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Today she smiled.
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I was trying to imagine today what the Divine Comedy would have been like if Dante had written limericks rather than terza rima. There once was an old man from Florence Who held Ghibellines in abhorence. He got lost one day somewhere nearly midway and began to write rima in torrents.    
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What becomes of us, becomes us.
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We shall remember you, the world and I, And write your name across the evening sky. The world shall write in sunsets, I in stars, The world shall write you whole, and I in parts, Because the sky cannot hold all my heart.   The world may then forget you. I will not. The world forgets what’s...
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Intention will catch up eventually.
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Most gracious and Heavenly Father, hear, we beseech Thee, these humble words of thanks for Thy bountiful and loving care. We thank Thee that in Thy wisdom and tolerence we have been granted another year of happiness together. We ask Thy blessing for those leaders among us who seek peace. We ask for...
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Only if.
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If you can't say it five times fast, change it. If you can say it ten times fast, it has changed you.
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"A man, to be greatly good, must imagine intensely and comprehensively; he must put himself in the place of another and of many others; the pains and pleasure of his species must become his own. The great instrument of moral good is the imagination;" Shelley A Defence of Poetry    
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Contrary to many grammarians (grammaticists?, grammaticians?), I have to agree with Lance Armstrong on this at least: "laying around" is now proper American English usage. 'When I use a word,' Humpty Dumpty said, in rather a scornful tone, 'it means just what I choose it to mean — neither more nor...
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Do they choose to die for such beautiful revelation? Why does the tree allow it?
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I keep trying to use my car door opener to unlock the front door of my home. I get the big picture but the details elude me. Then again, maybe some time it will work. Never underestimate the power of positive delusion.  
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My Very Short Novel The Marriage Gift is now available for Amazon's Kindle. Any readers of this blog suspecting latent seriousness of purpose on my part can now be reassured.
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