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    Today, 04:33 PM
    bouquin replied to a thread Avoid the letter in Forum Games
    :nono: Pompey Bum! You got distracted by the big-breasted beauty! :lol: Let's try again... Avoid D
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    Today, 03:53 PM
    The movement is dedicated to the ideology that evolution is reflected in the colour of your skin, and that "Blacks," "reds," and "yellows" are all...
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    Today, 03:13 PM
    As the night isn't young any longer and the temperature feels like dropping below zero It's hard to overcome the temptation to climb into...
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    Today, 02:45 PM
    bouquin replied to a thread Avoid the letter in Forum Games
    I see your mind is made up, so there is no use in arguing. next : No D
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    Today, 02:17 PM
    Hawkman replied to a thread Pam in Forum Games
    Glad to hear it ;) Ngikhona, ngiyaphila, as they say in Zululand... Thanks for asking :) Pam is too polite to fully engage with this thread!
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    Today, 02:12 PM
    Marbles, just FYI, the 'Lydia Davis' translation is actually a group translation for which a different author did each volume, all under the auspices...
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    Today, 02:11 PM
    Hawkman replied to a thread Would You?? in Forum Games
    Pot-holing is caving, or spelunking in American parlance. So I guess the answer is yes. would you try to count all the penguins at the South Pole?
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    Today, 01:50 PM
    NikolaiI replied to a thread Avoid the letter in Forum Games
    Nosey, weren't they? Never use the letter "B" in the next post. :-)
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    Today, 01:45 PM
    I have always been of the view that courage is the correct view, and fear is the negative emotion. . . and when I later encountered Swami...
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    Thank Goodness on the silent night I don't have to stay out working hard with a view to winning the world as the howling wind does on the...
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    Today, 01:20 PM
    NikolaiI replied to a thread Avoid the letter in Forum Games
    I have a good friend who thinks that the Renaissance was caused from the influx of coffee into Europe. :-) No Z.
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    I couldn't help rather wishing for this to be avoided but now my hopes are dashed. next : No Y
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    Today, 01:12 PM
    NikolaiI created a blog entry Fear and courage in Om
    You will excuse me if I have some fear of those who preach that evolution is reflected in the color of one's skin- Denying their humanity,...
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    Today, 01:09 PM
    NikolaiI replied to a thread Would You?? in Forum Games
    Hahaha. . I don't really know what that is! If it's fun and good for me, then sure. Would you tell us what pot-holing is?
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    NikolaiI replied to a thread Pam in Forum Games
    Actually I got over that one. :) Hope you are well, Hawk.
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    Pam is afraid to watch Force Ten from Navarone in case Robert Shaw detaches himself from the screen and tries to kill him.
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    Today, 01:03 PM
    Hawkman replied to a thread Would You?? in Forum Games
    Only if sufficiently motivated by reward. Would you go pot-holing?
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    Today, 12:39 PM
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    A few years ago we did in fact have an issue of plagiarism, a lot of poems were turning up on all sorts of other places on the web. . . so I would...
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    Today, 12:35 PM
    Welcome, Stacy. I have always shared a philosophy of self-education somewhat similar to the one Susan Bauer would seem to suggest. I have...
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    Have done so, and have also forgotten that it's in the "Would you" category. Would you climb a tall tree?
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    I'm a little teacup, short and stout, tip me over and pour me out. Avoid X-women, er no, I mean X-men, oh heck, just avoid X
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    Pam got rejected when he tried to join the Hawkers Club because he not infrequently allows his hawk to get eaten by a puddytat.
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    We stopped Hitler with bombs and bullets Because no one stopped him with words before; Later they came out with hippies and mullets, And many...
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    The darkest-skinned person I know Is a lover of love, and all that would go with the highest feelings of love and bliss It would seem so natural,...
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    From the The Third Man novella emerged one of the the most celebrated post-war films that still retains its magic. This is the scene where the...
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    This is a wide-spread group dedicated to the philosophy that many groups of people are not human - and many other facets of their philosophy are...
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    Today, 06:45 AM
    The Old Wives' Tale (Arnold Bennett) The Glass Key (Dashiell Hammett) The First Circle (Alexander Solzhenitsyn) Gormenghast (Mervyn Peake)...
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    Pam wants to be Southsea's nipple when he grows up.
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    Oh Qimi I would have luved to participated! I am late and sorry to be so. I would have been perfect for the history judging as I know nothing about history! lol!
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    Oh a shame that I missed it, I would have voted. You have the most imaginative and inspiring poetry contest subjects!
    I helped foster a few cats, then it is dance season and in the midst of all I had to redo a website and port it to a different hosting arrangement which turned into a nightmare. Have a lot more coming in June but hope things will quiet down for July. What's new with you? I got the dates mixed up for Puck when I wrote you last and I'm so sorry. I hope you've found peace.
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    hi Qim, been gone for a little bit, just read your messages but the links don't work...
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    Whoops! Sorry, Qimi, I found the poetry contest too late to vote.

    Next time, eh?
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    Hi Qimi,

    I forgot to tell you that I really like the little black bird. It’s a darling!
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    Qimi, I apologize if my response to you in that poetry thread came off as vicious. I didn't mean for it to be that way. Also... Clean out your inbox immediately or I will be FORCED to spill your darkest secrets to the world! MUAHAHAH! LOL! Just kiddin'. I hope you had a happy mother's day. You are a mother, right qimi?
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    Hi qimi! You just keep sending your invitations... someday I'll be able to comply, provided school lets go of me someday
    By the way, I think you are doing a tremendously great job at organizing the contests!
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    I don't know why this is happening. It keeps telling me the page does not exist. I'm so sorry. I cleared my browser cache and everything. :-/
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    The version of Les Miserables that I read was unabridged (The grey signet classic that has the same picture of Cosette as the one in your avatar), but it was dismissed by many as a poor translation of the classic. Could've fooled me! I was addicted to that book like womanizers are addicted to strip clubs! I can only imagine how spectacular a "good" translation of the book would be. The penguin classic is said to be far superior. I'm sorry I don't agree with your thoughts regarding the pace of Hugo's books. It took me longer to read Faulkner's "Absalom! Absalom!" than Hugo's epic, even though it is a fraction of the length. Happy reading 'til next time, qimi!
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    Qimi, I feel the need to apologize for responding so late. I have been delayed by personal issues including a rough break-up and schoolwork, therefore I only log on periodically to get feedback on some random poem I'm writing. I was a Biology major, but frankly my disgust with incompetent professors and rampant rote learning compelled me to switch to math. I have earned so many upper-division undergraduate math credits that I can get my b.s. in math as soon this coming summer semester. Do you know much about math, qimi? I love the subtle parallels between mathematic, abstract thought and various art mediums whether they be paintings/drawings or poems. Anywho, I'll answer your question.
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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.”
I guess they are doing the best they can, but you simply can’t put a qualifier or adjective

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In Memoriam

by qimissung on 04-04-2012 at 12:05 AM
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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