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Archives for October, 2011

Sometimes I Wish I Had Poetic Talent

Well… I was walking near one of the canals in Tottenham Hale towards the twilight (not that twilight, ugh, I can’t even use this word without sparkly cheesy connotations any more, bless you whatever-is-your-name-woman-who-invented-sparkly-vampires-sensitive-to-the-humans’-emotions) and it just felt … umm… like poetry. If you watched the video before reading this post, then, very good, if you […]

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On standard sentences, political correctness and reciting poems dictated by Scaraotsky

This is not a new idea, nor is it new as compared to other posts I’ve made in this blog (here, or here for example) or in other places, but I never addressed this issue in its own blog post. Romanian has an expression that can be literally translated in English as wooden language. I […]

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Dreamers

Back and forth, left to right, like a moth around a candle, like a bat in flight. Hand and eye mesmerized, watching the slash of blazing colors criss-cross, collide, slowly erasing and trace of the screaming face that stares at me starkly from each blank canvas, like a maniac unleashed; until it is magically replaced […]

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Call 911

CALL 911  The country is upside down. The three stooges, somehow, got control of the buttons: Mickey Mouse is in charge of the House, Goofy the Senate, Snidely Whiplash Wall Street, and Timothy Leary the electorate. Cartoon characters acid trip across my cable news like narco-induced comic strip looney tunes. The Pentagon is under the […]

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How Different Are We, Really?

I was thinking this while seeing different families with small children. Don’t we all have the same problems as children? -I want something but adults say I can’t so I behave badly. -I don’t want something but adults say I have to so I behave badly. Don’t we all have the same problems as parents? […]

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