Wattree on Mandela: Homeward Bound
Richard Day: Cold in Minnesota, and in the Hearts of Men
Ramona On Martin Bashir
Early in the morning
It was early on a Friday morning
It was 99 degrees
When two men
All the way from South Africa
Congratulations South Africa
You arranged democratic elections
Long walk to freedom
- Joseph Shabalala
Some of the vegetables from this week.
This week I went picking tomatoes at the CSA farm. The members were invited to you pick sun gold tomatoes. They are little yellow cherry tomatoes with a very sweet flavor. I have 3 plants of my own that I have had growing in pots. Mine wasn't as sweet as the ones from the farm. Sun gold is indeterminate and grows into a tall vine and the rows at the farm was very tall. I could hardly reach the top so I mostly picked from the bottom and middle. I picked until my shopping tote got heavy. [Read more]
The Haikulodeon gets the jump on all those other haiku emporiums by opening it's doors early in order to beat the Thanksgiving Weekend poetry rush ...  [Read more]
Here's this week's heap of haikus:
Double tanka haiku:
Social Studies class;
the Principal came in, took
the teacher aside.
They spoke for a moment, then
the class was told what happened. [Read more]
Today I picked up my first CSA box of vegetables, as you can see it covered my whole stove. The share was more generous then what I was expecting. This was also the first time I have been to the Geraldson Community Farm. It is located in a wonderful historic part of Bradenton, Florida. Just a stone’s throw from where DeSoto set foot on West Florida. It was a enjoyable ride for me to go out there on a Saturday morning. It had rained and everything looked fresh and the sea air smelled good.
November 8th, 2013
As I left my West Village rental on Friday morning a shirtless man wearing a green mask with a beak, ass-liberating chaps and furry green boots confronted me. “I’m Michael Alig,” he said, “And I am here to party. Come on, I’ll take you to the Limelight.”
“It’s 8 a.m.,” I said. “The Limelight isn’t open.”
“The Limelight is always open,” he said. “It’s the hottest club in the city.”
November 6th, 2013
Multimillionaire Bill de Blasio was elected New York City’s next mayor last night. This morning, as I rode my Bloomberg-enabled Citibike to work, three homeless men carrying squeegees surrounded me at a stoplight.
“Clean your bike, sir?”
In terror, I tried to roll up the windows and lock the door, but I was on a bicycle. I had nowhere to go. Soon, the homeless men had taken the bike from me. They wiped it clean, disinfecting the handlebars and seat with antibacterial hand gel no doubt lifted from a Bath and Bodyworks.
20 Things About Anna Karenina That Will Blow Your Mind
Watch This Selfie Of Dorian Gray Transform In Front Of Your Eyes
Bleak House and How You Can Make Money In Real Estate
A Look Inside The Totally Cray Cray Upriver Party House of Mr. Kurtz
This Bit At The End Of The Great Gatsby Is The Piece Of Writing You’ll Be Quoting For The Rest Of Your Life
Ahab: Inside the Mind of an Addict
Cat On A Hot Tin Roof GIFs
Dead Dad Orders Son To Kill His Uncle From Beyond The Grave
Is Your Diet Turning You Into Dr. Jeckyll?
Lady Chatterly’s Lover (NSFW)
Since Myspace (the prior repository of my poetry, kept separate from my political stuff thereby) has gone all ferkacht, before I forget them I am porting my posts from there to here.
THIS I BELIEVE
I believe in suppressing inflammation, any time and any place it might arise in the body.
I believe that money now is better than money later, always and everywhere in the universe [Read more]
According to USDA, one in six people in the USA are food insecure. That comes out to forty-nine million people which includes children. One child out of five lives in a home that is food insecure which means that child does not know where his next meal will come from. Food insecurity is spread over all communities not just in urban ghettos but in rural and suburban communities also. The fastest growing group of families falling into poverty is hidden in suburbia. Families that are struggling to hang on to their homes, keep the utilities on and maintain a car. These families are least likely to qualify for SNAP or commonly known as food stamps. To put it simply they have too many assets that disqualify them for help. In 2011 4.8 million people over the age of 60 was food insecure and that is only going to grow as the baby boomers retire. [Read more]
Geraldson Farm is my local CSA farm. The community supported organic farm was started in 2007 when the Geraldson family sold the land to the county for this use. The Geraldson family wanted this land to be used only in agriculture.
Last winter I planted my first urban garden. I did what you call square foot gardening which you plant very compact in a small space.
From left to right. California wonders green peppers. okra, and Kentucky wonder pole beens.  [Read more]