Archive for March, 2013


Sunday Haiku

Together alone

eyes to see and ears to hear

collaboration

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In my better moments, there is awareness

Then beyond that, things are only relevant in terms of their context.

Ranch hands or poets: roughnecks or philosophers

go about their work as the stars look down

Tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow

Such is a tale full of sound and fury, signifying delusion

This is itself a singular and precious moment

Enjoy the weather

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Easter Kandi

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Fowl Mood

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And now come the geese

Announcing the spring

Heckling the silence

 When they’re on the wing

Stealth Silhouettes

 Against a cirrus cloud sky

They’re gracefully clumsy

 When they’re on the fly

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et chute dans l’amour

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The crisp air makes the morning

 Sparkle in the sun

She walks the dogs; he’s out for a run

Divergent paths, miles and lifestyles

 Choices to make for each one

As the crisp air makes the morning

Sparkle in the sun

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Kidney thieves out of business

In the mid-90’s, the urban legend of kidney thieves was rampant. In New Orleans, Houston, Las Vegas… all over the world: the story of a guy waking up drugged , in a bathtub of ice, a surgical scar across the back…….. missing a kidney. No confirmed victims have ever come forward so we assume it as a myth.

But this isn’t:

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323699704578328251335196648.html?mod=WSJ_hpp_MIDDLE_Video_Top

“The development of lab-built body parts is being spurred by a shortage of organ donors amid rising demand for transplants. Also, unlike patients getting transplants, recipients of lab-built organs won’t have to take powerful anti-rejection drugs for the rest of their lives. That’s because the bioengineered organs are built with the patients’ own cells.

Until the late 1980s, few scientists believed it would be possible to make human organs because it was a struggle to grow human cells in the laboratory. The task became easier once scientists figured out the chemicals—known as growth factors—that the body itself uses to promote cellular growth.

Scientists started out growing simple organs. In 1999, Anthony Atala, director of the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine in Winston-Salem, N.C., implanted lab-grown bladders into the first of several children with severely dysfunctional bladders. The organs have continued to function well for several years. Dr. Atala’s team now is trying to grow a whole range of bioengineered parts, from simple blood vessels to human livers.”

 

 

Keep your mind like a mirror

Sharp and clean

Free from dust

Free from stain

Reflecting but not attaching

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Sunday Haiku

  I resisted sleep

 Because dreams cant simulate

Gods own creation

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What is an ocean but a multitude of drops

Fall in love with me and save my life

History admits no rules only outcomes

This isn’t an interrogation or a trial. Your version of the truth is the only thing that matters.

Truth is singular. It’s ‘versions’ are mistruths

By each crime and every kindness, we birth our future.

To get the crowd to cry Hosanna, you must first ride to town on an ass.

Writing is such a damn lonely sickness

―    David Mitchell,    Cloud Atlas