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Cream of the Cool

I became the cat, lounging in the windowsill
meditating on the good things in life
and everything smelled like fresh laundry and sunlight

And then I returned and on the good days I cooked for myself
and it was good and I tried to feed everyone I loved.

I changed my sheets every Sunday
and put honey on my toast, across my lips and in my tea
I even put it on my scars and…

A foglet is an individual unit of utility fog, a microbot that floats in the air. Each foglet would be designed to communicate and connect, as needed, with thousands or millions of other foglets.

Currently, neither utility fog nor foglets exist, although they have been well explored in science fiction. Being substantially larger and more complex -- individually, at least -- than nanobots, they are better able to act on a human scale. As opposed to goo, foglets generally do…

Yet again, the American election.

There was a riot last night in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Billed as an anti-Trump demonstration, it quickly turned into a battle with police. Barricades were stormed, missiles were thrown. Pepper spray was deployed, smoke grenades were thrown. 

And of course, depending on what side of the political debate you're on, it's either proof positive that Trump "is a dangerous, divisive Hitler who will cause everyone who is NOT America to hate…

Yesterday before the rain

I cut the grass,

filled the bird feeder

and moved two grey wooden lawn chairs


For a few brief moments

I pretended he was with me

happy that the sky was blue

happy that the small birds

were chirping in the bushes


As the clouds moved over us

I asked my ghost husband,

"why did you leave so…