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Jul.06.2011
my little intermittent snail leaves her trail with her mouth for me to follow   these fragmented footprints her shiny wet and slimy spots here on the bed sheet   the corners of her towel another discarded pacifier a stuffed bear   spot-decorated with milky puke sporting a not-too-dry...
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Jul.04.2011
The only thieves worth anything are the ones who steal your heart... Thank you Chloe and Nicole and Erik and so many others who teach me every day that my heart is worth being stolen... :-)
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May.28.2011
our mission in life is to live and then to die it would be a lie to tell you otherwise but today I speak of secondary goals of sub-missions of re-visions of re-valuations of a personal order to be shared publicly    thus our mission statement for life reads between those two profound bookends...
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May.26.2011
it is with much humbleosity that i submit today's words to you, oh computer of my demise...  this flashing winking cursory eye of yours goads me on to write something today under submit blog entry and thus do i do your ever relentless bidding... i submit to your demands with aching fingers and dry...
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May.24.2011
I write because... I can... I want to... I need to... I feel a sense of achievement... I love writing... I discover more and more about myself each time the page and I face each other... I like surprising myself... I like entertaining people... I like telling tales... I like what I write and want...
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May.20.2011
In my mind there are no great leaders, only great leadership moments. The best leadership examples therefore rest completely in the contexts which need them. Some of these moments define history and others become infamous in retrospect. I think our view of leaders and what it means to lead has also...
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May.18.2011
I feel proud to be part of this collection. I submitted 3 pieces - a fable, a poem, and a prose-poem - which were all accepted. All the authors submitted their work without payment, in order to raise funds for the ongoing relief efforts in Japan.   Rainbow Lights Ablaze: Anthology in Aid of...
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May.18.2011
I’m a man – well, I’d like to think so. I have desires as other men do (particularly those heterosexually inclined), but I always blink in surprise at the emails I end up netting in my junk email folder. Today, I got an offer from the bra boutique for the bra styles that I want, giving me the...
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May.17.2011
Nobo was an old crow - A dead one now. He crowked And when he died without his crown All they said was, "Nobo Dies!"
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May.17.2011
it is the same each night and each early morning he waits until she's deeply asleep snoring delicately as only a satisfied wife can then he creeps into the study in socks to deaden the sound and opens the hidden hardcover notebook to a new page he carefully notes the date and the time and then...
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May.17.2011
I stare at photos (well, pictures) of myself all the time. And not because I'm an egomaniacal narcissist. When I open my passport, there I am. When I flip open my wallet to pay for stuff, there I am again (with my loving wife in my arms). When I google myself under 'images', I'm there again. When I...
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May.15.2011
it is hard to concentrate these days it is hard to stay focused on a given task until it is completed it is hard to remain calm while watching the news it is hard to not feel something when someone says I love you it is hard to do a good job when those around you settle for second best it is hard...
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May.15.2011
According to Wikipedia, "As of 16 February 2011 (2011 -02-16), there were over 156 million public blogs in existence." Wow! So why bother blogging at all? I'm feeling lost among the other 155, 999, 999 public blogs. Is it my ego that says, "Hey, Quenntis, you've just blogged another...
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May.14.2011
Up at 6 to help my wife and our baby girl get up and ready for the day. A quick shower and then on the scooter to the train station to catch the train at 7.27. Just got to the train in time. An hour later I'm in Tanzig train station. No taxi on this side. The other side has two taxis - both empty....
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May.11.2011
What a wonderful last few weeks I've had. My daughter turns 4 months old today and I also received our second book of poetry, "Poeticising Chat" in the post. Synchronicity! Here's a short free preview: https://www.createspace.com/Preview/1081752 Please take a look and let me know what you...
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