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October 16, 2004

sleaze-shot shortage

Filed under: pre-06-2006 — David Giacalone @ 6:59 pm

Wouldn’t it be nice about now to be inoculated against political sleaze, spin

and specious argument?   While awaiting that medical miracle, let’s think about

pleasant things to come, like Indian summer or Halloween. 



medbag   Rebecca Lilly can always distract me:


a child’s magician hat–
dust motes float
in the moonlit attic



Indian summer

fire ants swarming

over a rotted squash




Creaking gate —
the crows evenly spaced
between the headstones


credits: “a child’s” – The Heron’s Nest Vol IV, 8; “creaking gate” – The Heron’s Nest V, 10                               . . . .

“Indian summer” –  A New Resonance 2; Modern Haiku XXXI:1      


health food store:

unnatural sneeze

in the candle aisle

                                    [Oct. 16, 2004]


one-breath pundit  

    • Scheherazade asks whether comment spam is effective; f/k/a wonders about annoying Referer List spam.

    • We gladly join Prof. Bainbridge’s campaign for the serial comma.  See Get It Write.

    • We disagree, however, with Prof. B. about whether John Kerry will have a mandate.  Our worry: that a Bush re-election “mandate” will make the American people co-conspirators to global recklessness in the eyes of the world.  Unlike citizens under a dictator, Americans are responsible for the actions of its Government.

    • It’s amazing that e-mail can now be sent by thoughts alone.  Now, we just need to get everyone to think

       before engaging in email or IM.  (via Steve Minor)

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