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Our Rising Stars Thanksgiving Poetry Competition

WOW !! Rewards: 15,000 Gift Points & Awardicon or Badge Given to a writer who writes a winning Thanksgiving poem using one of the following categories.


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3) A pastoral poem: elicits peace and harmony

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Old or new poems--both are welcome.
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November 10: The deadline for reading and reviewing
The Woman in the Window, AJ Finn's chilling
page-turner. This is Finn's first book. It is also a
New York Times best seller.

Thanks to ☕️ Lilli our fabulous Book Club leader,
for her choice of excellent books
and hard work managing a successful Book Club.

*StarfishV* Jump on board by November 10 to earn a badge for
your participation.

This is one of my favorite activities!
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Couldn’t get rid of all that Halloween candy last night? Turn it into baked goods or candy bark. Or, you could always sell it to a dentist. *Laugh*


My wife leaves our extra candy in her work break room. Gone by the end of day.
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My world civilizations teached had us play Greek gods and goddesses bingo and passed out candy afterwards.
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This is the fifth year in a row that we did not have trick or treaters. I still had a bag of candy just in case the door bell rang.

It was a let down not hearing noisy children walking up and down our cul-de-sac. Actually, I’m glad that kids are taken by their parents to churches where it is safe.
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Saving Millay’s Home
by Adrienne Raphel


In 1925 poet Edna St. Vincent Millay and her husband, Eugen Jan Boissevain, answered an advertisement for an abandoned blueberry farm for sale in Austerlitz, New York. They bought the property for $9,000 and named it Steepletop after the Steeplebush, a wild plant that studded the grounds with spiky pink blooms. Over the next twenty-five years, the farmhouse and surrounding seven-hundred-acre estate in the Berkshires near the Massachusetts border became Millay’s refuge, a haven where she could focus on her writing surrounded by forests, foothills, and wildlife.

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Today the house is open to the public and is run by the Millay Society, a nonprofit trust dedicated to preserving the poet’s legacy. When Millay died in 1950 her sister Norma moved into the house, and after Norma’s death in 1986 the estate passed into ownership of the society. Since 2010 guests have been welcome to visit Steepletop and immerse themselves in Millay’s life by taking tours of the house and grounds. The estate, however, is in danger of closing after the current season, and the organization has launched a campaign to keep it open to the public.

Millay’s sonnets inverted gender roles, give the female speaker authority. She was pigeonholed as a love poet, even in her lifetime. Now she’s finally being incorporated into the canon. Millay is an important historical figure and an important literary figure, and we’re just now finding out all about it.

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Checking In:

Dear friends, Last week, I had a nasty fall that resulted
in a couple of trips to the hospital. My lower back and legs
are not functioning the way they should. During the next
two weeks, I'll be seeing doctors and taking tests.
I expect I'll be gone for a while. I'll check in when I can. In the meantime, I hope you're well and looking forward to
a beautiful fall season. Warmest best, Gab *Heart*
So sorry to hear that Gabrielle, wishing you heal quickly and feel better soon.
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So sorry to hear this Gabriella. Get well wishes are sent your way.
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Elle  
I hope you're on the mend soon, and pain-free in the meantime! *Heart*
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*Music2*GOOD FOR A BELLY LAUGH.........

Look for: You Tube, A Very Stable Genius-Randy Rainbow Song Parody

Gilbert & Sullivan must be rolling over in their graves *Laugh**Laugh*

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Why you little closet liberal, you ... 😂 🤣 Too darn funny!
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The Swedish Academy Canceled its plan to give the Nobel Prize for Literature this year. What has happened ?

The 2018 Nobel prize for literature was canceled in May, following allegations of sexual assault filed against Jean-Claude Arnault, husband of Katarina Frostenson. Frostenson is an author and a member of the Swedish Academy, the prize’s secretive jury.

More than 100 Swedish writers, actors, journalists and other cultural figures have formed the New Academy, which will hand out its own award this autumn, following the same timeline as the Nobel.

The New Academy is inviting Sweden’s librarians to nominate authors. Contenders can come from anywhere in the world, and must have written at least two books, one of which was published in the last 10 years.

Once nominations have been received, the New Academy will launch a public vote, with the four most popular authors to then be put before its jury. The jury will announce its winner in October, the same month the Nobel is traditionally announced.

“In awarding this prize, we are staging a protest. We want to show people that serious cultural work does not have to occur in a context of coercive language, irregularities or abuse,” said the new organization."

It is currently expected that the Swedish Academy will announce two Nobel winners in 2019.

Who was Alfred Nobel ?

Alfred Nobel (1833–1896) preferred to live a solitary life. He spent most of his time tinkering with and creating inventions. He owned 355 patents by the time he died in 1896. His will stated that much of his wealth was to be used to establish the Nobel Prize. Five annual prizes were to be given to support extraordinary worldwide achievements in chemistry, physics, literature, medicine, and peace. His estate continues on to support prizes given each year to honor individuals from around the globe who make the greatest contributions to mankind.
Alfred Nobel invented dynamite
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Clarence: Good for you ! *ThumbsupL*
The story behind this is a
touching one. Alfred Nobel worked
at his father's arms factory as a
young man. In 1864, a deadly explosion
killed his younger brother. Deeply
affected, Nobel developed a
safer explosive: dynamite
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America’s Poet Laureate-determined
to bring poems to the masses to be
an antidote to our toxic civic culture.

The Universe as Primal Scream


5pm on the nose. They open their mouths
And it rolls out: high, shrill and metallic.
First the boy, then his sister. Occasionally,
They both let loose at once, and I think
Of putting on my shoes to go up and see
Whether it is merely an experiment
Their parents have been conducting
Upon the good crystal, which must surely
Lie shattered to dust on the floor.

Maybe the mother is still proud
Of the four pink lungs she nursed
To such might. Perhaps, if they hit
The magic decibel, the whole building
Will lift-off, and we'll ride to glory
Like Elijah. If this is it—if this is what
Their cries are cocked toward—let the sky
Pass from blue, to red, to molten gold,
To black. Let the heaven we inherit approach.

Whether it is our dead in Old Testament robes,
Or a door opening onto the roiling infinity of space.
Whether it will bend down to greet us like a father,
Or swallow us like a furnace. I'm ready
To meet what refuses to let us keep anything
For long. What teases us with blessings,
Bends us with grief. Wizard, thief, the great
Wind rushing to knock our mirrors to the floor,
To sweep our short lives clean. How mean

Our racket seems beside it. My stereo on shuffle.
The neighbor chopping onions through a wall.
All of it just a hiccough against what may never
Come for us. And the kids upstairs still at it,
Screaming like the Dawn of Man, as if something
They have no name for has begun to insist
Upon being born.

Life on Mars (Graywolf Press, 2011)
Thank you for sharing this! *Heart*
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Dear Friends: Good Saturday Morning !
*CarO**CarR**CarB* I'm in the process of moving from apartment to cottage in Rutland, Vermont. I'll be back in another week when I hope to be settling in to my new home *Home*
Gabriella