunt…

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      Farmer Gray/Al Falfa – with music, no vocals, by Paul Terry and Terrytoons. I kindly refer you to: Cartoonscrapbook which has a great short listing of these early silent cartoons (with music though)  that resurfaced in the 1950s … Continue reading

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Words that cannot be translated into an English word…

From Matadornetwork.com Interesting concepts to wrap your mind around… 1. Toska Russian – Vladmir Nabokov describes it best: “No single word in English renders all the shades of toska. At its deepest and most painful, it is a sensation of … Continue reading

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The Way of the Bodhisattva… on Patience

See below for a sample from Chapter 6 on Patience from: The Way of the Bodhisattva Translated from the Tibetan by the Padmakara Translation Group, Shambhala, Boston and London, 2006 Note, titles of each verse selection are mine, not the … Continue reading

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