Sunday, August 27, 2006

The Mote in Katherine Harris's Eye

What's with political-type people nowdays? "Christian" political-people, mostly, although I'm not 100% sure I should be limiting my disgust to the so-called "Christian politicians" at this point.

Catherine Harris, the Congresswoman from Florida who is currently a Republican candidate for the US Senate, recently announced to the world that separation of church and state is "a lie" and God and the nation's founding fathers did not intend the country be "a nation of secular laws."

She also said that if Christians are not elected, politicians will "legislate sin," including abortion and gay marriage.

Her exact remarks were: "Separation of church and state is "a lie we have been told," Harris said in the interview, published Thursday, saying separating religion and politics is "wrong because God is the one who chooses our rulers."

"If you're not electing Christians, then in essence you are going to legislate sin," Harris said."

AOL News


CBS News

Huh....this would be the SAME Katherine Harris who has been twice singled out for taking illegal campaign contibutions from corrupt defense contractors (1994 and 2004)and is now, once again, being questioned by the FCC in regards to $60,000 in excess campaign contributions.

Herald Tribune

Katherine made her remarks concerning "Christian behaviour"
in an interview with the Florida Baptist Witness, the weekly journal of the Florida Baptist State Convention.

Personally, I think that if God heard her, He would have thrown her out of The Temple along with the rest of the corrupt money-changers.

Friday, August 25, 2006


Confatuation - what happens when normally intelligent women begin exchanging email with convicted serial killers

Benjamatic - The automated response of a stripper when she sees a $100.00 bill

Neurotica - a sexual obsession with women on Prozac

Robalization - when the thought hits a man that the only thing his wife ever wears around the house is a ratty old house-coat

Scholarchip - Frito Lay's new snack food aimed at brainiacs

Foxclaimation - any biased news announcement made by a right wing newscaster

Thursday, August 24, 2006

For Dan...On His Birthday

August is always a very good time for me. Dan's birthday happens, my birthday happens and our "anniversary" happens. (We met 5 years ago just FOR our birthdays!!)'s

and it's also Dan's birthday.....what better way to celebrate both than with a terzanelle?

Barely Breathing

One long leg, tucked unfeeling, underneath your own,
with one bare arm, casually draped across your chest,
we settle, inhale in tandem, to your rhythm alone.

This is the last moment...the moment where I rest
my head against your shoulder, and end today
with one bare arm casually draped across your chest.

The candle dims, the shadows finally held at bay
for now. And I am once again content to place
my head against your shoulder and end today.

Exhale... I match each breathe with simple grace.
Inhale...and I'm aware. Our hearts beat in like-time
for now, and I am once again content to place

my trust inside your hands - my faith inside your rhyme.
I lie here lost in nowhere, needing, barely breathing.
Inhale...and I'm aware our hearts beat in like-time.

In sleepy awe, I hold you, disbelieving;
one long leg, tucked unfeeling, underneath your own.
I lie here lost in nowhere, needing, barely breathing.
We settle, exhale in tandem, to your rhythm alone.

Monday, August 21, 2006

Congratulations, Seth!!!

Congratulations to Seth Abramson for his appearance here today.

Friday, August 18, 2006

Monkey Girl Finds Home

YAY!!! Finally!! My very first sonnet finally found a home. I had to go all the way to England to find it, but find it,I did.

Fourteen Magazine in the UK published my beloved "Monkey Girl" in it's Summer Issue #4 this month. I received my contributor's copy a few days ago.

The poem looks wonderful....there's a fantastic illustration by Nadene Lewis accompanying the poem which I was not expecting but which totally makes the whole thing come alive. The two page spread positively giggles at you. I'm a big believer in "placement" of's good to be at the very beginning, at the very end or in the very middle. This one is smack dab in the middle...causing the magazine to naturally fall open right (boom) there.

I don't usually get this excited, but Monkey Girl is one of my favorite poems. I'm seldom satisfied with any of my own poetry, but this one has always pleased me for some reason. Maybe because it's joyous and that's just so unlike me.

Fourteen is a very decent little publication. I say "little" because each issue is restricted to fourteen poems of fourteen lines each. It's fairly big in quality and the scattered illustrations are (to quote a friend) "to die for."

Check it out won't be sorry.


Friday, August 11, 2006

Where Do Terrorists Hide?

I received this in the mail this morning...from a friend in Israel. She asked me if I'd find a way to let people see it.

This is my way.


There are thousands of Australians who hold dual Lebanese and Aussie citizenship. This story should be sent around the world ASAP.

(Please click on picture to enlarge the article beneath it)

Thursday, August 10, 2006

Unfinished Conversational Rondeau

Forgive Me, Love

Forgive me, Love, for words unsaid -
for letters written, never read -
for poems I write and then erase-
for all the walls I keep in place -
For barriers I've built in dread.

Some fantasies are best unfed,
some truth's are tales that liars spread.
Some day I'll leave without a trace.
Forgive me, Love.

For dragons underneath my bed -
for demons writhing in my head -
for all my strange and savage grace -
for every tear that streaks my face -
for all the fears I'll never shed -
Forgive me, Love.

Saturday, August 05, 2006

Hey Julie, I Think He Called Us Hunchbacks!!

Thanks, Greg!!!

It's always fun to check your hit counter and find that a lot of visitors are coming over from someone else's immediately have to run over there and find out why.

"Quasi" indeed!!!!

And now that I finally possess an actual working computer I really have to get back to my "formal" roots and start rhyming again....especially since Greg's got me batting clean-up after such fine formalists as Julie Carter, Mike Snider, and Alan Sullivan.

Women, Get Thee to a Gym!!

And, Girls, unless you want to totally ruin your weekend,
you don't want to read about how old Marjorie
here happens to be.