Legalized Bibliophilia

September 1, 2006 at 3:49 pm (New, Notes and Footnotes)

So I just discovered Library Thing, and it rocks!  I’ve wanted a way to catalog my books and share them, and this is the best way so far.  Now I can just stare at our bookshelves with my laptop and enter books enter books enter books.  Yay!  But dear God, this will be an arduous and tedious process.  But it might just help me see exactly all the books we’ve acquired through the years and exactly how many we have, as I have no idea.  Here’s my profile at Library Thing.  Join and be happy.

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Underlings/Backpedal/Payment plan

November 29, 2005 at 5:03 pm (New, Notes and Footnotes)

Its the lights every time.

Plummeting sad sack, its the last thing you ever see and then you never come back.

The Lights. Three seconds to impact. Thousands of pounds of pressure. Sometimes we misjudge the spot we jump from or else don’t look in the first place. We land on the rocks. It doesn’t matter. It all amounts to the same.

Its the lights every time.

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End is Nigh

November 18, 2005 at 12:52 pm (New, Notes and Footnotes)


Waking in a dark blue room,
someone snuffed the candle.
The cacophony of a poet’s Hell,
foul smelling black smoke, charred words and odes,
O Anarchy! Chaos is its own order.

People are their own demons.

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Somnambulist Blues

November 16, 2005 at 7:33 pm (New, Notes and Footnotes)

Handsh-sh-shakes, card tricks
blacked out city blocks
angry mobs
ten dollar bills
sleepwalking
doublespeak
fancy cars and lipstick.

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The pendulum is a terrible metaphor for American politics. A pendulum predicates motion. The American pendulum fails at this. At times it gravitates away from the center to the left or right, but never for too long. A pendulum in motion represents a balance and a harmony unknown to our legislative, judicial, and executive bodies. The balances and checks are failing.

The balance has failed. While the billions rack up and soldiers and citizens continue to die, the balance fails. Instead of body armor, our Congress is worried about steroids and baseball players. The balance has failed. We’re stuck in a war we can’t win no matter how much we support the troops.

For the displaced survivors of Hurricane Katrina, its not enough that the government at all levels failed to protect them, now they have an ultimatum: rebuild your lives and find housing by Dec. 1, after that the government gravy’s cut off. And the body count rises. The balance is lost.

The pendulum of American politics does not swing.

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