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Re: “Keeping it in the Family

How cool, to see you both in the same article. Like father, like daughter, indeed. Matter of fact, I like you both!

Posted by Chris Goeltz Godbey on 02/03/2017 at 7:58 AM

Re: “How Megachurches are Like Wal-Marts

I'm so glad that I found your post! The Lord told me to look up Walmart and the Mega Churches this morning. I saw what he was trying to show me but couldn't find anything about it. I just knew there is a correlation. Thank you for showing the truth about what is happening. I truly believe that these churches are set up for the NWO One World Religion. They are cold and you don't feel the Spirit there. Please update this for this year if possible?

Posted by Terri Gamble Vines on 01/18/2017 at 10:26 AM

Re: “Home Cooked From Far Away

Here you can watch Almaz COOK and boy can she COOK!

Posted by Petrushka Pavlovich on 01/05/2017 at 6:01 PM

Re: “The Varied Carols of the Season

Belt buckle, high-wall through the troves,
heat, hot pink and speckled, eats our eyes until seen
far off, in the world that exists, close things hunker--eating
whatfor, howcome, I chortle not knowing what it means,
digress, digress, the words become meaningless
dead words and dead tongues speak softly to nihilism
wrenched loosely the hot-cold meaning bereft of sirens
hearken to the harpy's call, these words...mean nothing at all

Poetry certainly exists, but poets laureate should certainly not! :P

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Posted by Lysander_Spooner on 01/04/2017 at 5:09 PM

Re: “Winter Begins in Spokane, Washington

An interesting juxtaposition that I think betrays the laureates as frauds and anti-poets goes back to the laurels. Laurels were gifts of distinction. Though, the thing about gifts of distinction is that sometimes the act of making something distinct can be corrupted by the want to create an aura OF distinction where there is no merit. Merit stands on its own and therefore needs no distinction. It is interesting, the act of declaring a poet laureate, I can see no purpose that isn't tainted with a political vanity. It is sort of like how the president "pardons" a turkey for Thanksgiving. He isn't granting mercy to the turkey but expressing his sovereign right to both consecrate death and to be a source of life all in the same. To be a GOD! Now that is poetic.

Similarly to the turkey pardon is the act of declaring a poet to be good--in need of laurels. From my experience most poets are not that good. Like this Bard of Sherman Ave character that DFO has been wasting inches on. I don't really think that self-described poets even know what they are doing beyond crafting nursery rhymes using a rhyming dictionary. But nursery rhymes are not poems. How many laureates from ages passed have reached the pinnacle of the art? I would surmise that there are a great many 'poets' laureate that have been forgotten entirely. I certainly hope that they don't get paid, even so, that they get this press because of the emblems the central government has granted them seems an abuse of power akin to obergruppenfuehrer Ozzie plastering his face on billboards with public money.

Poets need obscurity and obscurity needs poetry. As a fan of poetry--pardon my taste--I would wish that good poets are found by those that love poetry rather than declared by political institutions.

The opening paragraph of this article is really quite silly. If one's aim is to "capture" a time, the poem is literally one of the least authoritative means. Poetry, rather,--good poetry--is almost always an act of destruction, of conflict of senselessness; it is not a mechanism with which to record facts, except, perhaps by cultural context. In a sense, poets can make meaning. They can speak jabberwocky to the chortlers and reach deep down within the vorpals grasping for the jubjub bird with a snicker snack. My fear is that most poets are high-minded sophists who have managed to fool themselves; that truth bears the fruit of a laureate. lol

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Posted by Lysander_Spooner on 01/03/2017 at 12:42 PM

Re: “Ode to a Pomegranate

Martha Stewart recommends cutting the pomegranate into fourths and then whacking the skin side so the seeds fall out. your poem helps me appreciate more a fruit I love.

Posted by Elizabeth on 12/29/2016 at 1:58 PM

Re: “Board Games

Oh wow this seems really nice If STAR WARS: X-WING MINIATURES GAME is coming in only $26.50. I Wonder how a game lover could wait to buy new games online if their CD keys are so costly. Well Few days ago I have read in article about few online stores like and CD keys which offers CD keys at a best deal price..

Posted by scottludwick on 12/02/2016 at 9:44 PM

Re: “Video Games

Thanks for the information.

Posted by iraneal on 11/26/2016 at 3:19 AM

Re: “Making Manly Things

does local knits have a website?

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Posted by Frankie Benka on 09/17/2016 at 1:18 PM

Re: “Lasting Legacies

In the photo Mike Shannon is the Civic Theater CEO!!!

Posted by opersanger on 09/16/2016 at 1:40 PM

Re: “Peirone Prize Winner 2016: Ryan Oelrich

Awesome!! Way to go Ryan!!

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Posted by Don Harter on 08/26/2016 at 7:06 PM

Re: “In Search of Banh Mi

Thai Lunch Box's is amazing - heading to try Daybreak now ;-)

Posted by Mike VanMansum on 08/15/2016 at 10:53 AM

Re: “Don't Run

Coach Len Long holds a very personal & important place in my heart & memory. As a part of The Black & Red in 1986 - 1988. Coach Long was my 1st mentor and often comes up in conversation with my own 3 now grown distance runner kids.

Thank you coach, Dan "Bond" Hanes.

"Glory to the power of the patch & the beauty of the black"

Posted by Bond on 06/18/2016 at 7:20 PM

Re: “Super Bugs

DDT still kills bedbugs it is just illegal to use it.

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Posted by Once bitten twice shy on 06/10/2016 at 10:40 PM

Re: “The Music of Science

Jennifer - James fell in love with the cover and the content! Great read! Wendy Frye

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Posted by Wendy Frye on 06/10/2016 at 5:46 PM

Re: “For the Birds

Let some sterile smallmouth bass go into the lakes...there isn't a trout population to protect and SMB are natural predators of the stickleback and native to the region. The bass would likely die off in the next hard winter and being sterile, won't reproduce anyway.

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Posted by Chris 2 on 06/10/2016 at 4:13 PM

Re: “A Greener Bud

Outdoor plants are WAY bigger. Inside your limited buy the ceiling and light per sq ft. And why would he burn all that diesel when we have some of the cheapest electricity in the U.S.

Posted by Inlander420reader on 04/27/2016 at 8:39 PM

Re: “To Burn or Bury?

Seems to me, the rule is a good one when it is applied to a situation where it will make an improvement to limiting greenhouse gases and be bethere for the environment overall. However, makes no sense to apply it to a situation where it would not only not make an improvement, but would actually have a negative effect overall to the environment.
Is there no common sense applied these days? When did the letter of the law take the place of the spirit, or intention if the law?

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Posted by Katie Webb on 04/27/2016 at 3:24 PM

Re: “A Greener Bud

what about a hybrid grow where its indoors - but convertable to grab the sunshine while its optimal and mother nature in a mood to help out - the best of both??

Posted by Gordon on 04/26/2016 at 10:31 AM

Re: “A Greener Bud

Outdoor just can't and will never be able to top indoor for quality and taste. Sorry, Jermey.

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Posted by Steve9337 on 04/25/2016 at 7:06 AM

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