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Tuesday, May 15, 2012

New Blog

I'm leaving Blogger and Google and moving to a new site. I'll keep this blog up for as an archive. But this is the last post I'm making here. You can find my new blog at The New Word Mechanic. I sure hope you come visit me there.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Another sign of the time

I got this on a list serve I'm on:

We have enough "youth."
How about a Fountain of "Smart"?

On another note -- Watch this space for an announcemnt of a New Word Mecahanic blog. It's coming soon.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Signs of the Time

I saw this posted on an email list I'm on.

"I think Congressmen should wear uniforms, you know, like NASCAR drivers, so we could identify their corporate sponsors."

Thursday, February 16, 2012

If you don't know Braja. . .

If you don't know Braja, you've missed a lot. If you do know her, you know you've found a treasure -- a ruby in a land of jewels.

Check out Braja's latest essay on Elephant Journal. Whether you already know her or not, you'll be glad you did.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Getting back to topic of language

I hope you're still enjoying the new year. Here's something to put a smile on your face.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Why I removed 12 posts

This morning I removed 12 posts, each of which contained a poem that hasn't been published somewhere else. I've appreciated the reponses I've gotten to poems that are still drafts. But more and more journals consider poems posted on the poet's blog as already published. Consequently, they're ineligible for inclusion in the journal, which aquires first rights. I'll still blog about poetry. I just can't afford to limit the market for my work.