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Redwood Trees and poems

The Mighty Redwood…

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For centuries, poets lifted a quill, dipped same in an ink pot and waxed rhapsodic about nature.

Visitors to Northern California are taken aback by the majestic beauty of the Redwood forests.

“Writing, to me, is simply thinking through my fingers.”

Isaac Asimov

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He went from shabby to chic – in one “click”

Dude, Dress Up = Dalys 1895 is the Answer

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12552537_10153816436226063_4053098047250667699_nDaryl had been out of the dating scene for decades.

Bam! He woke up single with a closet full of schlumpy old man clothes. And he knew it. All the cool guys in the the condo complex were way groovier. He noticed…took notes and called for help.

His younger sister, Maya, flew out from Manhattan for a week end visit. She walked into his closet and told him to bring her five Hefty garbage bags. The old Samonsite luggage had to go. She filled them with ancient running shoes, worn belts and the beat up briefcase from law school.

Within an hour, she had culled the few classic wardrobe items (Keepers) and tossed the sad, old, worn-and-torn outdated pieces.

unnamed-4She then directed him to her favorite Men’s Fashion websites:

Daly’s 1895

Within Minutes…

He went from dull and lifeless…Maya ordered a few Wardrobe Must Haves:

New Belts: Black and Brown

A new handsome…

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When you turn 21: party time

Cheers! Down the hatch…get with the program?

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For some us, turning 21 and getting “legal” is an invitation to party.

You can drive, or Uber, 40 miles to San Francisco- and all the world is your oyster. Every night can be New Year’s Eve. You can hit the Irish Bars, a SpeakEasy, the Beer Emporiums or go Big Time downtown.

Finally, you can legally, go to the Top of the Mark and quaff. You can try as many dive bars as you want. And, there are so many choose from! Who ha! The HaRa!

Your Passport to Drinking Legal

You can order a Mai Tai, a slow gin fizz, or the 21 Rum Salute at the Fairmont’s famed Tonga Room. You can park at the Union Square Garage and walk right into the E+O and belly up to the bar at have anything you want.

You find bars like the Black Horse – to be perfectly charming. Dude, it is…

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Uh oh! The preexisting conditions!

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Here are just a few of the preexisting conditions for which you could be denied health insurance, if Republicans succeed in repealing Obamacare protection.

Basically, we are mighty sure just about everyone in America will have one of these so-called conditions

or, very possibly someone in their immediate family who does.

PSST! Hey! This is just a “partial” list)

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Flirting! That’s what I am talking about

On Your Mark…get set…Flirt already

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Welcome to my world. I was hired for a quick three-month assignment at Anonymous X to work my magic and <pouf> disappear. It’s what I do, this year. It’s been fun – I’ve met some very fun people.

Until I got here.

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This is what my world looks like.

Men (boys) glued to their machines with not an iota of social graces. I grew up in the south – with manners. Everyone I know, from home, has manners. We greet one another – we flirt, we engage, we talk, we go out for drinks. We go  places – not just bars. We aim to leave work early – usually.

Where are the Fun People?

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Spring flowers and foul moods?

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The Spring

BY THOMAS CAREW
Now that the winter’s gone, the earth hath lost

Her snow-white robes, and now no more the frost

Candies the grass, or casts an icy cream

Upon the silver lake or crystal stream;

But the warm sun thaws the benumbed earth,

And makes it tender; gives a sacred birth

To the dead swallow; wakes in hollow tree

The drowsy cuckoo, and the humble-bee.

Now do a choir of chirping minstrels bring

In triumph to the world the youthful Spring.

The valleys, hills, and woods in rich array

Welcome the coming of the long’d-for May.

Now all things smile, only my love doth lour;
Nor hath the scalding noonday sun the power
To melt that marble ice, which still doth hold
Her heart congeal’d, and makes her pity cold.

The ox, which lately did for shelter fly

Into the stall, doth now securely lie

In open fields; and love no more is made

By the fireside, but in the cooler shade

Amyntas now doth with his Chloris sleep

Under a sycamore, and all things keep

Time with the season; only she doth carry

June in her eyes, in her heart January.

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Ice princess with a heart of January