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New Wind

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  The simplest words were all I ever had,
and none of those enough to stir light sleep
nor worth the breath to memorize or keep,
just shadows of a breeze obscenely clad.

Yet isn’t any wind recycled waste
left over from what failed to leave debris?
It rambles on like dim cacophony,
like holes at random carelessly replaced.

A second wind blows in up from the south
in urgent prelude to the coming storm,
its warnings rushing hard against my walls.

Like cyclones from my heart that reach my mouth,
my thoughts evaporate before they form
the whispered echo ancient dream recalls.

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2 March 2008 at 9:35 pm

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Bent Hurt

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Ben-Hur was getting his revenge again this morning on Turner Classic Movies.

Remined me of the hilarious commercial TCM once broadcast, a well-done spoof of this same classic. (Nice some of the things one can find on YouTube.) A hundred times better – more, even – than the junk one sees during the Super Bowl.

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2 March 2008 at 5:27 pm

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Chance Assessment

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Most people would rather be certain they’re miserable than risk being happy.

Robert Anthony

Not all contingencies are measured by the actuary.

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2 March 2008 at 4:23 pm

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Whatever It Takes

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whatever it takesRemembering to take my meds when I’m supposed to, doubling up on the clonidine as was recommended by my doctor for such spells, and trying to relax as much as possible.

Whatever it takes.

Still not down where we’d really prefer to see my BP numbers, but this is a whole lot better than I was seeing several days ago.

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2 March 2008 at 2:36 pm

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Dining Room Daring

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dining room daringKitty poses against the red tablecloth on the dining room table, oblivious to the impending smack he’ll be getting from Kelly.

(That smack would not yet teach the lesson: Susan will give him another smack for the same infraction tomorrow morning. He needs to learn what Precious learned long ago: wait until the people are out before you get up on the tables or the counters.)

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2 March 2008 at 11:39 am

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Texąs Toast Breakfast

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texas toast breakfast

Egg-rich Texąs toast (sans garlic) for breakfast,
two for Susan, three for me.

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2 March 2008 at 11:25 am

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Finch in the Wind

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Gertie has to hang on to stay on her perch for her outside time this morning.
The rate the wind has been blowing all this week, I figure that we only have maybe two or three more days before the same wind that Susan showed us last week has blown all the way around the world and back through our neighborhood.
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2 March 2008 at 10:32 am

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