Month: July 2012

Jest some poetry

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Jest some poetry.


Jest some poetry

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If you love somebody, set them free.

I have my hand on the door and its time for you to leave.

Money can’t buy true love. Or else I would buy your heart and mind, all for me.

What a pretty thing you are so free such unabashed beauty and joy easily can decieve

Think what you like about me now, my words and love are all wasted

Like a court house of love you are the Judge to deem me guilty or innocent, I am no longer afraid

Passed on and passed up I forgot a lesson I learned long ago and was reminded “Be careful boy, love will leave you broken and jaded”

But to me the image of you and I together in my perfect world will never fade

Like a dream you still cling onto long after you’ve awakened, I smile knowing you will always be with me in my dreams always, forever more elated.

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A very insightful article on the expectation of Dark Knight Rises and what the film media has hyped themselves and their movies up to be.


I think the biggest story in the online film world this week, outside of the forthcoming release of The Dark Knight Rises, was probably the vitriolic response that a number of critics got from Rotten Tomatoes users to their less than 100% positive reviews of that film. There’s been plenty of writing on the subject of Batman fans’ reactions to those reviews, and the whole story is wrapped up nicely by Matt Singer over at Criticwire. Some have said that these responses, which have included horrible misogynistic comments and death threats, are the result of some sort of insanity specific to Batman and Nolan fans. I don’t take this view, maybe because I consider myself a huge fan of Nolan’s work and his Batman films, and I also consider myself a fairly reasonable person.

I don’t think it’s fair to single out Batman fans. We saw the same…

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A perfect piece to go along with my “media and your kids” post

Planet Mom

In honor of the late Stephen Covey…

Sarcasm aside, Stephen Covey should have written a book with the abovementioned title. Not that he failed spectacularly as a father, but because people tend to more readily grasp what doesn’t work, as opposed to what does. Like tightrope walking, for instance—without a net. In a practical sense, Seven Habits would’ve been an invaluable guide for parents, highlighting the antithesis of good advice as it relates to the uncertain nature of raising children. Countless individuals, myself included, could’ve then avoided seven of the biggest pitfalls of child rearing—all of which I’ve shamelessly embraced since the advent of motherhood. So in the true spirit of generosity and irreverence, I’ve compiled a list of that which you would do well to eschew.

1)   STOCKPILE EXACTLY NOTHING IN YOUR DISCIPLINARY ARSENAL, rendering you categorically ineffective (read: utterly deplorable) when it comes to dealing with ill-mannered children…

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