Friday, May 01, 2015

Richeson Contest!

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  • May 1: GREY MATTERS BRUSHES
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  • May 3: RICHESON OILS ASSORTMENT
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  • May 10: 11” PRESS PACKAGE ASSORTMENT
  • May 11: BEST EASEL – YOUR CHOICE!
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  • May 13: RICHESON PAPERS ASSORTMENT
  • May14: BEST STRETCHER BARS ASSORTMENT
  • May 15: GESSOED PANELS ASSORTMENT

Friday, February 20, 2015

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Friday, February 13, 2015

Okay, no 5-7-5


time heals all...
but do the broken become stonger,
a la Wolff’s law?

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Monday, February 09, 2015

So, what IS NaHaiWriMo? And Feb 9th's poem.


You can check out NaHaiWriMo here! It stands for National Haiku Writing Month.  As it says on the site, "Write one haiku a day for the month of February! Why February? Because it’s the shortest month—for the world’s shortest genre of poetry."

Interestingly, the logo is


The reason for the No 5-7-5 logo is because, strictly speaking, Haiku have the 5-7-5 rule Only in Japanese.  And then, they are counting sounds Not syllables.
So why do I always write using the 5-7-5 blueprint?  Because I like having constraints which force me to consolidate my thoughts... it could as easily be 7-9-7 or 10-12-10.  I guess that's why I also like Twitter


If you follow NaHaiWriMo on Facebook, you will find that they give you a prompt word for each day of the month.    Try to write haiku every day and try to incorporate the prompt.

And so, today, the prompt word is 'Nuclear'.

And being the nutty, whimsical person that I am... I had to screw with it:


on a nu, clear day
I'm living the haiku dream
five, seven, five... Damn!