general stuff

March 22, 2009

april is world poetry month

I have had the good fortune to be invited as one of 15 poets to be interviewed on a radio program that will document World Poetry Month in April.  Here are some of the details: Poets around the world call for a World Poetry Month. Fifteen poets from such places...

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March 12, 2009

i am a human…being

I am in a place of being…not talking about being or thinking about being, but being and doing being and being being and living being.  I am a human…being.

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March 10, 2009

time clock civilization

We are a time-clock civilization.  We wear time on our wrist.  We hang time on our walls.  We have time in the corner of our TV screens.  We have time on the dashboard of the cars we drive.  We have time on mobile phones, console games, town squares, microwaves, cookers,...

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February 23, 2009

eternal footman

I’ve heard the eternal footman hold my coat and laugh hysterically, and I laughed with him!  You have no choice but to play the game hard and fast because he’s always riding your ass and one day the bell will toll for you.

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February 1, 2009

i guess i chose wisely

You Should Be A Poet You craft words well, in creative and unexpected ways. And you have a great talent for evoking beautiful imagery… Or describing the most intense heartbreak ever. You’re already naturally a poet, even if you’ve never written a poem. What Type of Writer Should You Be?

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January 24, 2009

simple food for a simple man

I am back home after another week in Rayleigh. The hotel I stay in during the week only serves food that I have to ask someone what it is.  Yes, I could go out in town to get a bite, but my dinner allowance is mixed in with the hotel...

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December 25, 2008

my prezzies

delonghi waffle maker the philosopher’s toolkit (baggini and fosl) the complete works of michel de montaigne alien and aliens dvd snickers 5-pack cadbury dairy milk double choc small time crooks dvd notebooks socks iron man dvd poetry speaks: the poetry lover’s calendar the incredible hulk dvd and lots of love

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December 20, 2008

the one who brings the light to heal

Everyone is a complimentary therapist or healer it seems these days.  Go to any meditation group or spiritual gathering and most of the people in the room will be a practitioner  of some form of alternative therapy.  Most will be practicing their “art” part-time with ambitions to pursue their “passion”...

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December 5, 2008

back on my feet

I am finally back o my feet after having been laid low for the past week with ‘the bug’ that has been going around this season.  I am not a good one for being sick.  I avoid it at all costs.  I usually avoid going to the doc as well. ...

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October 26, 2008

love’s rebuttal

By Arthur Schopenhauer Love interrupts at every hour the most serious occupations, and sometimes perplexes for a while even the greatest minds.  It does not hesitate to interfere with the negotiations of statesmen and the investigations of the learned.  It knows how to slip its love-notes and ringlets even into...

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October 21, 2008

love is dead

So love is dead.  I overheard a 16 year old girl talking with her friends and she said: “I’ve seen to many people get their hearts broken thinking they were with the one.  I am beginning to believe there isn’t such a thing.  I don’t want to get involved.”

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October 18, 2008

what happened to the birds?

Some times I stress myself out for no good reason at all.  I forget the prophetic words of wisdom of Mr Marley: Dont worry about a thing, cause every little thing gonna be all right. Singin: dont worry about a thing, cause every little thing gonna be all right! Rise...

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September 9, 2008

update

Hey ho, yes I am still alive and yes I do intend to post i again in the near future.  I’ve mainly been occupied with re-immersing myself into my work after 3 weeks off, plus I’ve been doing a load of other stuff too that has kept me away from...

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August 21, 2008

from the cradle to the grave

(taken at the American Cemetery in Luxembourg, where General Patton is buried. Click here for a larger view) I turned 4o today. And at first I thought I should spend some time reflecting over the past 40 years of my life. But as I sat down to write this post,...

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July 31, 2008

hitting the dusty trail

OK.  Finally I have done every thing that needs to be done before I hit the dusty trail.  The plan is to hobo around Europe for 3 weeks mit packed out 4×4 and tent.  I have a very loose plan, but mainly plan to play it by ear and see...

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