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Monday, November 29, 2004

'Tis the Season

For the person who has everthing, consider these gifts:

My dad loved his honeybees last year.

Saturday, November 27, 2004

The Witch's Garden

I wake at night in
sweat and tangled sheets
and remember Rapunzel’s
mother: how the leaf

went to seed in her belly
and each night she dreamed
of it, dreamed in sweat and
tangled longing for the sweet

long leaf in the garden
that came to her each night
in her dreams and how she
gave the thing she loved to

have it: Rapunzel. Rapunzel, green
long leaf, sweet with the longing
of things and the lost child’s sweet
face that she would see only once

again in her dreams.

Tuesday, November 23, 2004

The Cheat Entry

I haven't done a Word-of-the-Day entry in a while, having graduated to brief tone poems about my day, my dog, my lattes...

In any case, due to behind the scenes pressure from disgruntled patrons (you know who you are), I am updating my blog. But I'm cheating.

entelechy (en-TEL-uh-kee) noun

1. Perfect realization as opposed to a potentiality.

2. In some philosophies, a vital force that propels one to

As in the presidency of John Kerry as opposed to the candidacy of John Kerry. (No, I'm not still in mourning. Yes, I am still wistful. But I'm am consoling myself this grey morning with this and a Liberal Elite Apricot Walnut Latte.

Wednesday, November 10, 2004

Happy Birthday to Me: The Horoscope Edition

IF NOVEMBER 10 IS YOUR BIRTHDAY: Gentle ways and a sympathetic outlook may give way to an eagerness to fight for what is right. In the coming year you will no longer be content to sit on the sidelines. You will be ready to leap into action whenever you hear the call. Your initiative is enhanced in December and April when you will be more than able to practice what you preach. Be on the lookout for blessings that could permanently brighten your life in May and June.

Tuesday, November 09, 2004

Reality TV Meets Shangrilogic

Okay, so I know I've railed many a time and at great length against the perfidious eleventh plague that is reality television, BUT how can I hold out against this?

Seriously, sign me up. I was born to be on this show.

Commence Panicking and Widespread Hysteria...


Classes end in three weeks.

Wednesday, November 03, 2004

Today, America broke my heart, broke it the way only a first love can. I opened myself up with an unsparing intensity to something greater than myself, and the width of my passion is the depth of my grief.

But the true measure of a man is how he acts in defeat. I am proud of John Kerry for conceding as he did, for being the first to extend a hand instead of a raised fist. While I don't believe that the healing of a splintered nation has begun, I do know this:

We have found our voices, and the flame that was kindled in us will not die. As that rough beast slouches toward Bethlehem to be born, I and all those who stood with me will be the line against the blood-dimmed tide. We have awakened to the injustice, the poverty, the systematic flaws, the bigotry, the dark seething forces that we knew instinctively out of the corners of our eyes but could not name and refused to see. We have become the heart, the soul, the light that will rise out of these ashes to build the America we dream.

We have work to do, my friends. This is just the beginning.

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