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"Breasts as exemplary of all that is Love!"

 ( Mama and child..Leo Da V.)

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Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels,

and have not breasts, and though I have the gift of

prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge;

and…

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Added by fred hallman on December 1, 2012 at 1:40pm — 12 Comments

Children of Columbus

During a late night chat with Nanatehay – who knows his history – I promised to post a song from one of my concerts Children of Columbus. In due course I will; but first, a little history.

Columbus is credited with discovering the New World; but the truth is, he never…

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Added by Tom Cordle on December 1, 2012 at 1:30pm — 26 Comments

Reason #3: Why I Self-Published

I want to write that I bounced back from this the very next day with a can-do attitude! For every rejection I got, I sent out two more queries!! Carpe damn diem!!!

I want to write that I did not take it personally. This was just business and business is about money, not propping up feelings. And they were rejecting my books, after all, not me.

I want to lie and make myself look like a better and stronger person than I am. But I did not race forward with the same…

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Added by Macaulay C. Hunter on December 1, 2012 at 12:59pm — 1 Comment

City of the Wild Cats (Attenborough Documentary)

My friend is still very poorly in hospital. There's a very good chance he's not going to wake up. His wife is (understandably) in pieces about this. He's a wonderful, funny man and I'm still uncertain quite what I should be doing apart from sporadic calls to his wife and cooking food ready to take round on Monday (when Euan is back at school). It's not that I'm bad at grief, it's that I'm bad at being helpless.



To avoid sitting here, miserable and idle, I am watching…

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Added by Lou LaRoche on December 1, 2012 at 12:30pm — 6 Comments

The war of terror

MAY 7, 2009 I wrote the following:

The war of terror

The wedding of the young couple in the mountain vale between Pakistan and Afghanistan. The band started playing and the people dancing. The drone coming from the sky. The missile from the drone. The newly wed couple and all their friends killed. The village leader wrote on his diary: 'Americans again killed fifty people'.…

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Added by Hannu Virtanen on December 1, 2012 at 11:30am — 20 Comments

Matt Slade, Esq., Mascot Defense Attorney

Pat Patriot, the mascot of the New England Patriots, has been arrested in a prostitution sting.

The Boston Herald

The buzzer on my alarm clock wakens me, and I stare groggily at the dial. I try to peel my eyelids open but they stick to my eyeballs. Apparently the I.W. Harper I drank last night has both intoxicating and mucilaginous properties.…

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Added by Con Chapman on December 1, 2012 at 10:30am — 6 Comments

Open Mouth, Insert Foot!

 

About a year ago we joined some good friends of ours for dinner in their home. They had other guests also and we had a great time getting to know some new people. Daniel and I love acquainting ourselves with people of varied backgrounds, making our own lives more interesting and diversified.

On this particular…

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Added by Christine Geery on December 1, 2012 at 10:00am — 10 Comments

On This Day I Defended My Homeland

We are near the middle of an unusually heavy week of rain and local flooding. I took a walk around my neighborhood during a short sunny period between rainstorms this afternoon. I was looking for fresh air and a little exercise, but I found trouble.

A…

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Added by Steve S on December 1, 2012 at 9:26am — 4 Comments

Vertical is Good

        I don’t know how it happened or why. All I did was bend down and unclip Max’s chain from his collar. I didn’t feel anything pop, but apparently it dang sure did. I’ve got a pain in my lower back that literally shuts me down. If I’m sitting or laying down it is pure misery to stand up. If I’m standing up it’s a chore to sit down. Now, once I’m either standing or sitting, the world is good. However, movement to change my status hurts like the dickens. Now, I know I will live through…

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Added by Dan C. Boutwell on December 1, 2012 at 8:48am — 3 Comments

Porn King, Coke Prez or Murderer? The Answers (OC)

Between marriages to my college-professor first husband and my rabbi/poet second, I dated lots for about 15 years. And after my dear second husband died, I dated for another five years, sporadically, before marrying my lovely present husband, the lawyer.

My marriages were all to fine men. But when you live and date in big cities such as NYC and Miami, you’re bound to meet and go out with a variety of  of people, including some not-so-great ones.

In the recent  "two truths and a…

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Added by Lea Lane on December 1, 2012 at 8:30am — 21 Comments

"Bad Chipped Beef" New Song On Music Page

Outline of song "Bad Chipped Beef":

Like a very sharp meat cutter machine can cut threw any meat, like a broken scale that will never work, like a deli that always gives you the wrong meat...........

You can tune into to hear what the song sounds like and what happens for free @ www.ubetoo.com/Frommscountrymusic scroll down over photos to find name of song click photo to hear song.

Added by Melvin G Fromm Jr on December 1, 2012 at 7:30am — No Comments

"Know I Love You" Song

Friday Nov. 30 2012 a deal was made to have my song "Know I Love You" pithced to major country stars, pop stars & top 40 artists around the world to see if anyone will record it. This song will be pitched over a six month time frame. This song I wrote about my wife why I knew I loved her when we were 1st dating back in Feb. of 2001. I know this would have never come to pass without the Grace Of God who I keep right in the sent of my life as now the rest is up to God now. I'll keep you…

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Added by Melvin G Fromm Jr on December 1, 2012 at 7:22am — No Comments

"New Love Santa" song on Music Page

Outline of new song "New Love Santa":

His nice red suite caught your eye as you felt mine was only dirty, his nice rose colored cheeks really turned you on as mine was so dry, he was always happy and I was just a frozen stick in the mud in your life.......

You can hear the rest of the song and see how it goes and what happens @ www.ubetoo.com/Frommscountrymusic as it's free to hear just scroll down to the photos and scroll…

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Added by Melvin G Fromm Jr on December 1, 2012 at 7:18am — No Comments

The Mysterious Apartment

   When I moved into the apartment building there was a door in between my door and my neighbors door that had a half number on it.  As the years went by I saw what the place was used for and it remains in my memory to this day.  It was used by the math department at the nearby University.

   Every month a group of students gathered outside the front door and a large truck of plastic balls…

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Added by Zanelle on December 1, 2012 at 6:30am — 12 Comments

Dipping the old toe(s)

I was in a position where I couldn't access the internet daily . Also, some browser told me that my gmail was "redirecting" and then could never ever ever complete, or some such thing.

I figured I couldn't write anything and just let it lie there . What if I got a lovely comment or two and just wouldn't respond. I silently hoped that OS would revive itself. There is no reason, that so many of us might understand, why it had to flounder and then die( or "pass" as everyone now says as…

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Added by fernsy on December 1, 2012 at 5:57am — 34 Comments

Hemingway Test – 11 (Hacker on board)

Secord's computer guy couldn't make the lunch, but Trueblood hired him anyway. Secord had taken his boss to The Willard's Occidental Bar and Grill “...where Lincoln ate.”

Here? In this room?”…

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Added by Matt Paust on December 1, 2012 at 3:00am — 6 Comments

Touching You

When I touch your hand 

I want to touch your face…

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Added by Romantic Poetess on November 30, 2012 at 10:01pm — 15 Comments

Elon Musk's Vision

By Daniel Rigney

The visionary has been defined as one who can see light in the darkness. Ever on the lookout for hopeful signs in a dusky world, I’m putting my background in sociology and future studies to work as a talent scout, scanning the cultural horizon for potential visionaries whose eyesight -- or night vision -- is better than mine, and who have the remarkable ability to foresee or intuit (or even…

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Added by Forest Green Magazine on November 30, 2012 at 9:00pm — 2 Comments

Tina Fey's Greek Place

You’re in “The Athenian Room.” In Chicago. It’s a few years back. Tina Fey is about to arrive and order the Greek chicken. And if you’re not careful, you’ll miss her. Should that happen, you might also miss a glimpse into improvisation for the theater, a force in American popular culture that winds…

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Added by Chicago Guy on November 30, 2012 at 8:35pm — 18 Comments

Nassim Taleb - Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder

Antifragile

I'm considering doing a review of this book.  He did a…

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Added by Nick Carraway on November 30, 2012 at 8:30pm — 4 Comments

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