Monthly Archives: February 2018

The Georgia teacher who fired a gun in his classroom

illustrates why Trump’s ‘brilliant’ idea of arming teachers is a recipe for tragedy.

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End of February

and its hot cross bun (the best ones are the cranberry ones made by Cobs Bakery) and daffodil seasons. You haven’t ‘done spring’ in full unless you’ve experienced these early traditional perks.

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In the end, there had been nothing fundamentally wrong

with living the life of a free spirit, doing things one’s own way, being responsible first and foremost to self and following one’s own bliss, without apology or regret. This main life choice had cultivated a free mind, an autonomous … Continue reading

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Death by Useless, Massive Albatross

Oilers and Oiler fans will pay for 5 more years. Lucic’s 6 million a year salary. The albatross Chiarielli strapped to the team’s necks when he got here. Bum hasn’t scored in 26 games. The poorest deal ever made in NHL … Continue reading

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Braggadocio

Trump: “I’d run into a school unarmed…”

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Words to That Affect

Some famous quotes from great literature: “He who does not follow love’s command errs greatly.” –Chretien de Troyes, Lancelot, The Knight of the Cart “I found myself within a shadowed forest.” –Dante Alighieri, The Divine Comedy: Inferno “Laughter’s the property … Continue reading

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Much as Alice found,

you sometimes have to run really hard to stay in the exact same place.

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The Process of Life

(Emily Dickinson–top pre-20th century woman poet; in reality, the first modern female poet) The process of life, of course resembles a narrative, a story as has often been pointed out. Joseph Campbell pointed out that often when one looks back … Continue reading

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No Greater Love

Let me not to the marriage of true minds Admit impediments. Love is not love Which alters when it alteration finds, Or bends with the remover to remove; O, no! it is an ever-fixed mark That looks on tempests and … Continue reading

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Perspective

(Keats’ death mask) When I have fears that I may cease to be Before my pen has gleaned my teeming brain, Before high-piled books, in charactery, Hold like rich garners the full ripened grain; When I behold, upon the night’s … Continue reading

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