"Lies will flow from my lips, but there may perhaps be some truth mixed up with them; it is for you to seek out this truth and to decide whether any part of it is worth keeping." --Virginia Woolf A Room of One's Own

Found Poem

This "found poem" is derived from an Amazon.com Publishers Weekly review of Roddy Doyle's conclusion of the Henry Smart trilogy, The Dead Republic.

The History of Ireland

John Ford plans a film
Based on Henry Smart,
Sinn Fein triggerman
Reduced to sentimental pap.
Henry plans to kill Ford,
But callousness fades and he drifts
Into Dublin’s suburbs,
Aging in obscurity
Until a distorted version of his story
Becomes an IRA PR ploy;
A farce of Irish history.
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The long way home from campus

Spokane Falls CC to home, via Hangman Valley. Just over 26 miles.

Obama Creates Cabinet Post for Commons

APRIL 1, 2011—In a surprise move today, President Obama announced the creation of a new cabinet-level post to oversee protection of public spaces and and other elements of the commons.

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no novel this year

November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) but I just don't have it in me to even try to write 50,000 words in the next 30 days, over 1700 words a day if memory serves me right. First time in a few years I'm not even trying.

Today's Bike Ride

This is one of my favorite routes. A good bit of climbing, but not too much. Had a reasonably quick ride at 17.2 mph average, with some help from another ride I met on the road. Not many sunny days left for rides of this sort.

Emily Dickinson's The Briain is Wider than the Sky

cleaner and leaner

I deleted several hundred spam accounts, possibly in anticipation of writing here again. Not sure how it will pan out. Hope you stay tuned, or at least check in periodically.

Attention Voters!

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