Archive for April 13th, 2009

You can fictionalize truth –


                    You can truthalize fiction.


Either is done to one’s eternal detriment.  – eab, 4/13/09




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Fox grass bending under gentle, windy strokes,

Snow bank patches left on eastern side of slopes,

Early grass growing on the valley wall beyond,

Horizontal streaks set ablaze by the sun,

Unleaved apple trees file up the hill abreast.

A honey bee in strip’d array is out searching for the rest

A variegated heaven is peeking past the tail’s of mares,

As silhouetted birds claimed the world as theirs.     – eab, ’71 APR

Penned in Paris, Ohio

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On this date, April 13, 1908, The New England Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church voted to remove its ban on dancing, card-playing, and theater-going.  With due respect to the many great, past Methodists and a few present ones, this church has not been the same since. 

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