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Quick Update . . .

Quick Update . . .

  Some new works to peruse: Rick Diguette’s amusing display of evolutionary erudition, plus new Poetry from Tony Jones and Alessio Zanelli. Will be gearing up shortly for Bloom’s Day on the 16th, taking our readers as close as we can to Dublin, Ireland, without actually blogging from Dublin. James Joyce being one of the patron saints of this journal, whether he knows that or not . . . . As always, please feel free to comment on any or…

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The Theory of Un-natural Selection

The Theory of Un-natural Selection

Snaps, Buttons and Diguette’s Theory of Un-Natural Selection by R. Diguette   Every time I put on a pair of summer shorts I find myself wondering about the lowly metal snap.  It seems to be going the way of the Neanderthal, slowly but surely dying out of existence, perhaps eventually one day to be re-discovered as just another unfortunate victim of the march of time.  In its place we have the plastic button.  But why is this happening?  In what…

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Two Poems by Rick Diguette

Two Poems by Rick Diguette

THE TRAVELING CURMUDGEON, SOMEWHERE NEAR PERUGIA   There’s so much to see wherever you go, Why else would so many spend So much dough getting to Europe And back with so many photos? I haven’t seen all that much, Or maybe I’ve looked at the wrong things In the wrong way. The churches, for instance, Leave me cold, their stone armature Ascending into gloomy regions of shadow And silence. Nor are the fountains remarkable, Except that they smell awfully funny,…

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