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Bill DeWitt
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I wonder if this will get me a good grade...?

Oh God, how I hate free verse!
There really are few things worse.
you could just write prose,
instead you must pose,
in a way that, to me, is perverse.

The point of this demonstration
is to work within limitation.
Without that, your skill 
cannot be revealed,
unless you’re proud of your own masturbation.

Sure, bend the rules if you can.
Art flourishes in a free hand.
But build on the bone 
when writing your poem
of meter and rhyme that will scan.

And don’t be the worst of the worst
a crime more foul than free verse
Don’t be over proud 
and read your poems out loud

... because no one cares.
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Stereograms and macro shots, two of my favorite subjects...
 
Little orchid from Ecuador, Lepanthes dodsonii
Cross-eye stereogram, viewing instructions: www.starosta.com/3dshowcase/ihelp.html
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I always do relaxed eye first. I guess I still hear my mother saying that my eyes will stick that way if I cross them.
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A hamster in an airplane?
 
How do you do it, Tom?!?!  How do you consistently make the BEST videos on YouTube?!?!
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Really sad commentary on the policies of Universities. Considering they are the bastions of Leftist thought, you would imagine they would pay a "Living wage" with health care and job security for all their employees.

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The #adjunct paradox
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This, and the butt kissing required to get such a crappy job, is why I am not going towards a teaching position. I'll tutor on the side and make more money for less hassle.
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I'm looking for Celtic/Irish/Gaelic/northern European/Appalachian folk music and I'm hoping I can get some recommendations. 

But I'm kinda picky.

Not Enya or in that range, not "aires" and not mass produced River Dance orchestrations.

Not punk, slasher, metal covers.

Not so much drinking songs, although that's getting close. And not really looking to foment the continued Irish/English rivalry.

OK with modern interpretation of folk tunes, really excited about newly created folk tunes. Love the pipes, fiddles and tin whistles with a strong beat and clear lyrics with a story.

Any help/recommendations appreciated.
ORTHODOX CELTS - Rocky Road to Dublin
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Egad.

I have to write a poem.

Why are creative writing instructors always so effusive and syrupy?

I'm going to write a poem about moderating your emotions.
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Self indulgent really is the best way to describe most of the poetry I've read. Especially the "poets" on the internet. Good God, the self pity and self congratulation. 
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I got these right on the exam, in fact I remember thinking they were easy (don't ask me why I just skipped the last one), but now I can't figure out how I did them or even what the question means, for my extra credit assignment. Help!
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OK, so maybe since the cotangent of -3pi over 4 is the cosine of it over the sine of it and (on the unit circle) both the sine and cosine of it are 1/ sqrt(2), then the numerator and denominator being the same makes it equal 1?

I'll go with that for now and see where it gets me.
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The Right,
The Left,
The Tree of Liberty.

Image on Creative Commons watermarked "Maine Folklife Center"
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Ah, those foreseeable futures.
We have never reached a single one of those.
All of our futures, so far, have been unforeseeable.
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The only problem I have with Patreon is finding things I like, because there is so much there.

http://www.nbcnews.com/feature/shortcuts/crowdfund-your-artistic-dreams-n83556
Short Cuts: Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian talks about Patreon, a new crowdfunding site that lets fans make monthly contributions to help artists do the wo...
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Low Carb, Ukulele playing, Science nerd
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  • Professional Student, present
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I circle back people who interact through posting in a considerate and reasonable way. Thank you for circling me and please join the conversation.

I'm retired from being a homeschooling SAHD and now have empty nest syndrome. I've gone back to college to get a degree in Biology. I'm an obsessive science-fiction reader, a compulsive inventor, and I have a disordered apartment in a college town. I play the Ukulele in a style borrowed from John King, may he rest in peace. I'm on the spectrum and I feel good about that. I can just about program my way out of a wet paper bag, I've been working with Artificial Intelligence for 10 years, I've recently invented a new method of ceramic construction, a new type of flute, a new knot (salamander hitch), and I make my own bacon fat mayonnaise. I've been working on my own constructed language for 30 years, but I don't have anyone to speak it with. I'm finally learning Japanese. I believe that we have an immaterial part which science is not yet able to measure, but that when, some day, we are able to, it still won't remove the spiritual aspect of it.
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I have solved a Rubik's cube in less than two minutes with ~60 year old fingers.
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  • University of Kentucky
    BioChemistry, present
  • Kentucky Community and Technical College System
    BioChemistry, 2011
  • Titusville High School
  • Brevard Community College
  • University of Central Florida
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Looweewoo, Baerdric, Ukulele Villian
Don't let the slightly dilapidated greenhouses put you off. This is a hidden treasure.
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reviewed a year ago
This is just a coffee house, a really good one, but nothing trendy and fabulous. That's what I like about it. There are separate rooms, quiet tables, and good coffee. Perfect for students or conversation with friends. No, they don't have professional performing Baristas's , but they have friendly servers. If you want something fancy, go somewhere else. But if you like coffee and quiet times with friends, it's a great place for that. Plus!... occasional amateur music.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
A great old fashioned movie house with interesting architectural details, large screens, live stages, art gallery and an eclectic snack bar with OBC root beer and local wines. A great place to see independent or special interest movies you won't see at the franchise multiplex cinema.
Appeal: ExcellentFacilities: ExcellentService: Excellent
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I had coffee there while waiting for something else. And while everything looked good, I didn't get a chance to try anything. The coffee, however, was great.
Food: Very goodDecor: GoodService: Very good
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