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Struck by Verse Again

Posted on July 14, 2017 at 12:49pm 9 Comments

Something about Steve's passing has triggered something in me that likes to write poetry. I can't quite explain that, but I feel as though some emotional constipation has been released somehow....but I don't publish poetry on Facebook and Satya asked me to post this one here for people to read. 







let us murder our memories together

assassinate the histories behind us

raze the ground on which the present stands

and make mock of future's aspirations

we're…

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Donald Trump is NOT a Businessman

Posted on March 27, 2017 at 10:30am 11 Comments

This article began as a post on Facebook.  It is being posted here as requested by KosherSalaam.  Comments will be appreciated.







I get most of my best ideas when I am involved with water. Today, while I was watering the garden, just after putting in a load of wash, I was suddenly struck by the realization that Donald Trump IS NOT A BUSINESSMAN.

He's a deal maker. He buys and sells things. He doesn't make anything other than deals.

Every single business he has…

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In Memoriam Again

Posted on October 27, 2015 at 9:21am 3 Comments

Some years ago, when David and Mel lost Richard, I wrote the following poem for them. Now that Open Salon is gone, on the theory that David might want to read it again, I am reposting it here.  It was originally called The Final Muster, but I have renamed it....

In Memoriam Again

Restless days, sleepless lights,

Remembering happier days

Before you got the word that

The enemy has broken through again

You rally your…

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The Conundrum of Your Situation

Posted on February 13, 2014 at 8:31pm 5 Comments



The conundrum of your situation is

That you are practicing infidelity

To live with one man and love another

Is bad enough; to love them both

Is ten times worse



I see you living in the agony of excess

I live in an agony of wants and fear

You hide behind your insecurities

I hide behind my verse

The truth of your…

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koshersalaami commented on Alan Milner's blog post Donald Trump is NOT a Businessman
"Privately held companies have their share of complexity. Just not Trump's, at least in the way you mean. Trump companies don't produce anything innovative. Trump's labor relations are awful. There's actually at least one way to…"
May 7
Maui Surfer commented on Alan Milner's blog post Donald Trump is NOT a Businessman
"Excuse me, "poisoning neighbors" --- lets be fair and let Koch be Koch."
May 7
Maui Surfer commented on Alan Milner's blog post Donald Trump is NOT a Businessman
"Anything the Right Wing says is a joke, no actual meaning whatsoever and merely a smokescreen, again, of one or another. What is sad is Americuns inability to distinguish between a public company and a private one, especially a small family held…"
May 7
Donegal Descendant commented on Alan Milner's blog post Donald Trump is NOT a Businessman
"A comprehensive review I agree with. Trump was never a good businessman, he only played one on TV. Frustrating how easily people are taken in by image and superficial appearance. It's all abut the facade. Wall Street and many big corporations…"
May 7
Donegal Descendant liked Alan Milner's blog post Donald Trump is NOT a Businessman
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Alan Milner commented on Boanerges's blog post Birth of a Nation
"Okay, it is very rare for someone to mention an historical event about which i know absolutely nothing, but you just did and I am grateful for it.Have there been any attempts at producing a film about this event? It deserves one."
Apr 10
Alan Milner commented on Robert Starkey's blog post SUICIDE
"I am personally very comfortable with the intellectual concept of suicide, having dealt with numerous near death experiences in my own life, and having run a crisis intervention hotline for its entire ten year lifespan. Things come to an end,…"
Apr 8
Alan Milner commented on JMac1949 Today's blog post Where is Aaron Sorkin when We Need Him?
"Actually, if the Newsroom were still in production, they would have gone on hiatus. How could they compete with what Trump is doing from day to day?"
Apr 1
Alan Milner commented on JMac1949 Today's blog post Where is Aaron Sorkin when We Need Him?
"Nanatehay, that is an excellent summary of the point I was making. The confluence of false data, not false facts, is confusing issues into spaghetti soup."
Mar 31
Alan Milner commented on JMac1949 Today's blog post Where is Aaron Sorkin when We Need Him?
"Bruno was wrong on so many others, too. The dark original fairy tale structures INSTALLED those fears in children by creating imaginary worlds filled with imaginary creatures that did not exist. His construct that fairy tales give children coping…"
Mar 31
Alan Milner commented on JMac1949 Today's blog post Where is Aaron Sorkin when We Need Him?
"nanatehay : Hey there old friend. I remember you well from the old days of Open Salon. I have been working on a book about what call the information conundrum, and what you wrote here specifically relates to that project.  Whenever I…"
Mar 31
Alan Milner commented on JMac1949 Today's blog post Where is Aaron Sorkin when We Need Him?
"Ever since that trip, I have been getting daily phone calls from that area code. No answer. No one on the line. I didn't even get paid by the people who flew me out. I haven't had as a good a brisket since. Not sure I have had a brisket…"
Mar 31
Alan Milner commented on JMac1949 Today's blog post Where is Aaron Sorkin when We Need Him?
"Would someone tell Trig that Alan Milner is SageMerlin. He thinks I'm a newcomer rather than an old goat returning to the fold."
Mar 30
Alan Milner commented on JMac1949 Today's blog post Where is Aaron Sorkin when We Need Him?
"Seriously, guys?  Okay, I watch Once Upon A Time and the Blacklist but The Americans?   "
Mar 30
Alan Milner commented on JMac1949 Today's blog post Where is Aaron Sorkin when We Need Him?
"Not even close. He never measured up to this standard and that's partly because he has this avuncular style of delivery. He doesn't do the  bombastic thing very well."
Mar 30
Alan Milner commented on JMac1949 Today's blog post Where is Aaron Sorkin when We Need Him?
"You have picked out a couple of the best moments in recent television. Four out of five.  (i don't think Tea Party rant measures up to the other four.) However, the tragedy is that these are all FICTIONAL characters. That's obvious,…"
Mar 30

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At 12:00pm on July 15, 2012, Wendy Orange said…

Sage opinion. i keep my life simple, no TV, music yes, lots of books and online when i feel like it. Too much overload and yes, I'd be nuts. love Wendy

 
 
 

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