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Friday, August 18, 2017

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Here in the United States, most citizens care deeply about our Consitutionally protected freedoms. Sadly, however, there often seems to be a great deal of mis-understanding about what those freedoms mean. This is expecially true of "freedom of speech". In the Internet era, "freedom of speech" may well be the most mis-used phrase out there.

Ammendment 1 to the United States Constitution is the legal basis for most all legitimate claims of "freedom of speech" in the United States. Let's look at exactly what it says:

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment... Read More

I Lost myself in the city

looked under every garbage bin

but my courage

confidence

and smile

seemed to have been misplaced

I asked the man at the counter

if he's seen them

but he just shook his head and shrugged

I searched in the eyes of a child

but she just cried

I even asked the birds

but they flew away

so I walked aimlessly

looking franticly

trying not to cry

hugging myself

trying not to be afraid

but it seems I lost myself

somewhere in the city today

I... Read More

I believe it was Churchill who was quoted as saying "a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma". And that quote more or less sums up this week's research into the history of BrooWaha. In response to last week's alottment of creamed corn, several Broosters admitted some acquaitance with "acid", and a guy named Joe wondered "What IS too much acid?". And I tried to do some research, but kind of phuqued up and fell flat on my face.

One bit of advice that I've heard several times is to focus my investigations on the early writing of the original Broosters. And I have spent... Read More

I've long been a fan of Tony Berkman. He is one of the sharpest people I know and I consider him a friend. If he had done some kind of not at all clear "not-exactly-a-buyout-more-like-an-angel-investor-sort-of-deal" for a site I detested, I would immediately be ready to give it another look. I had never heard of BrooWaha before one of Tony's posts on Blog Catalog caught my attention and I wandered in. And was almost immediately hooked.

I've been publishing a book review site for more than three years now. Three years of having to read and absorb at least one full book for every... Read More

Money today

gone tomorrow

I spend it like water

use it before it comes

count it like sheep

and earn it like spankings

drown in it like quick sand

and eat it like supper

dream about it at night

and feel it at day

work for it like muscles

lose it like sweat

money today

gone tomorrow

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Depressed? Maybe

Angry? Not sure

Confused? Absolutely

I listen to P!nk as I pace the rooms in this empty house

Nothing and no one around

No noise except the Lyrics of Sober blaring from the computer's speakers

Understanding and feeling every word

I gobble the pie of pizza I just ordered

Trying to clear my head

I eat all alone

I was hoping I'd finish every slice

But my small body can hardly finish two whole slices

I push in another slice

Feeling like I may puke I continue to chew nonetheless

I eat... Read More

Shopping for groceries may not sound as much fun to me as it is for my son. Every time we are at the store an important decision has to be made. It’s not about what or how much to buy but the cull between curiosity and confection. With all the allure that a supercenter has to offer, keeping a child sitting on the shopping cart calm certainly can be tricky. Sometimes the situation may turn out to be a good test of a parent’s patience and tact. Such is the case when I and my son are on grocery tour together. For me, answering spontaneous questions raised by a three year old while simultaneously... Read More

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Musings Of A Poet

Agree Barb, throwing the baby out with the bath water 'aint the answer. Take care. :>)

Musings Of A Poet

I know Rigina, when it takes a week for legite comments to appear it is upsetting, and it is killing the site slowly. Surely there must be a better way to address the spammers and floggers. Also taking away ratings if you do not post in a period of...

Musings Of A Poet

ed i was one of the original complainers about people using this site to flog their stuff. Now legite comments don't show?


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