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10/07/2016

Haiku Friday




Haiku Friday 

The boys play baseball
the fans, in the stands, stand, cheer
urging them onward.



Ndinombethe.
Ubuntu.



9/30/2016

Haiku Friday




Haiku Friday 

anyone notice
John Kerry looks like Oddo?
Or is it just me?

For those who are NOT Star Trek:Deep Space Nine fans, Oddo was a character on the show - an alien (a changeling, actually) with very odd human-like features. 


Ndinombethe.  Ubuntu.


9/16/2016

Old Habits



They say "Old Habits Die Hard".

Apparently, they aren't resuscitated any easier than they die.

Today is Friday.  Notice anything missing?  See anything broken, like a promise?

First chance out of the box and I blew it.  Friday 12:01am came and went and no "Haiku Friday".

Mea Culpa, mea culpa.  For any non-catholics, that means "my fault".

I WILL do better.

Ndinombethe.  Ubuntu.

9/14/2016

Waste?


Things I like to think about.


There's this asteroid called Bennu, and there's a one in two thousand chance it's going to impact Earth.  Based on those odds, NASA has launched (on my birthday, which is cool) a probe to study the asteroid so as to determine its surface and composition.  Knowing those things, then, scientists hope to determine the best way to deflect the asteroid and prevent an impact with Earth.

At the very least, an ambitious and laudable goal.

However.

NASA has included a device to sample the surface of the asteroid and return that sample to the Earth for study - the aim of the study is to see if organics are found on the asteroid, thereby demonstrating the Earth's organics came from space - or COULD have.

But wait.

Am I not correct in assuming that the constituent parts and pieces of the Earth all came from space? None of the materials of the Earth were made here; the assumption being that if they were made here they wouldn't exist elsewhere.

Keep in mind that "organics", in this case, does not refer to living matter or the product of life processes, but, rather, compounds which contain carbon.

I'm sure organics exist almost everywhere in out solar system.  Why?  Because they're here, and "here" is made of the same stuff that the rest of the solar system is made of.  If it's here, it MUST be out there, as well.

So why waste the money to satisfy some scientist's whim?  Why send the extra probe?

If it's here, it has to be there, as well.

NASA.  Don't just spend the money because you can.


Ndinombethe.  Ubuntu.
9/09/2016

Haiku Friday




Haiku Friday 

the music comes on,
it fills me and sets my mood,
again, I begin.

I write to music,
my inspiration and crutch,
now you see me, Oz.

Not very often do I write multi verse Haiku.  This peek behind the curtain needed it.

Ndinombethe. Ubuntu.

Haiku Friday




Haiku Friday 

the music comes on,
it fills me and sets my mood,
again, I begin.

I write to music,
my inspiration and crutch,
now you see me, Oz.

Not very often do I write multi verse Haiku.  This peek behind the curtain needed it.

Ndinombethe. Ubuntu.

9/08/2016

The Plan



So.  This is the plan.  Of sorts.

I'm going to try to bring this blog back to life.  I realize the "day of the blog" is sunsetting, but I miss this and there is still some value in having a forum for expressing opinion, publishing Art in its many forms, and just having fun with words.

Some things will .. MUST .. change.  I used to publish at Midnight - or as close to it as I could.  Going forward, I'm going to publish when the mood strikes - day or night - or not at all. I'm thinking, also, that Haiku Friday will remain as unchanged as possible; i.e., published at 12:01 am on Friday mornings.  I may not make every Friday, but I'll try not to miss more than one at a time. I'll buy a subscription to Linkytools, too, so other Haikuers can see each other's work.

The links to "Sarah" and "The Kid" are going to disappear.  I've been working on a re-write to consolidate all those posts into a readable, workable book.  And then, of course, I have to find a publisher.

When I'm done with the re-write, look for the links to "Gwalchmei" (One Knight's Story) to disappear for the same reason.

And then, of course, I need to return to "The Life and Times of Connor Fergus", which I'll do here, online.  In serialized chapters.

So stop by once in a while.  I'll share a link to each new post on Facebook.  So you'll know there's one up.  But if you're not on Facebook, just stop by.

Ndinombethe (as I go, I am wearing you)
Ubuntu (I am because we are)