August 22, 2017

Skydiving

  • Uncategorized | Oct.30, 2008

    Skydiving

    Fastened to a chair that’s fused to the floor of a plane filled with people who don’t speak my language. Seems like not leaping into vast, empty space might take more courage than simply falling and letting the wind swallow me. Salute the pilot and fall because I am a follower.

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  • Uncategorized | Oct.30, 2008

    Dear Julius

    Cross the chthonic rivers with the world beneath your sway From the ornamented bastions hung with bodies on belay Steel your raven hunger for the spoils of the day And find me in Alesia where we both can fight today Your columns carry on in such a cantilevered way But they’ll earn their silent shares and cash them in without delay For we’ve found our final pages at this fortress far away So find me in Alesia where we both can die today Ambulate among your able souls with eyes so gray Igniting hearts with verbal arts that always work your way They’ll take you where you’re going and you’ll know it right away When you find me in Elysium where we both can lie today.

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  • Uncategorized | Oct.30, 2008

    #NAME?

    Wondering what it is you’re doing [or maybe a better question would be who you’re doing] a thousand miles away Wondering if you’re still willing to give every -thing away for hoping Someone will be there to Hold you tight throughout the cold wakefulness of the night [even if they fall asleep right afterwards I don’t do that every so often.

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  • Uncategorized | Oct.30, 2008

    Feeling Called by the Road

    She wasn’t entirely sure how it happened. The road just called to her one day, and off she went. There really wasn’t much more to say about it. It had begun slowly, as most things do, with a barely noticeable itch somewhere to the right of her heart, but to the left of her lungs.

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  • Uncategorized | Oct.30, 2008

    Tiffany & Earl

    Dear Tiffany and Earl, With Halloween coming up, I’m sure lots of people are wondering stupid things like what to dress up as and where the best party is. But this year I find myself in a serious moral quandary. Would it be totally wrong for me to dress up as Sarah Palin in order to get with hot conservative boys when I’d rather be a body double on the set of Deliverance than vote for Senator McCain? -Annmarie Blandstrand Tiffany: Dear Annmarie: I’m a pretty apolitical being, but I’m going to make a somewhat political statement right off the blocks.

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  • Uncategorized | Oct.30, 2008

    Friars take 9th, 11th at Pre-Nationals

    The Men’s and Women’s Cross Country Teams competed at the Pre-National trials last weekend in Terra Haute, Indiana. For the fine showings put forth by both teams, the men’s squad is presently ranked 27th nationally, while the women’s squad is ranked 24th.

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  • Uncategorized | Oct.30, 2008

    Angle

    I’d love to sit down and have tea with a pre-apple Eve.   not to be her advisor to divert her future action.   simply to get her angle on the super collider.

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  • Uncategorized | Oct.30, 2008

    Catastrophe’s Impact (Part 2)

    Sylvia could scream. No matter how mild-tempered and timid she seemed and usually was, she felt the contents of her empty stomach bubbling inside of her. She had pressed the button on the coffeemaker in the teacher’s lounge of P.S. 128 only to have it gurgle twice and spit warm air into the empty pot.

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  • Uncategorized | Oct.30, 2008

    A Search for Famous Phantoms in the Renaissance City

    Disclaimer: The Roman Catholic Church officially recognizes that the souls of the deceased are not bound to earth. The Holy (Ghost) Spirit is not a “ghost.” His Anglicized name was changed because it was not the most faithful translation from the Latin, Spiritus Sancti (and because “ghosts” generally scare the children that we can’t afford to lose these days).

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  • Uncategorized | Oct.30, 2008

    The Road (Not?) Taken

    I stand, body schism’d- over a fissure in the mountain road, each foot planted firmly on opposing tectonic plates- beseeching ATLAS not to shrug. Not to leave my decision to the GOD of CHANCE in trembling seconds before the split into [two roads diverged], (myself) [sorry I could not take both.

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