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Hysterical chookwatcher gets into hyperbolic flap

In an outrageously hysterical post on one of his sites chookwatcher takes aim at a really helpful and well written article by Phil Pringle.

Based on a series on the Beatitudes, Phil’s article ‘ 423 more words


Pomp and Cowardice

The first effect of fear is to sharpen our self-preservation and to enhance our awareness of danger. Those instincts are useful, but hyperbolic—they claim the unfamiliar is more dangerous than it is, and the familiar more benign than we should reasonably presume. 453 more words

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A Prayer, A Feather and a Promise On The Wind

Father will rest his words upon the table
And that ‘amen’ will steal the silence of our lips
For a sundered promise
Hollow boned and feather-tipped… 218 more words


language crimes.

I use phrases and words that I hate, to mock its misuse. I also speak a certain way for a humorous effect, but sometimes it becomes a normal part of my speech. 687 more words


No Heat

Leo didn’t want much for the work,
but offered the keyboard
that lay doused in cellar dust—
same shit had wrecked his lungs a lifetime… 248 more words



Hallowe’en is over
No more ghosts
Go to the mall
There are reindeer in my pocket!
I need some eggnog! 24 more words

Gorman: Pine-Richland’s Jurkovec living up to hype, hyperbole

Phil Jurkovec already was being hailed as the next great quarterback prospect from Western Pennsylvania before he made his first varsity start. What the Pine-Richland … 9 more words