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“To the Garbage Collectors in Bloomington, Indiana, the First Pickup of the New Year” by Phillip Appleman

(the way bed is in winter, like an aproned lap,

    like furry mittens,

    like childhood crouching under tables)

The Ninth Day of Xmas, in the morning black… 318 more words

Poetry

"HURRY UP AND WAIT" COMMUTING

“HURRY UP AND WAIT” COMMUTING

Seventy-plus- at first,

Stop and go traffic the worst…

But it’s all right

Going to work in light,

Especially when Standard Time cursed! 42 more words

A Caswell Limerick Poem!

TRAFFIC GYMNASTICS

TRAFFIC GYMNASTICS

Smoothly a minivan,

Slid over to where we ran…

Neck-and-neck,

But what the heck–

It made it through as planned!-

Diagonally challenged… 60 more words

"famous Last Words"

Campaigning and (Enlightened) Self Interest

I’ve been thinking for a while about the morality of using ‘enlightened self interest’ in the service of campaigning (on issues like climate change, global poverty, asylum seekers/refugees, etc.). 104 more words

Politics

The irony of modern economics

One of the most amazing ironies of modern Western civilization is, to me, that a few hundred years ago, some economists convinced all Christendom that self-centeredness and greed were actually virtues rather than vices, and would benefit society! 338 more words

Everything Else

The 'enlightened self-interest' of using the local bookshop

My definition of ‘enlightened self-interest’ is letting the other person out of the telephone kiosk so that you can get in. Some people think it is the only reason why anyone does anything that looks unselfish or altruistic. 697 more words

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