Category Archives: Language

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When sudden blossoms wilt and fade, and springtime withers under desperate suns, the common man may notice a shift in temperature within…or…may picture the autumn a promising season, in light of that terrible sun. It is in these times that … Continue reading

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In the e-space where laundry never dries


can’t sleep…must be two in the morning…the air kicked off too early…not that it’s hot in here, but my mind feels so much like a gerbil in a wheel, I need wind-down time. The wheel keeps turning with possibilities. It … Continue reading

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I was walkin’ down the street in June


I was walkin’ down the street in June I was walkin’ with my fork and spoon Went into Dairy Queen to buy a float Then ran out to tie my Billy Goat Got a shovel for my friends in line … Continue reading

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A love letter to the IRS


Dear Ms. IRS Employee, Grazing through the news fodder of another day, I noticed a memo from your supervisor’s office, claiming that your agency may be reading my emails, checking my personal records, and even following my habits. It is … Continue reading

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An Ode To My Stalker, while I cannot sleep…


In the absurdity of things, I have found some rather immature stalker tracing my whereabouts, for what purpose I know not, other than for a strange amusement. I am not famous, do not drive a Lexus, nor have a big … Continue reading

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Techtonic Plates of Change


If I hear one more commercial about “4G phones,” I may just call a company and ask for their brains. “4G” means nothing anymore, like the words/phrases “stuff,” “a la carte,” and “balanced budget.” (see “balanced meal,” which may insinuate … Continue reading

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My lugubrious peasant life


or…”Ode to a lovely field of mud.” yonder pile of fetid mud, so tender to the touch contains the thatch remains I must tend to very much. I have no time for politics no lengthy words or speech my life … Continue reading

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Polymers are our friends, polymers make us happy


I know nothing about polymers. Nothing. If I drove by a polymer on my way to work, I’d fail to recognize whether it existed in a solid, a liquid, or a gas. I wouldn’t even recognize its personality. To say … Continue reading

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My dog can read…why can’t yours?


I love government, sometimes they show us just how intelligent our pets are. I was minding my own business one day, bound for one of the most challenging hiking experiences in northeastern West Virginia, when I came upon this sign … Continue reading

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Did you drink the kool-aid?


My favorite was green, and I swear…I could taste the “green.” But then again, Tang tasted “orange” when it was orange, and “super grape” when it was purple. I didn’t like red kool-aid, once equating it with a pre-adolescent bloodletting … Continue reading

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