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Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov

‘… overwhelmingly nauseating, even to an enlightened Freudian … the whole thing is an unsure cross between hideous reality and improbable fantasy. It often becomes a wild neurotic daydream … I recommend that it be buried under a stone for … Continue reading

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Daisy’s poem

Daisy, A life in verse by Jason Reynolds Teddy Roosevelt was President when Daisy was born, in a small corner of the State of Washington. She adored the memory of her father and mother, Although she was only five when … Continue reading

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IT ALL BEGINS WITH A BACK RUB

It all begins with a back rub, The grooming of the child, The victim, carefully prepared, With a conspiratorial smile, Just our secret, just you and I. The perp is always lonely. Something a pal like you can fix, Even … Continue reading

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Gay marriage

It seems so simple, two people in love. Two decades ago, I suggested gay marriage And got yelled at—“You are trying to force Heterosexual values on homosexual people.” They said the same thing When I said I wanted to settle … Continue reading

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On Craving Wealth

We crave wealth, most Americans, Worshipping the titans of the stock market Even when they destroy the US economy, Toss millions out of work, A million out of their homes, And watch men and women with signs Asking for a … Continue reading

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Things Never Satisfy

You’d think I would have learned the lesson From the rich people I knew. Car, houses, boats didn’t produce peace of mind, In fact, often produced guilt and fear Of Mexicans and Puerto Ricans coming to take it all away. … Continue reading

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Jon H

In the end you get used to the lies, the betrayals, the denials. The truth shall make you free, But most people cling to their chains, While they watch hours of television and spend hours on Facebook And the web. … Continue reading

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Self-Compassion

You never learned it at home, A soft touch, a gentle reproach. Instead, you heard the screams, The insults, felt the slaps and shoves, Drunk parents, filled with self-hate, Shared it with their children. One died of suicide, The other … Continue reading

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Writer’s Block

The ink runs down and the brain dribbles out in the puddle on the floor. Promises and threats bounce off the emptied brain. The stomach clutches but the words have left for New Mexico. You think about painting and composing … Continue reading

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GETTING AN “A” ON YOUR SCHOOL PAPERS

STARTING OUT: Idea Dump— write down everything you know about a subject. Include mind map—anything that comes to you. You’d be surprised. Use images that seem irrelevant, thought, fragments. Research—instead of just doing a web search or reading the course … Continue reading

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