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#100Days100 Poems, the Inaugural Post

Lawrence Ferlinghetti once said that “The state of the world calls out for poetry to save it!” It couldn’t be more true as we transition from an administration of inclusion to one of exclusion, from hope, in all its ugly, forward moving jerks and stops, to dope, in all its backsliding reversals of progress. 621 more words


Ricky Williams getting questioned by the cops and we all know what he was doing on his "walk".

Ricky Williams was in Tyler, Texas for the Earl Campbell Award ceremony and I guess he was just trying to take a walk in the woods by his hotel. 243 more words


Here we go...

I am so filled with emotion this morning.  Torn between the sorrow and the possibilities. Stayed home from work because the residents where I work always have their TV’s on for “stimulation” or to just break up the monotony of the days (which is ironic because the content only seems to add to that monotony).   1,140 more words


One Last Time: Obama and America

It’s time for one big, last thanks, Obama.

Thanks, Obama, for:

  • passing health care reform that has helped 20 million Americans gain health care coverage.
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Phil Mickelson Wearing a Shirt with a Logo of Himself on it is Awesome

The legend of Phil Mickelson grew a little bit yesterday when he showed up to the CareerBuilder Challenge to start his season wearing a shirt that featured himself celebrating his 2004 Masters win. 35 more words


Apprenticed to my Mother: Unpicking the Family History

It was Mum’s idea. ‘You need to know who’s who.’

She had a small blue attache case, the sort that usually contained cotton reels or buttons. 1,421 more words