CJ Heck: Now I’m Three and I Know …

I know never touch fire, that’s hot,
but I can touch ice, ’cause it’s not,
and puppies are soft and kitties are too,
(so’s most of the stuff moms and dads give to you).

I know never tell people they’re fat.
(It will hurt them, if I do that)
and rocks aren’t for throwing at others
but it’s OK to throw pillows at brothers.

I know daddy says swears I can’t say,
and I have to wear clothes out to play,
… ’cause one time I went outside naked and Mrs. Johnson saw me and she called Mommy and Mommy came outside and got mad (sniffle) and she yelled at me (sniff) and I had to sit in a chair for a time out and …

I know cookies smell better than cheese,
and to get one, I have to say please.
I know how to go pee in the potty,
but not in my pants, ’cause that’s naughty.

I know flowers don’t needs any feet,
no dessert if I don’t eat my meat
and I got to blow boogers in tissue,
and don’t wipe off where ladies kiss you.

When I wake mommy up, never holler,
pennies are not more than a dollar,
and scissors are never for cutting my hair,
(the barber does that, but I hate going there).

I laugh ’cause it’s better than cry,
and you can’t squeeze a worm, it will die.
I know Daddy will laugh when I burp,
and Mommy’s kiss helps where I hurt.

I know SO many things, now I’m three
and it helps me be a good ME.
I know lots more than I did when I’m two,
all the stuff that I can and I can’t do.

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RNA tie club

this blog about my life

We could say that the poem is a lie detector.

Poetry is pleasure.

Sometimes people say to me, “why should I read a poem?” There are plenty of answers, from the profound – a poem is such an ancient means of communication that it feels like an evolutionary necessity – to the practical; a poem is like a shot of espresso – the fastest way to get a hit of mental and spiritual energy.

We could talk about poetry as a rope in a storm. Poetry as one continuous mantra of mental health. Poetry as the world’s biggest, longest-running workshop on how to love. Poetry as a conversation across time. Poetry as the acid-scrub of cliche.

We could say that the poem is a lie detector. That the poem is a way of thinking without losing the feeling. That a poem is a way of feeling without being too overwhelmed by feeling to think straight. That the poem is “the best words in the best order” (Coleridge). That the poem “keeps the heart awake to truth and beauty” (Coleridge again – who can resist those Romantics?). That the poem is an intervention: “The capacity to make change in existing conditions” (Muriel Rukeyser). That poetry, said Seamus Heaney, is “strong enough to help”.

Yes.

And pleasure.

Carol Ann Duffy has often spoken about poetry as an everyday event and not as a special occasion. She wants us to enjoy poetry, to have as much as we like, to be able to help ourselves to a good, fresh supply, to let poetry be as daily as talking – because poetry is talking. Words begin in the mouth before they hit the page. Speech is older than writing, and poetry is as old as speech. Poems are best spoken to get the full weight and taste of the words and the run of the lines. Difficult poems become easier when spoken.

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the day of the condom

The Effects of Menstruation on Attitudes Towards Women

Participants interacted with a female confederate who ostensibly accidentally dropped either a tampon or hair clip out of her handbag. Dropping the tampon led to lower evaluations of the confederate’s competence, decreased liking for her, and a marginal tendency to avoid sitting close to her.

Relational Self Portrait

The universe has not been built to scale—
everything is bigger or smaller than
it seems: the sea, the hole, a ship, a sail,

your line, the hook, your heart—that’s where the nail
of desire drives deep. Sorrow can span
a universe that is not built to scale

demon core

On May 21, 1946, physicist Louis Slotin and seven other Los Alamos personnel were in a Los Alamos laboratory conducting an experiment to verify the exact point at which a subcritical mass (core) of fissile material could be made critical by the positioning of neutron reflectors. The test was known as “tickling the dragon’s tail” for its extreme risk. It required the operator to place two half-spheres of beryllium (a neutron reflector) around the core to be tested and manually lower the top reflector over the core via a thumb hole on the top. As the reflectors were manually moved closer and farther away from each other, scintillation counters measured the relative activity from the core. Allowing them to close completely could result in the instantaneous formation of a critical mass and a lethal power excursion. Under Slotin’s unapproved protocol, the only thing preventing this was the blade of a standard flathead screwdriver, manipulated by the scientist’s other hand.

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nedávno som hľadala príklad na nenewtonovskú tekutinu a našla som oobleck (dá sa po ňom aj behať):

aj toto je poézia

And I noticed my new best friend—by now we were holding hands—
Had a potted plant poking out of her bag, some medicinal thing,
With green furry leaves. Such an old country traveling tradition. Always
Carry a plant. Always stay rooted to somewhere.

čo o vás hovoria mapy 🙂

o mužoch, ktorým nerastú fúzy a o ženách, ktoré odkladajú materstvo (vďaka Ajke B. za linku)

Podle ní jsou zájmy těch skupin, které nemají své reprezentanty na rozhodujících místech, tedy staří lidé, novorozenci a těhotné matky, upozaděny… „Porodnictví zase zůstalo doménou mužů, porodníků, což jsou v podstatě chirurgové. Jejich přístup je odlišný od toho, jakou péči potřebuje zdravá rodička. V chirurgii musí být vše rychle, efektivně, aby to pěkně odsýpalo. A aby to bylo jasné a jednoznačné. Jenže rodící žena je všechno, jen ne tohle!“

a ešte pozvánka pre Žilinčanov:
premietanie filmu Sloboda pre pôrod, ktoré organizujú Žilinské duly v spolupráci s o.z. Ženské kruhy
Kedy: Sobota, 11. maja 2013 o 19:00
Kde: Labyrint – centrum pohybu a tanca, Kuzmányho 6, 011 37 Žilina
vstup je voľný

a pre Bratislavčanov:
seminár s pôrodnými asistentkami a premietanie toho istého filmu, ktoré organizujú Slovenské duly v spolupráci s o.z. Ženské kruhy
Kedy: Sobota, 18. mája 2013 od 9:00 – 17:00
Kde: Evanjelická bohoslovecká fakulta UK, Bratislava
tento vstup voľný nie je 🙁

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