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"All, all except Phineas, constructed at infinite cost to themselves this Maginot Line against this enemy they thought they saw across the frontier, this enemy that never attacked that way--if he ever attacked at all. If indeed he was the enemy."
       -- John Knowles

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John Kendall Hawkins is an American ex-pat freelance journalist and poet currently residing in Australia. His poetry, commentary, and reviews have appeared in publications in Oceania, Europe and the USA, such as Cordite, Morning Star, Hanging Loose, and Rumpus. He is a regular contributor to Counterpunch magazine. He is a former columnist for the Prague Post. He is a former winner of the Academy of America Poets prize. He has graduate degrees in Education, Literary Studies, Applied Linguistics and TESOL. In addition, he is former Microsoft systems engineer and trainer (MCSE and MCT) and certified Cisco network designer (CCNA and CCDA). In addition, He has taught English and/or IT in schools in Turkey, South Korea, China, Papua New Guinea, UAE, Australia, England -- and America.

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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, October 24, 2020
Chicago 7: Counter Cultural Learnings of America for Make Money Glorious Nation of Post-Truthvaluestan Film Review: The Trial of the Chicago 7. I didn't like the film very much and say why in detail. There better alternatives and much richer information out there. Vote in November.
Series: Film Review (21 Articles, 35973 views)
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, October 18, 2021
Sonnet: Man-Machine: The Grudge Match Sonnet: Man-Machine: The Grudge Match. The daily sonnet considers the consequences of meddling with evolutionary processes.
Series: My Poetry (339 Articles, 305375 views), Sonnets (288 Articles, 261741 views)
Weather Wars #cardgame, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, August 16, 2021
Outing the Appendix: The Climate Change Wars Outing the Appendix: The Climate Change Wars. Are we about to come off the ENMOD treaty against using weather as a weapon to facilitate more MIC shenanigans and money-making?
'Mother Tree,' 335 Feet High, Big Basin, Calif., From CreativeCommonsPhoto
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, May 27, 2021
Finding the Mother Tree: An Interview with Suzanne Simard Finding the Mother Tree: An Interview with Suzanne Simard, professor in Forestry at University of British Columbia. She discusses how trees are connected by 'intelligent' underground networks, regulated by Mother Trees.
Series: Interviews (17 Articles, 23206 views)
169. Oedipus by Enzo Plazzotta, From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, May 6, 2021
Sonnet: Mother's Day Poem Sonnet: Mother's Day Poem. The quest for a sonnet a day continues. Today the poet recalls when Oedipus hit on his Mom and (pictured) seems to jiggle her giblets. Happy Mother's Day!
Series: Sonnets (288 Articles, 261741 views), My Poetry (339 Articles, 305375 views)
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, November 19, 2021
A Cosmology I Can Live With A Cosmology I Can Live With. Experimental sonnet. Blank verse and a couplet ending. I think I might have really cracked the egg this time. Won't you join me for an om-lette?
Series: My Poetry (339 Articles, 305375 views), Sonnets (288 Articles, 261741 views)
061007-N-8158F-092, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, August 10, 2021
Book Review: 2034:A Novel of the Next World War Book Review: 2034:A Novel of the Next World War. Admiral Stavridis of the Carlyle Group tries to be imaginative, but fails. We're doomed, but it's okay: the Admiral has two more futuristic books coming. .
Series: Book Reviews (75 Articles, 71544 views)
Jaws from James Bond movie, From Uploaded
(30 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, October 25, 2021
Covid: Open Questions That Disturb the Mind Dr Anthony Fauci, the poster boy for the Deep State, continues to take heat. How much is The Two-Minute Hate effect and how much is valid? Probably we should back off and see what investigators say in conclusion about the origin. Here's thought-provoker. .
Dandelion Seeds, From Uploaded
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, January 28, 2022
The Future Was Just Ahead The Future Was Just Ahead. The Weekly Sonneteer weighs in on dandelions and their brood.
Series: Sonnets (288 Articles, 261741 views), My Poetry (339 Articles, 305375 views)
Don't Look Back - Bob Dylan documentary, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, May 22, 2021
Dylan at 80: A Sonnet of Appreciation Dylan at 80: A Sonnet of Appreciation. The daily sonnet today celebrates Dylan's 80th birthday. Thanks Zimmy.
Series: My Poetry (339 Articles, 305375 views), Sonnets (288 Articles, 261741 views)
Julian Assange, From InText
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, August 13, 2020
Assange: "Send Him Back" to Australia Julian Assange and his activist roots in Australia -- against all odds.
1960 Percy Faith 'Theme From 'A Summer Place', From Uploaded
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, September 15, 2021
Sonnet: Theme From A Summer Place Sonnet: Theme From A Summer Place. The daily sonnet takes a break from the pestilence of everyday experience to recall the hold Percy Sledge's megahit had on me in my early romantic career. Nine weeks at Number 1! .
Series: Sonnets (288 Articles, 261741 views), My Poetry (339 Articles, 305375 views)
Edward Snowden with supporters, From FlickrPhotos
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, August 16, 2020
Trump's Coy Mystery: The Kiss of Death The Snowden Pardon. Remember how he said, "I love Wikileaks"? This play could doom Snowden's chances of coming home to face the music (which he wants to do, if he can secure a fair trial).
Series: Trump (42 Articles, 36624 views)
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, August 25, 2020
DARPA, Operation Warp Speed, and the Covid-19 Ka-ching Ahead This is about DARPA's surprising role in developing solutions to the Covid-19 pandemic. Through partnerships with bio-labs and Big Pharma they have had a program set up since Trump's inauguration to rapidly respond to pandemics. But money shows up and the public interest takes a back seat.
Series: Covid-19 (13 Articles, 12774 views)
Cover of The Milley Report on the effercts of climate change on the Army (2019), From Uploaded
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, July 28, 2021
The Chilly Vanilla Milley Report: We Fight Back (But Not Really) The Chilly Vanilla Milley Report: We Fight Back (But Not Really). An in-depth glimpse of the Army War College Report that tells of the likely impact of Climate Change on the military in the next 20 years and how we are basically f*cked.
Penn Jillette (of Penn and Teller) & Ratso Sloman, From Uploaded
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, March 2, 2022
An Interview with Larry "Ratso" Sloman An Interview with Larry "Ratso" Sloman. A counterculture icon from the 60s speaks out. Tells it straight. Sings some Dylan. Sings with Nick Cave. Some unpopular views on Assange and Greenwald.
Series: Interviews (17 Articles, 23206 views)
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, November 26, 2021
I'm Not Who I Say I Am, Please Stop Me! The AIs are coming and they could be you. Apps are becoming more and more boundary-crossing. We may already be extinct.
Expanded Mars Colony, From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, April 23, 2021
Space Is The Place: Let's Send the Titans Packing Here's a piece in response to heads above the clouds thinking by Silicon titans who want to get to space and colonize it. Musk and Bezos head to head rocket companies looking to colonize the moon and Mars. Eric Schmidt talking hologram machine to send their kids to Mumbai slums for spoiled-brat day trips with How The Other Half Lives. Well, I take umbrage.
Series: Op-Eds (43 Articles, 40664 views)
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, May 3, 2022
An Interview with Philip Goff: Panpsychic Ponderments (UPDATED) This interview is essentially a follow-up to my review in December 2020 of Philip Goff's book, Galileo's Error.I blieve Goff and some of the people he hangs out with at the leading edge of anew way of understanding consciousness -- just in time for the Christmas AI merge. Buy in early.
Series: Interviews (17 Articles, 23206 views)
Mkultra-lsd-doc., From WikimediaPhotos
(12 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, January 5, 2021
The Fall or Dive of Sydney Gottlieb and Company Book Review: Poisoner in Chief: Sidney Gottlieb and the CIA Search for Mind Control by Stephen Kinzer. Now here's a portrait of e-villl. Gottlieb was given free rein by the US government to bring in "ex"-Nazis to set up schemes to manipulate, torture and kill. He was the father of MK-Ultra. Kinzer paints a grim picture and lampoons Dick Cheney and his 'taking the gloves off' moment. These guys were the real deal.
Series: Book Reviews (75 Articles, 71544 views)
Adam and God Go Their Separate Ways, From Uploaded
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, October 24, 2021
Sonnet: I have reasons, trust me, He said. Sonnet: I have reasons, trust me, He said. The daily sonnet sees kabuki in the cards and God's last laugh. But not really.
Series: My Poetry (339 Articles, 305375 views), Sonnets (288 Articles, 261741 views)
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, August 11, 2020
Crusoe 300: The Myth of the Rugged Individualist This is an unpacking of Crusoe's baggage and an appreciation of Defoe's contributions to realist literature, journalism, and pie-faced political activism.
Series: Book Reviews (75 Articles, 71544 views)
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, November 19, 2021
I, Human: An Interview with Professor Robert Crossley I, Human: An Interview with Professor Robert Crossley. Bob is a professor emeritus at UMass-Boston where he taught English for years and years. He's written many books and articles about science fiction, futurism, Olaf Stapledon, and HG Wells. And he has appeared in Ridley Scott's TV series Prophets of Science Fiction. Here he discusses the human condition under stress.
Series: Interviews (17 Articles, 23206 views)
Hot off the press ? the latest D-Wave wafer of quantum processors and TIME cover story, From FlickrPhotos
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, November 29, 2021
Strange New World, Same Old Blues Greta Thunberg comes away from COP-26 unimpressed and declares the proceedings a failure. Time for new Yippies to rise up and shake their tambourines
Series: Assange (7 Articles, 7276 views)
Pharma payments to FDA physicians, From Uploaded
(16 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, August 25, 2021
The Phony FDA Imprimatur The Phony FDA Imprimatur. The Pfizer-FDA story is yet another case of undertold, oversold news from the MSM. Here's the rest. .
book cover The Monsanto Papers, From Uploaded
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, May 1, 2022
Q and A with Carey Gillam of The New Lede Here is an interview with Carey Gillam, editor of The New Lede, an online publication dedicated to exposing environmental hazards and their cover-ups. The Lede is an initiative of Environmental Working Group.
Series: Environmental (1 Articles, 1649 views)
Rorschach Test, From Uploaded
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, December 24, 2021
Sonnet: Morning Fugue State The daily sonnet is now up to 327 for the year. Woo. What a haul. Onward then. .
Series: Sonnets (288 Articles, 261741 views), My Poetry (339 Articles, 305375 views)
Internet Archive logo, From Uploaded
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, January 5, 2022
Brewster is the Rooster - Cockdoodle-de-doo Brewster is the Rooster - Cockdoodle-de-doo. Brewster Kahle and the Internet Archive go Back to the Future to realize a safer, funner, and more reliable internet experience. People of the world unite you have nothing to lose but your chains...remember that number 1 hit?
The Laughing & Lucky Buddha! A stroke of Luck!, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, February 26, 2022
Ecce Neo Homo Ecce Neo Homo. See you at the Madame Psychosis's transmigration of souls party! Bring your flippers. We gon learn to swim. Or sink.
Series: My Poetry (339 Articles, 305375 views)
Greenwald's Kool-Aid, From Uploaded
(12 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, September 29, 2021
Do You Glug the Glenn Gleenglog Kool-Aid? Do You Glug the Glenn Gleenglog Kool-Aid? Greenwald's latest Substack raises some excellent questions about contemporary journalism -- and some hypocrisy revealed. Cowards versus activists. Which are you?
Series: Op-Eds (43 Articles, 40664 views)
ColonialPipeline, From FlickrPhotos
(12 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, May 9, 2021
Laying Pipe in the American Mind -UPDATED! 05/10! Laying Pipe in the American Mind. A recent Guardian article suggests that there is more than what meets the eye in the recent spate of US oil and utilities-infrastructure cyber breaches. Do you hear war drums? SEE UPDATE! May 10.
Series: Op-Eds (43 Articles, 40664 views)
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, September 19, 2021
Sonnet: I Saw Death Falling From the Sky, Ouch Sonnet: I Saw Death Falling From the Sky, Ouch. The daily sonnet takes a gamble and sees trouble ahead. But I'm no Cassandra. You believe me, right?
Series: Sonnets (288 Articles, 261741 views), My Poetry (339 Articles, 305375 views)
Ezekiel sees the wheels (colorized by Amelia Hawkins), From Uploaded
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, January 2, 2022
Sonnet: A New Year's Day: Let's See Together Sonnet: A New Year's Day: Let's See Together. Technically, the first poem of my new year. I'll be sloughing of soon. Huff huff. Finis. (351/365)
Series: Sonnets (288 Articles, 261741 views), My Poetry (339 Articles, 305375 views)
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, August 14, 2020
Nixing China: The Road for De'tente to Dete'ste An opera-ed on the China Syndrome the Trump administration is pursuing.
Series: My Poetry (339 Articles, 305375 views), Trump (42 Articles, 36624 views)
NIST and UAF models of destruction WTC7, From Uploaded
(17 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, September 9, 2021
Meet J. "Black" Leroy Hulsey: He's Got Some Bad News About WTC7 Meet J. "Black" Leroy Hulsey: He's Got Some Bad News About WTC7. Should we or shouldn't we care about 9/11 any more? This film suggests that we should determine once and for all -- now that we have two competing thoeries -- whether WTC7 happened the way they say it did....
Series: Film Review (21 Articles, 35973 views)
Gecko, From FlickrPhotos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, April 22, 2021
Sonnet: Frisson My Ass Off Sonnet: Frisson My Ass Off. Sonnet of the day continues. Today the poet consults his muse on the subject of Man's future. (And Woman, too.)
Series: My Poetry (339 Articles, 305375 views), Sonnets (288 Articles, 261741 views)
Google Street View Car, From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, April 15, 2021
Sonnet: Joe Blow's New Beginnings Sonnet: Joe Blow's New Beginnings. The daily sonnet. AIs and Joe Blow.
Series: My Poetry (339 Articles, 305375 views), Sonnets (288 Articles, 261741 views)
CMS Higgs-event., From WikimediaPhotos
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, December 19, 2021
Questions for S- (A Professor of Physics at Brown University) Great potential story. He agreed to an interview. Then the line went silent. Was it my questions? .
Series: Interviews (17 Articles, 23206 views)
bullshit, From FlickrPhotos
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, May 16, 2021
Colonial Pipeline and the Rolling Pearl Harbors Ahead Colonial Pipeline and the Rolling Pearl Harbors Ahead. The Colonial Pipeline breach seen in the context of geopolitics and national nonsense. The story doesn't have the ring of truth and I say why and move on with my life for a day.
Series: Op-Eds (43 Articles, 40664 views)
Privacy bulletin board spring 2015, From FlickrPhotos
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, March 22, 2022
Where Is Edward Snowden? Where Is Edward Snowden? Keeping low. But he has something to say on how America and other govs want to fight wars, and how we need to circumvent. A revolution is afoot, he reckons.
twintowerghosts, From FlickrPhotos
(10 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, May 29, 2021
The UAPs: Area 51 Revisited: A Desolation Row Production The UAPs: Area 51 Revisited: A Desolation Row Production. A look at the sudden enthusiasm for a new military program -- Space Force -- that will require oodles of tax payer money to benefit the few -- as usual.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, April 25, 2022
Sonnet: Did You Hear the One About the Firecracker Up Your Ar*e? The weekly sonneteer is feeling chuffy and needs to explode. Feel free to duck and laugh, mofo. No, but seriously....
Series: Sonnets (288 Articles, 261741 views), My Poetry (339 Articles, 305375 views)
Sailor Receives Coronavirus Vaccine, From FlickrPhotos
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, April 12, 2021
Call Me Bat Sh*t Crazy, But... Call Me Bat Sh*t Crazy, But... Recently, I found out that Peter Thiel (PayPal, which is owned by eBay and Pierre Omidyar, owner of The Intercept) became an investor in a DARPA partner lab that helped develop a solution to Covid-19. This set off some other thoughts, delineated here.
Armageddon Rock, From Uploaded
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, April 10, 2022
Bob Dylan's New Album, Fugue State: A First Look Bob Dylan's New Album, Fugue State: A First Look. Dylan's back and he's on a mission from God, but not in a good way. No prisoners were had. Think V is for Vendetta, in a holier than thou kind of way.
Nietzsche Street Art, From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, July 18, 2021
Interview with a Professor of Philosophy: Is Nietzsche Still Peachy? Interview with a Professor of Philosophy: Is Nietzsche Still Peachy? There are so many questions in play about contemporary moral values and what good ol postmodernism has wrought. But Dr. L just wanted to sell a book.
Series: Interviews (17 Articles, 23206 views)
dim sum layoiut, From Uploaded
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, November 10, 2021
Dim Sum with Dim Wits and Tao Dim Sum with Dim Wits and Tao. The coming face save with China. You done with that dumpling?
Series: Op-Eds (43 Articles, 40664 views)
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, August 14, 2020
China: All In All, Just Another BRIC in the Wall Book Review of Kishore Mahbubani's Has China Won? The Chinese Challenge to American Primacy
Series: Book Reviews (75 Articles, 71544 views)
World Trade Center 9/11/01 attack memorial photo, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
(12 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, September 3, 2021
Film Review: 9/11: Inside the President's War Room Film Review: 9/11: Inside the President's War Room. More propaganda. Tell the children the truth.
Series: Film Review (21 Articles, 35973 views)
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, March 29, 2022
Sonnet: It's the Knowledge, Stupid I know, I know, it's supposed to just be sonnets on the weekend now. I get overwrought. Things bother me now that didn't before. It's hard to believe that the world id=s worse off now than when I was growing up in the Hank Williams era and just needed to stay away from beer tears and claasical gas. Hmph!
Series: Sonnets (288 Articles, 261741 views), My Poetry (339 Articles, 305375 views)
Superman., From FlickrPhotos
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, March 9, 2021
Poem: Him and Me Both POEM: Him and Me Both. A response to the recovery of a Nabokov poem once rejected by New Yorker for being too racy. "The Man of To-Morrow's Lament" imagines Superman on his wedding night with Lois Lane. Let's just say it's funny and getting knocked up would never be the same again. I mean, if you're a woman and getting mortar-and-pestled by guy who can change the rotation of the planet, well....
Series: My Poetry (339 Articles, 305375 views)
Julian Assange in his Own Words cover, From Uploaded
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, August 1, 2021
First Look: Assange's New Book of Musings First Look: Assange's New Book of Musings. Julian Assange in his Own Words. This is a preview of the Assange book in the works by OR Books to be released in October, after the 9/11 commemorative parades have faded.
Series: Book Reviews (75 Articles, 71544 views)
Ther Limits of Power book cover, From Uploaded
(19 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, April 7, 2022
What Price America's Exported Freedom: An Interview with Andrew Bacevich What Price America's Exported Freedom: An Interview with Andrew Bacevich. The renowned historian and BU professor talks about the waste of blood and treasure and the need for change and the costs of war.
Series: Interviews (17 Articles, 23206 views)
Greg Palast in his NYC office., From WikimediaPhotos
(15 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, April 11, 2022
The US Elections Ahead: An Interview with Greg Palast The US Elections Ahead: An Interview with Greg Palast. Palast looks back at what happened in 2020 and looks forward to 2024. He notes the continuing electoral issues. He predicts something awful -- (spoiler alert)...
Series: Interviews (17 Articles, 23206 views)
With #BigBabyTrump we get a package deal of four people as president for the price of one., From CreativeCommonsPhoto
(36 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, November 7, 2020
Trump: The Sad Facts Are In The election is over and the monster has lost both popular and electoral and will have to pack up now. Someone should count the silverware and bedsheets before he goes. Here's my take on the process.
waterboarding, From Uploaded
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, October 9, 2021
You're Torturing Me You're Torturing Me: Thop It. The truth about torture. And poetry.
Series: Op-Eds (43 Articles, 40664 views)
Big Bang / Cold Fusion, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, January 3, 2021
Con Fusion Reigns MEDIA REVIEW: Recent articles in science raise an alarm of the falsification of the virtues presumed by scientists. The extolling of the wonders of Cold Fusion come back to save us from the brink are not helpful to readers nor a favor to scientists. We;re beyond alchemy and high priests and should keep it that way.
Still from The Planet of the Apes (1968), From Uploaded
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, December 26, 2021
Sonnet: The War for Hearts and Minds The daily sonnet today grooves on the rubble we have made of consciousness. Handing our souls over to the creatures from the blackest lagoon. Emphasis on goon.
Series: Sonnets (288 Articles, 261741 views), My Poetry (339 Articles, 305375 views)
Lucid Dreaming by Pamela Cohn, From InText
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, August 12, 2020
Dreaming of a More Lucid Being: An Interview with Pamela Cohn Filmmaker and curator Pamela Cohn discusses her book, Lucid Dreaming, in an interview.
Delta Queen, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, August 4, 2021
Sonnet: I Know A Change Is Gonna Come Sonnet: I Know A Change Is Gonna Come. The daily sonnet considers life on the river. Changes. Keep a look out. .
Series: Sonnets (288 Articles, 261741 views), My Poetry (339 Articles, 305375 views)
Anti-Vaccine Activists Spread Fear About COVID Vaccines, From FlickrPhotos
(55 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, February 17, 2022
Playing Devil's Advocate for the Anti-Vax Resistance Playing Devil's Advocate for the Anti-Vax Resistance. While a well-tested, relatively safe vaccine (which takes years to achieve ordinarily, if ever) is a public duty really so that we don't all drop like spanish flies, a hardly tested and FDA safety shrugged set of vaccines SHOULD cause concern. My piece just raises the issues and looks at some links of interest. Won't you care with me. It's not a long session.
Series: Op-Eds (43 Articles, 40664 views)
(16 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, January 5, 2021
Towards a More Mature Democracy OP-ED: Towards A More Mature Democracy. When are we going to grow up? Stop being driven from illusion to illusion by hucksters -- pols and the MSM. We don't need a revolution, just maturity. Turn the boob tubes off once in a while. Bomb a grid to save the planet (no just kidding) How did Lennon put it in Revolution? Don't you know that you can count me out (in)...Shooby-do-ba...
Star Wars, From FlickrPhotos
(11 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, August 13, 2021
Riddle Me This: 6 More Things That Bothered Me Recently Riddle Me This: 6 More Things That Bothered Me Recently. Things are moving quickly. The masses are falling behind. Take time off grid to compose yourself, I say. .
Series: Op-Eds (43 Articles, 40664 views)
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, September 7, 2021
Ed Asner: The Grouchy 'Marxist': RIP Book Review: Ed Asner: The Grouchy 'Marxist': RIP. Ed Asner died last week, but his often-hilarious and important 2017 book, The Grouchy Historian lives on.
Series: Book Reviews (75 Articles, 71544 views), TV Series Reviews (6 Articles, 5975 views)
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, September 22, 2020
Tales from the Trump Apocalypse Book Review of Welcome to the Apocalypse:45 Visions of What Lies Ahead edited by Gordon Van Gelder. Being an apocalyptic sci-fi writer is a nice way to get around being called a conspiracy theorist. Some nifty tales here. Nothing heavier than reality. Almost all centered around the current dystopic Trump World we live in -- a spark away from one of these tales.
Series: Trump (42 Articles, 36624 views)
still from David Lynch's The Lost Highway, From Uploaded
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, December 16, 2021
Road Kill, A Zen Sonnet Road Kill, A Zen Sonnet. The daily sonnet wonders where it'd be without the Big Guy's positive nihilism. It's all an illusion, sangsara, it's all an illusion, sang she. No, really. Disappear and don't come back. I love you. But don't let that stop you. I've also grown to hate you, if that helps you let go. Go, go, go, go, go.
Series: Sonnets (288 Articles, 261741 views), My Poetry (339 Articles, 305375 views)
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, September 26, 2021
Sonnet: CRISPR Critters We Call Love Sonnet: CRISPR Critters We Call Love. Spare ribs anybody? Over and over and over again, my friend, you tell me you don't believe it's the Eve of Destruction. (harp riff)
Series: Sonnets (288 Articles, 261741 views), My Poetry (339 Articles, 305375 views)
Cassius Clay vs. Sonny Liston, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, July 3, 2021
Film Review: One Night in Miami Film Review: One Night in Miami. "A Topical Storm in Miami." A fine ensemble cast brings four African-American heroes together for one night in a Miami motel room, following Cassius Clay's win over Sonny Liston. Based on the stage play of the same name by Kemp Powers.
Series: Film Review (21 Articles, 35973 views)
image from Sotheby's collection, From Uploaded
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, May 2, 2022
Sonnet: Alas, Poor Shakespeare! The weekly sonneteer laments the continuing squashing of Shakespeare's legacy. What a cry baby sentimentalist.
Series: Sonnets (288 Articles, 261741 views), My Poetry (339 Articles, 305375 views)
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, August 31, 2020
Changing Light Bulbs in the Cosmos with Charles Simic Book Review: Come Closer and Listen by Charles Simic. The latest "batch" from my favorite contemporary poet. The former American poet laureate is at his best here. Great juxtapositional humor.
Series: Poetry Reviews (8 Articles, 6960 views)
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, January 4, 2022
Sonnet: Don't Walk Away Rene Sonnet: Don't Walk Away Rene'. The daily sonnet has one last song to sing. This ain't it. This is just 364 of 365. I have so much anticipation I may erupt into a sun that glows forever.
Series: Sonnets (288 Articles, 261741 views), My Poetry (339 Articles, 305375 views)
book cover: The American Way (Comma Press, 2021), From Uploaded
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, October 23, 2021
Book Review: The American Way: Stories of Invasion "The American Way: Stories of Invasion" edited by Ra Page & Orsola Casagrande. 20 fictional and factual mergings to tell the story of America's incursions of the last 70 years. Good read, highly recommended. [Long Piece] .
Series: Book Reviews (75 Articles, 71544 views)
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, November 25, 2021
The Way Light Plays Us Like An Aeolian Wind The Way Light Plays Us Like An Aeolian Wind. The daily sonnet checks in on still lives and their internal energy felt.
Series: My Poetry (339 Articles, 305375 views), Sonnets (288 Articles, 261741 views)
Roller Coaster, From PixabayPhotos
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Sonnet: Paragon Park, Park Your Paragon Sonnet: Paragon Park, Park Your Paragon. Daily Sonnet. Today's quest takes us to memory lane, park of paragons, where I found my cosmic virginity.
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TimBL, 30 Years Later, still doing us a Solid Tim Berners-Lee is unhappy with the way the Internet has turned out and wants to re-design it. Here's his plan.
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Book Review: The Bidens: Inside the First Family's Fifty-Year Rise to Power Review of The Bidens:Inside the First Family's Fifty-Year Rise to Power. Featuring the Lap Top from Hell containing emails and stuff tending to make the Bidens look baaaaad. .
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Sonnet: Easter Thursday, Coming Down This week the sonneteer addresses what may be his last Easter alive. I grow old and the best has yet to be. I'm not worried, Tony.
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Interview with a Professor of Journalism: What Have We Here? Interview with a Professor of Journalism: What Have We Here? Well, he was a no-show. Maybe we can interview each other here, bottom-up style, in the comments and form a coalition of the interviewed.
Series: Interviews (17 Articles, 23206 views), Podcasts and Video Interviews (4 Articles, 4251 views)
Stations of the Cross - Good Friday, From Uploaded
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Sonnet: Good Friday Blues The weekly sonneteer puts more thought into lent and Easter this year, fearing it nay be his last go at understanding some small things about his life. Golden Rule and Love -- no, I get that, but still wonder about the suffering on the cross as symbol and in a postmod context.
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Sonnet by the Sea Sonnet by the Sea. The daily sonnet revisits and finds a way to receive its epiphanic message. .
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Sonnet: Shawshank Redemption? The weekly sonneteer takes umbrage at a New Yorker headline that seems to glibly sum up the buffer zone haughtiness of a class, as if 90% of poverty were in your head. It's a real prison. Nobody should be celebration the surveillance state.
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Daniel Ellsberg: Doomsday ex machina Book Review: The Doomsday Machine by Daniel Ellsberg. The author is the most revered whistleblower in American history for his leaking of the Pentagon Papers. This book is his "other Pentagon Papers" that blows the lid of the secret planning that goes into imagining the unimaginable: nuclear holocaust. Rich and riveting read. UPDATE at end.
Series: Book Reviews (75 Articles, 71544 views)
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Sonnet: Earth Day April 22, 2022 The weekly sonneteer comes early this week to consider Earth Day. We took Earth for granite and lost our marbles and now we are staring down the eye of the tiger. Ai!
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INTERVIEW: A Greg Palast Confidential: Ukraine A Greg Palast Confidential: Ukraine and the US Elections Ahead (Part 1 of 2). Investigative Journalist Greg Palast provides his groovy insight re: Russia, Putin, Ukraine, NATO. It's all about religion and oil, he says.
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Thanksgiving at the Naders: Roast Thought Served with Stuffing Review of Ralph Nader's new cookbook through the lens of politics, as well as a look at the podcast site Latitude Adjustment, which brings to the air underrepresented voices from the global community.
Series: Book Reviews (75 Articles, 71544 views)
Johnny Weismuller as Tarzan, From Uploaded
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Rap Song: Insurreserection (WARNING: Coarse language used) A rap song demo in the style of Warren Beatty (Bullworth). Stage name Peanut Eminem. Yeah. Suggestions welcome. I need to get back to the studio anyway. So, yeah. Singalong with the song. *WARNING RAP-STYLE LYRICS AND COARSE LANGUAGE AT WORK -- ADULTS ONLY*
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Free Verse: Stop the War! (poem now under new management) We should all be demanding that the killers cut the thit, rather than getting into the same old game of finger pointing versus finger raising. I for one am tired of being played.
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Stations of the Cross, From Uploaded
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Jesus Christ SuperSonnet Jesus Christ SuperSonnet. The weekly sonneteer really has his work cut out this time. 14 sonnets following the 14 stations of the cross, each a sonnet a line in a super sonnet. In addition, an intro sonnet and a conclusion sonnet, bring the bell tools to 16. Oy! I'm beat. Thank Christ remembering his suffering and sacrifice only comes once per year.
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Giving Thanks to the Whistleblowers A thank you piece to some of the whistleblowers of recent years who have risked everything to help us Keep the Bastards Honest. Also, a reminder of the humans being detained at Guantanamo, most of them, after many years, without charges. Links to their poetry and artwork are included.
Series: Assange (7 Articles, 7276 views)
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Comfortably Numb: The Sackler Oxycontin Cartel Book Review: Empire of Pain: The Secret History of the Sackler Dynasty by Patrick Radden Keefe. Oxycontin. How one family pushed dope and shrugged as Americans became addicted by the millions and died of overdoses.
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Zizek!, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
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Žižek on the Žhip of Fools Again Book Review: Pandemic! 2 by Slavoj Žižek. That Žižek is a universal genius up there with Voltaire is probably of little dispute among his acolytes today. Even my breath is often taken away when I consider the paucity of his thinking. It gives me pauce. Here is my humble review of his new work from OR Books.
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Sonnet: God Milk? Sonnet: God Milk? The daily quest continues. Another sonnet to the rescue of my aching soul.
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The Jury's In: The Magic of Small Lit Presses Lives On Review of chapbook by Kathleen McClung, A Juror Must Fold in on Herself. The 36-page, 15-poem (several poems have multiparts) collection tells of a juror's duties and sequestered life in hotel rooms, silent and bored, and yet, bracketed from her normal lifestyle, afforded a new glimpse on who she is and how she relates to others and the duties we have to keep a fragile system. Lots of forms on display. Excellent work.
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Let's Talk Turkey: Glen Ford Carves Up the American Empire (Updated!) REVIEW of Black Agenda by the late Glen Ford, who passed away in July. He was the executive editor of the spot-on Black Agenda Report. Will miss his passionate voice. UPDATED on Thanksgiving to include a link to a book on Ed Snowden's forebear: Priscilla Alden: The First Thanksgiving. .
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Bill Clinton hosts Boris Yeltsin at the White Hiuse not bombed. 1995., From Uploaded
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'Corn Pop' Putin Takes on Joe 'Pop Corn' Biden, the Chain Gangster 'Corn Pop' Putin Takes on Joe 'Pop Corn' Biden, the Chain Gangster. It was inevitable and more will follow. Nobody really gives a sh*t beyond the reactionary and its fading euphoria any more.
In Gustave Dore''s illustrations for the fourth circle, the weights are huge money bags, From Uploaded
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The Allegory of Pluto's Cave Dante's circles of Hell are back in the news as we head for the curtain call. A hand for greed everyone. Bravo! What a performance! Bravo! Bravo! Bravo!
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R.I.P. Leonard Cohen (1934-2016), From FlickrPhotos
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Film Review: Death of a Ladies' Man Film Review: Death of a Ladies' Man. Though released last year it's just starting to get distribution and is well worth seeing, if you like slow burns. As the title suggests Leonard Cohen songs and poetry figure in.
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Cowed and Bullied Among Humankine Cowed and Bullied Among Humankine. The daily sonnet ponders being sent with a one-way ticket to Pariahville. I miss the grass but no much the scent.
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Allegory of the cave - 21st Century, From FlickrPhotos
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The Flash Fiction Sonnet The Flash Fiction Sonnet. Here are 14 micro fiction pieces tied together with rhymes and and 8-4-2 structures to create a flash fiction sonnet. Kind of a hybrid thing. One line is a repeat joint.
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Film Review: The French Dispatch Film Review: The French Dispatch. The Wild Writers and Their Subjects Bash. Wes Anderson does The Grand Hotel Budapest one better. The French Dispatch of the Liberty, Kansas Evening Sun is a super movie, especially if you love art direction and production design. And what a great ensemble cast. Feel good for a change.
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Heidi Peltier/JOhn Hawkins Zoom interview, From Uploaded
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Lies, Damned Lies - and the Statistics to Prove It: Costs of War Interview with Heidi Peltier, director of the Costs of War project at Brown University. Peltier explains the project and its purpose and provides details and analysis of the waste of the US wars since the great mobilization after the events of 9/11.
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SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, November 21, 2021
Riddle Me This Riddle Me This. Questions I just can't seem to find definitive answers to. I engage the reader and plead for your understanding of events in lieu of my temporary blindness.
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, May 7, 2022
Sonnet: The Immaculate Misconception She was the Devil's first love and gave birth to Cain. Introduced the world to pain. Nobody knows that pain more than women. Nobody pays for it like th Family of Man.
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Chameleo, From FlickrPhotos
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Book Review: Chameleo by Robert Guffey Book Review: Chameleo by Robert Guffey. There's sh*t happening all around us and Robert Guffey is there to document what he believes he sees. I got new eyes.
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Film Review: Pig: She May Be A Pig, But I Love Her A great return to form for Nicholas Cage in an understated performance about loss and love. And a pig. .
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Smiling Buddha, From Uploaded
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World War III Just Up Ahead -- Here's Proof! World War III Just Up Ahead -- Here's Proof! We just need to. We just need and knead and ..
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FICTION: Drive, Chauffeur, Drive FICTION: Drive, Chauffeur, Drive. Richy and JB hook up with The Chauffeur for inner city romps in cultural analysis and Socratic dialectics, and the eternal recurrence of all things, an Avalon, and Camelot. Lots of trouble, but fun ahead.
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9/11: Conspiracy Theorists vs. Fearists: The Fight Fight Club 9/11: Conspiracy Theorists vs. Fearists: The Fight Fight Club. Here's all I'll ever say about 9/11. Time to return to the search for the Lost Chord, the portal out of here.
Series: Op-Eds (43 Articles, 40664 views)
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The Horror Caused Remembrance of the horror the Nazis caused to the Jews and to civilization.
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Nosebleeder at the Impeachment: The Discreet Charm of the Bullscheissie Now that we're asll euphoric (right?) about the Biden/Harris ticket and replacing Trump in the White House, the potential bummer is that the Repugs may retaliate. Here's alook back at the Impeachment circus.
Series: Trump (42 Articles, 36624 views)
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, August 21, 2020
Burisma, the Day-Glo Elephant in a Very Dark Room Burisma actually had more things going on with it than meets the MSM eye. Joe Biden may be in some trouble before he even gets wound up.
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Deep Fake News and Frauds All Around The stoush over tweets at Amazon is kind of funny when seen in the light of Bezos former relationship with MBS and his Flies.
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Sonnet: Time is Running Out, Our Egg is Cooked Sonnet: Time Is Running Out, Our Egg Is Cooked. We face so many critical species-endangering issues and lack visionaries who can move us together as one herd. We stand together, but like bewildered beasts, uncertain of our future and the direction we should go. God is Dead, so we can't go to that well. Guess it must be up to us.
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Defenestration illustrated., From WikimediaPhotos
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Sonnet: A Love Poem Sonnet: A Love Poem. The daily sonnet humbles on beggaring belief. A penny for my thoughts? Today we tackle love. But think of Love as Gronk. You can think you're gonna tackle him but you're fooling yourself. He's Hall of Fame for a reason you know.
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Nobody's Burisma But My Own Book Review: Beautiful Things by Hunter Biden. More self-serving bullshit from the elite.
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Mt Rushmore, From FlickrPhotos
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Judgment at Rushmore Poem about Trump at Mt. Rushmore on July the 4th, where he indicated he'd like to see his face up on the 'more (but there's no rush).
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Sonnet: Democracy, The Peanut Gallery Sonnet: Democracy, The Peanut Gallery. The daily sonnet recalls the antics of the Marx brothers and their subversive antics that were subversive. Peanuts to us.
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The Monster Molecule (AI generated image), From Uploaded
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Six Sonnets: The Monster Molecule Inside The adventures of the black monster molecule continue. Hate-Evil-Anger. It's a virus that attacks consciousness, arrested development, creates mean girls and backstabbers, and duplicity, and schizoid choices between the ruke of law and the rule of the Prince's thumb.
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N-word, the Elephant That Won't Leave the Room (book review) Book Review: N: My Encounter with Racism and the Forbidden Word in an American Classic by James Henry Harris. Clear and enthralling account of encountering the N word at every stage of your being and then taking a grad lit course on Huckleberry Finn and being the only Black in the classroom.
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The Black Bottom Where Levee's About to Break FILM REVIEW: Ma Rainey's Black Bottom. August Wilson's play brings us from the cotton fields and gospel to Black blues and freedom to Chicago and white exploitation of Black music turned into R and B and white man's burden blues. A tight film adaptation of an excellent play.
Series: Film Review (21 Articles, 35973 views)
PBrueghelElderIcarus., From WikimediaPhotos
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Sonnet: Icarus on a Walkabout Sonnet: Icarus on a Walkabout. The Weekly Sonneteer delivers the goods this week, If you pay close enough attention, you may disappear forever and skip the karmic wheel. Tell Nirvana Johnny sent you.
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book cover The Most Dangerous Man by Andrew Fowler, From Uploaded
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Torturing Assange: An Interview with Andrew Fowler Torturing Assange: An Interview with Andrew Fowler, author of The Most Dangerous Man in the World (2013, update 2020)
Series: Interviews (17 Articles, 23206 views)
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Sonnet: Deep Mindfulness It Ain't Sonnet: Deep Mindfulness It Ain't. Shoot the Noon or Bust. It ain't going well.
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Kamala's Funeral Pyre scene from Siddhartha (1972), From Uploaded
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Watching the River Flow: Siddhartha 100 Years On Hermann Hesse's Siddhartha 100 years later in review. It was an important book in my life back in the 70s and still holds up well. Links to the book and fils are offered up.
Series: Book Reviews (75 Articles, 71544 views)
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Who's Been Swarmed? Have You Been Swarmed? Revised poetry regarding the swarms of outrageous fortunes made. I prefer this sonnet set version. Hope you will like it.
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'NYC - Chelsea: Hotel Chelsea', From Uploaded
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PODCAST REVIEW: Ballad for Two Friends: Leonard Cohen and Bob Dylan Ballad for Two Friends: Leonard Cohen and Bob Dylan. The Forward brings a discussion of the dynamic duo but their discussion is not. Luckily, I try to make up for it with my joie de vivre. Dark though. .
Series: Podcasts and Video Interviews (4 Articles, 4251 views)
E Pluribus Unum, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
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Voter Fraud and the Myth of E Pluribus Unum Voter Fraud and the Myth of E Pluribus Unum. Unless we fix our cheating hearts we might as well toss our democratic system away. It's beginning to fall into farce. Georgia, Arizona, California, Wisconsin, Ohio...
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image from Guanatanamo Diary by Mohamedou Ould Salahi, From Uploaded
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Film Review: The Mauritanian: The Odyssey of Prisoner 760 Mohamedou Ould Salahi, aka Prisoner 760, spent more than a dozen years at Gitmo, accused of being the master recruiter of the 9/11 pilots. But no evidence was ever presented, he was never charged, and finally a habeas corpus filing forced the government's hand and he was released. Excellent film. .
Series: Film Review (21 Articles, 35973 views)
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Secrets of Snowden's Memoirs: Part 2: Verax versus Mendax Secrets of Snowden's Memoirs: Part 2: Verax versus Mendax. Truth versus lies. What's the difference between Assange and Snowden? Interesting discussion.
Series: Op-Eds (43 Articles, 40664 views)
Heisenberg raises a finger to uncertainty., From Uploaded
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Journalism and The Peace Dividend The awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize is a welcome event, as the profession needs a shot in the arm right about now (forgive the pun), as we continue to fall prey to viral news and prissy little false narratives from the MSM. .
Series: Op-Eds (43 Articles, 40664 views)
Autumn in Qaqortoq, From Uploaded
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Greenland Sonnet The weekly sonneteer addresses th Greenland problem. Mosquitoes, tourists, Ind'gens. Dress warm. Smile.
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MacroMondays: My Favourite Novel (Fiction)..., From FlickrPhotos
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Games We the People Play Games We the People Play. There are provable nefarious forces at work. And games are being played. Are you a player or a loser from the start?
Vinny Vega in the john reading Atlas pooped, From Uploaded
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Book Review: An Atlas of Extinct Countries Book Review: An Atlas of Extinct Countries: The Remarkable (and Occasionally Ridiculous) Stories of 48 Nations That Fell Off the Map. Crapper countries delineated. Fun read.
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Wind of Change: The Harlequin Wind, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
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PODCAST REVIEW: Wind of Change PODCAST REVIEW: Wind of Change. Conspiracy: The Secret Sauce in Everything. Patrick Radden Keefe has a podcast that considers the possibility the CIA wrote the global hit "Wind of Change" which , it is asserted, helped end the Cold War.
Series: Podcasts and Video Interviews (4 Articles, 4251 views)
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, October 1, 2020
Assange: There's Something About Schmidt (and Google) Here is an old review of Julian Assange's When Google Met Wikileaks. There's a lot written about Assange these days, but it wouldn't hurt to check out WGMW -- and even Eric Schmidt's Empire of the Mind -- to see how future (read near-now) Totalitarianism vs. Total TRansparency of Governing Forces would look like. The current circus at Bailey starts with this meeting Assange describes in his book.
Series: Assange (7 Articles, 7276 views), Book Reviews (75 Articles, 71544 views)
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, August 18, 2020
Legalize Equal Rights: A Singalong for Kids A children's book based on a Peter Tosh song. How wonderful. Pass the bong.
Series: Book Reviews (75 Articles, 71544 views)
Connecting the Dots of Hackers, From Uploaded
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, December 27, 2020
Russiagate 2: Listen to the Blatherscheiss Fly Opinion Piece: Russiagate 2 is boring and I say why. I'm with Glenn Greenwald on this one. Who says there was any hacking at all and why should we believe them. Let's connect the dots. I literally do (see my headline image).
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What Has Buddha Done For Me Lately? What Has Buddha Done For Me Lately? The Weekly Sonnet ejaculates a bit early this week. All I want is nothing. Nothing at all.
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America's Penis Envy of the Nazis STREAMING TV SERIES REVIEW: This is a compare/contrast review of two anti-Nazi TV series, Hunters and The Plot Against America. Both are well worth the watch/ Pacono is epecially effective in his role in Hunters. But John Turturro is magnificent as a conflicted rabbi in Plot.
Series: Film Review (21 Articles, 35973 views)
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SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, May 17, 2022
Sonnet Sonnet Spontaneous combustion about help on its way turning dud, like Obama's ropy dopey Keep Hope Alive slogan before he flopped for cash. We're stuck with the animals. They're everywhere. Climate change must be thawing them in the wastes and they are rising like methane mists.
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Richard Nixon, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
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The Military Coup That Almost Was (And Maybe Is) Nixon and the coup that almost was -- and, according to Frank Church, maybe Is. You can see how Trump might have been trying to channel Nixon, by threatening coups and trying get the military to surround the White House (he had to settle for a black chain link fence instead of white soldiers arms interlinked), but nobody was Nixon, the evil, and consummate politician stupid enough to record all in the WH offices. OUCH.
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Sonnet: The Church of the Quantum Sonnet: The Church of the Quantum. The daily sonnet looks at our quantum days ahead. Voltaire said if God did not exist we would find it necessary to invent one. But did they have to bring that tea?
Series: Sonnets (288 Articles, 261741 views), My Poetry (339 Articles, 305375 views)
PSM V37 D324 Greenland eskimo., From WikimediaPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, March 31, 2021
3 Easter Poems POETRY: 3 Easter Poems. It's that time of year when we remember The Golden Rule for a few hours.
Series: Sonnets (288 Articles, 261741 views), My Poetry (339 Articles, 305375 views)
Polar Bear, From PixabayPhotos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, August 4, 2021
Adm. James Stavridis Dishes on the Pros and Cons of Climate Change Adm. James Stavridis Dishes on the Pros and Cons of Climate Change. This is a follow-up to the US Army War College Report commissioned by General Milley, which appeared in OpEd several days ago. More evidence that the MIC is busi connving and scheming for a buck.
Danbo (Amazon Box Robot), From FlickrPhotos
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Film Review: Nomadland: Hunting and Gathering at the Center of Empty Fulfillment Film Review: Hunting and Gathering at the Center of Empty Fulfillment. Mostly a downturned emoji thumb for this flick. Not deep enough. McDormand's cool though.
Series: Film Review (21 Articles, 35973 views)
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, December 12, 2021
Sonnet: P.T. Barnum's Sucker Circus Convention Sonnet: P.T. Barnum's Sucker Circus Convention. The daily sonnet has been pushing away the ever-encroaching sense of fast-approaching darkness lately.
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FREE SPEECH ON TRIAL, From FlickrPhotos
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Assange: Enema of the State Book Review: In Defense of Julian Assange. A collection of essays from supporters of Julian Assange, outlining his plight and explaining his extradition prospects and hoping to gather the resistance forces against any political trial in America.
Series: Assange (7 Articles, 7276 views), Book Reviews (75 Articles, 71544 views)
Hemingway, From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, April 29, 2021
TV Review: A Farewell to 'Great Men' TV Review: A Farewell to 'Great Men'. My review of the PBS series, Hemingway, directed and produced by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick.
Series: TV Series Reviews (6 Articles, 5975 views)
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Sonnet: The Altered States of "Man" Ahead Sonnet: The Altered States of "Man" Ahead. The daily sonnet continues. Today, we get our t*ts wet over the nature of "Man."
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Sonnet: Endless Road Without Inns The weekly sonneteer weighs in his own unbearable heaviness of being. It's driving him nuts. It won't stop. Ars is langa, but this is ridiculous, this long night alone in the wilderness. ET want go home.
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INTERVIEW: Three Poets Hanging Loose An interview the editors of Hanging Loose magazine, a poetry zine on the scene now since 1966 -- a looong time for a small indie mag of any kind. Here we discuss the mag and its resiliency. The mag has championed countless young poets. A firnd to the working class.
Series: Interviews (17 Articles, 23206 views)
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To Be or Not to Be, That's the Goddamn Question Book Review: Tales of Two Planets by John Freeman. Rich and Poor. Guess who will suffer most when the Climate Change effects begin to maul us? Great collection. Well worth the read.
Series: Book Reviews (75 Articles, 71544 views)
Cryptoscatology, From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, July 1, 2021
QAnon's Alive and Bela Lugosi's Dead: An Interview with Robert Guffey QAnon's Alive and Bela Lugosi's Dead: An Interview with Robert Guffey The author of Chamelon has some important observations to make about QAnon and conspiracy theories.
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Sonnet: The Eyes Have It Sonnet: The Eyes Have It. It's when we internalize the eyes that we are finished. Humans must have freedom of thought. Life should not be a cotton field we've been forced to swallow and introject. And we should be at least a tad ashamed when we wear Che T-shirts without knowing who Che was, smiling like starry-eyed cotton gin machines, ka-ching, ka-ching for das kapitalist kings. Raise your kilt and show 'em your crack.
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Riffin' Jazzy Jukin': Bernard-Henri Le'vy Scourges Mad King Corona Book Review: The Virus in the Age of Madness by Bernard-Henri Levy. An enormous rant in a short space by one of Europe's "leading lights" in the darkness of our age. We may be quite mad, if our response to Covid-19 is any indicator, says BHL. The article includes an interactive ad and a word from Ma Nature (when she thinks it's butter but it's not, you best run for your life.)
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(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, August 26, 2020
Diogenes and the Tyrants of Data Commentary on the tyranny of the Data Age we live in, using Diogenes as a reflective foil. Bring humor.
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(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, March 29, 2022
Did Biden Eff It Up? Sure Biden effed it up. And we effed it up electing him. And Putin effed it up because a Klingnon. And I effed it up when I made it out of the 60s. All my heroes, except Zimmy, died young. What I'm too good? And Zimmy probably sold his soul to the Devil and will live a thousand years and still be touring.
Series: Op-Eds (43 Articles, 40664 views)
Peace Pipe, From FlickrPhotos
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, August 19, 2021
Afghanistan: The Cause and Effect of 9/11 Afghanistan: The Cause and Effect of 9/11. Oil and Gas and Minerals. As usual. And a side of grief. .
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, August 25, 2020
Je Suis Coronavirus: The most hideous conspiracy theory of all time Three recent articles on viruses blew my mind. Some scientists have conjectured that life on earth began as a result of goosing by a virus; that human evolution has a viral start; and that human consciousness may be the result of a virus. Damn, like Pedro Martinez said after he'd lost to the Yankees, maybe Corona is my daddy.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, August 20, 2020
All Is False The pummelling of Shakespeare continues. Soon we won't have the Bard to kick around anymore, like some soccer toy for elites. Give me that hemlock!
excerpt Bach's Cello Suite No. 5, From Uploaded
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Dateline Kharkiv: Mr. K. Plays Bach's Cello Suite No. 5 (Sorta) This poem was written in response to a short embedded YouTube video showing a Ukrainian cellist sitting amid the debris and silence of a deserted city (Kharkiv) playing the Prelude of Bach's Cello Suite No. 5, which appeared in the NYT online edition on March 22, 2022. I was drawn in by the presumed poignancy of a musician playing slow ponderous notes in a war environment -- in this case some Bach cello music.
Series: My Poetry (339 Articles, 305375 views)
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SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, June 6, 2021
Seventh Day Sonnet Seventh Day Sonnet. We've fallen, and Jah can't get up. Damn. Pass the bong.
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Three Sonnets on Being Whitenessingly Three Sonnets: On Being Whiteness. The unbearable whiteness of being white. For DJ and all he does. White On!
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, October 27, 2020
50th Anniversary of Abbie Hoffman's Intro to Steal This Book Introduction Review: Here is my review of Abbie Hoffman's Introduction to Steal This Book, a street-theatre confrontation that happened 50 years ago. He wrote the Intro following the Chicago 7 Trial while he was languishing in Cook County Jail. Aaron Sorkin's depiction of Abbie is so off that even a quick read of Steal and a look at his humor will tell you how bad Sorkin's film is. Long Live the spirit of Abbie!
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Frankie Has A Floe On, From FlickrPhotos
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Sonnet: The Gods of Horror Among Us Sonnet: The Gods of Horror Among Us. The daily sonnet opines about science and tech gone wrong.
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Museums and Mausoleums of the Human Mind Museums and Mausoleums of the Human Mind. Where do we belong in the new order of things on the horizon?
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Sonnet with German Commercial Breaks Sonnet with German Commercial Breaks. The daily sonnet tackles the tough issues of the day. Today, unruly love.
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NewTrojanHorse, From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, May 23, 2021
Sonnet: The Meaning of History Sonnet: The Meaning of History. The daily sonnet marches on. Today we visit Troy. No, not New York.
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Six Sonnets of the Bitterroot and Pain Six Sonnets of the Bitterroot and Pain. Thee daily sonnet is in dismal mood. I've fallen down and can't get up. I can now reveal that the universe is expanding.
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IMG_2382L Harry Carlsson 1891-1968 Denmark Indiffe'rence instable Unstable indifference 1935 Aalborg. Museum of Modern Art Denmark Surre'alisme, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, April 23, 2022
Free Verse: We Just Don't Care The weekly free verser rants on about AIs and the future of humanity as machine-guided slaves of the New Empire of Mind that Eric Schmidt and his ilk imagined for the hoi polloi.
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SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, December 11, 2021
Sonnet: Coming Feature: Enemy of the State Sonnet: Coming Feature: Enemy of the State. The daily sonnet reacts to the early news that Assange has lost ground in his bid to stop the extradition to the land of the free and the brave.
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SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, March 30, 2022
Sonnet: Jeff Koons Blue Moon Group This was meant to be a quicklink to an article from ArtNet titled, "As Part of His NFT Debut, Jeff Koons Will Launch Sculptures Into Space and Place Them Permanently on the Moon." I ended up penning a reactionary tribute to his selfishness. So, here's a bonus sonnet.
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, August 24, 2020
Once Upon A Time in America, Redux My film review of The Irishman, directed by Martin Scorsese, and starring Robert DeNiro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci, and other established stars. Nostalgia ain't what it used to be; it's looking old, like Exceptionalism, and the jig may be up.
Hiroshima shadow person, From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, July 13, 2021
Book Review: Mind at the End of Its Tether Book Review: Mind at the End of Its Tether. HG Wells was a formidable optimist who suddenly was driven to despair by human behavior and the inability to learn from history. In this his last book he expresses his vision of what must happen to save man from doom.
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Diary Entry: Handling the Truth of Cuba Diary Entry: Handling the Truth of Cuba. American imperialism has a home in Gitmo. Here's a bief rumination.
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Book Review: I Had A Brother Once by Adam Mansbach Book Review: I Had A Brother Once by Adam Mansbach. Mansbach is now famous for his adult children's book, Go the f*ck to Sleep. This is his memoir/poem about his brother's suicide. It's excellent.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, November 23, 2021
Sonnet: Up the River with a Paddle Sonnet: Up the River with a Paddle. The daily sonnet tackles the difficult problem of first love. Green eyes.
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Boas Kwakiutl mask drawing - cropped., From WikimediaPhotos
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Boas's Constructors: The Project to Remove the Stranglehold on 'Culture' Studies Book Review: Gods of the Upper Air: How A Circle of Renegade Anthropologists Reinvented Race, Sex, and Gender in the Twentieth Century by Charles King. The story of Franz Boas, Margaret Mead, and Cultural Relativity.
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(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, March 9, 2022
Bob Dylan's Ukrainian Uproots and the PEN America Happening Bob Dylan's Ukrainian Uproots and the PEN America Happening. Ukrainian literati and their American supporters read words to unite and reflect upon. I assess.
Series: Poetry Reviews (8 Articles, 6960 views)
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SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, November 20, 2021
Petrarchan Sonnet #1: Money Down Blues The daily sonnet considers the whoredom capitalism has wrought to our most cherished values. .
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KathyBates, From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, May 23, 2021
Sonnet: Lied Lieder, Ouch (That's Love) Sonnet: Lied Lieder, Ouch (That's Love). Yep. On it goes, The river -- and as long as it does, I'll just sit here and watch the river flow.
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''From Here To Eternity'' ; Burt Lancaster, Deborah Kerr, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, September 23, 2021
Sonnet With French Commercial Breaks Sonnet With Commercial Breaks. It's the peace dividend. The daily sonnet wants some explanations before they wash away.
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The400Blows, From FlickrPhotos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, June 11, 2021
Poem: My Life as Antoine Doinel Poem: My Life as Antoine Doinel. Rolled my daily sonnet in a dark alley, this is what he had on him.
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Leopold Carl Muller - Young Gypsy at the Fountain, From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, April 24, 2021
Sonnet: Chromatic Haiku (Sue Me) Sonnet: Chromatic Haiku (Sue Me). Daily sonnet continues. Love is a many splintered thing.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, October 6, 2020
Seven Things That Astonished Me Recently Ruminations on the surprising week ahead yesterday. Seven things that touched me deeply. Daniel Ellsberg's interview revelations made me cut my hair off (what we called a 'wiffle' in childhood).
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, April 27, 2021
Sonnet: Magical Animal Kingdom Sonnet: Magical Animal Kingdom. The daily sonnet continues. Today we wonder what would happen if you woke up one morning and your beloved democracy that you went to war for had turned into a vicious mafiocracy intent on bringing Islamic terror to You for pay. Like Murder Incorporated wrapped in a false flag, ready to out-Khoshoggi the Khoshoggi and call it national pride.
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still from Live Feed Earth Cam Sniper's Nest Dallas, From Uploaded
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, December 9, 2021
Who Killed Kennedy? After All, It Was You and Me Who Killed Kennedy? After All, It Was You and Me. Inspired by the 24 live cam feed from the sniper's nest on the 6th floor of the Texas Book Depository Dallas.
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Ghoul in the Fireball, From FlickrPhotos
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Sonnet: I Don't Want To Set the World on Fire Sonnet: I Don't Want To Set the World on Fire. The daily sonneteer consults Zeus and the Bible for insight into these mad fires. And stuff. .
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Cover of Exiled by Belen Fernandez (OR Books), From Uploaded
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Treason as a lifestyle: I'll drink to that Book Review: Exile: Rejecting America and Finding the World by Bele'n Ferna'ndez. Poor families from Central and South of LA trying to cross the border for a better life. Bele'n is crossing the border to get out of here: she doesn't like what she sees. Her travelogue suggests a troubled world. Good read though.
Series: Book Reviews (75 Articles, 71544 views)
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Sonnet: Breaking Good Sonnet: Breaking Good. The daily sonnet continues. Today the Bard of Oceania takes on goodness in all its guises and representations. Seat belts, please.
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SHARE More Sharing        Friday, December 3, 2021
Sonnet: Darkness Visible Sonnet: Darkness Visible--Title taken from the memoir by William Styron that is considered a classic in detailing the state of depression. Here the daily sonnet examines our need to connect with the cosmos again. It means putting aside everything once in a while and looking up alone at a dark sky. Perspective. .
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, November 1, 2020
Greenwald Left, Greenwald Right, Greenwald Walking Into the Libertarian Night My take on Glenn Greenwald's resignation from The Intercept. The Pulitzer Prize winning journo cited editorial decisions and a direction away from the founding mission as reasons for leaving. Hmph.
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Sonnet: Everyday Is Prince Spaghetti Day Sonnet: Everyday Is Prince Spaghetti Day. The daily sonnet deals today in the convergence theory of memory.
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SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, December 30, 2021
Sonnet: The Incorcist Sonnet: The Incorcist. The daily sonnet chugs along. Today red hiding good evades the wiles of the wolf. It's fun to watch cappies fail with their malice.
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Atlanta Olympic Park Bomb Aftermath., From WikimediaPhotos
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The 1996 Olympic Bombing: The Army of God, the Voice of God, and a Godforsaken World Film Review: Richard Jewell. The still-relevant account of what happened at Olympic Park, Atlanta back in 1996, when bad journalism, bad policing, and bad hombres converged to celebrate our nihilistic future. More bathetic than pathetic, what happened to Jewell is not rare any more in the Internet age.
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SHARE More Sharing        Friday, September 24, 2021
Diary Entry: Journeys, Heroes, Golden Balls Diary Entry: Journeys, Heroes, Golden Balls. Wo ist mein peppershnippel when I need some? You can't go home anymore. I know, I know.
Series: Diary Entry (2 Articles, 1916 views)
Whatever you do, don't make waves...kapeech?, From FlickrPhotos
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Sonnet: Frankly Have-you-on Goes to Heaven Sonnet: Frankly Have-you-on Goes to Heaven. The daily sonnet (on average, on average) continues. Today we rassle the devil and his Rawhide frontier ways east of Eden. Ouch.
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Still from The Lost Highway (David Lynch, 1997), From Uploaded
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, September 18, 2021
Flash Fiction: On the Lost Highway to the VA Hospital, Again Flash Fiction: On the Lost Highway to the VA Hospital again. Sometimes truth is stranger than fiction, they say. Luckily, there's a med for that, too. Say ahhhhh.
Series: Flash Pieces (3 Articles, 2486 views)
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, October 13, 2020
Our Father, Who Art in Prison Book Review: On Being Raised by Radicals and Growing into Rebellious Motherhood by Frida Berrigan (OR Books, 2014). Frida Berrigan has been out of the news for a while, but a few years ago I reviewed her book about growing up in a radical household, Dad a former priest and Mum a former Nun. It's a great read and totally relevant to our times. Recently, she wrote a piece about Covid-19 for TomDispatch. Here's a review reprint.
Series: Book Reviews (75 Articles, 71544 views)
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, January 13, 2021
When The ICE Man Cometh: Don't Open the Door BOOK REVIEW: The Undocumented Americans by Karla Cornejo Villavicencio. Excellent, loquacious account of being undocumented and succeeding (grad of Harvard and Yale), while telling the stories of other undocumented immigrants in America, mostly coming up from the Central and the South of the Border. Villavicencio is from Ecuador. Tales of how undocumented migrants were used to clean up the messes of 9/11 and Katrina.
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Moby Dick, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
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My Morbid and Obese God Mr. Free Verse just wants to play around with sound this week. You could say I'm obsessed with sound around me. I feel alone on the wide Sarcasto Sea.
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(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, September 1, 2021
Sonnet: Mighty Whitey Must Go! OpEd Sonnet: Mighty Whitey Must Go! The daily sonnet considers what ail the world and comes up with one word: Whitey.
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Sonnet: Happy World Mental Health Week! (Recital Version) Sonnet: Happy World Mental Health Week! (Recital Version). One by one. Ka-peach?
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(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, December 31, 2020
Science and The Turf Wars of Consciousness Book Review: Galileo's Error: Foundations for a New Science of Consciousness by Philip Goff. Cogent take on the late stage developments of the mind-body problem. I quite enjoyed Goff's introduction to panpsychism as a bridge.
Series: Book Reviews (75 Articles, 71544 views)
Planning the NYPL call with Ed Snowden 5, From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, June 27, 2021
SERIES: Secrets of Snowden's Memoirs: Part 1: F*ck High School! SERIES: Secrets of Snowden's Memoirs: Part 1: Feck High School. An alternative way to a high school diploma, inspired by Ed Snowden's memoir, Permanent Record.
Series: Secrets of Snowden's Memoirs (1 Articles, 939 views)
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(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, February 15, 2021
Biden: The Second Coming of Obama Nation Book Review: The Center Did Not Hold by Robert Eisenberg. This book (OR Books) is more or s less a checklist of all the policy promises that Obama made and, together with Biden as his Veep, failed to keep. It's a sad litany of corruption and deceit, although not an analytical work as much as the balance sheet it purports to be.
Glass Spider- Bowie .jpg, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, August 24, 2021
Book Review: Bowie Book Review: Bowie by Simon Critchley. Fast-paced biog with lots of feelings deep. Bowie had a spidery finger on the pulse, the zeitgeist.
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Restored Sinclair gas pump., From WikimediaPhotos
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Sonnet: Dinosaur's Revenge Sonnet: Dinosaur's Revenge. The Daily Sonnet continues. Today we consider how we've soiled our daks with oil. Be well.
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Sonnet: Deep-Fried Fat F*ck Blues Sonnet: Deep-Fried Fat F*ck Blues. O to shake off sleep, torn on the horns of the dilemma, to make sonnets for the nice people or go back to sleep. No, it's not a poll from the daily sonneteer.
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Creative Non-Fiction: Long Distance Calling Creative Non-Fiction: Long Distance Calling. True story. My father deserted in childhood. We talked 25 years later by phone. This piece is inspired that call.
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SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, April 28, 2022
love circle goes i hate to see go The weekly sonneteer this week tackles the sinister shadows of love to fateful conclusion. A chance at Green Stamps, so buy in early and often. See you at the checkout counter.
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The Bee People of PNG, From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, December 23, 2021
Six Sonnets: Papua New Guinea Six Sonnets: Papua New Guinea. Well, the daily sonnet is closing in on his new year's resolution to average a sonnet per day. I'm rockin'. Maybe 20 left to go. Are you excited for me?
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TV SERIES REVIEW: Mr. Robot TV SERIES REVIEW: Mr. Robot. The series about maintaining the integrity of self in a world full of evil doings and mind-stripping signifiers, while trying to figure out how to fight back, is worthy of its IMDB rating of 8.5. .
Series: TV Series Reviews (6 Articles, 5975 views)
How Long Can You Survive Or Live Without Water, From Uploaded
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, January 26, 2022
Goin' Forward: An Exegesis and Maybe an Exodus Goin' Forward: An Exegesis. Process in motion. The guy formerly known as The Daily Sonneteer goes on here about the things we can change. It doesn't have to be some sorry ass AA meeting where we share failure stories and drink too much bad coffee. How bout we kick some ass first, go down swinging, take the baton a way and stick it up The Man's ar*e? Huh?
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Book Review: The Compensation Bureau by Ariel Dorfman The Better Angels Book. Ariel Dorfman provides unsettling evidence in this parable that not even the better angels can save us from our own self-destructiveness. Worthwhile read but ensaddening.
Series: Book Reviews (75 Articles, 71544 views)
IMG_0272, From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, April 23, 2021
Book Review: A Wandering Gringa in the Time of Plague Book Review: Checkpoint Zipolite by Belen Fernandez. This follow up to her memoir, Exile: Rejecting America and Finding the World is exhilarating and funny and smart. But mostly just an enjoyable leisurely read from a contributing editor of Jacobin magazine.
Series: Book Reviews (75 Articles, 71544 views)
Bladerunner, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, November 24, 2020
Are You An AI? (Reflect On It) Film Review: The Social Dilemma. Mixed review of a film worth watching if you can do so for free, as should have been offered, as it's definitely in the public's interest to know that this stuff is happening. Especially when these elegance engineers declare that it's unstoppable and that we are, quote, toast, unquote. See, no spoiler alert needed here.
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Shifty Eyed Cabby, From Uploaded
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, May 13, 2022
Sonnet: "A Man's Reach" Speech Grasped The weekly sonneteer tackles the hard problem and comes up short. Robert Browning said, Andrea del Sarto, that a man's reach should exceed his grasp r what's a heave for Everyone's with the sage quotes. Don't you just want to cold co*k 'em?
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victimhood, From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, June 3, 2021
Book Review: Diaspora Boy by Eli Valley Book Review: Diaspora Boy by Eli Valley. Comics from a Jewish ink warrior. A refreshing look at the Palestinian-Israeli equation.
Series: Book Reviews (75 Articles, 71544 views)
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, September 18, 2021
Sonnet: Laudanum My Ass: I Want My Money Back Sonnet: Laudanum My Ass: I Want My Money Back. The daily sonnet ponders what the f*ck we're gonna do as a species without a moral center persuading us to do the right thing.
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(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, October 5, 2021
Three Sonnets: The Tea Party Full of White Men Dancing Three Sonnets: The Tea Party Full of White Men Dancing. The daily sonnet considers some of the varieties of love. But not really.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, September 27, 2020
Julian Assange US Extradition: Show Trial of Journalism at the Old Bailey Here is an interview with Nozomi Hayase, a journalist and psychologist. A couple of years ago she wrote a book, Wikileaks,the Global Fourth Estate: History Is Happening. This is a checking in interview I conducted by Zoom on September 24, 2020.
Series: Assange (7 Articles, 7276 views), Book Reviews (75 Articles, 71544 views)
Prague Castle, From FlickrPhotos
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Book Review: Amnesia by Peter Carey Book Review: Amnesia by Peter Carey. Carey recalls the Gough Whitlam years in Australia, when the foundation for a kind of democratic socialism that pissed the Yanks off -- perhaps enough to have him "fired" in 1973 by Nixon.
Series: Book Reviews (75 Articles, 71544 views)
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Coma by the Sea (A Prose Poem) A prose poem that is a dreamlike recollection of a psychiatrist deconstructing on the job.
Series: My Poetry (339 Articles, 305375 views)
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Goddamn Us All To Hell! Film Review of Planet of the Humans, the recently Michael Moore-produced film, and the controversy it engendered among the Greens.
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Sonnet: J'Accuse, Mea Culpa, Freedom's Debauchery Sonnet: J'Accuse, Mea Culpa, Freedom's Debauchery. The daily sonnet mulls and rues the leadership and humanity we threw away. But I could always be wrong.
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Hunter Biden: La Bohème First, Hunter Biden "wrote" a memoir about his drunken days as lout and lecher, largely financed by his directorship on the board of Burisma Gas ($50,000 month). Now, he's an artist, with work on display to private white rich people. Oh dear, do you smell a corrupt body? .
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Sonnet: I Am Jesus, Who Are You? Sonnet: I Am Jesus, Who Are You? The daily sonnet recalls days before the post-mod set us free. Won't you come along? Moo.
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Sonnet: Rooftop Attenuation Sonnet: Rooftop Attenuation. God makes a house call in his new gig.
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Sunday Colloquy: "Some Thoughts You Mayn't Have Had Thought on the Ukraine Crisis" Sunday Colloquy: "Some Thoughts You Mayn't Have Had Thought on the Ukraine Crisis". Some considerations about the Ukraine thing that the MSM may have overlooked or underplayed.
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Sonnet: To Be Or Not To Be Sonnet: To Be Or Not To Be. The daily sonnet asks some questions and won't take no for an answer.
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Sonnet Sequence: Northampton, Mass. (c. the 70s-80s) Sonnet Sequence: Northampton, Mass. (c. the 70s-80s), The daily sonnet goes massive and recalls hard times back in his "hometown" in a sequence of sonnets.
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Battling Techno-Monsters of Empire at Mount Snaw Dun BOOK REVIEW: Permanent Record (Young Readers Edition) by Edward Snowden. A well-edited version of Snowden's bestselling adult memoir whose profits ($5.2 million) were confiscated by the government. Maybe too much cut out for my taste (100 pages). See you what you think and get back to me.
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Sonnet: The Body's Mind Problem The daily sonnet asks what a man really knows at the end of the proverbial long day's journey into night. .
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The Media Bias Wars: Can't We All Just Get Along? The Media Bias Wars: Can't We All Just Get Along? The Rittenhouse verdict opened up some animus in the populace -- media and readers alike. Fox and Glenn Greenwald didn't help by pointing to a liberal bias in the news that was picked up by international papers -- falsely. No proof was offered.
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Sonnet: Even Miles Davis Can't Save This One Sonnet: Even Miles Davis Can't Save This One The daily sonnet is right on it, but the rueing and misconstruing has begin. Dig the MSM, all rouged for war, blaming Biden for letting go, sowing they true colors. Oh. Make me kinda blue.
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Days of Super Lemmings Days of Super Lemmings. The Super Bowl should have called off this year. Here's why.
Series: Op-Eds (43 Articles, 40664 views)
Roe v. Wade Decade 4: Activate Your Choice!, From Uploaded
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Emergency Sonnet: Roe Overturned: Then It's War! Thee weekly sonneteer is rushed into service a conflagration tat could have been avoided. Now Catholic Joe will weigh in lyingly and everybody will forget about student loan forgiveness as women take to the streets and retroactively stop the Jan 6 electoral vote certification. Thus time they ain't taking prisoners.
The Immaculate Conception, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
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Sonnet: To Your Immaculate Glory (With a Fellini Ending) Sonnet: To Your Immaculate Glory (With a Fellini Ending). The daily sonnet worries or love and its sacrosanctity.
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Sonnet: Whoa, Man, the Scent of a Sonnet: Whoa, Man, the Scent of. Daily Sonnet continues. Today we consider the scent in the air.
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Gitmo: I Am, I Am, I Am, I Am, I Am Gitmo: I Am, I Am, I Am, I Am, I Am. The Poets and Artists of Gitmo need to be set free now. Torture them until they are an artist community. The new mandate from Congress.
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Sonnet: Second Fiddle Blues Sonnet: Second Fiddle Blues. The daily sonnet continues. Today we muse over the fall over another empire.
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Girl in a Koanfield, From FlickrPhotos
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Sonnet: Koanal Knowledge Sonnet: Koanal Knowledge. The daily sonnet continues. Today we address some of the questions of the universe that we've been dealt with, including where consciousness came from.
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Sonnet Divided by Three Old Photos Sonnet Divided by Three Old Photos. The Weekly Sonneteer looks at old photos supposedly depicting his childhood past. Where did the time go? And the f-stop?
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Sonnet: I'm God, I'm God, I'm God, I'm G... Sonnet: I'm God, I'm God, I'm God, I'm G... Well, they called them Prophets for a reason. Damn, they were right on target.
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Live and Unplugged "Stars" The Friday Free Verser caterwauls about the stars we live under and the coming of the hivemind to bring us some order. Good time to go off-grid. Run for your life.
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Sonnet: Dog Stars? Are You Serious? The daily sonnet wonders Ezekiel-like about the ponderments of prophetic thinking filled with new paradigms. .
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SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, March 24, 2022
Hulu's Catherine the Great: Huzzah! Review of the streaming series, The Great. I loved it. Think some of you might, too. Excellent antidote to the Russian question.
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Sonnet: No, I Really Didn't Kill Anybody Sonnet: No, I Really Didn't Kill Anybody. The daily sonneyt considers a future for humans controlled by the AIs we build blindly.
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Race Relations and the Natures of Our Beasts Race Relations and the Natures of Our Beasts. We keep wringing our hands in remorse and despair at how we treat each other. To do something about it, we will need to cancel the white noise.
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SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, May 14, 2022
Who's Your Daddy? The weekly free verser checks in kind of late this week. Lots of dragons to battle. You wouldn't believe their breath. Anyway, here's a pee-on to the Great Western Origin story and the calculus of its aftermath.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, October 8, 2020
Everything Must Change! Book Review: Everything Must Change! edited by Renata Ávila & Srecko Horvat. A series of dialogues between various "leading" lefties discussing what we're up against and how to change it. Top stuff from Chomsky, Ellsberg, Sizek, and Roger Waters.
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A Minute Study in Music: Feelings for Mozart's "Menuet" No. 6 for Piano, in D Major A Study in Music. Mozart's "Menuet" No. 6 for Piano, in D Major. My feelings and thoughts about it all. Won't you join me?
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Down Under Flash Flood: 5 Easy Pieces of Fiction Down Under Flash Flood: 5 Easy Pieces of Fiction. It's different down here in Oceania. Real different. If only they had a Bill of Rights.
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Trump: The Novel Coronated Virus Book Review of American Monstrosity by Nathan J. Robinson. Short primer on who Trump is, How He Got There, and What We Need To Do Take Him Out.
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Audio: Three Hawkins Sonnets read by Marianna Iannaccone Audio: Three Hawkins Sonnets read by Marianna Iannaccone. The daily sonneteer actually found someone willing to read aloud his feints of heart. Won't you lend your ears?
Lou Andreas-Salome, with whip, and her two suitors, Paul Ree and Friedrich Nietzsche (1882), From FlickrPhotos
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Six Sonnets in Search of the Ideal Feminine Six Sonnets in Search of the Ideal Feminine. The daily sonnet continues. Today a six-pack on love. Including the famous photo of Lou Andreas-Salome, Paul Ree and Friedrich Nietzsche (1882)
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, September 1, 2020
O, Homo Contractus, Where Art Thou? This is a look at the shocking number of Deep State private contractors amongst us who have top security clearances as privates, but do the work of the public servants, but without accountability. Bill Moyers first examined it with some detail here. Edward Snowden, years later, in memoir, Permanent Record, declared it a catastrophic crisis.
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Sonnet: The Droning of Julian Assange Sonnet: The Droning of Julian Assange. The question that depresses the daily sonnet is: Will we care after the sensationalism of it dies down?
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VengeanceofFu, From FlickrPhotos
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China Did It! Rolling Pearl Harbors Productions presents: China Did It! The Australian has weighed in on who did it in Wuhan and why? Mostly. We'll have to wait for the book to get the juicy details. But they claim TRUMP WAS RIGHT!
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The Masters of War Are At It Again The Masters of War Are At It Again Here we go again. playing games. How more times can we play russian roulette and still expect to come out with a hole in our head?
Friedrich Nietzsche drawn by Hans Olde., From WikimediaPhotos
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A Nietzsche Sonnet Six Pack A Nietzsche Sonnet Six Pack. The daily sonnet really needs to find that mojo as the end arrives.
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MBS: Lord of the Flies Film Review: The Dissident. The death Jamal Khoshoggi has brought out hagiographers. Khoshoggi was up to some good, by most reports. This film explores what really led to his being targeted and is quite effective in the telling. But there are questions that linger, and I ask them.
Series: Film Review (21 Articles, 35973 views)
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Sonnet: Etude for Strings on the Other Bank Sonnet: Etude for Strings on the Other Bank. The daily sonnet rues love on one of the banks of the Styx or Lethe. I dunno, the smell has me dizzy.
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In My Humble O: Calling Them On Their Bull Milking Whatever the root cause of the war turns out to be we can all be sure that lots of money will be made by the MIC and the MSM reporting it. For extra fun there's a RAND board game you can play that simulates what's going on over there now. It's all part of a larger global scheme dating back to the PNAC days.
Series: Op-Eds (43 Articles, 40664 views)
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A Six-Pack of Christmas Sonnets The daily sonnet celebrates the season with greetings and stuff. Be safe, okay? .
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SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, July 29, 2021
Sonnet: Glass Earth Matters Sonnet: Glass Earth Matters, Angels of our better nature sing the blues...for the sonneteer. Won't you listen in?
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SHARE More Sharing        Friday, October 8, 2021
Sonnet: If You See A Tyrant, Say Something Sonnet: If You See A Tyrant, Say Something. The daily sonnet wonders how much longer before we say enough.
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Daniel Defoe: gadfly, journalist, author of Crusoe and the Plague, in the stocks, thanks to some asshole, From FlickrPhotos
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Sonnet: January 6th: The Revolution That Might Have Been Sonnet: January 6th: The Revolution That Might Have Been. The daily sonnet continues. Today we reconsider what may been on January 6 if real people had taken up arms against a sea of their troubles and demanded change.
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Haiku Sonnet on Fragged Selves (with solo riffs by Deaf 'Jamb Dan) Haiku Sonnet on Fragged Selves (with solo riffs by Deaf 'Jamb Dan). The daily sonnet continues. Today: Fragmented Selves. Or you can read the news.
Palestine : Tag Yasser Arafat par Vince Steven au checkpoint de Qalandia, Ramallah - aout 2010, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
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Ramallah: A Stop and Start Life Full of Checkpoints Book Review: The Book of Ramallah. A collection of short fiction from the West Bank. Refreshing humanism. A story that needs to be kept alive. The American obstacles to a two-state solution.
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Danvers Lunatic Asylum / Avalon Apartments, From Uploaded
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FICTION: Seven Year Itch and the House of Seven Gables: A Halloween Tale Short story to warm the cockles of your hairy heart, as Antonin Artaud might say. A converted insane asylum (true story) containing condos. Salem. Witches. Evil. .
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The Byrds and the Beatles and the Bees in the Canyon My review of the film Echo in the Canyon, a documentary on the West Coast vibe that helped kick-start folk rock, beginning with the Byrds' version of Mr. Tambourine Man, and onward. The Bard makes no appearance, but his son, Jakob, is there to interview and sing. Some good anecdotes, tunes -- especially the female singers, such as Fiona Apple and Norah Jones. A feelgood film. Nostalgic in the right way, I thought.
Classic Hollywood actress Veronica Lake, vintage Halloween witch pin-up girl photo[4], From FlickrPhotos
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Sonnet: Let Sleeping Gods Lie Sonnet: Let Sleeping Gods Lie. Sonnet #87 for 2021. I'm like the Haydn of sonnets. Today, let the gods sleep.
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In GOF We Trust In GOF We Trust. The Weekly Free Verser checks in a few hours early. I'm kind of bummed. Reader beware. I'm largely feeling like Hamlet, mirth gone, friends wanting to play him like a flute, a sense of the end that won't let go.
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Horned Goat, From FlickrPhotos
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My Pet Goat: Newly Translated Sequels Found CREATIVE NON-FICTION: My Pet Goat by Siegfried Engelmann. The story Bush was said to be participating in when the towers came down in NYC. Soon thereafter the story disappeared. But I have found "The Pet Goat" (it's real title) and s sequel, plus I've encountered new sequels that I translate here for the first time. Our sordid tale takes place in Sarasota and Delray Beach, home of Saudis biding. Maybe George stopped in for tea
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Sonnet: The Ashen-Faced Vampires of Light The daily sonnet has a peek at the lurking horror of the new Dark Age ahead. .
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White Lily, From FlickrPhotos
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Sonnet: Bone Lotuses Sonnet: Bone Lotuses. The daily sonnet quest continues. Today we consider death.
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Hamlet stabs Polonius.like he said he would in the poem below., From WikimediaPhotos
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Sonnet: Hamlet Being and Not Being Like Some DuckRabbit Sonnet: Hamlet Being and Not Being Like Some DuckRabbit. The daily sonnet asks why be? And has an answer for 'to thy own self be true'. Shoulda stayed in Wittenberg. .
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(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, October 9, 2020
The March of the Doppelgängers and the Palast Revolution Ahead My review of Greg Palast's How Trump Stole 2020. Truly must-read book to understand the backroom shenanigans that has corrupted our electoral system. Real ugly stuff. We don't need no stinkin' Russians to ruin our elections. And beware the 12th Amendment!
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Purple Desert Sage, From FlickrPhotos
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Sonnet: Elon Musk for Men™ Sonnet: Elon Musk for Men™. The daily sonnet continues. Today our bardic presence looks at the notion of colonizing Mars with ant people who want to die.
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God and Man call it quits, From Uploaded
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Cogito Ergo Sum: I Think Not (Part 3): The Mighty Whitey Becomes as God Creative Non-Fiction: A Creation Story: In the Beginning Was the Mighty Whitey. Part 3 of 3. The peculiarities of our species is drawn with some levity and mirth. Things weren't right from the Beginning and I try to explain why. Ordinarily, blasphemy might be in play, but ever since Nietzsche murdered God and postmodernism says nothing is true it's all permitted (nod to Jim Carroll Band, Catholic Boy) here we are at the End...
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Faraday's Cage, From Uploaded
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Sonnet: By Faraday's Light, We See What We See Sonnet: By Faraday's Light, We See What We See, but don't expect to see infinity. The daily sonner saunters naked through the sauna, his best days behind him, feeling cold in the steam.
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Green eggs and ham, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
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SONNET: Trump Thanks His Well-Wishers (in iambic pentameter) SONNET: Trump Sends His Well-Wishers A Thank You (in iambic pentameter). Nuff said. He promises to stay away. Forever.
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R-a-a-S Claut! Robin Hood's Apologized to the King! UPDATED 05/15! R-a-a-S Claut! Robin Hood's Apologized to the King! Follow up on the Colonial Pipeline leak story. Some questions get raised. Lots of questions and contradictions. UPDATED ON MAY 15, 2021.
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The Freeversin' Supersonnet The Freeversin' Supersonnet. The daily sonnet offers up a 14 free verse poems of 14 lines each. Each line of the free verse poems rhymes with the line of the next poem, which make up a supersonnet. No ladies's underwear please.
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SHARE More Sharing        Monday, August 30, 2021
Freed Verse: Two-Minute Hates: Reality 101 Freed Verse: Two-Minute Hates: Reality 101. The endless MSM diatribes against the vanquished boffo King Trump remind one of the power of hatred. What a species. I need a drink.
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Fight fascists, don't debate them poster, From FlickrPhotos
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Deep Diving in the Dark Web Dumpster: Tales of the Mighty Whitey BOOK REVIEW: Culture Warlords by Talia Lavin. Excellent account of a Jewish journalist's account of her infiltration of white hate groups with a view to undermining and subverting their process. Often funny, always cogent. She is a proud member of Antifa.
Series: Book Reviews (75 Articles, 71544 views)
BLUEBALLS, From FlickrPhotos
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Sonnet: Meaty Beaty Big and Bouncy Sonnet: Meaty Beaty Big and Bouncy. The daily sonnet wonders who are you? I really want to know.
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SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, September 22, 2021
Sonnet: Why I Hate Chocolate Milk Sonnet: Why I Hate Chocolate Milk. The daily sonnet weighs in on the first liebfraumilch we ever have. And finds her wanting.
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QAnon, From FlickrPhotos
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Sonnet: Nancy's Husband's Decision Blues Sonnet: Nancy's Husband's Decision Blues. The daily sonnet digs deeply into Jan 6 and comes up with disturbing prognoses for our nation. .
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Edith Adam's 9th Annual Cook Book, From Uploaded
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It's A Cooked Book! Timeline of Connectable Dots: Covid-19 It's A Cooked Book! Timeline of Connectable Dots: Covid-19. If you slow down and read the dots you'll form an algorithmic pattern in your mind. It may not be Truth but it sure is an interesting pattern of disturbances. .
Slavoj iek: Coronavirus, Black Lives Matter, and revolution | Big Think Edge Pandemic! Protests! Panic! A Conversation With Slavoj iek. Moderated by Samo Burja. ------------------------------ ------------------------------ ----------------------  The ..., From YouTubeVideos
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Slavoj Žižek's Virulent Polemic Against Covid-19, and Stuff! Book Review: Pandemic! Covid-19 Shakes the World by Slavoj Žižek. Well it didn't help when the NYT claimed he was a plagiarist. Not because he heisted someone else's goods, but because the work he sent them had already been published elsewhere, which is still not much of a problem as I see it, but he got paid big bucks for stuff supposed to be exclusive.
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SHARE More Sharing        Friday, October 15, 2021
Sonnet: Strum Along With A Sitar To Understand Sonnet: Strum Along With A Sitar To Understand. Thee daily sonnet recalls deep meaningful moments in my journey in consciousness.
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Joan D'Ark sits in the ruins of Notre Dame, From Uploaded
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The Adventures of Joan D'Ark: The Notre Dame Fire Creative Non-Fiction: The Adventures of Joan D'ark: The Notre Dame Fire. On April 15, 2019, the hundreds of years old Notre Dame Cathedral went up in smoke during a Mass. The story of the fire and its afterashes has intrigue and surreality and revelations about money that require investigation, I called on good bud (my ex), Joan D'ark, to look into it; she's a private dick to die for. It ain't a pretty tale, but here it is.
Book Cover Technocreep, From Uploaded
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Book Review: Technocreep: The Surrender of Privacy and the Capitalization of Intimacy Book Review: Technocreep by Thomas P. Keenan. The author catalogues all the ways we are being surveilled today. Grim reading. But he does offer solutions and tips to recouping some privacy. .
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Damn, When You Think About It, Antifa=Democracy Review of We Are Antifa, edited by Philip Elliot. It's a lively collection of creative non-fiction pieces, fiction and poetry. The editor explains that the collection was put together in response to Trump and his dealings with George Floyd and the aftermath.
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(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, December 17, 2020
Becoming Universal Soldiers of Resistance to Fascist Thinking: Chomsky on Extinction BOOK/LECTURE REVIEW: Internationalism or Extinction by Noam Chomsky. The title says it all, and then Chomsky, whose name sounds like food-for-thought, says more. Mangia!
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formlessaltered staes, From FlickrPhotos
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Sonnet: The Monsters of Formless Selves Sonnet: The Monsters of Formless Selves. Ids on the loose, with superego whips, ego under fire. What are we gonna do with so much misplaced desire?
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The Mask %28film%29 poster., From WikimediaPhotos
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Meet Joe "Black" Biden: First New Impressions POETRY: Meet Joe Black: First New Impressions. Well, won't be long before we're all laying in to Uncle Joe, good ol' avuncular Joe. News is beginning to titter about his re-addressing the non-existent Russian meddling in 2016 and after. Greenwald is on the case though; just a matter of time, Joe. Better get that chain re-linked, although he's more of a gay blade straight blade, but the hurtin' will be the same.
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LeftRight, From FlickrPhotos
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Sonnet: Ode to the Lefty Word Boys and Might-Is-Right Goons Sonnet: Ode to the Lefty Word Boys and Might-Is-Right Goons. The daily sonnet continues.
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Childbirth... Nouveau-ne', From CreativeCommonsPhoto
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Cassandra on Her Birth Day Poem: Cassandra On Her Birth Day. A father hears the screams and shrieks and has a different understanding of childbirth. On the other hand, at least it wasn't Hemingway's "Indian Country." Little Dylan Thomas action thrown in.
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SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, March 12, 2022
By the Sea By the Sea. The Weekly Free Verser weighs in with The Weight. Then fades.
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Borat's October Surprise: Vote or Be Execute (It's Nice) Film Review: Borat Subsequent Moviefilm: Delivery of Prodigious Bribe to American Regime for Make Benefit Once Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan. Is nice.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, October 30, 2020
Covid Day Women #16 and #20 (A Sing-A-Long) Poem: Covid Day Women #16 and #20 (after Bob Dylan). Musical rant about Trump, Pence, Pompei, Stone...With a Sing-a-Long background soundtrack for extra fun. Will you join me?
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#blackfella #anonymous #adelaide :D #SOSblakAustralia #NoConsent #LifestyleChoice, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
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Blackfella: Down Under: Poem 1 of 10: Terror Nullius POETRY SERIES: Blackfella: 10 Poems from Down Under. Well, I'm not home in the US to celebrate Black History Month. But the diaspora is everywhere. And if you can't be with the one you love, love the one you're with, as CSNandY sand back in the day. So here is the first of 10 poems about being down here observing as an outsider relations here between black and white, acknowledging that it's complicated (as dove whites say).
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Van Gogh - Die Romanleserin., From WikimediaPhotos
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Every Story Tells A Picture: Van Gogh's Literary Influences Book Review: Vincent's Books: Van Gogh and the Writers Who Inspired Him. VG wanted to be a writer and minister before he became a painter later in his life. He was a humble and troubled, but this book paints his humanity. We learn about the books he read and how their themes and concerns found their way into his painting.
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Marilyn Monroe, Tropic Cinema, Key West, From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, June 23, 2021
Sonnet: One Last Thing Before I Go Sonnet: One Last Thing Before I Go. The daily sonnet continues. Today we consider what we'd say to then executioner, a real ham.
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(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, January 30, 2021
Op-Ed Poem: The Hole in the Wall of the World Op-Ed Poem: The Hole in the Wall of the World. Proud Boy informants to the FBI. Mm-mmm. A conspiracy feary vs. theory battle ensues. You judge, You're the reader for crissakes.
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Sonnet: Newsflash: More Miracles Ahead Sonnet: Newsflash: More Miracles Ahead. The daily sonnet examines the miracle of losing liability as a boost to magic perhaps not-ready-for-prime-time vaccines. More pandemics ahead.
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cover of Permanent Record by Ed Snowden (Confidential Version), From Uploaded
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, December 22, 2021
New Foreword to Ed Snowden's Permanent Record: Confidential Version Snowden wrote a fully disclosing adult memoir. Then a young reader version that lost 100 pages. I present here a version that is only expurgated pages, some 40 pages. Especially agreeable for those who don't have the precious time to read in depth or with fervor. Cut-to-the-chase stuff. With a new foreword by me. .
Insurrection, From FlickrPhotos
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Der Fuhrer Furor: I Buried Pall Der Fuhrer Furor: I Buried Pall. The Trump as Hitler stupidity is the wrong story. .
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'Consciousness Awakening', From Uploaded
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The Ethic Cleansing Ahead The Ethic Cleansing Ahead. It's already happening. The change is just ahead. Drop some acid now: You'll see.
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Sonnet: OffOn.OffOn.OffOn.OffOn.... Sonnet: OffOn.OffOn.OffOn.OffOn.... It's the electricity, stupid. Now go read the stuff that matters. That's an order. Don't make me get original. Grrr.
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Sonnet: Creatures from the Blackest Lagoon Sonnet: Creatures from the Blackest Lagoon. The daily sonnet deals with chaos and order, apollo and dionysus, Mama or Minotaurs. I dunno.
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still from The General Returns From One Place To Another, From Uploaded
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, December 13, 2021
Sonnet: Democracy in a Fugue State The daily sonnet ponders our pathological forgetfulness, as monsters move in, and the dawn of the Enlightenment becomes dusk. .
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SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, August 29, 2021
Hamlet played Ophelia in the drag / Burned down the Globe Theatre during a stag Hamlet played Ophelia in the drag / Burned down the Globe Theatre during a stag. The daily sonnet ponders leftwing prejudice at academia.
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(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, September 9, 2021
Sonnet: 9/11 Twenty Years Later Sonnet: 9/11 Twenty Years Later. A memorial poem about an event that goes beyond any intended purpose or understanding.
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Australian History, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
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Blackfella: Down Under: Poem 2 of 10: The History Wars Blackfella: Down Under: Poem 2 of 10: The History Wars. This is poem 2 of a 10 part collection I'm still writing about the Black experience Down Under form my limited mighty whitey POV. In this part, I've adapted a scene from a play I've written to highlight the Australian "history wars" -- the Left/Right battle over the origins of colonial settlement and nature of race politics here. An Aboriginal lad takes umbrage.
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Ready To Rumble? Glenn Greenwald Takes on YouTube Ready To Rumble? Glenn Greenwald Takes on YouTube. Dogmatist Glenn Greenwald seemingly bites the hand that used to feed him, Pierre Omidyar. But not really.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, September 23, 2020
The Buddha Will Smile and Death Shall Flee A techno-apocalyptic tale set in Sydney, Oceania, that imagines a technological world where nobody can die, except the Elites. Partly inspired by .Dylan's "Precious Angel," Revelations, the nickname of India's first nuke, and the reality of the human condition
Judgement Day, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
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Sonnet: The Old Testicle Gods Return OP-ED Sonnet: The Old Testicle Gods Return. One day, soon, if we're not careful (and we're not) dark web creatures deputized by the government will come at us to make us answer for our timeline deeds we thought harmless, now retroactively criminalized. This is a thought poem in reaction to Ed Snowden's memoir warnings and my own understanding of sh*t going on.
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TheCall, From FlickrPhotos
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The Global Saudi Dawa Project: An Interview with Krithika Varagur The Global Saudi Dawa Project: An Interview with Krithika Varagur. The WSJ columnist, talks about her study of the global spread of conservative Islam and its influences. She also discusses her book, The Call.
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SHARE More Sharing        Friday, September 17, 2021
Sonnet: The Danger of Worshipping One's Own Demise Sonnet: The Danger of Worshipping One's Own Demise. The daily sonnet tackles with some mirth the demise of our collective consciousness. Now where's my AMEX? I mustn't leave home without it. .
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cover of Yippie Girl!, From Uploaded
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, May 16, 2022
Tales from the Cryptic '60s: An Unauthorized Interview with Judy Gumbo A review of the wonderfully entertaining memoir about being a female Yippie among all the promadonalds of the Party -- Abbie, Jerry, Stew...Insightful, revealing, nicely paced and funny in many places.
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man on a tightrope between the twin towers, From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, July 9, 2021
Sonnet: Fallen, Can't Get Up Sonnet: Fallen, Can't Get Up. The daily sonnet walks a fine line between irreverence and irrelevance. What a risk. Won't you come along?
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Here are your balls back. Thanks for the loan., From FlickrPhotos
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Sonnet: The New Afghan-Chinese Pipeline Sonnet: The New Afghan-Chinese Pipeline. The daily sonnet weighs in on our loss in the bull market of Afghanistan.
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(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, October 13, 2021
Sonnet: Rob Kall's Dead: Bottom's Up! Sonnet: Rob Kall's Dead: Bottom's Up! The daily sonnet takes solace in knowing that the captain is still afloat and chasing marlin. Phew. F U, Corona!
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Diary Entry for the New Year Diary Entry for the New Year. Resolutions here I come, right back where I started from.
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How Justice Was Kidnapped, Beaten and Drugged So That She Wouldn't Talk This is a review of the Epix 6-part TV series, Slow Burn. A Slate magazine podcast series turned into a TV series, the adaptation is excellent. Both detail the Watergate "situation" that brought down the Nixon administration. There are quite a few resonating moments from the era worth considering as we watch the Trump administration further devolve. Will Trump go for a coup? Nixon almost did. Entertaining.
HitlersRoses, From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, May 21, 2021
Sonnet: Vake up, Shnell, Und Shmell Der Rosen Sonnet: Vake up, Shnell, Und Shmell Der Rosen. The daily sonnet continues its inexorable march forward. Today we remember the rise of Adolph and his meat tenderizers, the Nazis, rise to power in 1921. Can you feel me, bruder?
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The Zoomy Bunch collage, From FlickrPhotos
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Zoombleeder at Impeachment 2: The Discrete Chum of the Bullscheissie OP-ED: Zoombleeder at Impeachment 2: The Discrete Chum of the Bullscheissie. Another impeachment down. Trump 2, America 0. Some pals and poos check in. More impeachments on the way. Stay tuned.
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usps, From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, August 16, 2021
Sonnet: When the Better Angels Go Postal Sonnet: When the Better Angels Go Postal. Always with the revenge. The daily sonnet ponders and wonders why. Why can't New Man and the Sauruses get along?
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(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, January 24, 2021
In Defense of DJ Trump Why is everybody picking on DJ? He was only doing what was expected of a monster in our system. Shame on us for castigating him, and not us. And sad. The media, I find, is largely to blame for the debacle that was Trump. And it cost us 4 years of climate change battling.
Series: Trump (42 Articles, 36624 views)
Three Stooges: Self-Made Maids, From Uploaded
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Sonnet: Stooge at Niagara Falls The daily sonnet meditates on the end of mankind as the stooges of disturbing power move in for one last go at the Master-Slave dialectic, while Paris sizzles (get the gist?). .
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Will #293, From FlickrPhotos
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Sonnet: Did You Hear the One About the Sore-Assed Loser? Sonnet: Did You Hear the One About the Sore-Assed Loser? The daily sonnet ponders and wonders the meaning of things -- like love.
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SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, September 29, 2021
Sonnet: Twin Peaks Exponential and for Love Sonnet: Twin Peaks Exponential-- and for Love. Ahem, tourist, they are not t*ts but naughty bits...
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Sonnet: Fractal for Rob Kall to Read Into Sonnet: Fractal for Rob Kall to Read Into. Always after me Lucky Charmins, and all I get is Trump throwing me a roll of toilet paper, as if I were the one full of thit.
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Mussolini's body, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, April 26, 2021
Sonnet: Unjust Desserts Sonnet: Unjust Desserts. Daily sonnet continues. Today we tackle the resurgence of fascism, We note how it "ended" last time and wonder aloud whether we didn't become the monster we were trying to defeat by becoming a sadistic society bent on horror endings for the Other.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, October 29, 2020
Woke at the Wake of Democracy, Laughing Book Review: How to Lose A Country: The 7 Steps from Democracy to Dictatorship by Ece Temelkuran. Will America go the way of Turkey? It's an ece read.
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Adam and God Call It Quits, From Uploaded
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Game Review: Gods On Demand (G.O.D.): Homo Machinas -- The Singularity GAME REVIEW: Gods On Demand (G.O.D.): Homo Machinas -- The Singularity. The mind hackers are here. Shhh. Here's a game where you gain points by the degree you turn your human subject into a voodoo doll or AI at your disposal (AI, because re-programmed by you with remote control). It's a game of domination and puts you in the virus's seat as you drill ito their DNA and have some fun. Vroom. High energy. Don't drive afterward.
Donald Trump 060121 p6, From FlickrPhotos
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If Abbie, Why Not Trump? Trump's "Thoughts" On Trial If Abbie, Why Not Trump? Abbie Hoffman and the Chicago 7(8) were tried under the Rap Brown law. As Abbie put it, "We were tried for our thinking." The government wanted to know what their intentions were leading up to the convergence of antiwar groups in Chicago 1968, when these groups crossed state lines with, the government alleged, intentions to incite riots. The same law could apply to Trump and the Jan 6 cartoon sedition
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, September 13, 2021
Sonnet: Plea to a Rorschach God Sonnet: Plea to a Rorschach God. The daily sonnet tries to read between the lines left by clouds in flight for answers.
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1280px-Edward_Snowden_-Xilogra fa-, From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, May 18, 2021
Book Review: Snowden's ToolBox Book Review: Snowden's ToolBox. Bruder wrote Nomadland. This account here tells of the box of docs she received from Snowden before he fled to Hing Kong and how it ended up with Laura Poitras and Glenn Greenwald. It's an interesting book and worth the read. It dishes on The Intercept and how it failed its co-founders, especially Poitras.
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SHARE More Sharing        Friday, April 16, 2021
Sonnet: Carnivalesque Animals on Parade Sonnet: Carnivalesque Animals on Parade. The daily sonnet. Today Noam Chomsky gets a hat tip and the rise of horror gets a hmmm.
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The Monster Molecule, From Uploaded
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The Monster Molecule by DARPA™ Are you ready for the end of evolution graduation ceremony? Meet you by the punchline bowl. Bottoms up!
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SHARE More Sharing        Monday, December 20, 2021
Sonnet: If the Shoe Fits Wear It -- Or Duck Sonnet: If the Shoe Fits Wear It -- Or Duck. The daily sonnet is almost home with the resolution he made to produce, on average, one sonnet per day in 2021. Today, we recall that glorious moment when an Iraqi journalist threw his shoes at a visiting GW Bush tripping to Iraq to crow about the mission accomplished surge. The journo was arrested, but then ran for office, a hero. Imelda's shoes, paid for largely by US taxpayers..
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Bronze Statue of the Boxer at Rest 24, From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, February 21, 2022
Film Review: The Card Counter (2021) Film Review: The Card Counter (2021). Interesting Taxi Driver type take on an interrogator's afterlife following his conviction for atrocities at Abu Ghraib. Nicely packaged story about keeping on keeping on.
Series: Film Review (21 Articles, 35973 views)
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, September 29, 2020
Dalí and the Marx Brothers: The Mirror Scene that Crashed Review Giraffes on Horseback Salad, a movie script that Dali proposed to the Marx Brothers in 1937. Dali was friends with Harpo. The film never got made. The book here reviewed is a graphic novel of what the film might have looked like. A lot of fun to read. Any reason to return to Dali or the Marx Brothers is good enough for me!
Series: Book Reviews (75 Articles, 71544 views)
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, October 11, 2021
Sonnet: The Day I Was Caught Free Thinking Sonnet: The Day I Was Caught Free Thinking. Oh-oh, there goes my credit rating. No din din at Frenchie's tonight. She'll be so disappointed the quality of my love.
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, October 7, 2021
End the 1917 Espionage Act -- A Petition End the 1917 Espionage Act. Sign the petition. Let's get momentum started to end this atrocious law. Its Julian Assange's best bet. .
Series: Op-Eds (43 Articles, 40664 views)
City in flames, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
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The Fire Dance Next Time The Fire Dance Next Time. Scott Baker's vision of a flaccid Octogenarian 2024 presidential showdown has driven into either a Nam flashback (and I was never there) or some DARPA experiment in "new thinking." Help us all.
Series: Op-Eds (43 Articles, 40664 views)
Sad Gargoyle, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
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Sonnet: Gargoyem Cells Sonnet: Gargoyem Cells. The days are gone when we could take for granted that a church gathering would bring togetherness of purpose and peace and meditations on the Golden Ruler, Love. Some people go to church as something to do. Won't even eat the wafer unless it's chocolate flavored, and they prefer beer to wine.
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Spicy Kimchi Pizza, From Uploaded
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, December 31, 2021
Six Sonnets: South Korea Six Sonnets: South Korea. The daily sonnet recalls some mixed up times in South Korea.
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Notre Dame Gargoyle asks, 'Now what'm I gonna do?', From FlickrPhotos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, March 18, 2021
3 Sonnets: The Cathedral Made of Gargoyles SUNDAY TRIPLE SONNET: The Cathedral Made of Gargoyles. I read last year somewhere that priests used to around with their censers smoking in the old church days because -- pew -- everybody smelled, sometimes going months, maybe years without a bath or shower, onnacounta there wasn't any plumbing. And now we take that pot pourri for granted, although we still sit in pews. Some still don't shower, if you ask me, even with pipes.
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Gordon Coutts Landscape with Swagman., From WikimediaPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, June 28, 2021
Sonnet: Waltzing Matilda (Apocryphal Version) Sonnet: Waltzing Matilda (Apocryphal Version). The daily sonnet continues. Today, we consider the insipient psychopathology of the Terra Nullius lot.
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SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, August 24, 2021
Sonnet: The Gods of Small Things Sonnet: The Gods of Small Things. Footwashers to the oligarchs all around us. O when will we ever learn? Where have all the flowers gone? And while we're at it the eat-them-off-the-vine tomatoes? Today's aren't worth throwing at a clown... .
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Umberto Eco, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
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Umberto Eco's Logos and Our Willing Ears BOOK REVIEW: On the Shoulders of Giants by Umberto Eco. Among many delights is Eco's acknowledgement that we live in a world of intertextuality, that we making meaning together, that what an author or artist 'intends' is often superceded by a reader's response to a work. THis is a newly translated collection of essays.
Series: Book Reviews (75 Articles, 71544 views)
Just skeet shooting aliens, hound at heel., From Uploaded
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, June 22, 2021
Comic Strip: Skeet Shooting the Aliens Comic Strip: Skeet Shooting the Aliens. In anticipation of UAP report from Congress. The daily sonneteer tries his hand at cart-ooning. Poetry will return soon.
Dinosaurs in meteor shower at the end of the Cretaceous, From Uploaded
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, September 11, 2021
Sonnet: We Farted and then Earth Returned to Normal Sonnet: We Farted and then Earth Returned to Normal. The daily sonnet stops thinking about 9/11 and gets back to our imminent demise.
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Zelensky, the deepfake, From Uploaded
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Sunday Colloquy: We're All Deepfakes Now Sunday Colloquy: We're All Deepfakes Now. While we continue to be distracted by climate change, the pandemic, possible nuclear war around the corner, and the end of democracy, we are missing out on the Singularity that already begun. Got bongs? Smoke em while you got em.
Series: Op-Eds (43 Articles, 40664 views)
rose, From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, May 1, 2021
Sonnet: The Old In/Out. In/Out, In/Out Sonnet: The Old In/Out. In/Out, In/Out. The daily sonnet continues. Today the poet wonders what it's all about and comes up smelling roses.
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The Man with no eyes, From FlickrPhotos
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Sonnet: They'll Say, No One Can Eat 50 Eggs Sonnet: They'll Say, No One Can Eat 50 Eggs. The daily quest for a sonnet per day average continues. Today the surveillance state seen as the Man With No Eyes.
Series: Sonnets (288 Articles, 261741 views), My Poetry (339 Articles, 305375 views)
The Hound of the Baskervilles (1939), From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, July 16, 2021
Sonnet: A Woof Woof, Woof Woof Poem Sonnet: A Woof Woof, Woof Woof Poem. The daily sonneteer opines on the dogs of Wah. H/T natch to CCR. What a tune. What a full moon. Ne c'est pas?
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Bali seen as a duckrabbit paradise, From Uploaded
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, February 27, 2022
Sonnet: Bali Getaway Blues Sonnet: Bali Getaway Blues. The weekly sonneteer moons over the sadness of lost service sector eves by the sea. Oh those back rubs and the mie goreng noodles and cold bottle of beer served up with a smile and no tip necessary. Cheap trip, too. Good chance to load up on the new release DVDs for a couple bucks. Customs says jack back in Perth onnacounta they load up, too, when they go there on holiday. It's a peaceable kingdom.
Series: Sonnets (288 Articles, 261741 views), My Poetry (339 Articles, 305375 views)
Patient Zero, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, February 5, 2021
Did China Give the World Herpes? Op-Ed: Did China Give the World Herpes? Did the Red Sox err in trading Babe Ruth? Answer, in each case: They didn't. Before the etiology of Covid-19 gets lost in the blah-blah of mainstream indifference, we should understand some things...
Series: Covid-19 (13 Articles, 12774 views)
Zero Dark Thirty: The Black Cat omen before the BOOM, From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, May 8, 2021
Sonnet: May 2, 2011: The Voodoo Raid Sonnet: May 2, 2011: The Voodoo Raid. Ten years later a bonus sonnet commemorates the farcical explanation of what happened in Abbottabad and stuff.
Series: Trump (42 Articles, 36624 views), Sonnets (288 Articles, 261741 views), My Poetry (339 Articles, 305375 views) (View All Series)
george floyd kneed, From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, April 19, 2021
Chauvinist Cops and the Just Is System that Enables Them Book Review: Above the Law by Ben Cohen. A review of the notion of Qualified Immunity as it applies to the Derek Chauvin case and by extension to all the cases of police brutality protected by a stupid law that usurps the 14th Amendment. Even as I was writing the piece another Black person -- 13 year old Adam Toledo -- was shot in Chicago, riots ensued.
Series: Book Reviews (75 Articles, 71544 views)
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, September 16, 2020
The 'Boston Massacre': Bring Your Milk of Amnesia A book review of The Boston Massacre by Serena Zabin. The author draws us into a complex web of intrigues and relations befitting a large family, which is what she reckons the Boston colonists were vis-a-vis the British. The Massacre was a precursor to the Revolution that followed a few years later, but, she argues it was as if a family were breaking up. The early Bostonians saw themselves as proud Britons. Union Jack's taxes.
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Mark Zuckerberg: Facebook change to Meta, From Uploaded
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Facebook: From the Shallow End to the Deep (But Not Really) Facebook: From the Shallow End to the Deep (But Not Really). Facebook is changing its name to Meta. No, really. I opine on this development, and on the partnership between the socials and the media.
Series: Op-Eds (43 Articles, 40664 views)
Rally: Stop the Far Right in Melbourne, From FlickrPhotos
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Freezing Our Assets Off Freezing Our Assets Off. The government is slowly eroding our freedoms, beginning with expression and dissent. Will we fight back or go the way of obsolescence.
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Neurons, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, July 8, 2021
Sonnet: A Waterboard Poem Sonnet: A Waterboard Poem. The daily sonnet shuffles on, leg irons, like Julian Assange. Hep Two. Julian Assange. Hep Two. .
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Cesare Saccaggi (Italian, 1868-1934), 'Dante and Beatrice in the garden', From CreativeCommonsPhoto
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Sonnet: Metaphysical Belles Sonnet: Metaphysical Belles. A love poem without mercy. Well, okay, maybe a little bit, if you're bad and your cheekiness needs to be assuaged with a nun's tender slapping to an exposed over-the-knees buttock of your choice.
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Gandalf the White, From FlickrPhotos
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Gandalfs Deep in Thought: A Couplet Sonnet Gandalfs Deep in Thought: A Couplet Sonnet. Sonnet #84 for 2021. Today, the new us ahead by way of Googlist types.
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The Deluge, From Uploaded
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Mega Sonnet Batch: 20 Takes on Turkey Mega Sonnet Batch: 20 Takes on Turkey. Almost at the finish line. Huff-puff-puff-huff. Today the daily sonnet recalls facets of his brief residence in Turkey.
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Statue of Miles Davis in Kielce, From FlickrPhotos
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Miles High (Dark Glasses) POEM: Miles High (Dark Glasses). An inchoate white dwarf's tribute a resplendent musical superstar.
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Shock Corridor %281963 poster%29., From WikimediaPhotos
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Sonnet: White Noise and Black Eyes Sonnet: White Noise and Black Eyes. Are we not men? Are we not mad? Are we not madmen?
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Image from A Fire Story courtesy Brian Fies, From Uploaded
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The Fire - This Time: An Interview with Brian Fies The Fire - This Time: An Interview with Brian Fies. The author talks about the fire that destroyed his home in 2017 and related it to more recent fires and to CLIMATE CHANGE.
Series: Interviews (17 Articles, 23206 views)
Associative Collage from Dylan lyrics, From Uploaded
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The Collage Collection: Adventures in American Despair Dylan Collage: a stanza from "Desolation Row" with associative links; a reader-responds to the Bard of Duluth. The white man's Haile Selassie. Bass the pong.
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FILM REVIEW: FTA: F*ck the Aggression Back in 1972, Jane Fonda was all the rage in the US for going to North Vietnam in the middle of the war and making radio broadcasts and speeches that "aided and abetted" our enemy. She also organized an alternative revue to thee USO's war-cheerleading concerts, and she called it FYA: f*ck the Army. It only lasted a week before it mysteriously pulled. Here is again 50 years later.
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Doublethink, Doublethink: It's Two Thinks in One! Book Review of Dorian Lynskey's The Ministry of Truth: The Biography of George Orwell's 1984. Recalls Orwell's influences (HG Wells, principally), his deep loathing of communism, and his secret snitch list. Excellenyt job demonstrating the continued relevance of Orwell's presence on out world.
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Soviet Hippies: The Grass Is Greener on the Other Side Film Review: Soviet Hippies. Here is an independent film by Terje Toomistu. Tells of the coming to life, to thaw, of Soviets, principally Estonians, who treaded water during the zombie years of Soviet occupation. Is Nice.
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Hieronymus Bosch (c. 1450?1516), The Garden of Earthly Delights Triptych, 1490?1500, From FlickrPhotos
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In Flagrante Delicto In Flagrante Delicto. Weekly Ree Verse poem today worries that we're all caught between two hells. Won't you sing along? Remember, the links are optional.
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Book Cover Suspicious Minds, From Uploaded
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Are You Talkin' To Me? (Yeah, You) Book Reviews: Suspicious Minds: How Culture Shapes Madness by Joel and Ian Gold. And, Paranoia: The 21st Century Fear by Jason and Daniel Freeman. Two pairs of brothers writing about two topics growing in our hearts and minds: suspicion and paranoia. Conspiracy theories, Fake News, algorithms playing with our minds. For money and power. These psychs flesh it out for us. If we're not mad, we're moving in that direction.
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Failed States of Conscience Book Review: The Internet Is Not the Answer by Andrew Keen. The Internet and its great promise has failed us. We are now the manipulated, the objects of purloined desire. Zombie dollars for algorithmists who keep track of our virtual thoughts and shape them for money. We can do better.
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Do You Smell Something Trustworthy Burning? Do You Smell Something Trustworthy Burning? Greed got in the way of our love for each other. Social Security in ruins.
Celebrate National #Kazoo Day by creating..., From FlickrPhotos
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Sonnet: Disconcerto for Electric Kazoo in B Flat, Opus 25 Sonnet: Disconcerto for Electric Kazoo in B Flat, Opus 25. The daily sonnet continues its quixotic quest for worthy windmills. Today we honor paradigm shifts. I guess.
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Headline in a newspaper advertizing a lynching, From Uploaded
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Film Review: Lynching Postcards Film Review: Lynching Postcards (2021). Every Picture Tells the Same Story. Imagine postcards traded as if they were baseball cards. Good chance at self-reflection.
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, September 5, 2020
Sharon Olds: Interpenetrations of Love and Being Review of Arias by Sharon Olds, the former Pulitzer prize and TS Eliot awardee (the only American woman to win this prestigious award). Her crisp, often-sexually explicit imagistic forays into being.
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crown of thorns, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
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Sonnet: What Do You See Here? Sonnet: What Do You See Here? I've been a lapsed Catholic for a long time. But every once in a while I get inspired by its symbolism. Christ, I hope it's not because of Joe Biden's ascension.
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Volodymyr Zelensky - Caricature, From FlickrPhotos
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BONUS REACTIONARY POEM: Ukraine's Heroic Zelensky Unites Divided Americans Against Putin BONUS REACTIONARY FREE VERSE POEM: Ukraine's Heroic Zelensky Unites Divided Americans Against Putin. I'm gonna lampoon the idea that Zelensky, the TV comedian with no previous political experience and puppet to the Yanks, is a hero. I just can't handle the thought he's being spun that way. It's just another HBO.
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Offrande fane'e (1937) - Paul Klee (1879 - 1940), From FlickrPhotos
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Things We Can Do To Make the World Better Things We Can Do To Make the World Better. Let's be positive and at the same time assertive. We can make this better.
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dark ages, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
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Sonnet: The Dark Ages Return With A Vengeance OP-ED Sonnet: The Dark Ages Return With A Vengeance. They're coming. They're almost here. They're hidden in coded smiles and paranoid parodies of love. Just remember as they centralize, that it's all a trick of electricity.
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Canape's, From FlickrPhotos
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Sonnet: Life Is A Canape, Ol' Chum Sonnet: Life Is A Canape, Ol' Chum. The quest for an average of one sonnet per day this year continues. I reckon this #90. Today, how the rich are eating us alive like cannibals. Montezuma's Revenge anybody?
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, August 27, 2020
The Daesh Dash to Death and the Bad Signs Ahead for Reporting Critical review of Idlib raid by US forces during which 8 people were killed, including Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and, allegedly, two kids he was clutching. Even conceding that the event happened, Trump appears to have staged elements of its reportage with images and play-by-play that smell of Obama envy.
Series: Trump (42 Articles, 36624 views)
Social Media Mixed Icons  - Banner, From FlickrPhotos
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Sonnet: The After Image of Love, Look Closely Sonnet: The After Image of Love, Look Closely. The daily sonnet tackles the Big One -- Why? Don't worry, it's just seasonal, like the flu. I'm not here to browbeat.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, November 9, 2021
Sonnet: The Dogs of Wah Are On the Loose! Sonnet: The Dogs of Wah Are On the Loose! The daily sonnet opens its big maw to opine on the looming China syndrome thing. Woof.
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invasion-of-the-body-snatchers -78_5124, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
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Sonnet: Are You An iPod? (Yeah, you!) Sonnet: Second-Guessing Your iPod. The i is lowercase and the P is uppercase. Hm. Sonnet of the day.
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I Ching Hexagram 56 - The Wanderer, From Uploaded
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Last Sonnet: Bringing It All Back Home Last Sonnet: Bringing It All Back Home. Number 365. Vaya con diablo. The daily sonnet is finished. Into your hands I commit my spirit. I hope I didn't rhyme in vain. There'll still be poems -- and, yes, more sonnets, but infrequently and not part of hamstringing resolution, although of course it was a fabulous experience I won't forget.
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All the subliminal signs were there in the ice cubes., From Uploaded
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Sonnet: Something Happened During the Terry O'Reilly Brawl Sonnet: Something Happened During the Terry O'Reilly Brawl. The sonneteer is drinking heavily at the bad news he reads daily. Oh, it's dark alright. L'chaim.
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Woody Allen- Stand up comic: My Marriage, From YouTubeVideos
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Woody's Wicked Levity and Wicked-er Gravity Book Review: Apropos of Nothing by Woody Allen. Woody's memoir is at times self-serving (vis-a-vis you know what, wink) but I love the guy's humor and a lot of this book, especially early on, is a fond reminder of how he made a generation laugh with surreality in general and his taking the mickey out of Holocaust gloom. Because he was self-loathing Jew.
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UFONYT, From FlickrPhotos
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Three Sonnets: Something Happened Three Sonnets: Something Happened. The Daily Sonnet. Today three on a fantasy of surreptitious invasion of aliens. What if the US Military - UFO piece that appeared in the NYT in 2017 (link in poem) was a last desperate warning that that that that....
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Sonnet: I'm Maddy As Hell Sonnet: I'm Maddy As Hell, Sayonara. Thanks for the memories. Auf Wiedersehen. For the Good Times. Knock Three Times On the Ceiling.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, September 24, 2020
Two Heinrich Heine Poems in Translation Two Heinrich Heine poems translated from the Book of Songs (1824). More to come.
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Return to forever, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
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Sonnet: In Summa Summit Sonnet: in Summa Summit. A poem in memory of Chick Corea who recently left us, the lucky bastard. May he never return, forever.
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Shmamit betim, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
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Private Sonnet Road Through Settlements and Tears POETRY: Private Sonnet Road Through Settlements and Tears. A sonnet embedded in a free verse poem about the doings in Palestine.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, September 3, 2020
What Would Abbie Hoffman Do? I miss the Sixties desperately. We didn't put up with s*it we put up with now. This poem is about Abbie and how he might re-distribute some wealth and kickstart the economy again.
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Earth Day - Earth Under Water 112/365, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
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Sonnet: Earth Day So What? Sonnet: Earth Day So What? Daily Sonnet continues. Today we ponder the need for an Earth Day. Go Green! Kino is offering a complimentary viewing of "Anthropocene: The Human Epoch" at yurl.com/kxvsuf7d
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Usman Khawaja watches Jonny Bairstow at the crease, From FlickrPhotos
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Sonnet: A Psychopath's Whispered Sweet Nothings Sonnet: A Psychopath's Whispered Sweet Nothings. Don't buy a trophy wife.
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still from The General Returns From One Place To Another, From Uploaded
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Sonnet: General Relativity Is Special Sonnet: General Relativity Is Special. The daily sonnet recalls its philosophical roots and wonders at this wonderful film about the nature of the real and the illusory and which is which. You or them.
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People wwill come from miles around to pick Biden's brains, From FlickrPhotos
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Sonnet: A Biden Beauty Is A Joy Forever Sonnet: An Abiding Beauty Is A Joy Forever. The daily sonnet cycle continues. Today, we laugh about Uncle Joe being compared to FDR and LBJ (New Deal, Great Society). Son Hunter is back to being a shmuck, raising his lucrative role in Burisma again, either as a taunt to Trump or to Greenwald. A no-no either way.
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Changing of the guards at Prague Castle, From FlickrPhotos
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Sonnet: Beneath the Castle Where the Giants Are in Love Sonnet: Beneath the Castle Where the Giants Are in Love. Where next in this darkness? Keep a firefly close at hand.
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Pegasus with a familiar eunuch horn., From Uploaded
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Sonnet: Spooks and Spies and Narrative Lies Sonnet: Spooks and Spies and Narrative Lies. The daily sonnet speaks to the Pegasus menace, with a familiar eunuch horn thrown in.
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SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, January 15, 2022
BOOK REVIEW: Cautivos by Ariel Dorfman BOOK REVIEW: Cautivos by Ariel Dorfman. Ariel Dorfman: Caught in the Commission of a Truth. Dorfman's short novel provides an entertaining and insightful look at Cervantes captivity as a catalyst for his later penning of Don Quixote. Well worth the read.
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SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, October 16, 2021
Sonnet: Riddle of the Sphinx on My 65th Birthday Sonnet: Riddle of the Sphinx on My 65th Birthday. The daily sonnet is surprised to be around for its 65th birthday today, and has a few words to say about it.
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(9 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, October 10, 2020
The 2020 VP Debate: Fly versus Lotus Here is my op-eddish poem about the 2020 VP debate between Kamal Harris and Mike Pence. The Fly versus The Lotus. Look out. Plexiglass.
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Ku-ring-gai Chase - petroglyph., From WikimediaPhotos
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Blackfella: Down Under: Poem 3 of 10: Dream Time Fantasy Blackfella: Down Under: Poem 3 of 10: Dream Time Fantasy. Three interconnected sonnets.
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SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, January 15, 2022
Sonnet: The Mad Sassafras Sinecure Sonnet: The Mad Sassafras Sinecure. I'm the Weekly Sonneteer this year. And this is number one for the new year. A guy steps into a bar -- and never comes out...
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still from The Seventh Seal (dir, Igmar Bergman), From CreativeCommonsPhoto
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, July 13, 2021
Sonnet: Gaining Silence, Dimming Light Sonnet: Gaining Silence, Dimming Light. The daily sonnet continues. Today on its knees in the silence of our shared doom praying for "miracles."
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Morton Salt 021409, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
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FLASH FICTION: Looking Back at My Lot's Shaker of Salt FLASH FICTION: Looking Back at My Lot's Shaker of Salt. A slight variation on the Orpheus and Eurydice theme. Somehow Lot's wife got in it too, Drugs can do that to you and you should be careful at home. Yes, I'm new to the genre.
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AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL by Ray Charles From THE DICK CAVETT SHOW. September 18, 1972., From YouTubeVideos
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What Are We Gonna Do Now To Save Our Democracy? Now that Trump is toast. It's time we got back to normal again. Normal Bates, Motel 6. Mama rockin' away in the fruit cellar, like it's 60s all over again. Her smokin' bones. Hmph. No, but seriously, let's figure this stuff out. Together.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, September 3, 2020
The Age of Synthetic Biology: Start the War Games! Book Review: Biodefense in the Age of Synthetic Biology (2018) by National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM). Framework for dealing perceived bioweapon attacks. Scientists explain the processes of assessment and mediation involved. A moratorium on dangerous biological weapons research, in place since 2014, was lifted by the Trump Administration. Here's the scientific explanation for the need for synbio.
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(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, February 9, 2021
Sonnet: The Real Dawn of Man Sonnet: The Real Dawn of Man. First there was the fight over the watering hole, then over the remote.
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SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, September 1, 2021
Sonnet: I Left My Heart in VietGhan Sonnet: I Left My Heart in VietGhan. The daily sonnet takes stock of our lessons in Nam and Ghan. But not really.
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SHARE More Sharing        Monday, January 24, 2022
You Must Be Djoking? You Must Be Djoking? The deportation is another sordid human affair and a further sign of our collective downward slide. Glenn Greenwald weighs in.
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Playing 'Risk', From CreativeCommonsPhoto
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The Clowns of War Risking It All The Clowns of War Risking It All. Are Zelensky and Ukraine even worth fighting over? Oligarchs can be thieves you know.
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SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, March 13, 2022
Sonnet: What If God Went Blind? Sonnet: What If God Went Blind? The daily sonneteer considers the wankidoodledandiness of it all. Hang on to your marbles, my friend.
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Postcard Sky, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, April 8, 2021
POEM: Picture POEM: Picture. My shortest poem ever. Not part of the daily sonnet quest.
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The Grave of Mick Leigh James, From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, April 10, 2021
Sonnet: Roadside Graves Sonnet: Roadside Graves. The daily sonnet quest continues. This #86 this year. I'm a little behind.
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a potted plant and a firefly, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
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Sonnet: What, Am I A Potted Plant? Sonnet: What, Am I A Potted Plant? The author wonders aloud to himself how come people clam up when you need to hear their shtick most? Is it omerta?
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Creaci%C3%B3n de Ad%C3%A1m., From WikimediaPhotos
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Cogito Ergo Sum: I Think Not Creative Non-Fiction: A Creation Story: In the Beginning Was the Mighty Whitey. Part 1 of 3. The peculiarities of our species is drawn with some levity and mirth. Things weren't right from the Beginning and I try to explain why. Ordinarily, blasphemy might be in play, but ever since Nietzsche murdered God and postmodernism says nothing is true it's all permitted (nod to Jim Carroll Band, Catholic Boy) here we are at the End...
Turkish Oil Wrestling, From Uploaded
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A RAND Review of Russia: Did Push Come to Shove? A RAND Review of Russia: Did Push Come to Shove? Two documents -- a 2019 RAND report on dealing with Russia and a Russian response to sanctions -- suggest a rough ride ahead even after the the storm settles. The role of China is key.
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, August 7, 2021
Sonnet: Nietzsche's Problems with Women Sonnet: Nietzsche's Problems with Women. The daily sonnet ponders the Nietzsche relationship to women. Oh, well. .
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SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, February 3, 2022
"Love Minus Zero" Was On the Radio "Love Minus Zero" Was On the Radio. War brings together strange bedfellows -- again, and for limited time only.
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National Sorry Day , Australia 2015, .Sorry Song. to Stolen Generations, From FlickrPhotos
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Blackfella: Down Under: Poem 4 of 10: From the Dark Ages to the 'Enwhitenment' Blackfella: Down Under: Poem 4 of 10: From the Dark Ages to the 'Enwhitenment'. The Stolen Generations comes in many flavors, none of them palatable.
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From Hoenshel's Complete English Grammar, 1897.  'I have more money than I know what to do with.' Sentence diagram.   I wish that were true!, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
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The Devil's in the Details: Electoral Surgery Required? The Devil's in the Details: Electoral Surgery Required? The Liar Next Time. Panic about the Jan 6 farce and how to redress it is getting on the nerves.
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Guernica, From Uploaded
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Sonnet: Johnny Guernica Smells the Metaphysics Sonnet: Johnny Guernica Smells the Metaphysics. The Weekly Sonneteer grew weak and needed to emote extra and this arrived. Sorry. Just ignore it.
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Evel Knievel monument in Twin Falls., From WikimediaPhotos
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Sonnet: The Great Leap of Fate Sonnet: The Great Leap of Fate. Go, Johnny, Go, they urge night and day.
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Luxembourg Fortress Wall (smoke-stylized), From Uploaded
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, January 5, 2022
The European Six Pack of Sonnets The European Six Pack of Sonnets. There daily sonnet careens into historical nuance and makes a mess of it, but still, almost there. TWO MORE SONNETS TO GO! (363/365)
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HUZZAH! Turkey drumsticks!, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
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Sonnet: Christmas with Dark Meat The daily sonnet has its work cut out getting to the finish line. 326 is the number of sonnets so far written for 2021. Will I get there or will I pull a Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner maneuver and just drop intentionally right before the finish line, the Borstal lads going, Crikey, mate, run! There's pie! .
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Sunday Colloquy: Are We Beyond Good and Evil? Sunday Colloquy: Are We Beyond Good and Evil? Yes, we are. And I can prove it. You believe me, don't you.
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, October 13, 2021
Sonnet: Happy World Mental Health Week! Sonnet: Happy World Mental Health Week! The daily sonnet honors all those who have lost their minds caught up in believing there was a reality you could count on when the chips were down. Have a slice on the domino effect.
Asuka, a luxury liner, From Uploaded
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Six Pack of Sonnets: My Secret Sharers, My Life of Luxury Six Pack of Sonnets: My Secret Sharers, My Life of Luxury. The daily sonnet ahoys on the old trope about the sea and stuff. .
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What Goes Around Comes Around: Old Tao Saying Trump has the 'Vid. Okay, here's a look bringing the dots together and showing that when Trump re-opened research into Gain-of-Function lab experiments, he knowingly opened the door to viruses like Covid-19. This could be a continuation piece from my previous looks at Synthetic Biology and a review of Mike Davis's The Monster Enters. THere may be more coming.
Hindenburg disaster %281%29., From WikimediaPhotos
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Sonnet: Bumps in the Night Sonnet: Bumps in the Night. When things go south, watch your mouth. You could get burned.
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Sonnet: I Blame You, Lorraine Sonnet: I Blame You, Lorraine. You doan wanna know wha happ'n'd to the muthaf*ckin dove...The daily sonnet recalls the highs and lows of love. Think: hunting with Dick.
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Toots Hibbert .Country Roads. from A REGGAE SESSION In Memory of Toots Hibbert. This is his performance of .Country Roads. in .A REGGAE SESSION,. which was filmed at Fort Charles in Jamaica in 1988., From YouTubeVideos
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One Last Pressure Drop -- and You're Free My gratitude expressed to the late great Freddie "Toots" Hibbert, lead singer of the Maytals for 57 years.
Areas covered by the Emancipation Proclamation are in red. Slave-holding areas not covered are in blue., From Uploaded
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SONNET: History as a Rearview Mirror SONNET: History as a Rearview Mirror. The legacy of slavery is still with us. Most of us don't spend time thinking about how tenuous its abolition was. It's a lot to answer for. Consider.
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SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, July 13, 2021
Sonnet: Man, The Self-Made Monster Sonnet: Man, The Self-Made Monster. The daily sonnet rises from the dead. Here's a still photo that's been eerily animated by software. Can you say Uncanny?
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SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, August 25, 2021
Sonnet: Free the Gitmo Poets! OpEdSonnet: Free the Gitmo Poets! The daily sonnet hopes to see gitmo opened soon and detainees set free.
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Ilhan Omar, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
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The Girl Who Wore a Hijab and Kicked Up a Hornet's Nest in Congress Book Review: This Is What America Looks Like by Ilhan Omar. An intriguing memoir of one young Somali's life, including the devastated state left behind, the great expectations for coming to America, and the fight to assimilate in Minneapolis's Little Somalia and her unlikely rise in politics given her conservative cultural background. She's feisty and smart, and anyone who tells a bully to his face he's a mofo is alright by me
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, August 28, 2020
8 Covid-19 Poems Here are 8 poems I wrote around the Covid-19 pandemic.
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book cover The Sinking Middle Class, From InText
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How the Middle Half Lives Book review of The Sinking Middle Class by David Roediger, a radical historian from Kansas University, who argues that the middle class, as currently construed, is not worth saving. Let's rock that cash bar.
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HITCHHIKER, From FlickrPhotos
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Sonnet: Itinerant Work as a Screw Jobber Sonnet: Itinerant Work as a Screw Jobber. The daily sonnet quest continues. Today's subject the fruit of man's labor. Will you drink to that?
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It's the little deaths that can add up to neurasthenia. Oy., From WikimediaPhotos
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Sonnet: The Greco-Roman World Unfurled Sonnet: The Greco-Roman World Unfurled. The past, history, memory, pleasant surprises with new readings. Cleopatra. Antony. Two worlds collide. My asp in your plez.
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Now entering Arkham, Lovecraft Country MA, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
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Black Like You: Life As A Horror Movie TV Series Review: Lovecraft Country. The 10-part Season 1 has finished and Season 2 begins in August. It's a Jordan Peele-influenced series, so features what might be called political horror; monsters that prevent integration into the reality we all share to varying degrees. As if in agreement with the Black position, when traditional fantasy monsters do show up they seem to prefer white meat. Well-acted and great soundtrack.
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Taegu, S. Korea. Doorway Offerng to ancestors., From Uploaded
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Sonnet: The Seventh Day Adventist Sonnet: The Seventh Day Adventist. The Weekly Sonneteer is having an identity crisis. Is it old age or have I gone quite mad? Reader-Response theories in the comments please.
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God and Adam begin to change their view of each other, From Uploaded
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Cogito Ergo Sum? I Think Not, Part 2: The Rise of the Counterculture: Adam Fights Back A Creation Story: In the Beginning Was the Mighty Whitey: From Adam to the Z Generation. A history of Up Yours. Middle-Finger Blues. How we got from Eden to Socrates to American Exceptionalist democracy and the Lesser of Two Evils, skipping all the ads.
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Shooting star, Fujifilm., From FlickrPhotos
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Sonnet: Star Stuffed Sonnet: Star Stuffed. The daily sonnet continues. Today recalling Sagan years and sweet tears of romanticism now gone. Light a vigil.
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Miles Davis, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
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Three Poems on Race Three Poems on Race. The new year of poesy begins from he formerly known as the daily sonneteer. Normal again, ordinary, and don't feel good.
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Band of Brothers, Tangled Up in Blues Film Review: Da 5 Bloods, directed by Spike Lee. It's a complex film that questions purpose, values, identity, existential meaning. War and money. It takes Hanoi Hannah to prod conscience. Why you here? They don't have answers as the news of MLK's assassination comes over the airwaves.
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Rudy Giuliani - Caricature Painting, From FlickrPhotos
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A Political Poem: In Medias Res (for Rudy Giuliani) A Political Poem: In Medias Res (for Rudy). To me, it encapsulates the whole Trump era. Good riddance.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, December 11, 2020
Corona, Corona (this is my fight back sing-a-long song against the pandemic) Sing-A-Long: Corona, Corona (a' after Dylan's Corinna, Corinna). We must lighten up amidst so much dread. F*ck it! During the 60s we spent half our lives singing and humping and giving the Finger to the Man. Put on your dancing shoes and sing the blues, as Bowie said.
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banksy: Armoured Peace Dove, From Uploaded
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Sonnet: Nobel Invented Dynamite Op-Ed Poem: Sonnet: On the 2021 Nobel Peace Nomination of Jared and Avi (Abraham Accords). Obscenity?
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Salem Church, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
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Sonnet: The New Salem State Maybe I ate shrooms. Even then, though. My daily sonnet series continues.
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The Hindenburg Disaster, NJ, 1937, From Uploaded
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Sunny Day -- and Then It Rained Sunny Day -- and Then It Rained. The Weekly Sonneteer raises the prospect that we're doomed. But if you can still write poetry about it, maybe not.
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Every day is Christmas in America (TM), From Uploaded
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Sonnet: Sons of Gun Control Sonnet: Sons of Gun Control, More from my Daily Sonnet Project. Here we make the pitch for America the Beautiful to replace that godawful military number that gets people in trouble if they take a knee to it. Damn. Maybe that's why Chauvin did it. Hmm, I feel another sonnet coming on.
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Fisherman's Warp, Assos, Turkey, From FlickrPhotos
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Sonnet: The Blues of the Fisherman Sonnet: The Blues of the Fisherman. The daily sonnet sails the Aegean in search of porpoise only to find mermaids lost at sea.
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Fire Angel, From Uploaded
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Petrarchan Sonnet #2: The Dark Age Returns Petrarchan Sonnet #2: The Dark Age Returns. The daily sonnet rolls on. Will he make it to the finish line or pull a loneliness of the long distance runner maneuver?
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SHARE More Sharing        Friday, April 2, 2021
Good Friday Sonnet Good Friday Sonnet. Crusoe left his folks to escape the middle way and its trappings. People forget that he was a slaver and on his way to Africa to fetch some chains when his fully-laden ship crashed. He got almost all the supplies off, including a lot of grog and guns. The island was rife with fruits and wildlife; he had three houses; and, when Friday arrived -- suddenly -- he had a slave, who made wear women's clothing. Hm.
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Zhi-Khro Bardo Thodol., From WikimediaPhotos
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3 Sonnets: Dying, Dying, Dead 3 Sonnets: Dying, Dying, Dead. The daily quest for a sonnet-a-day average continues. Today we consider why we say "we"? And death, the mind as killing fields and the little Pol Pot dicktaters ahead; who has a clue; and, The Moody Blues.
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Still from 2001: A Space Odyssey, From Uploaded
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, November 2, 2021
Sonnet: Trick or Treat, Here's Climate Change Happy Halloween!
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Paul Klee Playing the Violin, From FlickrPhotos
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Book Review: Feats of Klee Book Review: Feats of Klee. A review of a recent biography of the Swiss German painter who flourished amongst the surrealists, expressionists and cubists of the day and whose work still rings true today.
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Sonnet Six Pack: England, Home Sweet Home Sonnet Six Pack: England, Home Sweet Home. The daily sonnet kind of fondly remembers England.(357/365)
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, September 11, 2020
El Cid: The Most Dangerous Man in Amerika Book Review of The Most Dangerous Man in America: Timothy Leary, Richard Nixon and the Hunt for the Fugitive King of LSD by Bill Minutaglio and Steven L. Davis. It's an excellent limited account of a wild, street-fighting time in America (early 70s) and offers lessons for us today, esp. as we get ready to boot you-know-who out of office, one way or the other.
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Goddess of fertility, particular view. Seen in Berlin., From FlickrPhotos
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Sonnet: The Fruits of Over-Ripe Love Sonnet: The Fruits of Over-Ripe Love. The daily sonnet quest continues. Today we consider Blake's axiom....
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Whitey's brother Billy eying off those charms, From Uploaded
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, March 17, 2022
St. Patrick's Day Sonnet St. Patrick's Day Sonnet. Things were going just fine in Southie and C-Town and then the albino snake showed to people of color. Gray rocks in white hands tossed at Black kids on yellow buses. The white diaspora began, suburbs trembled.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, September 16, 2020
Vive Le Trump L'oeil (A Poem) Sonnet in anticipation of the coming revolution. Herds will roll. You too may end up a basket case.
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SHARE More Sharing        Friday, October 29, 2021
Sonnet: Batman Gets Some Comeuppance -- POW! Sonnet: Batman Gets Some Comeuppance -- POW!. The daily sonnet weighs in on big love yodeling like the mormon tabernacle choir.
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SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, August 28, 2021
Sonnet: The Mind Has An Axe to Grind Sonnet: The Mind Has An Axe to Grind. The daily sonnet takes a shining to crawl spaces of the mind. You are your own secret sharer. I think Joseph Conrad was trying to say.
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SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, December 26, 2021
Sonnet: The Laughing Dead Lady Sonnet: The Laughing Dead Lady. The daily sonnet feels today like Jack Nicholson, who's "gone away." Surprise! Amazing Grace has a word for a wretch like me -- Democracy's dead. hahahahahaha. Get it? she seems to say.
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F-Troop, No. 3, Feb 1967, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
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SONNET: A World of Whitesploitation Newscycled OP-ED SONNET: A World of Whitesploitation Newscycled. The beat (up) goes on. What happened to us? When did we become cowedchipped by bullshitters? Are we not men (and women)? Is humankine tipped so easily?
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SHARE More Sharing        Monday, May 10, 2021
Sonnet: A Thinking Man's Planet Sonnet: A Thinking Man's Planet. The daily sonnet continues (we're over a hundred this year, if you're keeping score).Today the bardo considers the problem with thinking these days of wet between the ears.
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ppp007 - toilet paper, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
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Flash Fiction: Natural Selection Flash Fiction: Natural Selection. Two evolutionists go off on a trek. The one says to the other....
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two roads converged in the woods, and I took the one less travelled by..., From CreativeCommonsPhoto
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Sonnet: Follow Your Bliss Sonnet: Follow Your Bliss. The daily sonnet worries that my world grows limp as I fade away. And Joseph Campbell doesn't help. .
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, September 10, 2020
FrankenBob: The Self-Made Song and Dance Man Review of Dylan's Latest, Rough and Rowdy Ways. It's a great album, with one reservation. Be sure to drink some of his Heaven's Door whiskey while your at it. Not bad. (That was a product placement.)
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, October 5, 2020
Enfranchise Diss (Two Sonnets) Two Sonnets on being a white expat and voter enfranchised, and Black and not being. Enfranchised.
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Mad God Disease (A Sonnet) Sonnet: Mad God Disease. As Bob Marley says, When one door close / other is open / would you let the System make you kill your brother, man? (No, dread, No)
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Inside a dolmus, half empty., From Uploaded
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3 Sonnets: Dolmuş Rides #103-5 Triple Sonnet: Dolmuş Rides #103-5. Continuing my resolution to average a sonnet a day this year. Here I recall my dolmus days in Istanbul -- inspired by truish events. You don't have anything against Trues, do you?
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The Birds directed by Hitchcock, From FlickrPhotos
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Sonnet: Through the Abyssing Glass Sonnet: Through the Abyssing Glass. A poem on our continued denial of the reality that we've been reduced to associates of the Mob in our ecological doings.
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SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, November 7, 2021
Beacon On the Hill or the Heart and Soul of Darkness? What if Duane Clarridge was not a rogue CIA operative but the standard bearer of American foreign policy. .
Raging Bull with Blue  Balls in the China Shop, From Uploaded
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Sonnet: Dishin' On Our Demise Sonnet: Dishin' On Our Demise. The daily sonnet wants to put on a sunny bonnet but finds the world so full of... blue that it seems time to blow the clarion and figure out an exit strategy for the species.
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Cappie's Raging Blue Baals: the Opoem for the People Poem about ballbusters and the devolving US relationship with China. Kissinger once said power is the ultimate aphrodisiac. My advice: Have crackers with the soup.
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william tell, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
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Not-A-Sonnet Sonnet (Don't Worry, I'm On It) Sonnet: Not-A-Sonnet Sonnet (Don't Worry, I'm On It). Couplets and rhymed haikus. Sure, now let's see your work, wise guy.
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Dorothy%27s Ruby Slippers%2C Wizard of Oz 1938., From WikimediaPhotos
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Blackfella: Down Under: Poem 10 of 10: Secret White Man's Business Blackfella: Down Under: Poem 10 of 10: Secret White Man's Business. The weaselly Wizard of Oz made his escape in a hot air balloon (how appropriate) at the end of the film, everybody simpatico with Dorothy and her wanting to get home. Bit where do Aborigines go when their Kansas has been stolen?
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Cheeky Bravehearts, From FlickrPhotos
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Sonnet: Super Free, Look at Me OP-ED Sonnet: Super Free, Look at Me. The Guardian ran an article the other day discussing the new trend of men in America taking to skirts -- the call it 'super freeing.' But the pics they provided suggest a whole lot more than just kilting. Are we losing our minds?
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Quokka, Rottnest Island, From FlickrPhotos
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Blackfella: Down Under: Poem 7 of 10: Crawling To Rotto in the Rain Blackfella: Down Under: Poem 7 of 10: Crawling To Rotto in the Rain. Atrocities occurred, but shhhh not a word.
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(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, September 10, 2020
October Surprises: Trust Me (A Poem) Poem about the suddenness of change. And AstraZeneca has called off their Operation Warp Speed, meantto get a Covid vaccine to the public. A comparison of Turd Blossom and Lotus Blossom is in the offing. Putin laughs his ar*e off with his new Sputnik vaccine, making one wonder whether a new Internet is now underway. I'm easy with these times. Plus, my poem lacks rhymes, so you know it freely expresses.
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Fallen Icarus, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
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Sonnet: My Mythopoeic Beginnings Sonnet: My Mythopoeic Beginnings. There's a huge gap between what they say our childhoods were like and the reality. I caution on the side of erring.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, August 30, 2020
The Fart Heard Around the World (A Thinking Man's Poem) My alternative one-man conspiracy poem about WTC7's near free-fall collapse. I think Rudy did it and theory-poem why. Bring humor hat. Also, Rudy's fine work in Ukraine is noted. No word whether he caught up with Cofer Black, who quietly joined the Burisma board of directors shortly after Trump's inauguration. Then on to the icy tower. Like stations of the cross. O, it's all good fun, tongue in cheek. Bring humor. You need it
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SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, December 28, 2021
Recovering Conscience: A Conversation with Carole Sargent Carole writes of some elderly nuns who won't take nukes for an answer... In addition, she describes the Plowshares movement -- mostly feisty little nuns without guns writing puns on the walls of nuclear facilities. THe MIC hate puns. .
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Cofer Black, From Uploaded
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Political Humor: Cofer Black, Please call Home! Political Humor: Cofer Black, Please call Home! The writer wonders where Cofer is in all this and whether he's called home yet for further instructions. Will he be leasing the foreign legion that Zelensky wants to bring on for slaughter.
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collage of images analogous to poem references, From Uploaded
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14 Collage Sonnets (after Ted Berrigan) Sonnet Sequence: Collage super sonnet: 14 poems, each a "line" in a sonnet. After Ted Berrigan. Now you try, fracture-puss.
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SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, November 16, 2021
Sonnet: Watching and Waiting for a Friend to Play With Sonnet: Watching and Waiting for a Friend to Play With. The daily sonnet fondly remembers the Moody Blues and drummer Graham Edge who died recently.
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Duck-Rabbit illusion., From WikimediaPhotos
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3 Sonnets: The Paradigm Crocodiles Ahead 3 Sonnets: The Paradigm Crocodiles Ahead. Woo, I'm noisy: If you listen hard enough you can probably hear the sonnet boom. Okay, so here's another three in my quest to average a poem a day this year.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, October 14, 2020
Our Downward Path To Wisdom My review of Paul Street's book Hollow Resistance. The author blames Obama for the rise of Trump and shows why. It's his third book on Obama and he hasn't warmed to the guy yet. Hope and Change will never be the same.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, October 2, 2020
Democracy: It's Not Dark Yet, But It's Getting There A consideration of the role of journalism, noting its current failures and finding succor in the Wikileaks model. There's some humor and dastardly facts to support a Network-like rant about not taking it any more.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, November 13, 2021
Sonnet: Think Free Or Die Tyranny always ends the same -- by the same -- before we're free again. The daily sonnet addresses the slow creep backwards toward the Dark Ages. .
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OpenOrd layout algorithm, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
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Sonnet: My Life As Managed Desire Sonnet: My Life As Managed Desire. Freshen up with after shave occam's razor. New! Adsense makes the heart glow fonder.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, September 30, 2020
Joe and Kamala's Big Ideah: A Children's Illustrated Reviews of two special children's books -- one by Kamala Harris, Superheroes Are Everywhere, and the other by her niece, Meena Harris, Kamal and Maya's Big Idea. The books are alright. Kids'll probably love em. I review them, but clown around a bit. As soon as I learned that kamal means lotus (or water lily), I knew things could get fun in the Biden White House.
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#Flowers #Blur #ArtPhotography #Atmosphere #LongExposure In The Garden of earthly delights., From FlickrPhotos
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Sonnet: If a Man Falls in the Garden SONNET: If a Man Falls in the Garden. A perhaps pensive reflection on the human condition.
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Charles Bronson explains the mission of Israel, From FlickrPhotos
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Sonnet: I Was A Teenage Muscle Tough Sonnet: I Was A Teenage Muscle Tough. Once upon a time I was an extra in a movie: Raid on Entebbe. Israeli hostages and PLO terrorists. I played an IDF soldier. Got to "meet" James Woods and Charles Bronson.
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polyester, From FlickrPhotos
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Sonnet: Scratch and Sniff Me, If You Dare Sonnet: Scratch and Sniff Me, If You Dare. Paen to John Water and Meatloaf, sitting in a tree. Oh-oh.
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Noam Chomsky, Please Shut Up, From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, March 22, 2022
Bonus Sonnet Because of Another Avoidable War With A Mandatory Mose Allison Song About Mercy You Must Listen To Bonus Sonnet Because of the Another Avoidable War With A Mandatory Mose Allison Song About Mercy You Must Listen To. Nobody's FOR Putin. Drawing lines means They keep controlling the narratives. It's not Putin versus Biden, not Rockem and Sockem Robots. We don't give a sh*t about world and the thing in Ukraine is a symptom our coming demise. I have a conspiracy that I'll be pooping out soon. I can feel the train moving.
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(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, September 19, 2020
Russian To Judgement: The Senate Report Review of Senate Subcommittee Report on Russian Interference in 2016 election. Many new details, but same conclusions generally. I look into FBI role more critically than usual.
TheDons Detail., From WikimediaPhotos
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EPIC POEM: Calafia, Queen of California: Canto 1 (of 4): The Terrestrial Paradise EPIC POEM: Calafia, Queen of California: Canto 1 (of 4): The Terrestrial Paradise. Twenty Stanzas of love and ancient proximity. California origin story. I wish they all could be California girls.
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Dovima in mink 1952, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
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Poem: Dampening Down: A New Reed Riff Poem: Dampening Down: A New Reed Riff. Corona has jumped to minks and minks brought it back to Man. Lookin' like it'll jump-to-jump just to piss us off vaccine-wise. Obama-Biden closed their gain-of-function research; the Knob opened it up again. Just a riff. Feeling blue. Watch that reed bacteria, players.
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Satan, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, April 6, 2021
Six Sonnets:The Land of Contradictions Six Sonnets:The Land of Contradictions. The daily sonnet quest continues. Today a six-pack set of sonnets on the dark and malevolent forces that control some democracies.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, September 30, 2020
Mirror, Mirror on the World Who's the Darkest of Them All? Book Review of Barton Gellman's Dark Mirror: Edward Snowden and the American Surveillance State. In October 2004, a James Risen and Eric Lichtblau blockbuster story on the Bush administration's wholesale illegal wiretapping of Americans, known as STELLARWIND. The quashing of the piece later inspired Ed Snowden to break good. Had the NYT done its job, there might never have been the Snowden revelations, 9 years later. Irony.
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SHARE More Sharing        Monday, October 11, 2021
Sonnet: Schopenhauer's Pessimism Rears Its Ugly Head Sonnet: Schopenhauer's Pessimism Rears Its Ugly Head. The daily sonnet recalls the day a Kurdish woman jumped overboard from a ferry into the Bosporous Sea. There was a pause when it was unclear if any help would come to her assistance.
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Obama, shooting at the Left, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
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Poem: Obama Was Right (Obama Was Not Left) Poem: Obama Was Right. Here's a poem offering, a response to the election and its myriad meanings unpacked. I offer solutions in verse. Bring humor with you or don't bother.
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Argo Panoptes, From YouTubeVideos
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After the Fire the Fire Still Burns Book Review: Prometheus Bound by Joel Agee. A new translation by a prize-winning poet, and a worthy comparison to the anguished, knowing poet Robert Lowell's translation. What do we know and when did we know it? Guilty as charged.
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Jirafa ardiendo, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
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Sonnet: Losing My Smug Blues Sonnet: Losing My Smug Blues. Robert Frost toward the end described his life's experience as being akin to "a lover's quarrel with the world." JFK loved him. But then look what happened to the lad. Been blue ever since. The real day the music died. Bye Bye Miss American Pie.
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Couch Potatoes, From FlickrPhotos
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Sonnet: The Couch Potato Family Sonnet: The Couch Potato Family. Remote Control was never so much fun. Stting around hacking the minds of others until there's no longer any real buffer, except for excruciating pain caused by the annihilation of privacy. I's an update of the Truman Show -- now with internal processes covered. Go ahead, tell him when he needs to pee or poop. You earned it; you're God.
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'night gallery I', From Uploaded
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, October 6, 2021
Sonnet: La Poheme In thee dying light the daily sonnet pauses and does not know why. Do you? Know much? .
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PNG entrepreneur Mr. Sh*t, From Uploaded
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Abba Bina: Manus Manum Lavat: A Memoiry A memory of my Papua New Guinea days. The day I met Mr Sh*t (sic) who ran for office and lost because the authorities wouldn't allow him to run on his nickname, by which he was very popular. Nobody knew who the fudge Abba Bina was. Important lessons about politics here -- and the loamy loam of life. Mention also of the trials and tribulations of Iranian refugee, Behrouz Boochani.
Landing at Stornoway., From Uploaded
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, December 17, 2021
A Scottish Six-Pack of Sonnets The daily sonnet recalls the Scottish trip and grows moody in response. I've got the moody blues. .
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The Wicker Man of the Druids crop., From WikimediaPhotos
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Sonnet: Horror Movie Wake-Up Call SONNET: Horror Movie Wake-Up Call. You can wake up one morning and think you're in a horror movie. Hills Have Eyes. Mind control. Thank Christ, it's only a movie.
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Borax, From Uploaded
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, May 12, 2022
2000 Mules, 2000 Elephant Men Review of the political thriller cum doco, 2000 Mules, a stubborn little film that makes an ass of itself throughout. But laughs are had and I try to help that way.
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KSM and AZr Think About War and Memory
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, October 9, 2021
Cleared for Release: The Suppressed Poetry of KSM and AZ Cleared for Release: The Suppressed Poetry of KSM and AZ. The daily sonnet uses the poetic license to free the songs of two jailbirds. Then it's back to torture for them, says Uncle Samantha. .
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, September 2, 2020
Gargling in the Rat Race Choir -- Hallelujah! Book Review of David Shariatmadari's Don't Believe A Word: The Surprising Truth About Language. Ebonics. Chomsjy. Boston accents. Why we lingua at all. Worth a read.
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Aboriginal Cave Paintings, Uluru or Ayers Rock, Australia, From FlickrPhotos
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Blackfella: Down Under: Poem 9 of 10: Uluru Ayer's Blackfella: Down Under: Poem 9 of 10: Sonnet: Uluru Ayer's Rock Uluru Ayer's Rock. They had to close down Uluru to tourisyts after some nitwits decided to defecate at the sacred site. Imagine the world as Piss-Christ.
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Cain leadeth abel to death tissot., From WikimediaPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, July 10, 2021
Sonnet: Bezos in Heaven, Cain in the Ass Sonnet: Bezos in Heaven, Cain in the Ass. The daily sonnet wanders through history and pays a debt of gratitude, with interest of course. .
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Catch 22, muuito bom!, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, August 24, 2021
Free Verse: The Arms of Oops Free Verse: The Arms of Oops. Americans left behind billions of dollars worth of weaponry for the Taliban to use or sell, including, even as the poop was fan-driven, A-29s and Blackhawks. I analyze in verse.
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Freefalling, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
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sonnet: falling into my own footprints sonnet: falling into my own footprints. bonus daily sonnet.
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TALIBAN., From CreativeCommonsPhoto
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, August 22, 2021
Sonnet: Afghanistan: The Taliban Advance to the Semi-Finals Op-Ed Sonnet: Afghanistan: The Taliban Advance to the Semi-Finals The daily sonnet weighs in on the travesty. .
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, October 17, 2020
Amy Coney Island of the Mind: A Sonnet Batch Four sonnets on the unstoppable nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. Wade v Roe, here we go, again. Let's hope ol' Stephen Breyer doesn't kick the bucket between now and Inauguration day.
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Fester lurch 1966.JPG, From WikimediaPhotos
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, March 16, 2021
Sonnet: On My Blindness Sonnet: On My Blindness. After John Milton. Another in my continuing resolution to average a sonnet a day in 2021. That's right, if I live so long, I should have 365 sonnets in the cooler by year's end. Drink up.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, January 15, 2021
Vanilla: Te Dium POETRY: Vanilla: Te Dium. When the hivemind is set in jelly we'll be blue and bored and indistinguishable from the AI bots created by psychopathic wonders from Silicon Valley and the intel community. This is a collage villanelle.
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Moody Blues EGBDF Cover, From FlickrPhotos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, July 7, 2021
Sonnet: Old Men And Their Seas, Right? Sonnet: Old Men And Their Seas, Right? The daily sonnet continues to limp along like a John Souza clown, all side trombone. Today, we worry over fading optimism for the Project.
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Server, From PixabayPhotos
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Australia's Cryptic Democracy Julian Assange hails from a society that has no real guaranteed privacy rights; no Bill of Rights is inscribed in the constitution. Assange is, after all is said and done, a champion of privacy and soldier for more governmental transparency. He argues here that cryptography is the best protection for privacy, but now that's been taken away here. Read between the lines.
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Israel: kibbutz Yagur garden, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, December 7, 2020
That Gospel Spiel POEM: That Gospel Spiel. I've had many intersections with American Jewish life, one of the highlights of this goyim's human experience -- great uni instructors, fantastic political activist friends, lovers, and just cultural sensitivity --and more recently my daughter was dating an Israeli at uni and had thoughts of visiting him there. So wrote this fantasia. Hmph.
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Black Holes Soap Bubbles, From FlickrPhotos
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Sonnet: If You See Something, Say Something Sonnet: If You See Something, Say Something. The future of our species seen obliquely leaves me speechless.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, December 16, 2020
Ted Berrigan and the Collage Sonnet: A Tonic for Our Fractal Times POETRY: Ted Berrigan and the Collage Sonnet: A Tonic for Our Fractal Times. Well, we're fractured, dagnabbit. We shoulda killed God with a kinder heart. Now we're f*cked. Poetry helps. Won't you read some? Maybe give ol' Berrigan a go.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, October 22, 2020
The Swamp of October Surprises: Chasing Down the Hoodoo There Here is my take on Obama's October surprise about the Playbook on virus control that might have proved useful back in, say, March, or earlier, when he first heard about the pandemic on its way to America. Obama's regime was practicing gain-of-function research and closed ot down when it sensed bad things could happen. Trump re-opened the research. It's possible such research at Wuhan may have led to the pandemic. Mindblowing.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, October 7, 2020
Power to the People: Right On! Book Review: People's Power by Ashley Dawson. The author makes a pitch for nationalizing electricity in order to wrest control from Big Oil and reign in Climate Change issues. Dawson sees a need to move toward Democratic Socialism. He introduces a literary genre: solarpunk.
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'North By Northwest', From Uploaded
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Sonnet: Someone's Chemtrailed My Consciousness Sonnet: Someone's Chemtrailed My Consciousness. After Hamlet told the ghosts to go f*ck themselves.... The daily sonnet feels like he's losing his mind to Hamlet's pissed off ghosts. yourself
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Spanish Inquisition, From Uploaded
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, October 27, 2021
Sonnet: Godless Torture Returns, No Reward Points The Daily Sonnet is on it: what our lack of faith in anything brings. The question is whether we can ever regain it or is it all cartoonsville from here. If you don't believe me, look at the one you're with. .
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bloodwood sap, From FlickrPhotos
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Blackfella: Down Under: Poem 8 of 10: All the Fallen Honkey Nuts Blackfella: Down Under: Poem 8 of 10: All the Fallen. Honkey. Nuts.
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The Wizard leaves in his hot air balloon. He waves goodbye to the Munchkins, flying monkeys, Irish hoi polloi, QAnoners and Proud Boys., From Uploaded
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Sonnet: Twenty Years of Schoolin' and They Put You On the Day Shift* Sonnet: Twenty Years of Schoolin' and They Put You On the Day Shift*. The daily sonnet weighs in on the good riddance and celebration of hot air balloons lifting our spirits.
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still from Raid on Entebbe (1976). I'm circled., From Uploaded
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Attack of the Self-Loathing Jews (An Anti-Sonnet Poem) Attack of the Self-Loathing Jews (An Anti-Sonnet Poem). The Weekly Sonnet celebrates some of the self-loathing Jews who've put meaning into my life, and a couple who are screwball tragedians.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, December 4, 2020
Fascists (after the Bowie) Op-Ed Riff Off: Music to dance by, after David Bowie. Fascists. They're everywhere and nowhere, if you know what I mean. Their truncheons are ready, to be-be-be-bop your bean. Beep-Beep.
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'Jackson Pollack' 'Moby Dick', From CreativeCommonsPhoto
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, November 4, 2020
Sonnet: Democracy Without A Leg To Stand On Sonnet: Democracy Without A Leg To Stand On. Ruminations in sonnet form as we wait to complete the electoral charade between Biden and Trump. Oy veh! What's happened to our beloved democracy?
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, November 5, 2020
Free Verse: Invasion of the Mental Snatchers OP-Ed Poem: Invasion of the Mental Snatchers. Trump declares victory. I declare a poem, taking off my shoe (won't you join me?).
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Break glass, From FlickrPhotos
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Poem: Breaking Glass Poem: Breaking Glass. Who says we shouldn't break out? Everybody must get stones. Take this glass ceiling and shove it, ain't workin' here no more...
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, October 5, 2020
What Goes Around (A Sonnet) My sonnet about Donald Trump's contraction of Covid-19. What did he know and when did he know it? Anyway, the TRump Admin ended a moratorium in 2017 on gain-of-function virus research because it was dangerous and could lead to a pandemic. The Wuhan lab in question may have been dabbling in g-o-f. This the karmic irony.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, March 20, 2021
3 Sonnets: The Rain Falls Mainly on the Plain 3 Sonnets: The Rain Falls Mainly on the Plain. Probably the best thing that could happen to us at this stage is for a solar flare to knock out our grids and leave us looking stupid for awhile in the ensuing silence, then slowly over a long time we'd regather our wits and get on with evolution for the hell of it.
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, November 3, 2020
The Hemlock Maneuver: A Sonnet My response to the Jeremy Corbyn affair in Britain. Talk about targeting a guy. Look at the pointillist graphic indicating who he associated with. Looks a lot like the the Facebook profile they could put together for you or I. Stay thirsty, my friend, they're coming for your dos equis.
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in between, From FlickrPhotos
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Sonnet: A Still Life SONNET: A Still Life. That says it all, but I'm required to enter a minimum number of characters.
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George Floyd Tributes Outside Cup Foods Minneapolis., From WikimediaPhotos
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Sonnet: O Say Can You See? Sonnet: O Say Can You See? This poem is a response to reading a piece at the Marshall Project that details allegations of other incidents of bodily harm issued by Derek Chauvin to ordinary people doing not much of anything.
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Just because you're paranoid, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
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A Six Pack of Sonnets: Tastes Grate, Less Fulfilling A Six Pack of Sonnets: Tastes Disgusting, More Filling. The Dark Ages is returning; may even be here.
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WMD: The Tiresome Story of Empire, From Uploaded
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, October 21, 2021
The Powell Mystique (free verse poem) The Powell Mystique (free verse poem). The daily sonnet lets his here down for a moment of silence. As if. (In this crazy world.)
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, September 8, 2020
Chauvinist Pigs: A Poem Poem that jazz raps a riff or two to George Floyd and its aftermath. All you need is love, said GW Bush. That's all you kneed.
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#OldTownLisboa#, From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, February 24, 2022
Song: Da Deech And Paolo / Sodade Song: Da Deech And Paolo / Sodade. This is a song collaged by Amelia Hawkins. The lyrics are partially from a poem her father wrote (me), " Da-Deetch and Paolo" combined with lyrics from a song by Cesa'ria Évora titled, "Sodade." Amelia is on guitar and singing.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, September 25, 2020
Absentee Tenets (A Voting Poem) An expat, I voted absentee a couple of days ago from Oceania. Here is a poem celebrating my life as an exceptional American.
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Schuhbaum nullabor., From WikimediaPhotos
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Blackfella: Down Under: Poem 6 of 10 Sonnet: Null Arbor Blackfella: Down Under: Poem 6 of 10: Sonnet: In the Null Arbor. There's a desert called the Nullabor. Tain't nothing there....
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, October 22, 2020
Three Antifa Poems To Get Me Through Three Antifa Poems To Get Me Through. I will not be cowed by bullies; I'm just not that kine of guy.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, January 14, 2021
The 6th of January (The Battle of New Old Beans) POP-ED: The 6th of January (The Battle of New Old Beans). A sing-a-long bandwagon celebration of the riot on DC and the chasing out of town of Donald Trumpery. Ten-hut.
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Dystopia, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, December 29, 2020
Dys-topia, Dat-topia, U-topia, Meh Opies. Whaddya gonna do. One minute high, next minute low. What a bipolar world we live in. How's about we stop populating excessively, realizing we can't all be middle class. Someone will have to do the dishes. It'll get ugly. We need a world government, like Einstein said. Of course, he developed the Bomb. Oy-veh.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, September 6, 2020
Five Poems of Everyday Experience 5 Poems of every day experience. No excess. No places. No wisdom. Still, you'd like to think: a decent read.
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SHARE More Sharing        Monday, November 15, 2021
POLITICAL POEMS: Two Sonnets On Our War With Russia POLITICAL POEMS: Two Sonnets On Our War With Russia. The daily sonnet weighs in on the loudening war drums for a Russian confrontation as the other bookend for one with the Chinese. .
The Maiden's Tower, From WikimediaPhotos
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Hero's Light: A Novellette Novellette: Hero's Light. A story of art and freedom and war and Istanbul. Gallipoli. Aussies and Turks. Turks and Kurds. It's a contemporary tale of Hero and Leander and escaping to freedom. There is humor to be had. (12000 words)
THe Little People Bow Before the Kim Wits, From WikimediaPhotos
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In Search of the Chosŏn People of Lost Korea Book Review: Friend: A Novel from North Korea by Paek Nam-Nyong. Friend is an old book, first published in 1988 and previously translated into French and English. This new edition, translated by Immanuel Kim for Columbia University Press, comes at the 50th anniversary of the commencement of the Korean Conflict. It's a unique insight into provincial living in NK. The author was a propagandist for the Kim family. but still...
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Swarm, From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, March 25, 2021
The Shaping of Things to Come OPED: The Shaping of Things to Come. I've been thinking a lot about "swarming" lately. If you read this piece, you may think about it some, too.
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Gregorian Chance strums for Joan, From Uploaded
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Ballade: Body, Mind, Spirit POEM: Ballade: Body, Mind, Spirit. Upbeat love song from "Joan D'Ark". Strum along, won't you?
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'Blade Runner poster', From Uploaded
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Man, The Appendage An article on shape-shifting in the animal kingdom leads to some serious questions ahead in the near future about human beings and consciousness. I try to reflect on these matters with mature musings and retardation. .
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Trojan Horse, From FlickrPhotos
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Sonnet: Beware of Eeeks Bearing Gifts Sonnet: Beware of Eeks Bearing Gifts. Not all the glitters is gold. Come smell the lovely, becomely Venus Fly Trap.
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Jacaranda tree in my backyard, From Uploaded
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Sonnet: Blue Bees in the Bonnet Sonnet: Blue Bees in the Bonnet. Taking a moment to be, by the jacaranda tree in my backyard, dark clouds rolling in.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, September 7, 2020
Walls, Clowns, Wogs and Gardens A creative non-fiction account of the time I had to bring my daughter to the hospital. Unusual conversations. Bombings. China's Wall. American imperialism. Multiculturalism.Sickness. The Clown Christ of Capitalism.
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3 Sonnets: What Is Evil? What Is Evil? There is so much of it. Basically, it is the desire to harm others -- to kill or seriously hurt others -- through violence, economics, politics of exclusion. Are you evil?
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The Bootleg Series, Vols. 1-3 : Rare And Unreleased, 1961-1991 [Disc 2] - Bob Dylan, From FlickrPhotos
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Sonnet: Amelia on Her Birth Day Sonnet: Amelia on Her Birth Day. I finally got the couplet the way I want it after 24 years. Poetry, right?
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firefly 6804, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
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Sonnet: The Dying Light of Self Sonnet: The Dying Light of Self. It's not dark yet -- oh, wait, yes it is. It's gotten there.
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RuddSorry., From WikimediaPhotos
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Blackfella: Down Under: Poem 5 of 10: The Apology Blackfella: Down Under: Poem 5 of 10: The Apology. Kevin Rudd gave a nationwide speech in 2008 to apologize for the Stolen Generations -- the practice of forcibly removing children with white blood from their homes and families...
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Edwin Booth as Hamlet, From FlickrPhotos
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Sonnet: Hamlet Act V: The End Scene Sonnet: Hamlet Act V: The End Scene. Poisoned chalices abound and are all around. Get drowned. Be careful not to pull a hammie.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, November 16, 2020
Global Cockfights, Viruses, and the Monsters Within Book Review: The Monster Enters by Mike Davis. This is an update of Davis's opus The Monster at the Door. Grim stuff. Davis reckons we've entered an Age of Pandemics. That's right, an Age. He tells of how close to abyss's edge we've come before with viruses and how COVID-20 gets us that much closer to self-extinction. Like I said, grim. You'll love it. Read it and weep.
Series: Book Reviews (75 Articles, 71544 views), Covid-19 (13 Articles, 12774 views)
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, March 9, 2021
Sonnet: Apple Orchard Wake-Up Call Sonnet: Apple Orchard Wake-Up Call. Years ago I lived in a small Massachusetts village and found myself picking apples to make a buck, agro wages, ouch. Jamaicans came each year to pick the good stuff. I picked juice. This is a remembrance.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, March 7, 2021
Charlie 'Toons, Freedom Swoons and Bloody Crescent Moons: Remembering Charlie Hebdo Charlie 'Toons, Freedom Swoons and Bloody Crescent Moons: Remembering Charlie Hebdo. Language. It's the first thing the tyrants, authorities, fascists take away. Nothing funny with them. And when they kill you they will be sure to do it with "irony" to reflect what they thought of your humor. Tongued-tied? You said. They'll pull it right out stretched and wrap you in it and laugh on the Dark Web where they hang, gay gods.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, May 20, 2022
Sonnet: Leggo My Eco The weekly sonneteer has something to say about. Immaterialism. Extinction. Saying good bye.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, October 11, 2020
Taking Refuge in Fort Mose Here is a poem to celebrate Mike Bloomberg's grand gesture to save democracy in Florida. He just won't have it. He loves this country too much to let Blacks ever be not counted. Mike loves Black people. And Jeb Bush quietly, very quietly, allowed former felon Charles Colson to vote in Florida in 2000. Let's get the pitchforks and torches ready. Let's take this muthaf*cker back.
Series: My Poetry (339 Articles, 305375 views)
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SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, May 14, 2022
Sonnet: All Soles Day Returns The sonneteer rushes to judgement on the ascension of BongBong to the presidency in the Philippines. Read and duck.
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SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, October 21, 2021
Sonnet: Got Me A China Syndrome You Wouldn't Believe Sonnet: Got Me A China Syndrome You Wouldn't Believe. The daily sonnet embarks on journeys into fading memory, the last frontier. Yakety-yak. Don't come back.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, September 14, 2020
Take Back the Night Like A Fresh Burning Star Book Review. Poetry by feminists from around the world. A lively, trenchant and lyrical collection of utterances that is a timely response to Trump and all his isms and a call to gather together an' resist de piece in the White House and his nonsense by any legal means necessary. Bring humor hat in case it rains.
2001 SPACE ODYSSEY Share the watering hole or own it: you choose, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, November 18, 2020
Political Poem: The Marx Industrial Complex (MIC) Political Poem: The Marx Industrial Complex. How do you govern 7 billion and counting? Horuspicate or plain speak? Why call Health, Education, and Welfare rights Socialism? Why not just give everyone equal opportunity to be healthy for free, get a tertiary education for free, get a minimum monthly stipend to spend in Das Kapital's stinking marketplace? WE don't need more Left "leaders", we need more Ralph Naders who do.
Series: Poetry Reviews (8 Articles, 6960 views)
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, February 25, 2021
Sonnet: Love's Overflowing Love Sonnet: Love's Overflowing Love. Who can deny this to my face? You?
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SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, December 7, 2021
Sonnet: Toast to the French with Syrup The daily sonnet contemplate rain and fishnet hose. It's ong drive, the drive is long and full of longing. .
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, March 12, 2021
Sonnet: The Shallow Graves Sonnet: The Shallow Graves. In these confusing times, down by the sea, I can either be Me or opt to be free.
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SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, May 21, 2022
Sonnet: I Hope She's Worth It, Paris The weekly sonneteer interrogates the Achilles mythos. Is the chase of an ideal feminine the trouble it brings? Achilles as metaphor for the wanton excesses of our times.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, November 13, 2020
Sonnet: Our Recount Blues Political Poem: Sonnet that reminds us that Trump has a constitutionally guaranteed right to wait for the four recount states (those under 1% difference in final tally) before he concedes. The happy feet of the Pres worked for Gore and probably Kerry, but this guy nuh-unh. But there are other legal things we can do between now and January. It might tie him up in the lame-duck while he's stealing the silverware and bedsheets.
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Disappearing Middle Class, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, November 18, 2020
The Shrinking Middle Class: an Interview With David Roediger INTERVIEW: David Roediger, author of The Sinking Middle Class. Roediger argues that the Middle Class, as defined by politicians and the media, should be allowed to fail. What it offers are illusions that are manipulated by the media and politicians. This is a follow-up interview to the book review here of The Sinking Middle Class.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, September 21, 2021
Sonnet: The Dog You Bay May Be Your Own Sonnet: The Dog You Bay May Be Your Own. Barking up the wrong treed. Dylan has a word on it. .
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, November 12, 2020
Joie De Vivre (With One Eye Out for Panel Vans) Book Review: World of Wonders: In Praise of Fireflies, Whale Sharks, and Other Astonishments by Aimee Nezhukumatathil. This is a superb literary foray into the old wonders of flora and fauna that used to be more important to us than they are now. Sad. A truly worthwhile read for those who like good stories and a refreshing return to our place in the natural world, devoid of politics and other over-thinking practices.
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SHARE More Sharing        Friday, October 15, 2021
Sonnet: Would You Like A Room for the Night? Sonnet: Would You Like A Room for the Night? The daily sonnet considers a world ruled by new psychotic enforcers of fascist whimsicality.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, November 15, 2020
Sonnet: The Election Was Rigged! Political Sonnet: The election was stolen, rigged, purloined, bushwhacked, and stuff, by Lefties, this time. They actually insisted that all votes be counted this time. Chutzpah! But, in the end, it's all about duelling banjoes -- Left and Right -- with the insightful Banjo Boy warning us about the path we're heading down. And we go anyway, caution be dammed until we find ourselves drowning in our sea of tears.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, December 30, 2020
Who Is Zooming Whom? (After Aretha) Pop-Ed: Sing-A-Long to "Who Is Zooming Whom? (After Aretha)" Grammatically Corrected (GC) in the chorus to show how stiff the whiteyr can be. Invite a buddy to sing the chorus while you go all Aretha. Fight the Power. Fight the Power. Fight the Power....
Series: Sing-A-Long OpEds (5 Articles, 3301 views)
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, March 13, 2021
Triple Sonnet from a Mighty Whitey: The George Floyd Legacy Op-Ed Poetry: Triple Sonnet from a Mighty Whitey: The George Floyd Legacy. Today it was announced the Floyd family will receive $27 million dollars in compensation for George's murder by the po-lice. Here's my poetic take, for whatever it's worth.
Chomsky in the Spider Hole, Captured by US Troops, From Uploaded
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, October 15, 2021
Sonnet: The Tin Man as Deus ex Machina We forget that behind the scenes Dorothy was getting molested on the set. Parallel journeys. But that's not what I'm on about. Or is it? AI: Be careful what you ask for you just might get it. Remember that hit from the 60s? ? .
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, October 1, 2020
The 2020 Ain't Presidential Master Debate: Two Old Hands Here is my response poem to the the first 2020 Presidential debate. What a joke. I treat it that way in verse.
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