Ordinary Times Call For Ordinary Measures

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POETS Day! Elizabeth Bishop

Today’s featured poem is “The Map” by Elizabeth Bishop. Bishop is yet another poet who rankled mid-last-century at being included among those known as The Confessional Poets.



The days of real sport

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United States v Google, Again: Read It For Yourself

The United States of America, joined by several state AGs, is once again suing Google. From the DOJ press release: Today, the Justice Department, along with the Attorneys General of California, Colorado, Connecticut, New...

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Piperade: A Spicy One Pan Breakfast for Whenever

Piperade is a one pan operation, and every step is cooked at a constant temperature so if you find yourself out there in the wilderness you don’t have to worry about turning your open fire up or down.

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2023 Oscar Projections: And The Nominees Are…

My 2023 Oscar Projections on what and who will get called on nominations morning for what category, and the long lists of what I think are potential contenders knowing I’ll get some wrong.

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Saturday Morning Gaming: Ghost of Tsushima

I’m maybe 20% into the game but I find myself absolutely delighted with it so far. It’s the perfect game to play if you are in a post-Elden Ring funk.


The Loan

It happens in the best regulated families.

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POETS Day! Sylvia Plath

This poem is about despair and Sylvia Plath’s desperate effort to reinforce a slipping but needed self-delusion.