Harvest, Hunter, Frost
Nature prepares for winter
Man will follow suit
©2021 Annette Rochelle AbenHaiku 9/30/21 — Annette Rochelle Aben
For all that life has thrown In her face, in her way
She rises every day
To live her truth
Greeting every moment
With a warrior’s pride
Taking changes in stride
Owning her strength
Returning home each night
There’s still work left to do
Deep breath to see it through
©2021 Annette […]The Woman — Annette Rochelle Aben
You and the trees watching
Clouds rolling slowly by
In a baby-blue sky
Make way for stars
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Any attempt to pin down
this exact moment,
that exact image exactly what I feel and need to say
needs words that are not born yet,
metaphors for minds not yet formed,
such is exactitude.
Yet that is what poets attempt to do.
We stand at the edge of the crowd,
listening to the music
hearing the echoes of other times and places,
and ask a shadow to dance.Dancing with shadows — The Cheesesellers Wife
A number of those who crossed paths with Biden’s accuser say they remember two things: She spoke favorably about her time working for Biden, and she left them feeling duped.
If we must blindly accept every allegation of sexual assault, the #MeToo movement is just a hit squad. And it’s too important to be no more than that.
Republican Strategist Denounces the Party’s Response to COVID-19 | Amanpour and Company (YouTube; 16 minutes)
Republican strategist Stuart Stevens is known for advising key GOP campaigns like Mitt Romney’s 2012 presidential bid. Now he has written a powerful mea culpa for the Washington Post, laying the blame for what he regards as President Trump’s failed response to the coronavirus pandemic squarely at the feet of all Republicans. Michel speaks with Stevens about all this and about his new book, “It Was All a Lie: How the Republican Party Became Donald Trump.” Originally aired on March 31, 2020.
Cherry blossoms and green leaves
Spring is coming soon
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In his editorial New Rule, Bill calls out Republicans over their undemocratic behavior and warns that when republics fall, they do so quietly.
“And finally — for those not put off by Bill Maher’s earthy language — New Rules. Will Trump leave if he loses? Maher argues that this is not a frivolous question.” — Andrew Tobias
THRIVE, DON’T JUST SURVIVE
Thrive, don’t just survive
It’s a baller move against
All who have hurt you
BALLER: “Someone who started out from the bottom and with nothing and have now made it to the top.” — Urban Dictionary
“Thriving need not necessarily mean being rich.” — David Bruce