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Thursday June 14th

More haiku:

Ron Perrymore;

honeysuckle vine
welcomes morning visit
whirring sipping hummingbird

dead mans vow
torturing inquisitors
molten lead, eye and tongue

sky blue silence
no more before
to chew on, thanks jb

too simple to explain,
too obvious
to notice-remarkable!

ferris wheel took us
high, no hands!
girl not impressed by derring do

braying tipsy
girls and boys
strain my window with their noise

sleep tight,
til morning chirps and clatters



Jerry Katz:


Somewhere I have a novelty birthday card which shows the Dalai Lama
unwrapping a 'gift'. It showed only wrapping paper on the floor and the Dalai
Lama shouting in joy, "Just what I always wanted ... nothing!"

Another time I came across a birthday card which must have been snuck into a
collection by a rebel nondualist designer, author. It was part of a line of
cheap and cheesy greeting cards that were sold at a local video store. The
front of the card was brightly colored, and said, "You are celebrating a new
birthday!". Then you open the card, and all it says is, "Why?".

I swear to God I never figured out the meaning of that card in the context of
the rest of the collection. I showed the card to a couple of artsy, hip young
people, who thought it was awesome, but they couldn't figure out it's more
mundane meaning either. But I never forgot the damn card. And the other cards
on the collection were so bad, people used to read them just see how bad they
were and laugh at them. I guess they were so bad, they were good. I don't see
that line of cards around anymore, unfortunately. I don't think they realized
they were onto something good: cards so bad they're good!



T. Eagleraven;

Get it yet?


Where is it.

Where is what?


Only God knows.


T. Eagleraven


Mark Otter;

Hi Jerry,

thank you for the encouraging words!

I also look forward to following my next career. (into wealth and
fame...) But, it's more likely that I'm already doing my next career.
Begging and whining. Yup, gonna follow my bliss!

Love, Mark
ps one of my favorite all time greeting cards has a cartoon of 4 men in
striped prison suits (is that from the silent film era?) standing within
a short (enough to step over) picket fence, with the caption "Maximum
security prison for Morons". On the back of the card, there is a
smaller cartoon, similar, with one of the men saying "Should we escape
now?" while another replies "Escape from what?"
pps it is muggy here. It's only 82 degrees, but the relative humidity
is 84%. The dew point is 70 degrees. I'm drowning.


Hi All,

I just got up off my lazy duff and walked into the kitchen and turned
off two lights that were burning in a room in which I was NOT. Then I
turned off another light in the hallway down to the front door. I
noticed that it was darker in the living room where I was watching the
Jim Lehrer news hour, so I turned a second light on there. A net gain
of two lights. 200 Watts!!! Hmmm... I may even turn off the computer
until I need it again. Yikes! I could save the planet single

Well, I might need some help, so go turn off one light in your house
right now. If all 250 million people in the US do it, it will make a
HUGE difference. I saw a woman sitting in her SUV today in the parking
lot of the grocery store, with the passenger window open, her air
conditioner on and the vehicle running. She just sat there smoking her
cigarette for the 5 minutes or so that I watched. I didn't confront her
because I am no better at conserving energy. But I plan to change.
right now. I bought enough groceries for two days. (better than

Love, Mark


I just noticed that there were three lights on in other rooms. (I turned
'em off) I can see that this will be somewhat like spirituality. It
will take some constant attention.

Love, Mark
ps good luck with it. it could be most helpful.

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