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Henrietta @ Amazon
Pleased to say that Henrietta Remembers , available from Oneiros Books, my first novel, is now also at Amazon at this link .  
Pleased to say that Henrietta Remembers, available from Oneiros Books, my first novel, is now also at Amazon at this link.  
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DANCING ON BROKEN GLASS
by: BARBARA MOORE

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Barbara Moore is Dancing On Broken Glass with a combination of self-confident strength and unmistakably soft innocence sung through thoughtful reflection in a soporific diary of a life thankfully examined...
 
....He'll be home soon. She jumps in his arms. His scent, like someone she used to know. There's a knee bouncing, a relationship formed in its image questioning itself. Turning purpose in for a newer model. Lake-dock memory clips. First kiss type scenes. Hints of dark humor crafted between images of profound poignancy.
 
She's splitting hairs straight down the middle. Not a wasted breath. Nary a missing syllable where harmony demands. Introspection perceived through all angles, though with broad maturity, at times fortuitously out of place when posed against so powerful a sense of self-assured lightness.
 
Laying down beautiful brushstrokes where dead air has no reign while at once, masterfully bleaching the page entirely where outright explication might say too much or miss the point entirely, thus allowing readers to discover for themselves, the essence of the poem.
 
An outlook often seen by way of reflective moments in what can aptly be called a shining juxtaposition of history against in-the-moment that is now. It's a combination of tenor, meter and content for which only the benefit of experience can provide. And she sings, yeah- does she sing.
 
Cut yourself on the glass. Barbara brings it. Sometimes it is an auspicious gift. Sometimes is now.
 
Drink the wine...drink the wine.
 
 
 
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DANCING ON BROKEN GLASS
by: BARBARA MOORE

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Barbara Moore is Dancing On Broken Glass with a combination of self-confident strength and unmistakably soft innocence sung through thoughtful reflection in a soporific diary of a life thankfully examined...
 
....He'll be home soon. She jumps in his arms. His scent, like someone she used to know. There's a knee bouncing, a relationship formed in its image questioning itself. Turning purpose in for a newer model. Lake-dock memory clips. First kiss type scenes. Hints of dark humor crafted between images of profound poignancy.
 
She's splitting hairs straight down the middle. Not a wasted breath. Nary a missing syllable where harmony demands. Introspection perceived through all angles, though with broad maturity, at times fortuitously out of place when posed against so powerful a sense of self-assured lightness.
 
Laying down beautiful brushstrokes where dead air has no reign while at once, masterfully bleaching the page entirely where outright explication might say too much or miss the point entirely, thus allowing readers to discover for themselves, the essence of the poem.
 
An outlook often seen by way of reflective moments in what can aptly be called a shining juxtaposition of history against in-the-moment that is now. It's a combination of tenor, meter and content for which only the benefit of experience can provide. And she sings, yeah- does she sing.
 
Cut yourself on the glass. Barbara brings it. Sometimes it is an auspicious gift. Sometimes is now.
 
Drink the wine...drink the wine.
 
 
 
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What a creative and lovely review of a terrific book.
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It's no use thinking when surrounded by nature, he says, and he is right. Idyllic poem.
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...and Hollywood billions, Bloomberg, Gates, Buffett, Allen, & the beat goes on & why I'm posting this I have no clue, as I don't fucking care what the mob thinks.

No skin off my teeth- I would vote for liberty that doesn't come at the expense of another, though somehow this dyed in the wool, one time runaway punk kid cum Wall St. carnivore's vote doesn't count. How could that be? I was under the impression only my (former) voice was heard. I guess somebody hit mute. Cool.

I need not a duplicitous collective, religion nor bottle of snake oil to define & affirm my personal standards, principles or morality. That abomination is of the shuttering, failing gantry upon which those who preach love, cast war & alienate one another & the rest of us to boot.

Oftentimes, it's for nothing more than the most minor of 'transgressions,' deemed seditious, disloyal and/or in violation of strict, unwavering adherence to, & support of the platform of the day, changing direction with whatever wind is prevalent at any given moment, by whatever powers that be, until their own minor misstep deservedly crashes them out of favor into a well of bottomless acrimony (joining the rest of us sinners), created ironically by their own asinine, choleric pretense, for yet another lesson in karma sucks.

And all of this in a nonsensical attempt, of questionable veracity, to convince us of their desire to flatten a playing field, that by natural definition, lacks equilibrium which only becomes more unbalanced when trifled with.

In the end, it's generally nothing but poorly veiled jealousy or transference of guilt, venturing to garner that for which they silently wish themselves in candlelight vigils where novenas are sent into the ether- prayers for their own greed in whatever form. But why bring reason into the argument?

"The louder he spoke of his honor, the faster we counted our spoons."
~Emerson

Many will be happy to know, I'm taking a long anti-social media break. I'm not hard to find... Feel free to cheer aloud.

Meantime? Read F.A. Hayek's 'Road to Serfdom' & Ludwig von Mises' 'Human Action.' You may learn it's a wildly misinformed populace at the core of the dilemma... Then again, you may just deny what you can't bear seeing in the mirror.

Want freedom? Forget evolution in our lifetime. Darwin never worked that fast. Remove the spoon & trust-fund tents, buy a rifle & take a stand. All empires fail. Cicero told us. Nero fiddled. Rome burned. Let's light a match.
WASHINGTON (AP) — For as often as Democrats attack the conservative billionaires Charles and David Koch for their heavy spending on politics, it's actually the liberal-minded who shelled out the most cash on the just completed midterm elections.
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The Ongoing Dancer is an award given annually on Scott Wannberg's birthday as a gift from the estate of Scott Wannberg, in Scott's name. Scott truly loved mentoring and supporting others as best he could. Last year's recipien...
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To be repeated until y'all get the message!
 
DANCING ON BROKEN GLASS
by: BARBARA MOORE

Danny Baker's Review:

Barbara Moore is Dancing On Broken Glass with a combination of self-confident strength and unmistakably soft innocence sung through thoughtful reflection in a soporific diary of a life thankfully examined...
 
....He'll be home soon. She jumps in his arms. His scent, like someone she used to know. There's a knee bouncing, a relationship formed in its image questioning itself. Turning purpose in for a newer model. Lake-dock memory clips. First kiss type scenes. Hints of dark humor crafted between images of profound poignancy.
 
She's splitting hairs straight down the middle. Not a wasted breath. Nary a missing syllable where harmony demands. Introspection perceived through all angles, though with broad maturity, at times fortuitously out of place when posed against so powerful a sense of self-assured lightness.
 
Laying down beautiful brushstrokes where dead air has no reign while at once, masterfully bleaching the page entirely where outright explication might say too much or miss the point entirely, thus allowing readers to discover for themselves, the essence of the poem.
 
An outlook often seen by way of reflective moments in what can aptly be called a shining juxtaposition of history against in-the-moment that is now. It's a combination of tenor, meter and content for which only the benefit of experience can provide. And she sings, yeah- does she sing.
 
Cut yourself on the glass. Barbara brings it. Sometimes it is an auspicious gift. Sometimes is now.
 
Drink the wine...drink the wine.
 
 
 
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Yes... Fuck dialogue if you're name ain't Fyodor. Plots? For the dead.
 
thanks to +Michael Mc Aloran & +Dave kelso-mitchell for this, my 1st novel. no plot, dialog, or any of the other  nonsense that fucks novels up :D
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i can't do it, it's embarrassing, plots and dialog, it's like saying "look how bad my imagination is!"
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"Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea."

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Writing fighting & charming few.
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Antagonizing static particles.
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Existential nihilist though I'm open to suggestions.
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Pushcart and Sundress Award nominee, Danny Baker, was raised in L.A. landing him as an outcast in the center of the 80's punk rock scene as a wild teen in the streets.  He would move to New York and transform himself into a successful mover and shaker on Wall Street.  Years later, he further developed his innate talent for writing as a means to balance the intensity, pain and duality of his existence. 

 

Danny has been published in numerous journals, anthologies, chapbooks and e-zines, including Paraphilia, The Examiner, The Edgar Allan Poet Journal- Volumes 1 & 2, The Nervous Breakdown, The Nexxuss, Deep Tissue, Richard Modiano's Moon & Sun Review and Unadorned Press's The Musophobist (2012), among others. His first book of poems, Fractured, was the debut release on Punk Hostage Press (2012).  He was a contributing author to Apophenia Press's collaborative novel, Parasite Regained (2014). His latest solo effort, Death In The Key Of Life (2014), published by Oneiros Books, is a collection of intuitive streams of consciousness certainly capable of making the rubber walls bounce off their own reflection.

 

Now 44, he is working on a slew of new writing projects of his own as he edits a massive collaborative effort upon which he embarked with none other than the venerable, Mark Hartenbach.

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High school dropout, runaway, Wall St. earthquake, published author of obscure scribbles & yellow stickies.
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Lived in a GK building in the Marina. Agree with whomever commented above...poorly managed, apathetic staff. Theft was also rampant in my building. It's a shame as Jona Goldrich (G), survived the Holocaust and built a hefty portion of the city's living space. Not involved in day to day resident issues, they're assigned to flunkies at headquarters who never showed me any respect whatsoever. Sad to leave this as his legacy, but his public philanthropic efforts belie the manner in which his company treats its tenants. Tenant is another word for CUSTOMER.
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