2018-02-13

ulterior

Yueh the Traitor
gave Harkonnen the RedDuke
but saved the bloodline

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ulterior II

Yueh the Traitor
gave Harkonnen the RedDuke
but saved the signet

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harsh selection

Arrakis eclipsed
all Frank Herbert's lesser worlds
lost in the sandstorm

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2018-02-07

gerrymander

Justice Alito
tossed Pennsylvania's challenge
new maps are urgent

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2018-01-27

clarity

Feynman reminds us
what you can't explain clearly
you don't grasp deeply

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2018-01-20

it would have been better...

inscrutable God
loves our human meshugas
more than perfection

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2018-01-15

Winterlight

freezing fog last night
ice nucleates on each twig
everything glitters

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2018-01-14

what your definition of "is" is

"mind" is what brain does
causality's what mind does
it's all in your head

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2018-01-12

strange loop

Contemplate the mind's strange compulsion to compose recursive haiku

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2018-01-04

Get it while it's hot!

Trump's Cease-and-Desist
not too sophisticated
free publicity

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window on the past

Chinese nostalgia
unlikely celebrities
live-stream rural life

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2017-12-30

hypocrisy

Sholom Rubashkin
bows his "head like a bullrush"
but maltreats workers

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2017-12-26

polyphony

competing sources
within "his own" CIA
mean to see Trump hanged

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2017-12-18

dentition



ambush predators
can deploy heavy weapons
cheetahs can't afford

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2017-12-13

the arc of the moral universe II

in Alabama
African-Americans
showed Roy Moore who's boss

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the arc of the moral universe

in Alabama
African-Americans
defeated Roy Moore

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2017-12-12

dancing about architecture

recursive ballet
Nureyev's biography


all the world's a stage

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2017-12-09

container for the thing contained

if cell membranes were
ATP-permeable
Darwin would patch them 

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recycling

Glyphosate degrades
to inorganic phosphate
life springs from ashes

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2017-12-08

his own reality

Trump confabulates
digging himself deeper holes
his lawyers despair

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2017-12-02

bad faith

fetal personhood
like Cruz tacked on this "tax bill"
strains credulity

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2017-11-24

fade-out

around Thanksgiving
pumpkin collapse disorder
eats jack-o-lanterns

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2017-11-16

cooperative

geese in formation
ride each other's vortices
one virtual wing

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2017-11-13

peculiar institutions

in WestVirginia
no fool would criminalize
sex with a miner

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2017-11-12

statutory

in Alabama
14yr-olds can't consent
to what Roy Moore did

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2017-11-07

liquidate this

Saudi Aramco
as transparent as crude oil
siphons off $billions

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2017-11-04

hype

New-Age glasscleaner
doesn't work better than spit
but it's "organic"

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2017-10-12

sold

New-Age glasscleaner
wholly ineffectual
but it's "organic"

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2017-10-11

aquaculture II

filter-feeding clams
nourish massive walruses
 baleen-by-proxy

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aquaculture

filter-feeding clams
nourish massive walruses
who've farmed out baleen

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2017-10-06

addled

The Dotard-in-Chief
is draining the Treasury
and protects the swamp

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2017-09-29

visionary

tikkun haOlam
Sanders' Rosh Hashanah talk
Westminster College

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2017-09-15

tell tale

characteristic
supination and foot-drop
Charcot-Marie-Tooth

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2017-09-08

second time as farce

Robert Falcon Scott
followed Amundsen's dog shit
cairns to the South Pole

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