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November 11, 2005

umbilical – attached

Filed under: pre-06-2006 — David Giacalone @ 3:58 pm

autumn heat
slapping the dust
from his jeans


swing set neg








  THE MOBILE TWISTS slowly above my son’s crib catch-

ing moonlight slicing through the Venetian blinds.  I have no

reason to worry, but come in to check on him, to hear him

breathe, to cover him.  His twitching eyelids … what could he

be dreaming?

full moon

his umbilical

falls out


                                           w.f. owen








Indian summer

rust on our hands

from the swing




“Umbilical” – haibun from Frogpond XXVIII:3

“autumn heat” – Mainichi Daily News (Oct. 1, 2005)  

“Indian summer” – Selected poems (3rd Place, Haiku Poets of No. Calif., 2003) 




the elm died

and the tulip tree grew —

between visits




              [Nov. 11, 2005]

                                                                                                         swings gray



tiny check Why is it always three strikes/mistakes/failures before you’re out? 

Evan Schaeffer and friends want to know. (via Point of Law)  Prof. Yabut

wonders why the pitcher gets to throw four “balls” before the batter is

walked.  Unfair discrimination?


 at bat neg


tiny check  Must be out of the loop.  Here I’ve been in DC four days, but I just realized

that the Federalist Society is having its annual get-togther downtown.  And,

nobody invited us.   Am I missing a lot of fun?


tiny check Ann Althouse asks what Liberals should be thinking about Sam Alito’s alleged

“libertarian streak.”  


tiny check The anonymous Editor of Blawg Review pointed out to Prof. Yabut today that

the new Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff — Gen. Peter Pace — has a nice

Italian name that means “peace” in the language of his father.


Like last year on Veteran’s Day, I want to thank all the Veterans of every generation

who have fought to preserve the freedom of America and much of the world.  Thank

you for risking your physical and emotional well-being in the hellishness of war.



Veteran’s Day

the soliloquy lengthens

the afternoon chill




Tom Painting, from piano practice       



a handful of pawns

protects the king –

Veterans Day




papa still

won’t talk about it

                                                                                                pawn pawn horiz



where would jesus go to law school?

Filed under: pre-06-2006 — David Giacalone @ 11:36 am

Not here: “Bringing a Law School Down: Should Ave Maria be part of

a ‘Catholic Jonestown’?”  (via Althouse):

“We’ll own all commercial real estate,” [Tom Monaghan,  ooh

founder of the school and of Domino’s Pizza] declared,

describing his vision. “That means we will be able to

control what goes on there. You won’t be able to buy a

Playboy or Hustler magazine in Ave Maria Town. We’re

going to control the cable television that comes in the

area. There is not going to be any pornographic television

in Ave Maria Town. If you go to the drug store and you want

to buy the pill or the condoms or contraception, you won’t

be able to get that in Ave Maria Town.”

Prof. Althouse aptly notes: “What a creepy vision!”  Further commentary

not needed.

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