f/k/a archives . . . real opinions & real haiku

August 6, 2005

send me dead flowers

Filed under: pre-06-2006 — David Giacalone @ 7:25 pm

august evening heat

a familiar lullaby

from the foster home






fresh grave

the bare earth covered

with cut flowers






sea cliff

fledgling gannets

face the wind



piano stool  Tom Painting   

“august evening” from his haiku chapbook piano practice 

fresh grave” – the heron’s nest (Aug. 2003)

sea cliff” –  the heron’s nest (April 2004) 




  • by dagosan                                               

first-date daisies

she never mentions

they’re wilting


                       [Aug. 6, 2005]


ooh flip  There’s a world-shattering debate at prawfsblawg, started by Douglas

Berman, asking why we say “blogosphere” and not “blogsphere.”  See 

Blogsphere or Blogosphere? (Aug. 5, 2005)  Naturally, we had to put in more

than our 2 cents worth.  Besides being dysphonic, we reject “blogsphere” because

it is also the name of a blogging tool for Lotus Domino.  We like “blogisphere”

and blogiverse better, but could live with “blogosphere”.   (for a short, related


tiny check The Rolling Stones are coming to the Pepsi Arena in nearby   StonesFlowers 

Albany, NY, in September — their first appearance  in Albany in 40 years. 

Back in the day, I was a big Stones fan, but I was not among the faithful who

waited in line this morning for ticket purchasesOf course, Mick and the gang

sold out very quickly (in 40 minutes), despite prices as high as $351.00    The

Stones’ tune Dead Flowers” has been running through my brain all day.   So,

if you’re just sitting back, in your rose pink Cadillac, feel free to mail the f/k/a

gang some dead flowers.  There’s no need to wait for a wedding or funeral. 


tiny check  Prof. Berman has also collected links on the constitutionality of residency

restrictions for sexual offenders, at Sentencing Law and Policy.  Doug points

out that weblogs make a good platform for such academic debates.   At a public

defender, there’s good commentary on the issues raised. See the banishment clause.


not dead roses

  she corrects me

  . . . dried




                                                                                                                                                       orig. image     daylilyG



  1. I have used both “blogopshere” and “blogisphere” in the past. Lately, I have been using the latter.

    Comment by JR — August 7, 2005 @ 1:23 am

  2. I have used both “blogopshere” and “blogisphere” in the past. Lately, I have been using the latter.

    Comment by JR — August 7, 2005 @ 1:23 am

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