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Rated: 18+ · Book · Opinion · #1916946
A collection of thoughts and comments on various topics.
This is a place for me to capture thoughts, ideas, snippets of this and bits of that, that don't seem to lend themselves to one of the more traditional item types.
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April 9, 2013 at 12:57am
April 9, 2013 at 12:57am
#780102
Hey, hey, hey! I'm back online!
March 29, 2013 at 11:23pm
March 29, 2013 at 11:23pm
#779117
Something was wrong. He was certain of it, even though he was unable to determine exactly what it was. Co-workers still smiled at him or ignored him, just as they had always done. His desk's clutter was unchanged and his work assignments covered the usual topics. Everything was the same, and yet... He pushed the disquieting feeling aside, logged into the company's intranet and started his workday.

In the back of his mind, though, lurked the unfounded--yet firm--suspicion, that the other shoe was hovering just out of sight...waiting.
March 20, 2013 at 7:59pm
March 20, 2013 at 7:59pm
#778146
I took a picture of one of those miniature Smart cars. Appropriately enough, the license plate read: DNTSQSH.
March 15, 2013 at 8:25pm
March 15, 2013 at 8:25pm
#777649
Awake before dawn,
dozing on a quiet bus -
an unplanned trip starts
March 13, 2013 at 12:01am
March 13, 2013 at 12:01am
#777449
An alpine meadow
sprawls under a summer sun -
pure tranquility
March 11, 2013 at 11:53pm
March 11, 2013 at 11:53pm
#777346
Well, it was nice having clear and dry sidewalks for one day, anyhow. It's snowing again!
February 27, 2013 at 11:46pm
February 27, 2013 at 11:46pm
#776252
Gray clouds on chill winds
spill over snow-capped mountains -
white world tomorrow
February 24, 2013 at 3:08am
February 24, 2013 at 3:08am
#775849
Dots of white falling from the skies
growing in size before our very eyes
prompting children to crow:
"Let it snow! Let it snow!"
February 23, 2013 at 10:06am
February 23, 2013 at 10:06am
#775790
If haiku exemplifies minimalist, but ultra-expressive poetry, what would be its lifestyle analogue? Spartan comes to mind, but the Wiktionary defines it as "lacking in decoration and luxury", so the whole concept of expressiveness - of richness or fullness of meaning - seems absent. It's sort of a 'path of least existence', which, to me, doesn't embody the spirit of haiku.

Perhaps we have to make up a word, something like hai-life. Someone living the hai-life would have few possessions or luxuries, but would not see it as a limitation or adverse condition. Their attitude would make it a positive situation, as noted in Philippians 4:11.

Whatever your situation, I hope you're living the hai-life.
February 20, 2013 at 11:16pm
February 20, 2013 at 11:16pm
#775622
Well, the snow pushed over the Rockies and descended on Denver, just as the forecasters had predicted. What they didn't mention, though, was that the combination of half-frozen sleet, unseasoned drivers, and unaltered speeds would make it seem like Christmas in February. There were flashing red and blue lights everywhere, and the carols of en route emergency vehicles could be heard in the distance.

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