Month: June 2007

30 Poems in 30 Days: An Ode to the Day (30/30)

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An Ode to the Day It’s 5 a.m. and the birds sing their song – an ode, it is, to the day. The house lay quiet. It is too soon to tell what the day will hold, but know there is harmony in the woods close to the source spring of nature. Soon the others will stir – with breakfast, with coffee, and the house will be lively. Dogs walked, showers taken, the day will […]

30 Poems in 30 Days: I got my iPhone today (29/30)

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I got my iPhone today I got my iPhone today. I opened up the box and the pod was inside. I carefully slide my hand into the pod – and I must say there was a lot of goo – but I couldn’t get the iPhone out. It felt like it was tugging back at me so I crawled into the pod and it’s nice and warm in here. I realized that it is just […]

30 Poems in 30 Days: 100% Natural (28/30)

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100% Natural In the test tube genes mix and swirl the parents decide by proxy the attributes and proclivities of this their child to be. Hundreds of choices. Default configurations are cheapest, but who wants another Brad? Fish gills? Canine teeth? All available but it costs extra and despite hundreds of thousands of successful hatchings there’s a certain freakishness about interspecies cross-pollination. But 100% natural genetic material can’t be denied. It’s the quality that counts.

30 Poems in 30 Days: The din of revolution (27/30)

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The din of revolution I heard the din of revolution on the street below. The mob swayed and flowed. The sound of glass breaking punctured the air. Where are the death squads from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms? Shouldn’t they be assassinating every last illegal immigrant? I spit out my chew and take a swig of Jack. I raise my shotgun to the window ledge. The streetlights streak in leaving trails of vibrancy […]

30 Poems in 30 Days: The Smoke Billows (26/30)

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The Smoke Billows The smoke billows off the stage. Industrial fans turn as the lights begin to strobe. In the belly of the venue far below the sidewalks, an interview. Jean-Luc De Meyer talks impassively with the lilt of French in his voice. Dan the reporter records the words onto tape. Above, the troupe of adventurers wait for the sound check to begin. Holly takes a photo. Bill stomps his boots. Kari sits wide-eyed, taking […]

Walt Mossberg weighs in on the iPhone: A slam dunk

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Apple can officially start printing their own money. Walt Mossberg has released his views on the world yet again, and from the lips of Walt it’s clear: the iPhone is a slam dunk. You can read his full review of the iPhone. Mr. Mossberg has been an institution at the Wall Street Journal for a long time. He’s arguably the most important tech journalist working today. His views on products can make or break. Walt […]

I can’t be your [Facebook] friend, Robert Scoble!

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Recently tech blogger Robert Scoble announced that he was on Facebook. I’ve read Robert’s blog for a long time and commented once in a while. Maybe even a couple of times he’s linked back here. Anyway, I’ve been on Facebook for a while, so I added Mr. Scoble to my friends. The one of many nice things about Facebook is that it’s built around real human networks – such as where you went to school, […]

30 Poems in 30 Days: Questions (25/30)

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Questions Questions deserve answers. The pupils raise plenty and the teacher responds in her way. Educating, enticing, broadening the learning of children until the concept is understood. Teaching is, because teachers do. Now the teacher asks the questions and do the students respond? Learning is their journey for now and forever. The young of heart learn like children and stay inquisitive. Open the door and let the world in.

30 Poems in 30 Days: 24 Times (24/30)

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24 Times 24 times I hoped for God 24 times I prayed for a new tomorrow 24 times I hoped for the sun 24 times I wrote a poem 24 times I listened to the night 24 times I died a thousand deaths 24 times I drained the blood in my veins 24 times I looked at the sky 24 times the frustration mounted 24 times the music surmounted 24 times dirt filled my soul […]

30 Poems in 30 Days: Side effects (23/30)

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Side effects Headache Infection Asthenia Back pain Chest Pain Dizziness Somnolence Insomnia Libido Decreased Rhinitis Pharyngitis Cough Increased Sinusitis Diarrhea Nausea Tooth Disorder Abnormal Ejaculation Blurred vision and Persistent painful penile erection unrelated to sexual activity that can lead to permanent impotence. Gee, doctor, I said I only wanted to pee better.