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My Left Foot . . . . and Smelly Dog

Posted 02-26-2012 at 03:53 PM by ChrisGeorge
Updated 02-28-2012 at 05:37 PM by ChrisGeorge
Yes, the Academy Awards are coming up tonight and here are some thoughts about the awards and some recent great films and actors.

First, did you know that in the "goody bag" to be received by folks at the Oscars tonight is a spray called "Smelly Dog" meant to eradicate pet odors? Obviously, there will be more people receiving "Smelly Dog" than individuals who take home a coveted Oscar!

"My Left Foot" -- great performance...
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Last CALL: Able Muse Write Prize, final day.

Posted 02-15-2012 at 11:03 AM by Alex Pepple

** Only what's left of today is the LAST CHANCE to enter . . . as of this posting ~ 11 HOURS remaining before entry deadline for the WRITE PRIZE! ***

  • ABLE MUSE WRITE PRIZE (Poetry & Fiction) - $500 prize each & publication
    Judges: John Drury - poetry; Ellen Sussman - fiction
    Deadline: February 15, 2012
    Read the guidelines & ENTER now!

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All About Mitt... and What the One Hand Doesn't Know the Other Hand Is Doing

Posted 02-14-2012 at 02:16 PM by ChrisGeorge
Updated 02-14-2012 at 10:01 PM by ChrisGeorge
There was a good op-ed piece in the Washington Post by Eugene Robinson last week questioning what exactly Mitt Romney stands for. Apart from being able to sing "America the Beautiful" badly and promising to return this country to its supposed pre-Obama greatness, it's difficult to know what the former governor of Massachusetts stands for. Er, apart from the fact that he wants to replace Obama and insists that his business experience makes him fit to do so, because he can get the United...
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Able Muse Write Prize: ONE WEEK to deadline!

Posted 02-08-2012 at 01:50 PM by Alex Pepple

** Just ONE WEEK before entry deadline for the WRITE PRIZE! ***

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A Hundred Years of Pegasus

Posted 01-12-2012 at 01:37 PM by ChrisGeorge
Updated 01-12-2012 at 02:17 PM by ChrisGeorge


I purchased a copy of the January issue of Poetry magazine at Barnes & Noble in Union Station in Washington, D.C., recently. The veteran print magazine, founded in Chicago in 1912 by Harriet Monroe and published monthly by the Poetry Foundation, is celebrating its centennial. Check out the magazine website here.

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