The Tryin’ of Speaker Ryan…revisited (re-posted)

The Tryin’ of Speaker Ryan I have to hand it to Paul Ryan the man just doesn’t quit trying! Caught in a den of experts at lying, and vying for votes by begging or buying. Speaking loudly above all the jeering and swearing, off this way or that…slipping and veering. Poor Speaker Ryan, his smile running thin against all the prying and querying… wearying, not … Continue reading The Tryin’ of Speaker Ryan…revisited (re-posted)

Direct Line…reblogging myself again

Here is another of my early poems from back in the day (Oct. 2015 in this case… Redundancy intended.) Direct Line The Moon, far away as it is bright dims the brighter light of the stars My eye sight follows the path of that light passing the light-years between Knowing full well the facts of the Moonlight reflecting the light of the Sun, it nevertheless … Continue reading Direct Line…reblogging myself again

Why are we here? Why do we Blog?

  Why Blog? All it takes to write in a Blog Is a Writer who is a Blogger and a Reader who reads Blogs. If someone is reading that Blog –even if the blog is about nothing– then all the components are there: the Blogger blogs, and the Reader reads. And IF he is reading, and she is blogging, then there is a connection… a … Continue reading Why are we here? Why do we Blog?

Sunday Sonnet! Re-blogged from Autumn Ambles

Originally posted on Autumn Ambles:
🦋 Freedom of thought let no one disallow, The stuff of progress, true, thereof is made; No wholesome fruit is borne on broken bough, Nor truth survive if censure speech forbade; Thought with impunity precedes the word, Utterance of which to ownership commits; Denial, then, must surely be absurd, Lest to hypocrisy a fool admits; Inebriated hauteur can seduce, A… Continue reading Sunday Sonnet! Re-blogged from Autumn Ambles

Anne Finds Her Career (originally posted February 2016 )

— I first published this poem here on SOMETIMES in February of 2016.    The plan is to re-post some of my favorites among my 400+ posts since the blog began back in 2011.— Anne finds her career … When Anne was a girl, she always wanted to be a dancer.  To wear flowing gowns and satiny slippers and be guided as a sylph, lifting in twirls and … Continue reading Anne Finds Her Career (originally posted February 2016 )

The Hundredth Monkey (Re-blogged from Ellie’s Blog)

I recently read a study conducted in 1952. Reliability and the actual occurrence of the study even taking place was called into question, that it may just be a myth. Regardless the study enthralled me and mythical or not I enjoyed it. Here’s the gist of it. Scientists were providing monkeys with sweet potatoes dropping them in the sand for the monkeys to collect. The… Continue reading The Hundredth Monkey (Re-blogged from Ellie’s Blog)

Contemplating the Overhead

(Originally published in Sometimes, 2016) Who has never stared at a ceiling, stark and unobtrusive, high above. Waiting on the examination table, A pattern of plaster, geometric or concentric or randomness in tile squares… in the eye unique to the beholder: Faces and road maps, decorative design.. Dozing off while waiting for examination of unseen mysteries, matters of distracted concern existing anonymously within a rounded … Continue reading Contemplating the Overhead

The Great Debate, a re-blog

Originally posted on Media and Consulting Solutions:
With the Golden State Warriors on the brink of winning the 2017 NBA Finals, there is one question I keep hearing. Is it fair to have so much fire-power on one team? Let’s not deal with the “what-ifs” and stick to the facts. The facts are Kevin Durant, Steph Curry, Klay Thompson, and Draymond Green are on the… Continue reading The Great Debate, a re-blog

There’s nothing as grand as a royal wedding (a bit of British history)

Stunning Photos From Pippa Middleton’s Wedding   One of my favorite bourgeoise extravaganzas has always been a Royal Wedding.      So when I followed the trail to a set of photos described as “photos you weren’t supposed to see.”     I usually do not like following the pointing arrows from photo to photo in this feature, but in spite of myself sometimes, they are hard to resist. The Wedding … Continue reading There’s nothing as grand as a royal wedding (a bit of British history)

Alone…by poet Samartha Ingle, re-blogged from her site

Originally posted on Samartha Ingle:
In love, at peace.  Is it wrong to want alone.  To not miss and not be missed.  To want nothing and no one more. Liar people say, liar maybe. Refusing to acknowledge this internal commotion leads to dry eyes, as dry as the ocean. Liar you say, liar maybe. At times it gets lonely, at times of peace. My heart… Continue reading Alone…by poet Samartha Ingle, re-blogged from her site

childhood memories of war, re-posted from September 2016

Originally posted on SOMETIMES:
Perhaps the most vivid memories of nursery tales were not of bunnies or bantering fairies…but of War and its aftermath.     We here in the United States did not suffer the horrors that children in other countries did, the bombings and air raids and worse.   But such accounts were very much vicariously present.    And directly following the Hot War followed the Cold War, with its… Continue reading childhood memories of war, re-posted from September 2016

The tyranny of fear, reblogged from “420 ways to reach the sun.”

(Here is a new-to-me site I found yesterday. I really like the site, theme and layout, and especially the content. This article on the inconsistencies and idiocracies of politics and the “will of people.”   I really relate to what the author says., and the way in which she writes. I have written elsewhere about my personal experience with fear and sanitation of war back in … Continue reading The tyranny of fear, reblogged from “420 ways to reach the sun.”

A Parallax of Thoughts, re-blogged from poet Amit Rahman.

Originally posted on Poems:
O Butterfly, flap not your wings in Africa! Each time you do a violent storm rips me apart, though my love is not like the madness of oil’s price, moved up and down by the pride of Caligula and nor am I the Emperor, O silent Sky!      I was not born a thousand years ago, neither would I live… Continue reading A Parallax of Thoughts, re-blogged from poet Amit Rahman.

Magic of WordPress support

https://dailypost.wordpress.com/2014/03/25/reblogging/   I love the way WordPress support people just hang on my every word and serendipitously post the perfect article pertaining to questions on which I am obsessing at any given time. OK, logic tells me that it isn’t really magic, more like internet triggers that connect information sites with people who want to know.     I admit that I have been searching the support … Continue reading Magic of WordPress support

[Why Nuts?] A look into the unique creative art of blogger I-Shan Lin…

“I’ve got all I need. Me, a paper boat and lots of nuts. So there’s nothing to be afraid of.”  The other day I was having daydreams in my huge beanbag. I thought it would be really funny if there’s a paper boat carrying loads of nuts and a happy, chubby and greedy squirrel. By the way I have a pet hamster myself and am… Continue reading [Why Nuts?] A look into the unique creative art of blogger I-Shan Lin…