Category Archives: Politics

To Write a Terzanelle: Challenge by Jilly

Our times are so fraught.  Whether at home, on a bus or hanging at the dVerse, I haven’t had a conversation in years that doesn’t circle back to the state of the union and leave everyone distraught.   The huge anger … Continue reading

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Was Kavanaugh Drunk?

Watching the hearings with Brett Kavanagh yesterday it occurred to me the man might be inebriated.   He certainly consumed a lot of water, was belligerent and maudlin, and his face showed unusually red – especially the constantly twitching nose. I’m surprised … Continue reading

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Band List

I took yesterday’s poem into my critique group. As usual their suggestions lightened and tightened and gave me a stand alone poem with which I was really happy with.    is such an important part of our craft.  I especially like this … Continue reading

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NaPoWriMo 24: Under the Wire

I made it! Back running with the pack – how appropriate for this exercise through the Boschian landscape of noses thumbed at all the powers that be- a true democracy of pratfalls and scatology  plunked down among what’s most divine.  … Continue reading

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Hidden Figures – A Different Approach to Promoting Mutuality

The other day, I re-blogged Sara Frykenberg’s  post about the impossibility of debating “mutuality,” which I define as the mutual respect required to approach each and any “other” as a peer.     The movie, Hidden Figures, starring Taraji Hensen, Octavia … Continue reading

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Crisis and Opportunity

Today, pondering the election, I am reflecting on the notion that in Chinese calligraphy “disaster” combines the symbols for “crisis” and “opportunity.”  As it turns out this is a mistaken notion, but one that swept meme-like through western culture with … Continue reading

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“It’s not easy to define poetry.” ~Bob Dylan

I am a lone wolf type of person, preferring to ascertain truth (always lower case) by means of intuition rather than sensation.  I make decisions based on logic rather than emotion and my conclusions are subject to change based on … Continue reading

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NaPoWriMo: Book Spine Poem

The Red-Haired Girl From the Bog        Her curly mane,     color of sailors’ delight,     captures attention     from every street philosopher and holy fool     mooching the squalid sidewalks     of the city of the beasts     … Continue reading

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NaPoWriMo # 23 Cartomancy

I pulled the High priestess from my Ryder Waite tarot deck.  It’s the deck I learned to tell the cards with and its still my favorite because it incorporates so many plain, simple and universal symbols.  However, I have a … Continue reading

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On Returning to Iraq

Impossible to overstate how distressed I am about US forces returning to Iraq . Once again a US president – this one, unlike the last, vaunted for intelligence – has made the same inane remark that “the dead must not … Continue reading

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