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    Today, 02:28 PM
    This phenom is called "the anxiety of influence," a term and a theory once coined by Harold Bloom. (Just substitute "writer" for "poet.") T.S. Eliot...
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    01-19-2021, 04:35 PM
    cacian replied to a thread Six Game Reboot in Forum Games
    1. Say the Next Word: soluble 2. Two Word Game: straight road 3. Word Association Game: quiet 4. Song Title Game: Give Me The Night -George...
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    01-17-2021, 08:04 PM
    Jerrybaldy started a thread High Tide in Personal Poetry
    Only the clock tells me when to stop LED Grandfather Or phone It knows when I'm alone I'm happy at ten to two But it follows All day and...
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    01-15-2021, 07:08 PM
    I have finished reading it. I gather it is many people's favourite book of Gaskell's. I did not like it as much. I hope Roger married Molly. I...
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    01-15-2021, 06:49 PM
    He works 14 hour days, but then he's a doctor and there were a lot of sick people around Hollingford.
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    01-15-2021, 02:40 PM
    Weather reports: "Peaks of sun" when they mean "peeks." More and more I'm seeing the word "roll" confused with the noun "role." It popped up...
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    01-13-2021, 09:01 PM
    Sorry everybody. Looks like I killed that other thread we were all having so much on. Stomped that sucker flat, in fact. And thing we’re just...
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    01-13-2021, 02:01 PM
    Logos replied to a thread Congrats US? in Serious Discussions
    wow, it's been a long time since I've had to close a thread! Please remember .. 7. Discussion of current politics is not allowed. Cheers, ...
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    01-13-2021, 01:39 PM
    Sancho replied to a thread Congrats US? in Serious Discussions
    Ha! And often times, Wolf, your offense leads to my offense, eh? In the words of Rodney King, “Can we all just get along?” I think one of the...
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    01-12-2021, 07:37 PM
    Sancho replied to a thread Congrats US? in Serious Discussions
    Wolf! Ha! You crack me up, and you may be onto something. As a young man I was once arrested for urinating in public. Well okay, I wasn’t really...
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    01-11-2021, 03:44 PM
    Sancho replied to a thread Congrats US? in Serious Discussions
    Whoops, we’re tandem posting, Wolf. I was responding to your earlier entry. Cheers
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    01-11-2021, 03:43 PM
    Sancho replied to a thread Congrats US? in Serious Discussions
    Comparisons can be fun and informative though, even if they’re only anecdotal. I haven’t been to Brazil in around 10 years, but I used to go there...
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    01-11-2021, 12:10 PM
    tonywalt replied to a thread Congrats US? in Serious Discussions
    Humans are naturally tribal, hence the above. I accept it. It is time we all accept it. (It's not going away). But yea, it's ugly.
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    01-10-2021, 09:10 PM
    Sancho replied to a thread Congrats US? in Serious Discussions
    Yeah, it’s weird how many of those flags you see up in the panhandle of Idaho?! I didn’t really mean to go down the free-speech rabbit hole here....
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    01-10-2021, 06:05 PM
    Sancho replied to a thread Congrats US? in Serious Discussions
    What I’m saying is it hurt my heart to see that flag in the U.S. Capital Building. I’m no constitutional law expert, but I don’t think that is...
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    01-10-2021, 02:58 PM
    Sancho replied to a thread Congrats US? in Serious Discussions
    Haha! In the words of the late great Hunter S. Thompson: “Get familiar with cannibalism.” I’m not the flag-waving type, but seeing the...
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    01-10-2021, 02:38 PM
    Thanks Danik, everybody’s still doing well. The step parent who is struggling has a lot of other serious medical conditions and it’s not at all clear...
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    01-09-2021, 09:55 AM
    Yes, but that horrible day was outrageous, frightening, and downright heart breaking. I kept thinking of the quotation of the underrated Alfred E,...
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    01-08-2021, 01:11 PM
    tonywalt replied to a thread Congrats US? in Serious Discussions
    I personally love the Congo. It's rich Francophone culture is something to behold.
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    01-07-2021, 03:45 PM
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    The waiting list for green cards to the USA from certain countries are proof of the greatness of that country. Although I am not an American I...
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    01-07-2021, 02:47 PM
    So here’s how the deal went down: El Sancho’s Señora’s Papa was ailing (not Covid related), and being a good daughter, she traveled down to...
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    01-05-2021, 03:25 AM
    I wonder why Mrs Gaskell chose Aortic aneurysm to inflict on poor Osborne. Did she just pick it out of a medical dictionary? It does start with 'A'....
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    01-02-2021, 03:21 PM
    I agree with banning the "Thank you for having me" line, Manichaean. And Danik, "the new normal" was one of the expressions I was going to add today....
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    01-01-2021, 08:25 AM
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    1. Say the Next Word: essential 2. Two Word Game: go straight 3. Word Association Game: silence 4. Song Title Game: Don't take away the...
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    12-31-2020, 03:58 PM
    The long national nightmare is over! (No, we still have about 19 days to wait for that one to end, God willing!) I mean the wait for the Annual...
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    12-28-2020, 02:06 AM
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    12-26-2020, 03:45 PM
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    three days I think. How many times have you cooked this week?
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    12-26-2020, 02:15 PM
    west bay cayman islands minimalism by Tony Walton, on Flickr
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    12-26-2020, 02:08 PM
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Heretic, rebel, a thing to flout

by qimissung on 12-15-2012 at 02:13 AM
I live in the United States of America, and we had another school shooting today. With horror I listened to the news reports that a gunman had gone into an elementary school and killed 27 people, 20 of them “children between the ages of 5 and 10.” And I listened tiredly and wearily to the usual rhetoric of the newscast without end as they recounted the “worst school shooting in an elementary school.”
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In Memoriam

by qimissung on 04-03-2012 at 11:05 PM
One of my former students-he graduated last year-was shot and killed last night around 10 o'clock.

He had just finished playing a game of basketball and was sitting in a car on a dark street, with his cousin. They were waiting for his cousin's ride when another car drove up. It was someone they knew and they argued over a girl his cousin had been seeing. The young man in the car pulled out a gun and shot them. Victor was shot two times in the back. He was treated at a nearby hospital,

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The Anger and The Anguish

by qimissung on 01-04-2012 at 02:24 PM
I read several good books in 2011. I read "Candide," "The Crying of Lot 49", "Housekeeping," "A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius," and "The Dubliners." I read others, but these I read last fall and today it is of "The Dubliners" I speak.

I've been wanting to read something by Joyce. Eventually I hope to read "Ulysses." I think that might be akin to saying that someday I'd like to climb Mount Everest, for

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The Bird's Nest

by qimissung on 12-27-2011 at 03:20 PM
looking at it I knew it was different
a bird's nest
full of hope and fear
and the cavalier fulsomeness of life
the blind ability to get up each day under the weight of it all
to go out every day believing you were one of the masses
dressed in the same uniform
believing the same things
that god is good
that love will find a way
believing or hoping to believe that
the others would not notice your vampiric differences

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I acquire some books

by qimissung on 12-04-2011 at 08:13 PM
I got up yesterday morning, a Saturday, around 5:45. I washed my face and dressed and walked to my car in the dark. I stopped by my local Starbucks and treated myself to a tall mocha.

I then made my way down Midway to 635; from there to Central Expressway from which I exited at Northwest Highway. My destination was the Half-Price Books located there, or rather the warehouse that I knew was located near it.

Once I arrived I noticed, somewhat to my chagrin, that there

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