December 14th, 2012

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A Public Civility Announcement

Regarding the Connecticut shooting:

Everyone, please wait at least 24 hours before politicizing a tragedy in any way, regardless of your stance on whatever issues you consider relevant.  For maximum civility, wait until after the funerals.  If you have anything to say before then, keep it to expressions of sympathy or charitable support.  Afterwards ... remember that whatever you think other people should do or believe, you won't make the screen door better by slamming it.

Feel free to copy this if you're getting frustrated by instant arguments elsewhere.
Karavai

Poem: "Birds of War"

This poem came from the June 2012 Torn World Muse Fusion.  It was inspired by a prompt from wyld_dandelyon.  It has been sponsored by Anthony & Shirley Barrette.  This poem belongs to the Torn World project.  A brief summary of the avian ecosystem is public; the details are for contributors only.

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kung fu

Poem: "Of Water and the Wheel"

This poem was inspired by the square "free" on my first card for the Cottoncandy Bingo fest.  (Aaaaand blackout!  This was the last square, which I can now officially declare filled.)  It has been sponsored by Anthony & Shirley Barrette.  It belongs to the series Kung Fu Robots, which you can explore further on the Serial Poetry page.

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Hart's Farm

Poem: "Smultronstället"

This poem was inspired by the Swedish word-a-day on Facebook.  It also fills the "private moment" square on my second card for the Cottoncandy Bingo fest.  It has been sponsored by Anthony & Shirley Barrette.  This poem belongs to the series Hart's Farm, and you can read more about that on the Serial Poetry page.

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