Yearly Archives: 2016

We the people part 1: A start

I find myself writing this with a much heavier heart than I had thought possible given that it is to be a piece about politics, a topic that very rarely inspires my passions.  At least to date, I am not a political beast.  I don’t ascribe to party politics and do not have a 100% agreement on policy on either side of the fence.  In this aspect, I think I am the average voting American.  Until this election, I believed myself to be engaged, but not enthralled.  I’ve not missed an election (even mid-terms and local elections) since I became of age, but I don’t enjoy watching the circus that surrounds the election seasons nor do I care for the political slandering and reality distortion that happens incessantly between elections in preparation to be the winner in the next election.  I am abundantly aware of the absurd dichotomy that lives […]

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2016/08/21 #SundaySentence

I am being so silly because I pity you so much. I pity all of us so much. Life is going to be very tough again, just as soon as this is over. And the most useful thought we can hold when all hell cuts loose again is that we are not members of different generations, as unlike, as some people would have us believe, as Eskimos and Australian Aborigines. We are all so close to each other in time that we should think of ourselves as brothers and sisters. From Palm Sunday by Kurt Vonnegut Sunday Sentence: The sentence(s) that touched me this week, out of context and without commentary. Inspired by David Abrams at The Quivering Pen.

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2016/07/10 #SundaySentence

It occurred to him that Diane [Arbus] hadn’t gotten her tiny white self there and then just accidentally snapped those pictures.  They represented a conspiracy between the shims and the photographer.  Between dwarf and Diane.  The huntress was implicated in those images, and their effect on Bob’s psyche implicated him as well, as if the photographs were machines that took this energy from its source and sent it to Bob.  What would the camera be then?  The boundary?  The valve? from the Preface of  Hubert’s Freaks by Gregory Gibson Sunday Sentence: The sentence(s) that touched me this week, out of context and without commentary. Inspired by David Abrams at The Quivering Pen.

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2016/06/5 #SundaySentence

I learned that day that there didn’t seem to be a place for a person describing a snowflake on a mitten.  After that I was quiet about what I saw so I wouldn’t make a fool of myself. I learned to be quiet about beauty. from Poemcrazy by Susan Goldsmith Wooldridge Sunday Sentence: The sentence(s) that touched me this week, out of context and without commentary. Inspired by David Abrams at The Quivering Pen.

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2016/05/29 #SundaySentence

We don’t deepen our reading enjoyment by immediately comprehending every word, sentence, paragraph and reference.  We deepen it by grappling with the partly understood, the unfamiliar, the phrase or idea that forces us to think. from the Preface of  How to Use the Power of the Printed Word Edited by Billings S. Fuess, Jr (Preface by Clifton Fadiman) Sunday Sentence: The sentence(s) that touched me this week, out of context and without commentary. Inspired by David Abrams at The Quivering Pen.

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2016/04/17 #SundaySentence

IN AN AGE GONE STALE through the complex of bureaucratic interdependencies, with its tedious labyrinth of technical specializations, each contingent upon the next, and all aimed to converge into a single totality of meaning, it is a refreshing moment indeed when one comes across an area of human endeavour absolutely sufficient unto itself, pure and free, no strings attached – the cherished and almost forgotten l’art pour l’art. from  Twirling at Ole Miss  by Terry Southern (in the short story collection Red-Dirt Marijuana) – original publication date 1967. Sunday Sentence: The sentence(s) that touched me this week, out of context and without commentary. Inspired by David Abrams at The Quivering Pen.

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Low Carb Peanut Butter Cookies

~Shopping List~ ½ cup almond flour 1/2 cup granulated Truvia 1 cup peanut butter (creamy or crunchy, you choose) 3 eggs ¼ tsp salt 1 tsp. vanilla extract ~To do~ Pre-heat oven to 350 F.  Prepare baking sheet with baking parchment or cooking spray. Mix all ingredient in mixer until well combined and dough has formed.  Make balls of dough and place balls on pan. (They don’t need to be far apart, they don’t puff up.)  Flatten cookies slightly making a crisscross mark on cookie with a fork.  Bake for 15-17 minutes till edges are golden brown. Makes 16.

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2016/04/3 #SundaySentence

Yet it is good to know about our terrible selves, not laud or criticize them, just acknowledge them.  Then, out of the knowledge, we are better equipped to make a choice for beauty, kind consideration, and clear truth. from  Writing Down the Bones by Natalie Goldberg Sunday Sentence: The sentence(s) that touched me this week, out of context and without commentary. Inspired by David Abrams at The Quivering Pen.

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