TALKING FISH

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Cobalt Skink went to Tybee Island. She has a wonderful, lyrical, comic, meditation-inducing drawing of a Talking Fish she did while there. Plus some musings on the trip, Sand Idles, with their vivid centerpiece a woman in a sari building a Hindu temple sand castle on the beach. Eventually, she walks into the waves, the waters of Tybee having become …

Hey, you! The ones who were properly, socially adjusted in school and think homeschoolers are "overly rugged individualists who lack the impulse or skills to mix in as collaborative members of everyday society!"

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I read that kids who win spelling bees Google their names like crazy. If that’s the case, to this year’s winner of the Scripps National Spelling Bee, Evan O’Dorney, congratulations! But I hope he never Googles this page and that his parents have some child filter on their computer because man I wouldn’t want Evan to have to go through …

So when do we get that hot new Broadway musical where Alec Baldwin and J-Lo somehow represent the new Camelot and George and Laura never waving from its turrets because it’s not that kind of brave new world?

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Where’s the picture of the new fucking huge American embassy in Iraq I saw a couple of weeks ago. This isn’t it, or maybe it was. Never mind, the image will have to serve as there seem to be almost no photos of something so big. Some AP photo At 104 acres and $592 million dollars, this complex moves a …

Wow! That's black Okefenokee soot all over the windowsill!

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T Rex at Fire Dog Lake describes what it’s been like here in Georgia with these out-of-control wild fires. Incredible that they’re causing problems up here in Atlanta. Playing hell with my allergies, sinuses and lungs all week. Though we’ve no current air alert, I can swear I smell a hint of acrid smoke. Some times it’s just suddenly there. …

Domo-kun vs. Karen. Domo wins.

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Japanese national public television gave the Japanese Domo-kun in gratitude for their contributions. I can’t locate a pic of her right now, but Georgia Public Broadcasting most frequently gives us someone named Karen thanking us during the telethons and cheering us on to give and give more. Karen is fuzzy in a Southern drawl, hairspray and big fake eyelashes kind …

The sky swelled and swelled…

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I have on my desk, Kate of Broken Window’s “Sky/Map, an Earth Work Diary”. It is on Indian Burial Mounds. Beautifully presented and filled with beautiful photographs. The entry below the first photograph reads, The birth of the universe was slow and arduous. The sky swelled and swelled over decades and centuries, as stars were born and died, and born …

PTSD (maybe death) is finding out war isn’t like it was in the army’s hot fantasy combat video games

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Note: Excuses for all the graphics. But that’s what this post is about. Sheldon Rampton’s War is fun as hellarticle, posted at AlterNet, begins… Years of writing about public relations and propaganda has probably made me a bit jaded, but I was amazed nevertheless when I visited America’s Army, an online video game website sponsored by the U.S. Department of …

Road to Stone Bridge

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The below is from Stone Bridge. So in any case I went to college in 1959–maybe the problem was education–and quickly became a an activist in anti-segregation demonstrations, then soon enough a little bit beyond liberal, and by the end of the 60s a full-tilt revolutionary socialist. Though I have long since mostly reverted to the sanity of mild liberalism, …