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Archive for December, 2018

Quoted in the Grove:
Correct me if I’m wrong, but hasn’t the fine line between sanity and madness gotten finer?
~George Price

In a mad world, only the mad are sane.
~Akira Kurosawa

Sanity is a madness put to good use.
~George Santayana

EndQuote:
The statistics on sanity are that one out of every four Americans is suffering from some form of mental illness. Think of your three best friends. If they’re okay, then it’s you.
~Rita Mae Brown

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Posted from the Grove

 

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Pornhub’s Year in Review: 2018
Harvested from Rusty’s Electric Dream
https://www.pornhub.com/insights/2018-year-in-review?mc_cid

 

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Prewritten for Thurs 12/20:  winsome, pillory

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@Writers Platform

Prewritten:  haze, withdraw

~BarTalk:
road most traveled

advance > withdraw
thrust—> \parry
haste & haze
the road to marry
grows weary, some

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the artist

pathologically withdrawn
years of chemical haze
guilty both and violated
driven by chance, could
paint pictures with words

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A Pong’s Bouquet

Exchange money and favors fragrant with felony
Forsaking decency, choose chaos over harmony
Mutiny, defy legitimacy and canons of order
Flagrant infidelities, sell cannons for murder

Pursuing the mobs who follow with ardor
Practice duplicity unconcerned with the odor
A haze hangs low in the land of law
Justice obscured, the Lady withdraws

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Hogwarts in The News

Unholy hazing in the prep school band
Involved a circle jerk and conductor’s baton
Yet left behind, the master’s witching wand
Withdrew from school when they all went blind

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5-7-5 x 2

blue haze of smoke curls
angst withdraws, ennui scatters
beauty takes a bow
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haze thins, words sharpen
arrange themselves and cohere
the poet withdraws

 

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Quoted in the Grove:
They lard their lean books with the fat of others’ works.
~Robert Burton

Imitation is the highest form of pissing me off. Quit stealing my content and violating my copyright.
~Jen T Verbumessor

Art is either plagiarism or revolution.
~Paul Gauguin

EndQuote:
All my best thoughts were stolen by the ancients.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Posted from the Grove

How To Be An Artist: 33 Rules
Presumptuous, perhaps, but immensely useful
~Vulture, by way of Rusty’s Electric Dream
https://www.vulture.com/2018/11/jerry-saltz-how-to-be-an-artist.html?mc_cid

 

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Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal

 

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Prewritten for Thurs 12/13:  haze, withdraw

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@Writers Platform

Prewritten:  nuance, accident

~BarTalk:
Requiem

Nuanced greys of sky and sea
Polar bears, fog and ice floes flee
Swim, drift, collide randomly
Seems an accident the death they share
The fog and ice and polar bears

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admission

geographically challenged
nuances of the map are lost to me
accidental tourist, c’est moi

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glancing up

crackling cold starlight
two streaks laser the sky
remnants cross the night
posing the question, why
was it accidental

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5-7-5 x 3

nuanced affections
an accident, stumbled, fell
never meant to love
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Celebrating art
New aunts pay their nieces’ fees
Act! See! Dent The World!
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Statecraft’s nuanced art
Knowing war’s no accident
Attacks peace with heart

 

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Quoted in the Grove:

Few nations have been so poor as to have but one god. Gods were made so easily, and the raw material cost so little, that generally the god market was fairly glutted and heaven crammed with these phantoms.
~Robert Ingersoll

The most preposterous notion that H. sapiens has ever dreamed up is that the Lord God of Creation, Shaper and Ruler of all the Universes, wants the saccharine adoration of His creatures, can be swayed by their prayers, and becomes petulant if He does not receive flattery. Yet this absurd fantasy, without a shred of evidence to bolster it, pays all the expenses of the oldest, largest, and least productive industry in all history.
~Robert Heinlein

God is an imaginary friend for grown-ups.
~anon

EndQuote:
I would rather live my life as if there is a God and die to find out there isn’t, than live my life as if there isn’t and die to find out there is.
~Albert Camus

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Posted from the Grove

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A recent discovery: Postmodern Jukebox covers
Following, a story (or a journey if you prefer) loosely told in five songs. About 27 minutes of perfectly splendid music

~Radiohead’s  Creep – with Haley Reinhart   (4:55)

~Aerosmith’s  Dream On – with Morgan James   (5:21)

~Meghan Trainor’s  All About That Bass – with PMJ trio (4:15)

~Ellie Goulding’s  Burn – with Flame-O-Phone (4:12)

~Cars’ Just What I Needed – with Sara Niemietz (3:58)

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Prewritten Exercise for Thurs 12/06:  accident, nuance

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@Writers Platform

Prewritten Exercise:  litmus, metal

~BarTalk:
Reunion Daydream

Met all kinds at the fall gatherin’
Like ’em all, loved only one of ’em
Not rich an’ scarce a beauty
Best brains in school, you see
English Lit mus’ have been heavenly
Grow old together, Grammar an’ Grumpy

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Justice 4 Just Us  #8

Liking a color of lichen
The purple of litmus
Not red or blue but royal
For the base and loyal
Metal bars for the press

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Words  #1
Words, base metal of ideas
That created civilization
Have synonyms that create
Reasons to hate

Words  #2
Speak to be understood
To get what you want
Write to be remembered
Time’s litmus of existence

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5-7-5 x 4

pedal to metal
brand new litmus of success
burnout at thirty
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acid test of art
the litmus of fine acting
base motives ring true
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imagine thin air
carved open with cold blue steel
as if metal could
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Litmus Medicine
plastic/metal prosthetics
Bruised blue? Reddy cures!

 

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