Scenes, In Pieces

I started writing some very short vignette-poems with a specific theme in mind: a pariah moving in and out of time, from scene to scene, unable to participate and forced to witness. Here are the first three scenes: #1: Watching shards of twilight fall, Sands through an ebon hourglass Destined to brush dusty tears away,…

Counted Blessings

Stunned with disbelief at what she said, Time stood frozen, momentary strife, A thousand fractured futures in his head. Words not meant to cut still flash a knife, Trading childish dreams for childhood plans, Blinking comprehension–fragile life— Sees her single tear, her shaking hands, Knows the silence weighs on her like bricks, Thinks of her,…

No Sympathy for the Devils

Via Crooks&Liars comes this story of Georgia inmates staging a “strike” and demanding ”getting paid for their work, better nutrition, better medical care and more educational opportunities.” While I’m certainly against “cruel & unusual punishment,” taking away their cigarettes and not paying union dues for laundry labor is a far cry from having to pound…

I’M MOVING THE BLOG

There are many subtle reasons, and I do like the security of wordpress, but there’s a lot that I can’t do here that I can on other platforms.  Blogger has fixed quite a lot of their glitches, and so the deed is done.  I don’t quite have all of the links ported over yet, and…

No Comment

The Smoking Gun reported that, prior to the lawsuit, officials from Victoria’s Secret had asked to see the offending underwear but were refused by Patterson’s lawyer.

Quickies–Things You Might Have Missed

Why are feet washing ashore in Canada? This is most selfless, sweetest thing I’ve read in quite a while  Good news for children of parents in civil unions I just had to link this quote: “After a decade of commercialisation most GM crops are used for animal feed, not food; they do not yield more than conventional crops;…

Gasp Pump

As if you weren’t in a bad enough mood paying $4+ for gas, you may find yourself needing to change the way you pay for it: When gas station manager Roger Randolph realized it was costing him money each time someone filled up with $4-a-gallon gas, he hung a sign on his pumps: “No more…

Atkins This

Are any of you freaks still on the Atkins Diet?  Remember, the one that encouraged you to eat proteins and cut out as many carbohydrates from your diet as possible?  (Which didn’t even conceptually make sense because your body requires carbs in order to break down proteins, but I digress.)  Well, a new study says…