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Quoted in the Grove:
Sex: the pleasure is momentary, the position ridiculous, and the expense damnable.
~Lord Chesterfield

I think that every sexual position is fundamentally comic.
~Judith Butler

I got kicked out of ballet class because I pulled a groin muscle. It wasn’t mine.
~Rita Rudner

End Quote:
Chastity – the most unnatural of all the sexual perversions.
~Aldous Huxley

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Posted from the Grove:
Piffin has joined others in the question, why let someone else interpret your work for readers? Those truly interested who care about quality and the polish of your work will come to the original for their pleasures. Also, regrettably, editors, pundits and reviewers sometimes get things wrong. Future postings by Piffin will be available for reading on the Glass Table, and the Prewritten and Impromptu benches of Writers Platform

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In the course of conversations, another avenue for accessing the arts was suggested for WG. The stage @Wordgrove East has gone unused for too long, and the new year seems a good time to revive the use of it. The open air stage has a long history of vaudeville acts, madcap variety and miscellaneous use. With Piffin as MC, Wordgrove will be continuing this tradition by making you the producer of your own show or segment by featuring favorite pics from your Flickr.com files. Using a large pictureless frame, Wordgrove will start the new year by bringing back the Picture Show. Contact Piffin or BarTalk with your suggestions, selections or questions. Stay tuned for details. This will be fun

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Prewritten for Thurs (01.09) 6 pm PT/9 ET is: hot tub, cider

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@Writers Platform
Glass Table: no new drops

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Prewritten: English sonnet

~Greymane: Them
What if the wicked old men who slumber are the shriveled masters who dream the evil that seeps into our world; what if they sleep and are not dead, and what if They wake?

~Stejovis: To The Victor
Wrens and jays have a go at the morsels and scraps; brute size and strength vs. flitting agility as they battle for their winter fare; place your bookie bet, check the score, leave your hard earned $$ behind at the door

~BarTalk: Dance of the Rose

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Impromptu: haiku, use: fringe, blizzard

~Piffin: haiku
~Stejovis: haiku
~Greymane: haiku
~BarTalk: haiku

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Quoted in the Grove:

They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself. ~Andy Warhol

Somebody has to do something, and it’s just incredibly pathetic that it has to be us. ~Jerry Garcia

To the wrongs that need resistance,
To the right that needs assistance,
To the future in the distance,
Give yourselves.
~Carrie Chapman Catt

End Quote:
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
~Margaret Mead

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Posted from the Grove:

First, the kind of news it is a pleasure reporting. With the end of summer hiatus, old friends have returned to WG with their pazs. Welcome back GaryBob (@NutNut Fountain) and Greymane (**Greyed Expectations**). New member Jhynx (Jhynx’s WordGrove PAZ), and DWade_3 (DW) are especially welcome as new WG members and contributors to our Word Games

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Word Games. ’hmm This editor can’t shake the feeling that there’s a better name for our Thurs writing sessions. Without resorting to crass commercialism to excite member interest, this editor would be delighted to hear your ideas

Okay, then, we’ll try it your way. If enough suggestions come in to warrant a vote by members, we’ll put them on the Tally Board, and T$1,500 goes to the winner. Or, a Book, Script or Scroll of the winner’s choice

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Plans are underway for a Halloween Party scheduled for Thurs 10/31. It is a costume party. This is your chance to get freaky and have fun with it. Since it takes place on a regular Game night, the party will supersede the Impromptu exercise. Prewrittens are not exempt

There is but one ‘rule’ for those attending. Everyone is being asked to turn off Name Tags before coming to the party. This request will enhance the costumes’ anonymity factor. Changing costumes mid-party is allowed, and should make tracking peeps and buddies all the more baffling … um, intriguing. Altho this cannot be monitored and enforced, those attending will only be cheating themselves of the mystery and the fun to be had guessing who is who. Non-club members are welcome. Invite your friends. The more the merrier

Since Halloween is a holiday tailor-made for unfettered runs of imagination, it would be interesting to see what could be done with Wordgrove’s pier @Cannery Row. If enough join in, perhaps we could open up the pier as a Halloween tour site for others to enjoy. Just a thought

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Please note the schedule change for Thurs Word Games. Meeting time has been pushed back one hour to give members more time to polish their prewrittens and to settle down for an evening in WG with the chores done. Please note new time below

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Prewritten for Thurs (04/18) 6 pm PT/9 ET is:
Write your own obituary, epitaph, last words, etc

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@Writers Platform

Glass Table:

~ReenRen: PW Photo Potentials
Check Ree’s scroll for link to picture she is submitting for possible PW exercise. Eerie

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Prewritten:

~Jhynx: (Prewritten) 10-03-13
Humans lose to entropy in their failed marriage with digital life; one proto-human remains with the keys of creation in her hand

~Greyman: The Storm and The Story
Poetry precedes the narrative in this stereo-recitation of: The queen and the witch are one; an evil young beauty stealing years from the local children to maintain her ass.ets, losing to her nemesis, Love

~ReenRen: Drown Town
The Queen, focused on beauty’s horizon, missteps and falls into the fetid muck below (note: do not use this occasion to practice your spoonerisms); she resorts to defense and building up walls against possible attack

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Impromptu: Write a fortune cookie
The brevity of this week’s exercise allows WG Nutters to speak for themselves, obliquely. Fun premise, interesting results

~Piffin:
You are love always in future to be touch and joyous!
Lucky Numbers 4 17 9 22 46 17
Learn Chinese: Ginger – Jiãng

~Jhynx:
You don’t miss her. You miss who you wanted her to be.

~GreyMane:
Do not wait upon your destiny for your destiny awaits your next choice.

~BarTalk: fortune cookie insert

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Writers in Residence:
New pazs, will begin checking for new work soon.  Stay tuned

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Quoted in the Grove:

From now on, ending a sentence with a preposition is something up with which I will not put.
~Winston Churchill

As far as I’m concerned, ‘whom’ is a word that was invented to make everyone sound like a butler.
~Calvin Trillin

Even if you do learn to speak correct English, whom are you going to speak it to?
~Clarence Darrow

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Posted from the Grove:

Wow! Our two week vacation from the Post & Review is over so … so quickly. This being the summer season, the Great Dispersion has set in. Happens every year.  Ya peeps are out there livin’ it! Perfect! You’ve better things to do with your summer, so we’ll not use up much of your sun time with make-news

Those attending this week’s Word Game (tomorrow, see below), are being asked to be on the alert for provocative, image-intensive words, and to bring a favorite to be used in this week’s Impromptu, or the Prewritten exercise for next week’s game

Piffin will be Guest Editor for the July 21 edition of the Wordgrove Post & Review

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Prewritten prompts for Mon (07/08) 5 pm PT/8 ET: fend, raze

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@Writers Platform

Prewritten: pedestrian, panache

~Stejovis: Tally Ho
(Transferred to the Tally Board, quoted here in full. Feel free to vote your favorite line)

Pedestrian little snail
gamely entered my mouth
and with great panache
led the entire meal
out.

~BarTalk: Absinthe and Badge: chapter ii – Badge

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Impromptu: haiku using ~ frothy, quench

~whitefeather: haiku

~Stejovis: two haiku

~BarTalk: haiku

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Writers in Residence:
All y’all better be working on your own writing projects during this break. Weeks of summer leisure are yours to fill creatively. A couple stories, some journal entries, one good poem you’ve spent time with … something. Anything. You’ll be pleased. It’s good for you. It really is

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Quoted in the Grove:

A fashionable milieu is one in which everybody’s is made up of the opinion of all the others. Has everybody a different opinion? Then it is a literary milieu.
~Marcel Proust

Literature is strewn with the wreckage of those who have minded beyond reason the opinions of others.
~Virginia Woolf

Nothing contributes more to peace of soul than having no opinion at all.
~Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

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Posted from the Grove:

Honoring this newsletter’s annual tradition, this will be the last edition before the Wordgrove Post & Review goes on summer hiatus. This break gives the editor time to work on his current project. A twice monthly edition will appear on the 1st & 3rd Sun of each month during the three month break. Anyone interested in catching up on back issues can do so at: http://wordgrovepost.wordpress.com

WG’s weekly Word Games will continue thru’out the summer. Meeting notifications will go out to regular attendees (Tmail, not club mail) with details on the week’s Prewritten assignment and other events. Anyone not regularly attending who wishes to be included in this list please notify BarTalk

This would be a good time for those who want a part in keeping Wordgrove active during the break to schedule events of their own. Altho member houses are likely to be used, WG’s clubhouse is always available. Event hosts are welcome to redecorate Writers in Residence (Hermit 005) to suit their needs

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Prewritten for Mon (06/17) 5 pm PT/8 ET is: carnival, chamber

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@Writers Platform
Glass Table:

~ReenRen: 1 out of 5 calls recorded
For those looking for a reason to be indignantly paranoid, link to a 50 second video with Shia LaBeouff on Jay Leno reporting his conversation with an FBI agent

Prewritten:  science, whip

~Stejovis: a sonnet
Tho the mysteries fall one by one to the rigors of science, some escape; forever

~Piffin: Cricket Song
Send the Sun home, enter Dusk the twilight world with a glass of voluptuous red, languor’s nectar; a symphony of chirrs in chorus with a cool and benevolent moonlight to soothe away the weariness and the heedless hurt of friends

~BarTalk: haiku

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Impromptu: shatterproof, beckon

~Hensonian: Shatterproof
The heart as a brilliant glass protected from love, boxed, in a cage, in a cave … grows dull; even armored, a delicate beauty dies without eyes to give it meaning

~Stejovis: Bits in a Bottle
All the memories of life jumbled in a bottle that holds only so much; ingredients in a recipe, memories like spices bubble to the surface releasing their fragrance, but only so many not to muddle the taste

~BarTalk:

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Writers in Residence:

~whitefeather @Surrounded by Nature:
I’d give up forever to touch you
Three quotes, each on love, three unquenchable thirstings; with a link to the Iris music video, containing the title lyrics

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