Friday, December 18, 2015

short story slam week 35, and three word wednesday

 
3WW Week No. 458  Savage, Vengeful, Tense

 
 
short story slam week 35, Dece 17 to Janu 10, 2016

 Love Is Air that We Breathe

Six Word Fridays ~ Love

 
bluebells ring
when love loses its sheen
and when night comes to our den

mark lamarr's rhythm echos
when poetry books fly around american homes,
and when potential talents rise to expel fears

a girl decides to write
because her life is panted with blue and black fright
and when the boat sails against strong current

a shadow figure wears the uniform of a knight
and that is when a witch rides a broom to mend the sky
and when Emily Dickerson chooses to relax 






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some Christmas blue...

Sunday, December 13, 2015

no short story slam week 34, but pots of golden thoughts after all

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like coloured ribbons... 


 
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The Barn Collective.


Six Word Fridays ~ Hope 

 Pyramid Cigarette From Shell Smells Chocolate
 
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Red and Green [Friday My Town Shoot Out Link-Up


Wordle 229

oklahoma cafe
a power that insists people's voice
a web of massive thorns
.
drumwright, del, midwest,
a set of words that collect spinning wheels
how dark that sounds
.
soft and colorful threads,
branding knots and laying bricks of dots
smile until she thinks of golden pots
.
Farah,  Hannah, Bethany, 
Northwestern University promotes multi-arts
to Yukon, and hollywood facility

 229

Sunday, November 22, 2015

some barns to look at

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The Barn Collective.



hot clouds expect indoor fire,
Frank Williams sits at Anywhere Street,
Tender touches expire
when Jim Murphy writes about Chicago Fire

A foreign language is left-handed eating,
A turkey dinner with stuffing is appreciation meal,
while poetry is my forever memory art,
Creativity will always be our lasting God

mellow yellow color melts angry orchard,
Kenyans have silent glory due to Husein Obama,
some rain praise over old glory flags,
I give my high five to Sunday Shadow Shot 

The barn collective leads me to wildness,
snow paved roads zipper the grassy mind,
the focus on you producs CHEW cakes,
San Diego mayor lights a candle for Robert Myers.


 


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 Linking to:
Monday Mellow Yellows

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Comfort Food [Friday My Town Shoot Out Link-Up] 

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 Bluebell Books Twitter Club!

 
Six Word Fridays ~ Lucky


A Foreign Language Is Left-handed Eating

Monday, November 9, 2015

carpe diem haiku, and short story slam week 32



Carpe Diem #854 happiness

 
under the feet of a horse
the long shadow immigrates north
the wings of a drone

clouds in the sky
one bright sun beams its pride
the world goes hide 

I admire rainbow 
when the rain drops sit 
competing with fresh air

 
Bluebell Books Twitter Club!

 Geometric shadows

 Darkness [Friday My Town Shoot Out Link-Up]\

Saturday, October 17, 2015

short story slam week 31, happy halloween

Bluebell Books Twitter Club!


lots of times,
I wonder
why
the door
is open
but none
comes
in

at times
I am sure
when
we make
decisions
not all
agree

so
what's the scary
part
of
halloween,
and why
do you
suppose
otherwise?

Saturday, October 3, 2015

a poet to know: introducing rachel zucker


Rachel Zucker

Rachel Zucker

  • Rachel Zucker is the author of The Pedestrians (Wave Books, 2014) and Museum of Accidents (Wave Books, 2009), which was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. She is also the author of MOTHERs (Counterpath Press, 2013), The Bad Wife Handbook (Wesleyan University, 2007), The Last Clear Narrative (Wesleyan University, 2004), Eating in the Underworld (Wesleyan University, 2003), andAnnunciation (The Center for Book Arts, 2002), as well as the co-editor (with Arielle Greenberg) of Starting Today: 100 Poems for Obama’s First 100 Days and Women Poets on Mentorship: Efforts and Affections (both from the University of Iowa Press). She is co-author (also with Arielle Greenberg) of Home/birth: a poemic, a nonfiction book about birth, friendship, and feminism. A graduate of Yale and the Iowa Writers' Workshop, Zucker teaches at NYU and the 92nd Street Y. She currently lives in NYC with her husband and three sons and was awarded an National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Fellowship in 2012.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

september letter

a mail comes
homely names
first ocean view terace
then harrison place
no surpirse
but updated data bites

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Meet Macallister Bogue


Marissa Mayer Introduces Son Macallister at Halloween Party

Halloween: Marissa Mayer, Yahoo CEO, Brings Son to Holiday Party
Marissa Mayer and Macallister
Courtesy Marissa Mayer
10/31/2012 AT 02:30 PM EDT
Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer's baby boy has a name. Meet Macallister!

Just like she crowdsourced suggestions for a name on Twiiter after she gave birth in September, 37-year-old Mayer Tweeted the news on Tuesday.

"One month old – Macallister and me heading to YaBoo, the children's Halloween party at @Yahoo!" she wrote, posing with her son in complementary hot pepper getups.





Macallister's arrival was also announced on Twitter, when financier dad Zachary Bogue Tweeted, "Baby boy Bogue born last night. Mom (@marissamayer) and baby are doing great – we couldn't be more excited!"

The World's Most Powerful Couples

 

Marissa Mayer and Zachary Bogue
Marissa Mayer and Zachary Bogue
Yahoo CEO Mayer and Bogue, a former lawyer who invests in big-data startups and founded investment fund Data Collective, married in 2009. In September, Silicon Valley’s most powerful couple welcomed a baby boy, Macallister.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

About the Director; Alison Mudditt

 

alison mudditt Alison Mudditt became Director of University of California Press in January 2011. Throughout its 100-year history UC Press has consistently nurtured and brought breakthrough scholarly voices and study into critical and emerging academic disciplines. With an uncompromising commitment to a set of core values rooted in the University of California’s inclusive public mission and commitment to academic excellence, Alison has reshaped the Press’s strategy and structure to enable it to meet the needs of its diverse audiences in the digital age. She has helped the Press to work in new ways that respond to changes in publishing while continuing to shape progressive discourse and to tap the power of technology to deliver work the way it can best be accessed and used by our diverse audiences.
Previously Alison was Executive Vice President at SAGE Publications, Inc., where she led the SAGE's publishing programs across books, journals and digital during a period of tremendous growth at SAGE, including the acquisition of CQ Press and new publishing partnerships with major scholarly organizations such as the Association for Psychological Science and the American Sociological Association.
Alison has twenty-five years experience in academic publishing which began at Blackwell in Oxford, UK, where she rose to become Publisher for the Humanities Division. In 1997, Alison moved to Taylor & Francis Inc. in Philadelphia as Publishing Director of the Behavioral Sciences Division. She was responsible for the global growth and consolidation of this division, as well as the successful launch of Psychology Press in the USA. Alison joined SAGE in 2001 as Vice President and Editorial Director, and was appointed Executive Vice President in 2004.
Alison is a regular speaker at industry meetings and is currently a member of the Scientific Publications Committee and the Open Science Committee of the American Heart Association. She has also served on the boards of Women in Publishing, the Society of Young Publishers, the Executive Council of the Professional and Scholarly Publishing Division of the American Association of Publishers, and was Co-chair of the Dean’s Leadership Council at California State University, Channel Islands.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Sapulpa, Oklahoma

 

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Sapulpa, Oklahoma
City
Downtown Sapulpa in 2011
Downtown Sapulpa in 2011
Motto: "Oklahoma's Most Connected City"
Location within Creek County and Oklahoma
Location within Creek County and Oklahoma
Sapulpa, Oklahoma is located in USA
Sapulpa, Oklahoma
Sapulpa, Oklahoma
Location in the United States
Coordinates: 36°0′13″N 96°6′17″WCoordinates: 36°0′13″N 96°6′17″W
Country United States
State Oklahoma
Counties Creek, Tulsa[1]
Area
 • Total 25.1 sq mi (65.1 km2)
 • Land 24.3 sq mi (63.0 km2)
 • Water 0.8 sq mi (2.1 km2)
Elevation 715 ft (218 m)
Population (2013 est.)
 • Total 20,836
 • Density 856/sq mi (330.6/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 74066-74067
Area code(s) 539/918
FIPS code 40-65400[2]
GNIS feature ID 1097835[3]
Website www.cityofsapulpa.net
Sapulpa is a city in Creek and Tulsa counties in the U.S. state of Oklahoma. The population was 20,544 at the 2010 United States census, compared to 19,166 at the 2000 census.[4] As of 2013 the estimated population was 20,836.[5] It is the county seat of Creek County.[6]

History

Early history

The town was named after the area's first permanent settler, a full-blood Lower Creek Indian named Sapulpa, of the Kasihta Tribe, from Osocheetown, Alabama.[7] In about 1850, he established a trading post near the meeting of Polecat and Rock creeks (about one mile (1.6 km) southeast of present-day downtown Sapulpa). When the Atlantic and Pacific Railroad (later known as the Frisco Railroad) built a spur to this area in 1886, it was known as Sapulpa Station. The Sapulpa post office was chartered July 1, 1889. The town was incorporated March 31, 1898.[8][9]

Controversy over Creek County Seat location

After Oklahoma became a state, each county held an election to determine the location of the county seat. Sapulpa competed with Bristow for county seat of Creek County. After five years of contested elections and court suits, the question was settled by the Oklahoma Supreme Court on August 1, 1913. Sapulpa was ruled the winner. The county courthouse was completed in 1914, replacing an earlier structure built in 1902.[7]

Economic development

The area around Sapulpa mainly produced walnuts when the town was founded. In 1898, the Sapulpa Pressed Brick was established, followed in a few years by the Sapulpa Brick Company. This began the clay products industry. The Frisco built a railyard in Sapulpa and by 1900 designated Sapulpa as the location of an overhaul base for its rolling stock.[7] The founding of Premium Glass Company in 1912 marked Sapulpa's entry to glass manufacturing. Premium Glass was absorbed into Liberty Glass Company in 1918. Other glass producers in the city were Bartlett-Collins Glass Company, Schram Glass Company, and Sunflower Glass Company. According to the Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History, Sapulpa became known as "The Crystal City of the Southwest".[10] Sapulpa is also the home of Frankoma Pottery.

Geography

Sapulpa is located in the northeast corner of Creek County at 36°0′13″N 96°6′17″W (36.003536, -96.104822).[11] A small portion of the city extends north into Tulsa County. Downtown Tulsa is 14 miles (23 km) to the northeast via Interstate 44. The Creek Turnpike (State Highway 364) branches east from I-44 in northeastern Sapulpa and provides a southern and eastern bypass of Tulsa.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city of Sapulpa has a total area of 25.1 square miles (65.1 km2), of which 24.3 square miles (63.0 km2) is land and 0.81 square miles (2.1 km2), or 3.21%, is water.[12]

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 891
1910 8,283
829.6%
1920 11,634
40.5%
1930 10,533
−9.5%
1940 12,249
16.3%
1950 13,031
6.4%
1960 14,282
9.6%
1970 15,159
6.1%
1980 15,853
4.6%
1990 18,074
14.0%
2000 19,166
6.0%
2010 20,544
7.2%
Est. 2014 20,432 [13] −0.5%
Sources:[2][14][15][5]
As of the 2010 census, there were 20,544 people, 8,015 households, and 5,497 families residing in the city. The population density was 844.3 people per square mile. There were 8,903 housing units at an average density of 435.4 per square mile (168.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 77.5% White, 3.0% African American, 10.9% Native American, 0.6% Asian, 0.2% Pacific Islander, 1.5% from other races, and 6.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.1% of the population.[16]
There were 7,430 households out of which 32.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.8% were married couples living together, 12.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.9% were non-families. 24.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 3.00.
In the city the population was spread out with 26.1% under the age of 18, 7.9% from 18 to 24, 27.5% from 25 to 44, 23.7% from 45 to 64, and 14.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 91.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.9 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $40,372 and the median income for a family was $52,639. Males had a median income of $30,524 versus $21,609 for females. The per capita income for the city was $22,275. About 11.5% of families and 16.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.2% of those under age 18 and 17.4% of those age 65 or over.[17]

Culture and education

Sisters Maxine Wildcat Barnett (left) and Josephine Wildcat Bigler; two of the final surviving elderly speakers of Yuchi, visiting their grandmother's grave in a cemetery behind Pickett Chapel in Sapulpa, Oklahoma. According to the sisters, their grandmother had insisted that Yuchi be their native language.
In 2013, the Sapulpa Creek Community Center graduated a class of 14 from its Muscogee Creek language class.[18]

Newspaper controversy

The Sapulpa Daily Herald gained national media attention in early November 2008 for not reporting the election of Barack Obama as president, reporting only that John McCain had won among the voters of Creek County. Critics charged that the omission related to racism, as Obama's victory as the first African American elected president was an historic event. The newspaper maintains that it only covers local news events. The newspaper had covered every single presidential victory prior to the Obama victory.[19]

Notable people

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Inspire A Nation: Barack Obama's Most Electrifying Speeches Of The 2008 Election

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Barack Obama

 

Here it is. Barack Obama's most electrifying speeches of the 2008 Democratic primary collected in a single volume that you will treasure for years. Experience the excitement, word-for-word, of 11 speeches including -- * Obama’s announcement of his candidacy for the President of the United States; * The night he won the Iowa Caucus and declared “...at this moment, in this election, we are ready to believe again.” * The historic “race speech” where Obama shares his vision for “a more perfect union.” * The last night of the democratic primary, when, after 54 contests, he could say “I will be the Democratic nominee for President of the United States.” * His riveting acceptance speech at the 2008 Democratic National Convention in front of more than 80,000 people where he spelled out his American Promise. * This book is your chance to relive the history-making democratic primaries of 2008. Not in sound bytes, but complete transcripts, allowing you to cherish every word. (less)