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Song Of Myself, XVI by Walt Whitman

Song Of Myself, XVI by Walt Whitman

This poem is an essential read as American is broken apart by people who believe themselves to be better—superior even—than their fellow citizens, "I resist any thing better than my own diversity, / Breathe the air but leave plenty after me, / And am not stuck up, and am in my place."

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Song of Myself, XI by Walt Whitman

Song of Myself, XI by Walt Whitman

One of Walt Whitman's most innocently sensual poems indeed.

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DC’s budget will end chronic homelessness for 615 individuals and 180 families

DC’s budget will end chronic homelessness for 615 individuals and 180 families

I just received this email from Miriam's Kitchen, the homeless kitchen I volunteered at for over a decade, as well as the home of The Way Home and they, have amazing new that I would love to share with you on their behalf.

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Song of Myself, V by Walt Whitman

Song of Myself, V by Walt Whitman

"Loafe with me on the grass, loose the stop from your throat," is one of my favorite lines of poetry.

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“He’s blaming the Democrats” cartoon by David Sipress

Sometimes a daily cartoon from The New Yorker is so salient and timely and apropos that I need to share it.

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Bartleby, the Scrivener, by Herman Melville

Bartleby, the Scrivener, by Herman Melville

While this short story is over 166-years-old, I find myself referencing this Melville classic almost every single day. It's even a current t-shirt meme. Here's the full text. If you love me, you should read this. If only to be in on the joke. "Ah Bartleby! Ah humanity!"

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I Hear America Singing by Walt Whitman

I Hear America Singing by Walt Whitman

In memoriam on Memorial Day and in memory of the death of Walk Whitman 200 years ago, America's poet.

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O Captain! My Captain! by Walt Whitman

O Captain! My Captain! by Walt Whitman

On the 200th year of his death, Walt Whitman's most popularly famous poem.

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Song of Myself by Walt Whitman

Song of Myself by Walt Whitman

To me, this is the most important poem ever written and shared with the world, more important to what it is to be an American than the Constitution, Bill of Rights, The Gettysburg Address, or even the Declaration of Independence. The I Have a Dream speech is this poem's brother.

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I Sing the Body Electric by Walt Whitman

I Sing the Body Electric by Walt Whitman

On the celebration of the 200th anniversary of America's bard, here's to Walt Whitman, America's poet.

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Website Speed In a Nutshell

How important is web page speed? Studies all over the internet argue that page speed is the most essential part of building a successful website.

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When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom’d by Walt Whitman

When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom’d by Walt Whitman

My top-4 poets are Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson, Galway Kinnell, and Sharon Olds; now, we're celebrating Walt Whitman's 200th anniversary as America's poet. This is really one of Whitman's most Washington, DC, pome.

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Three People Who Won the Biggest Powerball Jackpot

People love to dream of better and brighter days, that good luck will someday rain in buckets. With some stroke of luck, a few people wake up to a miracle.

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How Big is Facebook?

When it comes to social media networking sites, nothing comes even close to Facebook. It seems incredible to imagine that this online platform was only discovered less than 15 years ago. Launched in 2004 by Harvard students, Mark Zuckerberg, Eduardo Saverin, Chris Hughes, and Dustin Moskovitz, Facebook has gone on to become a daily fixture to billions of people all over the world.

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SEO to Take You To 2019 and Beyond

SEO can seem at times like tip-toeing through a minefield. If you make one wrong move, things might just blow up in your face. Unfortunately, there are no easy hacks in this area. Search engines are getting better at analyzing and assessing web content every day.

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Sanctions not socialism killing Venezuela

Sanctions not socialism killing Venezuela

Economic Sanctions as Collective Punishment: The Case of Venezuela, a report by Mark Weisbrot and Jeffrey Sachs for The Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) looks at some of the most important impacts of the economic sanctions imposed on Venezuela by the US government since August of 2017. It finds that most of the impact of these sanctions has not been on the government but on the civilian population.

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Idido Coffee and Social House is my new local coffee shop off Columbia Pike in South Arlington

Idido Coffee and Social House is my new local coffee shop off Columbia Pike in South Arlington

I never cottoned to Rappahannock Coffee and one never wants to make a Starbucks your local. Idido's Coffee is perfect. Lots of room, great Wi-Fi, friendly people, delicious coffee as well as lots of other beverages. There's also breakfast croissants and pastries, both sweet and savory, and I think they serve lunch and salads and whatnot. All within 4 min (0.8 mi) of my front door.

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My review of the TB12 Plant-Based Protein chocolate powder supplement

My review of the TB12 Plant-Based Protein chocolate powder supplement

The plant-based protein powder that I am using after I come home from spin class every night is from TB12 (10% off with discount code PBP10). I like it.

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Posse mailing list blast from the past

I had my own Listserv based on Mailman, the GNU Mailing List Manager. I called it the Posse mailing list and I don't know how active everyone else was with regards to using it, but I loved it. I love Mailman. I wrote my entire travel journal when I flew around the world and visited Asia and Europe, etc, and I emailed my missives to [email protected] Maybe now that I know the archives were at http://lists.urban.net/mailman/listinfo/posse maybe I can follow the Wayback Machine and find it. Maybe.

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Catch and Kill by J.D. Lasica Review

Catch and Kill by J.D. Lasica Review

Catch and Kill: A Shadow Operatives Thriller by J.D. Lasica is an exciting portal into the tech and threats in the near future; it's both wild adventure fantasy novel but also too plausible as a near future we will need to address that will surely make the nuclear or climate threat seem quaint by comparison. It's a fun ride with heroines and villains and existential crises and the amazing technology of the very near future.

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Slow Business? Speed Things up With These Quick Tips

Speeding things up and making sure that every process of your business is going swimmingly is definitely easier said than done.

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Keeping Your Tech Secure Will Benefit Your Business

Hacking is now one of the biggest threats that you can face online these days, so you need to be protecting your business network at all costs.

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Hill Mole Spy Novel

Hill Mole Spy Novel

I started writing this spy novel casually on May 13, 2005, and sort of petered out on July 20, 2017. I aspire to continue. I blame Facebook and Twitter because I really stopped contributing to the novel, still alive at HillMole.com. But I had so much fun writing it. And I truly aspire to get her done, or make her a life's work. Ironically, it's still running a 2006 version of Six Apart's MovableType running Perl. I try my hardest to keep the code alive!

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When a bot writes a Hallmark Christmas movie based on a 1,000 hours of Hallmark Christmas movies

When a bot writes a Hallmark Christmas movie based on a 1,000 hours of Hallmark Christmas movies

Keaton Patti tweeted this at 10:34 AM on 12 Dec 2018: "I forced a bot to watch over 1,000 hours of Hallmark Christmas movies and then asked it to write a Hallmark Christmas movie of its own. Here is the first page." This is honestly the funniest thing I have ever read in my entire life.

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Harrison Bergeron by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

Harrison Bergeron by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

One of the most wonderful short stories ever written. Charming and powerful in any year but becoming more and more prescient as we move boldly into the future. While I am more than aware that the left and right is a pendulum, forever swinging hither and thither, the upswell of both populism and its reactionary response, political correctness, has made this short story by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., more proof that the author might very well have been a time traveler from the future.

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Satan Says by Sharon Olds

Satan Says by Sharon Olds

Being exposed to the profane done artfully and in a way that shows the humanness innate in blasphemy and heresy. This poem, by poet Sharon Olds, from her book Satan Says, was one of those experiences. That and The Pope's Penis, another of her poems.

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Primitive by Sharon Olds

Primitive by Sharon Olds

The only thing that separates us Americans in 2019 from men 50,000 years ago is the hubris of modernity. We are all primitive and Sharon Old gets it. And it's beautiful and meaningful, both.

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