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  • Kindle book of poetry by Henry Livingston, "Thrice Happy Poetry," 174 vintage postcards, FREE today

    10/15/2017 12:01:37 PM PDT · by mairdie · 37 replies
    Amazon Kindle ^ | December 2016 | Henry Livingston
    This is, essentially, a Kindle graphic novel - a comic book if you will - of 14 poems of love and beautiful women by Henry Livingston (1748-1828), the author of "Night Before Christmas," illustrated with 174 antique postcards. FREE for the remainder of today, 15 Oct 2017.
  • My "Thrice Happy Poetry" Kindle book will be free tomorrow, 15 Oct 2017 for one day

    10/14/2017 4:45:05 PM PDT · by mairdie · 28 replies
    Amazon Kindle ^ | December 2016 | Henry Livingston
    The Kindle edition of "Thrice Happy Poetry" will be free for one day - 15 Oct 2017 - starting about 3am E.S.T. 14 poems, mostly love and beautiful women, by Henry Livingston, author of Night Before Christmas, illustrated with 174 vintage postcards. Think a comic book of poetry.
  • Poetic Allegory -- "The Swamp"

    10/07/2017 11:35:33 PM PDT · by txnativegop · 20 replies
    8 October 2017 | txnativegop
    An area covered in still water The smell of stagnation will overwhelm Even the strongest of sweet fragrances Diversity of life easy to see It is a swamp its denizens harmful to all life save for native residents Its water riddled with bacteria Its bottom - vile, sticky trapping the lax Various denizens like mosquitoes and snakes will create disease, suffering that will spread to locales very distant unless decisive action is taken to check the contagion of the swamp Pesticides will control it for a short time But disease will very quickly return Teeming diversity hides great evil of...
  • Amy's Place ... Poetry and Potpourri ... October, November and December, 2017

    09/30/2017 10:55:01 PM PDT · by JustAmy · 205 replies
    October 1, 2017 | Meg33, The Mayor, Trisham, JustAmy
  • Favorite poems from the work of Army Poet Major Bradley Van Deusen

    09/30/2017 12:07:00 PM PDT · by mairdie · 2 replies
    Personal website ^ | 1926-1939 | Bradley TenEyck Van Deusen
    Military and love poetry from Major Bradley Van Deusen (1905-1952), Major Henry Livingston's fourth great grandson.
  • My book on Henry Livingston, Jr., author of "Night Before Christmas," is now Free on Amazon Kindle.

    09/26/2017 8:00:14 AM PDT · by mairdie · 17 replies
    For 24 hours from when the promotion went live, everyone can download my 450 page, heavily illustrated book, "Henry Livingston, Jr., The Poet You Always Loved" for FREE! So glad it worked.
  • I'm making my Kindle book on Henry Livingston free tomorrow

    09/25/2017 7:34:11 PM PDT · by mairdie · 33 replies
    Amazon Kindle ^ | December 2016 | Mary Van Deusen
    The Kindle book I wrote last year about the life of Henry Livingston, Jr., identified by multiple scholars as the actual author of "Night Before Christmas", is available for free on Amazon for 24 hours starting 26 Sep 2017.
  • Drinking duo in NC watched car, lawnmower burn while shooting at passing cars, deputies say

    09/21/2017 5:44:26 PM PDT · by Rebelbase · 42 replies
    wbtv ^ | 9/21/17 | Staff
    STATESVILLE, N.C. (WBTV) Two men were arrested in Iredell County Tuesday after police say one of them shot at passing vehicles while the two were burning a lawnmower and car in their front yard. Deputies were called to a home on the 800 block of Blackwelder Road after someone reported shots being fired at passing motorists. Once on scene, law enforcement found 30-year-old Bobby Lee Messer Jr. and 62-year-old Jimmy Carson Messer in the yard drinking beer. According to the report, the duo was watching a lawnmower and vehicle fully engulfed in flames burn. Bobby Messer, they said, admitted...
  • "Hello Muddah" (A Letter from Camp Prada)

    08/07/2017 10:22:51 AM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 20 replies
    "Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah" ^ | August 7, 2017 | Charlie Henrickson, the wag tailoring the doggerel
    HELLO MUDDAH (A LETTER FROM CAMP PRADA)Tune: Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah (A Letter from Camp Granada)Hello Muddah, its your daughtah That you sent here to Camp Prada; Camp is very entertaining, But they say well have to undergo retraining. I went hiking with Joe Cooley, Only now Joe goes by Julie; You remember Leonard Skinner-- Hes now Lena, and they took his fidget spinner. All the counselors hate my gender, Say I just need to surrender; So they coach us to be sissies, And they say we must sit down when we go piss, please. Every morning we play soccer,...
  • For Whom The Bitch Tolls

    08/05/2017 4:50:44 PM PDT · by Eagles Field · 58 replies
    8-5-17 | Eagles Field
    A crashing bore, there is no more Theres social media, fakebook whores The freak is king, the shriek our gospel Post and share, we drink from the bottle And everyone thinks theyre Aristotle You can find the answer in every verse A big thumbs up for all, paint the fools curse A soulless woman, a little man Typing fury, angst filled also ran Transgendered 4 year olds, makes mother of the year Muslims plotting our death, is not what it appears But theres movie stars birthdays, the death of another Silicon and celluloid, our heroes, big brother The screen screams...
  • Word For The Day - IMPRECATE

    07/28/2017 8:25:21 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 56 replies ^ | 07-28-2017 | Red Badger
    im·pre·cate ˈimprəˌkāt/ verb; archaic verb: imprecate; 3rd person present: imprecates; past tense: imprecated; past participle: imprecated; gerund or present participle: imprecating utter (a curse) or invoke (evil) against someone or something. Origin early 17th century: from Latin imprecat- ‘invoked,’ from the verb imprecari . I'm BACK! Had a rather serious MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT on July 4th and haven't been up to my old self for the last three weeks, but am feeling much better now. Road Rash on both arms, left shoulder and left leg, mostly healed but still tender. Bruised ribs and hip, fractured shoulder blade still bothers me enough...
  • The Train of Life

    07/27/2017 6:56:58 AM PDT · by sodpoodle · 6 replies
    All Poetry ^ | 7/27/2017 | Kathleen a Nazarene
    At birth we boarded the train and met our parents, and we believe they will always travel on our side. However, at some station our parents will step down from the train, leaving us on this journey alone. As time goes by, other people will board the train; and they will be significant i.e our siblings, friends, children, and even the love of your life. Many will step down and leave a permanent vacuum. Others will go so unnoticed that we don't realize they vacated their seats. This train ride will be full of joy, sorrow, fantasy, expectations, hellos, goodbyes,...
  • America The Beautiful

    07/04/2017 10:15:02 AM PDT · by Twotone · 4 replies
    Steyn On-line ^ | July 4, 2017 | Mark Steyn
    To all our American readers, a happy Independence Day! This much requested essay is taken from Mark's book A Song For The Season: In 1893, a Massachusetts professor called Katharine Lee Bates was giving a series of summer lectures on English literature at Colorado College, in Colorado Springs. "One day," she recalled, "some of the other teachers and I decided to go on a trip to 14,000-foot Pikes Peak. We hired a prairie wagon. Near the top we had to leave the wagon and go the rest of the way on mules. I was very tired. But when I saw...
  • Amy's Place ... Poetry and Potpourri ... July, August and September, 2017

    07/01/2017 10:12:57 AM PDT · by JustAmy · 706 replies
    July 1, 2017 | Meg33, The Mayor, Trisham, JustAmy
    Welcome To.... 'Amy's Place' welcomes all poets and those who enjoy poetry.'Amy's Place' is more than just about poetry.Come in, relax, and share with fellow FReepersyour thoughts about any of the things on the *Menu*. Enjoy! :) Never Forget! Bad Penny Amy's personal guardian ~ the ever charming, lovable, huggable, LouieWolf Many thanks for stopping by. : )
  • The Darlings - 'There is a Time' 1963

    06/02/2017 1:32:22 PM PDT · by Godebert · 23 replies
    YouTube ^ | June 21, 2012 | Bluegrass Preservation
    Anyone remember this episode from the Andy Griffith Show? The Dillards and Maggie Peterson performing 'There is a Time'. There is a Time
  • A Pivotal Day

    05/30/2017 4:42:34 AM PDT · by crazylibertarian · 16 replies
    Roderick T. Beaman
    A PIVOTAL DAY "Get the radio on. Kennedy's been shot!" Id phoned my mother. We still hoped not the worst would be true. After all the years since then I can still recall what she replied to me and the way she said it that long ago autumn day. It still stands out like yesterday in my mind and others all say the same, I find. "Someone shot Kennedy, a friend had said. We soon learned it was in the head! It was immediately after that, we all turned our radios on and sat down for the breaking news that...
  • The Eagle's Watch (Memorial Day 2017)

    05/27/2017 1:24:47 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 3 replies
    A Tribute and thanks to those who have heeded the call and especially to those who paid for our freedom by the giving of their the last full measure of devotion. "Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends." John 15:13
  • Word For The Day - COTERIE

    05/12/2017 6:53:29 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 25 replies
    05-12-2017 | Red Badger
    ................Its FRIDAY!................... In order that we might all raise the level of discourse and expand our language abilities, here is the daily post of Word for the Day. COTERIE CO-TE-RIE noun plural noun: coteries 1. A circle of people who associate with one another. The new junior employee joined our merry after-hours coterie. 2. An exclusive group of people, who associate closely for a common purpose; a clique. A tightly-knit coterie of executive powerbrokers made all the real decisions in the company. 3. A communal burrow of prairie dogs. The coterie was located in the middle of our wheat field....
  • Word For The Day - ABSQUATULATE

    05/05/2017 6:10:14 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 45 replies ^ | 05-05-2017 | Red Badger
    In order that we might all raise the level of discourse and expand our language abilities, here is the daily post of "Word for the Day". ABSQUATULATE ab·squat·u·late abˈskwäCHəˌlāt/ Verb North American humorous Verb: absquatulate 3rd person present: absquatulates Past tense: absquatulated Past participle: absquatulated Gerund or present participle: absquatulating Definition: To leave abruptly. Example: "some overthrown dictator who had absquatulated to the U.S.A." Origin: Mid 19th century: blend, simulating a Latin form, of abscond, squattle ‘depart,’ and perambulate .
  • CASE NUMBER 6-4-2-9-8

    04/20/2017 11:06:35 AM PDT · by crazylibertarian · 9 replies
    Roderick T. Beaman
    CASE NUMBER 6-4-2-9-8 The man behind the counter calls out "Case number 6-4-2-9-8". She responds and walks up to the counter to the man and he says "You're late". "I know sir" the woman then replies "I missed my bus". I really tried to be on time but you see my problem was today my uncle died." "We have a lot of work to do here and we don't have any extra time to waste on people like you so please fill out this form and get in line." "Thank you sir" she says and walks back to her chair...