Archive for January, 2016

Haiku, Backroad Memory

January 29, 2016

“Gentle On My Mind – the best singer-songwriter – song ever written”

Haiku, Obfuscation Row

January 29, 2016

http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/jan/19/iowa-caucuses-explained-2016-election-democrats-republicans#_=_

“The beauty parlor’s – filled with politicians, the – caucus in in town”

Haiku, The Female Advantage

January 28, 2016

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2016/01/28/the-serious-reason-boys-do-worse-than-girls/

“It sucks to be poor – and go to bad schools; it sucks – more if you’re a boy”

Happy birthday Sidonie Gabrielle Colette (1873)

January 28, 2016

“You will do foolish things, but do them with enthusiasm.”
“I love my past, I love my present. I am not ashamed of what I have had, and I am not sad because I no longer have it.”
“To a poet, silence is an acceptable response, even a flattering one.”
“Total absence of humor renders life impossible.”
“It is not a bad thing that children should occasionally, and politely, put parents in their place.”
“My true friends have always given me that supreme proof of devotion, a spontaneous aversion for the man I loved.”
“You must not pity me because my sixtieth year finds me still astonished. To be astonished is one of the surest ways of not growing old too quickly.”
“Smokers, male and female, inject and excuse idleness in their lives every time they light a cigarette.”
“In the matter of furnishing, I find a certain absence of ugliness far worse than ugliness.
“There is no need to waste pity on young girls who are having their moments of disillusionment, for in another moment they will recover their illusion.”

Thursday [Happy birthday Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756) & Lewis Carrol (1832)] setlist

January 28, 2016

1. You Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere, 2. Colours, 3. The Last Thing On My Mind, 4. Love Minus Zero/No Limit, 5. Four Strong Winds, 6. Pack Up Your Sorrows, 7. City of New Orleans, 8. Shady Grove, 9. Sugar Babe, 10. Freight Train

Haiku Trilogy, The Wreck Of The 188

January 27, 2016

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/31/magazine/the-wreck-of-amtrak-188.html?smid=fb-share&_r=0

“The only thing he – ever wanted was to be – in charge of a train”

“If you’re on a hot – track your windshield might get rocked – from an overpass”

“Without Positive – Train Control an engineer – has to be perfect”

Haiku, Remembering Innocence

January 27, 2016

http://www.redwoodfallsgazette.com/section?template=videodetail&vid=4712233966001&vidtitle=Going%20downhill?fast&_ga=1.246053380.1857729855.1453053066

“These things happen in – small towns: hill sledding, night games, – knowing your neighbors”

Haiku, The Fall Of Growth

January 26, 2016

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/31/books/review/the-powers-that-were.html?action=click&contentCollection=Americas&module=MostPopularFB&version=Full&region=Marginalia&src=me&pgtype=article

“Perhaps, like The Old – Gray Mare; the future, she ain’t – what she used to be”

Haiku, Crappy Choice

January 26, 2016

http://nypost.com/2012/10/13/chaos-ensues-after-high-school-principal-replaces-hall-passes-with-toilet-plungers/

“Shit show ensues when – school replaces hall passes – with toilet plungers”

Haiku, Tough Choice

January 26, 2016

“Hillary is the – same old whore in a new dress – Bernie’s the new whore”