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'I' Am Filtered Out

I see that some rat gatekeeper is hindering me because he or she (or…) sees that I don’t have the ‘right’ political views. (And in order to hinder me that gatekeeper(s) had to hinder someone else going by the name ‘Vlatko’.) And because it’s just too easy. 2,648 more words

General

Mourning John Rehm

Too many people don’t know who John Rehm was and that’s a great pity. Not that he ever sought the limelight — he was a humble, gracious man who preferred to stay in the shadows and support those who knew how to shine best. 725 more words

Life As I See It

Going viral

I was tempted to subtitle this blog post “wtf?” as well, because that’s what I’ve been thinking pretty much every day for the past month and a half. 400 more words

Love Stories

“No one else is around to drink with you from the watery fog. . .” (Edward Hirsch)

These days there’s a lot of prattle by the talking heads on TV from FOX to MSNBC about President Obama’s “legacy.” Usually the topic is what the President is doing to shape (or reshape or create or change or . 1,115 more words

Poetry

Narratives as Food

Recently I listened to a podcast of the Diane Rehm show, “A Special Readers’ Review: Why Fiction Matters,” which opened with a Ph.D. candidate at the New School discussing a study which suggested readers of literary fiction performed better on tests of recognizing the emotions of others. 329 more words

No Bees, No Honey, No Apples

No Bees, No Honey, No Apples

A wagon wheel of discontent
hangs from the rafters above
a stark white room where people swoon,
but rarely fall in love. 183 more words

Poetry