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Re: “Black English

Hey Barry, here's a jive translator for you

http://joel.net/EBONICS/translator

it should make it easy for you to.

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Posted by Ellsworth Wingnut on 12/05/2019 at 10:56 PM

Re: “Nancy's Day

I heard she passed away a few years back. I hope she and Curtis are together.

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Posted by katsclaws on 12/04/2019 at 11:47 AM

Re: “Nancy's Day

Dave Silverbrand, you are such a special soul. Bless you for being there for Nancy when everyone else ignored her pleas. As a mother, going through what she has sounds like just about the worst thing I can imagine. So much of what was done to her (or not done for her and for Curtis) is so unbelievably wrong. I feel so deeply for her and her family. I wish them peace. I wish you peace as well.

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Posted by katsclaws on 12/04/2019 at 11:46 AM

Re: “Lost in Space

Simply a brilliant essay, one that everyone would benefit from reading.

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Posted by Brian Nash on 12/02/2019 at 1:45 PM

Re: “Candelabra Trees

Are dogs allowed?

Posted by Georgina Balkwell on 12/03/2019 at 7:39 AM

Re: “HumBug: Revisiting Old (Poisonous) Friends

Sticky webs, AND they run FAST.
I seem to have cultivated them in my tool shed for a few years.
They run fast when responding to a large dark organism approaching them - their first defense, as the old martial artist wisely said, "Feet! Use your feet! Run away!"

Agility, you see, is more important than strength, and I love them for this quality. Half a billion year-cousins, I would never think of harming one, transporting it our of a house , looking for some recognition that I'm merely looking out for her best interests.Respect we learn so young, and this quality increases in value as it becomes more rare, unnaturally disappearing in the lumbering and fearful timid ape to tragic end for all. TO be generous, then, is to be young, to share and always, to be agile.
It is THAT that amazes us of bird or fish or dragonfly, or marten flitting across trees pursuing, pursuing.

What first amazed me was that the dark star of evening (this is Hesperus,son of dawn, spelled in Greek: Esperos - which I freely and errantly translate as Hope, that first or last star in darkness. It would be unwise, every child knows, to crush the hope of another) lived together with city-pedestrian masses of crickets, in harmony.

I think of the wolves walking among the bison, down to summer waters. Sure, i check hollows of logs before I put hand in to lift it, and since the hazard warning sign is often hidden on their abdomen, have a child's alertness to the round, dark-star body and the joy of acceleration.
Just like the big yellow-striped tarantulas crossing paths on surf trips far south, they are each fellow adventurers in life, simple adepts going about not considering the confusion of coordinating so many legs, most probably glorying in the immediacy of life, lifted on the wave of their moments.

Posted by george mira on 11/28/2019 at 11:35 AM

Re: “HumBug: Revisiting Old (Poisonous) Friends

You're a braver man than I am, Gunga Din...

Posted by barryevans on 11/25/2019 at 6:44 AM

Re: “HumBug: Revisiting Old (Poisonous) Friends

Tell your editor not to worry. This is one photo many won't care to replicate. Beautiful spider, though. Thanks for your service in our stead.

Posted by Rick Markgraf on 11/24/2019 at 10:12 PM

Re: “Why do some rocks resemble Swiss Cheese?

So there is no consensus as to how the boring clams erode the rock? Has Leroy’s quartz-pick-up-and-grind hypothesis been proven?

Posted by gdk1989 on 11/15/2019 at 1:46 PM

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