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Main Entry: fun-cle
Pronunciation: \fun- kul\
Inflected Form(s): fun-cle
Etymology: Modern Pop-Culture English, adjoining of fun and uncle, from Modern English fun and uncle; the fun uncle, first used by “Mighty” Mike McGee
Date: 20th century
1 : the male family member most liked by the offspring of his sibling(s); usually due to their generosity and or easy-going nature. The fun uncle.
1. Wealth without work.
2. Pleasure without conscience.
3. Knowledge without character.
4. Business without ethics.
5. Science without humanity.
6. Religion without sacrifice.
7. Politics without principle.
My friend and fellow poet Denise Jolly (@djolly6) held a writing workshop here in Portland recently while on tour. Everyone who attended produced some great work from her elegantly simple prompt:
If ________ could speak, it might say…
UPDATE: Please visit Denise at DeniseJollySpoken.com
And here’s what it spawned from me—a serial poem in progress.
I, Earth: Part I
Had I known that
by changing myself
from within that
it would lend to
division and strife
I would have done
it much sooner.
I move because
I want to and, moreso,
because I need to.
Like so many creatures,
at my core is a heart
so violent that it is
to destroy itself
We’re not that
different. But we
are not one. The
first glaring difference
between us is that
I never needed you
to be here.
UPDATE: I’ve added a second book to the pack for you to hoard or give away to someone who needs a little mighty…
This is my new chapbook of writings. I make it myself. I like handmade things. I like mailing handmade things to people who like them too. I recently created this limited edition (to 111) chapbook called Uncle Robot because I make my living through poetry and love it. I am extra pleased because it consists of writings from the last year except for the titular poem, which I wrote in 2007 the day after Kurt Vonnegut died.
This chapbook comes with a download code for my digital album Sweet Nuggets. Soooo…
I present the Uncle Robot Summer Pack for $20
and it comes with:
Or you can choose the chapbook/album only from the drop-down menu. Only $10.
NOTE: Be sure to visit my albums to denote which one you want a code for! CLICK HERE TO PERUSE MY AUDIO.
AND! Be sure to designate who I’ll sign the book for, or email me with instructions after you’ve ordered or send me your number and we’ll talk it over some coffee/tea.
I L I K E M I K E at G M A I L d*t C O M
I have been fascinated of late with the continental no man’s “land” of Antarctica. It occurred to me that it would technically encompass all Earthly time zones and being that it experiences extreme day-night cycles, it has no real need for daylight savings time being the sun sticks around all summer. This made me ponder Antarctica much further…
The coldest temperature recorded was −89.2 °C (−128.6 °F) at Vostok Station (Russia) on 1983-07-21 (winter)
Warmest temperature recorded was 14.6 °C (59 °F) at Vanda Station (defunct) on 1974-01-05 (summer)
“…the population doing and supporting science or engaged in the management and protection of the Antarctic region varies from approximately 4,400 in summer to 1,100 in winter; in addition, approximately 1,000 personnel, including ship’s crew and scientists doing onboard research, are present in the waters of the treaty region; peak summer (December-February) population - 4,490 total” (Indexmundi.com)
MORE LINKS ON ANTARCTICA
Amazing information on Russia’s Vostok Station (I’d snoop around the site for other stations as well.)
Thanks for reading!
The awful grammar AND the crudeness of the drawing forced to me to love this, capture it and share. I found it in an airport bathroom. I am confident that this was done by an adult who was intelligent enough to buy a plane ticket and get through security.
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