Monthly Archives: November 2010

The alternative to viral=magnetic

Playing with two ovoid magnets, slate/sliver smooth and very powerful, I realized a possible answer to a query I’d begun posing at the National Writing Project Conference: what’s a way to say viral without the negative associations of disease transmission?

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Anything war can do, peace can do better

Pink tee shirt for auction to benefit ‘The Nation‘ Magazine, a black dove of peace with an olive branch in her beak, and white lettering that says, “Anything war can do, peace can do better;” except the “peace” and “better”

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Listening to the plants

In the garden, listening to the plants Lemon Verbena slightly bitter, sharp, a warm cup of tea Remembering Findhorn Talking to the plants, in my mind.   Not out loud. The better to hear what the plants are saying —

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Sunset, Moonset

The last few days of the waxing moon, just before it’s full, mark an opportunity for outdoor illumination to agrarian peoples around the world; then follows the shock of a dark night, right after sunset, in the day after the full moon night, since the moon now is rising roughly an hour past sunset more each day as it wanes.

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oyez

Odd to meet such a word and realize I’d never heard it. Not been in a court where it was used. It sounds at dictionary.com like “Oh yes,” plural oyesses. Got there from the etymological list of related word from

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