The DitchRider's Blog – February 2013 Archive (4)

The Sunday Poem: Elizabeth Jacobson... Lyre Snake

Lyre Snakes are a mildly poisonous snake found throughout the southwest.  Named for the V-shaped marking on their head, they are not easily observed--being primarily nocturnal and living deep in rock crevices and canyon walls.  They are said to eat lizards, rodents, and even bats.



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Added by The DitchRider on February 24, 2013 at 8:00am — 2 Comments

The Sunday Poem: Margaret Randall… Tipping Point

I heard that sometime within the next five years, there will actually be more guns in the U.S. than people.  Is there no turning back?  Must we live with instant death forever?  How crass have we become?  Is there a tipping point?



Margaret Randall continues her work here in Nob Hill and…

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Added by The DitchRider on February 17, 2013 at 8:00am — 4 Comments

The Sunday Poem: John Ashbaugh... two poems

Many, many people regard the Rio Grande valley as a holy place.  What does that mean?  Well, for one thing, it seems to draw a lot of people to it that imagine or re-imagine the essence of life on this earth.  This is seldom a matter of belief, rather an individual perception of what is, what flows, and what…

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Added by The DitchRider on February 10, 2013 at 8:00am — 4 Comments

The Sunday Poem: Jules Nyquist... Weep With Me

Yesterday, Rev. Jesse Jackson asked President Obama to come to Chicago.  The occasion?  Death by gunfire in the streets of Chicago, including that of a young woman who had participated in Obama's Inauguration festivities in Washington D.C.  In the U.S. 1280 people have been killed by guns just since last…

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Added by The DitchRider on February 3, 2013 at 8:11am — 7 Comments

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