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Heart and Brain: Grocery Shopping by The Awkward Yeti

It’s damn near impossible for me to pick a favorite from the Awkward Yeti series by Nick Seluk.  This piece is simply the one that started the whole thing for me.  It was love at first sight for both of these adorable characters.  Admittedly, the day I found it, I was all team heart, but as I’ve followed their adventures, I realize it all depends on the day for me.   If it is in your means, I highly recommend stopping by his store (http://theawkwardyeti.com) and supporting this amazing artist. * *I receive no portion of any sales.  Shop like you mean it all the same.  I’d love for him to continue doing what he does.  If you already have the books, check out the other swag!

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Two poems for the road

The Road Not Takenby Robert Frost TWO roads diverged in a yellow wood,And sorry I could not travel bothAnd be one traveler, long I stoodAnd looked down one as far as I couldTo where it bent in the undergrowth; Then took the other, as just as fair,And having perhaps the better claim,Because it was grassy and wanted wear;Though as for that the passing thereHad worn them really about the same, And both that morning equally layIn leaves no step had trodden black.Oh, I kept the first for another day!Yet knowing how way leads on to way,I doubted if I should ever come back. I shall be telling this with a sighSomewhere ages and ages hence:Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—I took the one less traveled by,And that has made all the difference. Ifby Rudyard Kipling If you can keep your head when all about youAre losing theirs and blaming it […]

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Kurt Vonnegut novels and collections

NOVEL Player Piano August 1952NOVEL The Sirens of Titan October 31, 1959PLAY Penelope (Alternate title Happy Birthday, Wanda June) 1960NOVEL Mother Night 1961COLLECTION Canary in a Cathouse September 1961PLAY The Very First Christmas Morning December 14, 1962√ NOVEL Cat’s Cradle April 1963NOVEL God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater, or Pearls Before Swine January 1965COLLECTION Welcome to the Monkey House August 1968PLAY Fortitude September 1968√ NOVEL Slaughterhouse-Five, or The Children’s Crusade: A Duty-Dance with Death March 1969NOVEL Dance with Death March 1969√ NOVEL Breakfast of Champions, or Goodbye Blue Monday July 1973COLLECTION Wampeters, Foma and Granfalloons (Opinions) 1974√ NOVEL Slapstick, or Lonesome No More! October 1976NOVEL Jailbird September 1979√ COLLECTION Palm Sunday: An Autobiographical Collage 1981NOVEL Deadeye Dick October 1982COLLECTION Nothing Is Lost Save Honor: Two Essays December 1984NOVEL Galápagos: A Novel October 1985PLAY Requiem 1987NOVEL Bluebeard, the Autobiography of Rabo Karabekian (1916–1988) October 1987NOVEL Hocus Pocus September 1990COLLECTION Fates Worse Than Death: An Autobiographical Collage September 5, 1991PLAY Make Up Your Mind 1993PLAY Miss Temptation 1993PLAY L’Histoire du Soldat 1993NOVEL Timequake September 22, 1997COLLECTION Bagombo Snuff Box: Uncollected Short Fiction August 1999COLLECTION God Bless You, Dr. Kevorkian October 1999 (note:  originally recorded as fictional radio interviews)COLLECTION A Man Without a Country September 15, 2005COLLECTION Armageddon in Retrospect and Other New and Unpublished Writings on War and Peace April […]

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