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February 3, 2005

injured left wing

Filed under: pre-06-2006 — David Giacalone @ 1:06 pm

the bird’s injured
left wing

a waitress
refills the sugar
the long day


coffee cup gray

first tree buds
the list of baby names
not chosen



W.F. Owen from tinywords – fresh haiku, delivered daily

midwinter”  (Feb. 3, 2004) a waitress” (July 22, 2004) first treee buds” (March 10, 2004) 



from dagosan: 

four Advil

at a time —

caressing the cordless mouse

                                                          [Feb. 3, 2005]


I’m starting to understand why Steve Bainbridge was recently mistaken for a Leftie.  “proffedUpF”

On Jan. 31, Prof. B. favorably quoted the following passage:

The idea that there is something wrong with foisting the payment for

one’s present comfort onto future generations (as many Western Europeans

seem content to do) is incomprehensible to [their] minds. For if we believe

that all that matters is our own present satisfaction and that no one owes

anything to others, then it does not seem unjust to mortgage the future of

others — even our own children.

If one didn’t look closely to see that the author was Sam Gregg of the Acton Institute,

and the topic was European “secularists” and the need for religion in the political sphere,

you might have thought this was a Liberal rant against the massive deficits of the Bush

Administration and the Republican Party– caused by constant, faith-based tax reductions

and welfare for corporations and the very rich.


“tinyredcheck”Have you ever wondered about the source of the prefix “schm-” — often used in a comic

 “reduplicated rhyming compound”? Well, the Word Maven explains it well,  and we

presented the explanation as part of a local schmocal update at Crime & Federalism.


tiny check SOTUS-free, for your enjoyment and my sanity.

monkey cellphone small    It has long been clear to any objective or thoughtful observer that using a

cellphone while driving is an irresponsibly dangerous activity — whether the

phone is handheld or not.  Here’s the intro to a report from LiveScience on yet

another study telling us what many Americans just don’t want to know (because

giving up their cellphones would be soooo inconvenient, and deprive them of a

basic liberty, too) (via beSpacific):

“Finally, empirical proof you can blame chatty 20-somethings for

stop-and-go traffic on the way to work.


“A new study confirms that the reaction time of cell phone users slows

dramatically, increasing the risk of accidents and tying up traffic in general,

and when young adults use cell phones while driving, they’re as bad as

sleepy septuagenarians.”



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