Monthly Archives: April 2019

Jackpot Rock Memory

Turns out that as I review, I also missed Day 20 of the Na/GloPoWriMo 2019.   This challenge was to write a poem based on slang.   Jackpot Rock Memory by Michael Romani Taking some comfort in some ono grinds … Continue reading

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Empire State’s Eternity

I missed Day 24 of the Na/GloPoWriMo 2019.  The challenge that day was to pick a reference book and blindly choose something from any given page.  Having no reference  books currently handy, I turned to Wikipedia.  One of today’s featured … Continue reading

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World of Poetry Haiku

Like the thud of a well earned door.. today is Na/GloPoWriMo Day 30 and like many good things, the month comes to its end.  Both in short order and short form (per the dictates of the challenge given). World of … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Founders of America Intended Women To Have A Full and Co-Equal Voice In Our Government

“If particular care and attention is not paid to the ladies, we are determined to foment a rebellion, and will not hold ourselves bound by any laws in which we have no voice or representation.” – Abigail Adams Oddly, it’s … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Early Success Can Be A Horrible Teacher

“Early success is a terrible teacher. You’re essentially being rewarded for a lack of preparation, so when you find yourself in a situation where you must prepare, you can’t do it. You don’t know how.” – Chris Hadfield, Astronaut and … Continue reading

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Meanders At the Oxbow

Na/GloPoWriMo 2019, Day 29 and the challenge is to write on the after thoughts about a strong emotion and its results.  This is my attempt to clarify thoughts I had just yesterday about the days prior and the future that … Continue reading

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First Principles: The World’s Frowns Are Less Dangerous Than Its Smiles and Flatteries

“The world is a severe schoolmaster, for its frowns are less dangerous than its smiles and flatteries, and it is a difficult task to keep in the path of wisdom.”  – Phillis Wheatley The world is filled with those who … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Write Your Own Life Story or Risk Becoming Part of Someone Else’s Story

“If you don’t turn your life into a story, you just become a part of someone else’s story.” – Terry Pratchett, novelist (28 Apr 1948-2015)    

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Much To Do With Everything

Day 28 of Na/GloPoWriMo 2019… and what’s the goal.. to write a poem about poetry and poets and who is this what is that and does it have any meaning or is it only seeming or.. wait.. that could be … Continue reading

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First Principles: Beware of Too Many High Sounding Words Absent Accompanying Actions

“We have too many high sounding words and too few actions that correspond with them.” – Abigail Adams    

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