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by sasha
January 20th, 2020, 8:13 am
Forum: Haiku
Topic: 2020 haiku adventures
Replies: 51
Views: 449

Re: 2020 haiku adventures

rising sun
peeks from one tree closer
than yesterday
by sasha
January 20th, 2020, 8:07 am
Forum: Rant, Rage & Laugh
Topic: Oral Hygiene
Replies: 4
Views: 42

Re: Oral Hygiene

Yeah, I suppose you're right. But according to my vast, encyclopedic knowledge of internal medicine, strokes result from some kind of blockage in the brain's plumbing - and I expect the typical plaque or clot fragment dwarfs the average bacteria. And aren't they risking introducing them into EVERY c...
by sasha
January 19th, 2020, 4:50 pm
Forum: Rant, Rage & Laugh
Topic: Oral Hygiene
Replies: 4
Views: 42

Oral Hygiene

I was scheduled for a routine dental cleaning back in September, but cancelled it when I was taking those fucking blood thinners following my stroke, a move not recommended to me, but one my physician approved of. When, after a month, the blood thinners were discontinued, I called the dentist back t...
by sasha
January 17th, 2020, 2:00 pm
Forum: Rant, Rage & Laugh
Topic: Ah, Academia....
Replies: 2
Views: 43

Re: Ah, Academia....

book smart, street stupid.......... I've been guilty of that sin myself. True story: I once used a wonderful scientific software package called UnScan-It. Excel is fine for turning tables of numbers into charts and graphs - and no software yet written can match the human brain's ability to detect vi...
by sasha
January 17th, 2020, 1:48 pm
Forum: Photography
Topic: yet another stretch of the Gunpowder River
Replies: 8
Views: 78

Re: yet another stretch of the Gunpowder River

alas, no waterfalls in BHWMA - it's a floodplain (actually upstream of a US Army flood-control dam). But I've hiked all its trails many times, taken lots of pix, smoked a bit of weed, & written some variable-quality haiku there. It's my default - if I can't decide where to go hiking, I usually end u...
by sasha
January 17th, 2020, 1:08 pm
Forum: Haiku
Topic: 2020 haiku adventures
Replies: 51
Views: 449

Re: 2020 haiku adventures

saw wrote:
January 17th, 2020, 10:03 am
the man says snow
the man says ice
I say wood fire and bourbon
I'll take your word against The Man's any day! (though I prefer scotch or spiced rum)
by sasha
January 16th, 2020, 5:50 pm
Forum: Photography
Topic: yet another stretch of the Gunpowder River
Replies: 8
Views: 78

Re: yet another stretch of the Gunpowder River

Thanks - moments after snapping that pic of the moose calf, Mama stepped out onto the trail, putting a quick end to the photo shoot. Though about 100 ft off, there was no question they knew I was there, because they were both staring right at me. So I just froze until they got bored and wandered off...
by sasha
January 16th, 2020, 8:28 am
Forum: Haiku
Topic: 2020 haiku adventures
Replies: 51
Views: 449

Re: 2020 haiku adventures

a blank canvas
fresh dusting of snow - well,
maybe an inch
by sasha
January 15th, 2020, 10:57 am
Forum: Haiku
Topic: 2020 haiku adventures
Replies: 51
Views: 449

Re: 2020 haiku adventures

mid january
mountains of snow on bare ground
roads of slushy mud
by sasha
January 14th, 2020, 4:04 pm
Forum: Rant, Rage & Laugh
Topic: Ah, Academia....
Replies: 2
Views: 43

Ah, Academia....

A chemist, a physicist, and a statistician are scheduled to meet with the college dean, and are in the foyer waiting to be called. While they're waiting, a fire unexpectedly breaks out in a wastebasket. "Quick!" the chemist says. "Find something to cover the basket! Once we've deprived the fire of ...
by sasha
January 14th, 2020, 3:38 pm
Forum: Poetry
Topic: Feachers
Replies: 6
Views: 138

Re: Feachers

I've had advertising jingles from 50-60 years ago pop in unbidden....

- "You get a lot to like/with a Marlboro:/Filter, flavor, pack or box!"
- "Wow! I saw Color TV!"
- "Tour the USA/in your Chevrolet!"
- "Choc-Full-of-Nuts is that heavenly coffee..."

...resistance is futile....
by sasha
January 14th, 2020, 3:32 pm
Forum: Haiku
Topic: 2020 haiku adventures
Replies: 51
Views: 449

Re: 2020 haiku adventures

The YouTube Dilemma

what shall I watch?
more of Trump's lies? Nah - the
wave equation
by sasha
January 14th, 2020, 3:19 pm
Forum: ~GO!
Topic: Jam for Doreen
Replies: 3
Views: 53

Re: Jam for Doreen

message in a bottle
a song by The Police...
a story by Poe...
a desperate halloo cast into
that sea of woes...
the message reads:
take my hand
join our flotilla
we're all wet and cold
but huddled together
we might just find a bit of warmth
we're here for you
we're all in this
together
by sasha
January 13th, 2020, 1:57 pm
Forum: Photography
Topic: yet another stretch of the Gunpowder River
Replies: 8
Views: 78

Re: yet another stretch of the Gunpowder River

A few years ago, I posted a slideshow of wildlife shots to YT - mostly insects and amphibians, but a few larger critters as well. I should redo it to include some of the beasties I've captured since then....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pYJkiUisCJQ
by sasha
January 12th, 2020, 5:55 pm
Forum: Mingo's Lingo
Topic: Zuihitsu
Replies: 857
Views: 31384

Re: Zuihitsu

I just upgraded my PC to Windows 10. I was quite unhappy with the migration from XP to Win 7, since it forced me to spend an inordinate amount of time sweeping up after the upgrade - fixing broken links, writing code to replace the commercial apps that no longer worked, and learning where my stuff h...

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