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To A Poet a Thousand Years Hence by James Elroy Flecker

Another poet grasping for immortality and advising other poets on same. Just like Shakespeare did centuries before with “Not Marble Nor the Gilded Monuments” (internal link) Well, this poem has lasted a hundred years. My writing won’t. Flecker wins! Maeonides, … Continue reading

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Back When People Could Have Fun

A few posts ago I showed a 1968 advertisement for SAS Airlines which promoted girl watching. You can read my post and look at the ad here (internal link). Harmless fun which would never again be published because of joyless … Continue reading

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Stupid Male Fantasies

Our society is losing the ability to distinguish between reality and fantasy. That misunderstands The Natural Order of Things and endangers free expression. It also contradicts the ongoing acceptance by society of images produced by famous photographers, film makers and … Continue reading

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Twitter Favors Faces of the Young, Slim, and Light Skinned

The Guardian (external link) reported yesterday that a photo algorithm within Twitter favors lighter, slimmer, and younger faces. This confirms what I wrote yesterday (internal link) that the view of beauty in the West has never changed. Twitter came under … Continue reading

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The Master Singers of Japan by Clara Walsh

What is Japanese poetry translated into English? A true translation? Or an imitation? With Japanese poetry we need to convert words and structure. Or do we? If so, to what degree? Kenneth’s Rexroth’s translations of Chinese and Japanese poetry appeals … Continue reading

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What Have We Gained and What Have We Lost?

In the last fifty years America has become a lot less joyful and playful to the benefit of no one. Except to the people incapable of having fun who enforce today’s morality standards. I’m 63 years old. I have no … Continue reading

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Sonnet 1: From Fairest Creatures we Desire Increase by Shakespeare

I can’t abide Shakespeare. His Olde English is too old and it gets in the way of his message and the rhythm of his lines. We expect good poetry to flow like water from a faucet, instead, Shakespeare too often … Continue reading

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Some Photoshop Filters

These were all produced on auto settings. Most can be manipulated endlessly by setting manually. Update: I am selling a 24X36 unframed poster of these images. From my Disturbing Images page . . .

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Gumps on Post in San Francisco

Gumps was a store that helped make San Francisco magical. It started in 1861 after the Gold Rush flooded San Francisco with wealth. Treasures from the Orient poured in. Yes, the Orient. It was part gift shop, part museum, and … Continue reading

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I Know it When I See It

“But to live outside the law, you must be honest.” Bob Dylan United States Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart struggled in 1964 to define pornography in the landmark case of Jacobellis v. Ohio. In his concurring opinion, Stewart wrote, essentially, … Continue reading

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