School’s Out by Deborah Guzzi (Me, as a Child Poetry Series)

Silver Birch Press

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School’s Out
by Deborah Guzzi

Trying to recapture the joy of those winter days is difficult. School cancelled: sun shining through the sheer, white curtains into an all-too-girlie room, the sound of a teakettle’s whistle, the ice cold feeling of oak boards on bare feet, between scatter rugs; I ran to the kitchen. The transistor radio sounded, still calling out school closings. The snow sifted down.

bright sun
sparkles on snowflakes —
the plow roars

Quick phone calls, punctuated with giggles, roused a gaggle of neighborhood girls. White skates in hand, I burst out the door. I rushed toward the swampy area behind the neighbor’s house. My rubber boots crunching crust above the powdery fluff. At the edge of the watery wood, I stood staring. Boys, I see the boys in there. They have their skates on already. Tommy Maloney, my crush, skated toward me.

his black waves
dusted with…

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Think about the bearing potential in the Interlayer Storing Racks?    

The interlayer safe-keeping shelve is a kind of storage space shelve that is popular with people. Except for its substantial safe-keeping potential, you can be helped by it for some time expression by a short-phrase expenditure. So How about the bearing ability of the Bolt Free Shelving? Regardless of whether there is an indication of protection? In this particular papers, we provides you with the answer of those inquiries?

A number of kinds of covering table, 4 kinds of displaying capacity:

An interlayer safe-keeping shelve has several types of coating board, and various level boards have different varieties of bearing potential. The most frequent coating board is the solid wood splint. They have our prime showing capability and its particular cost is alternative. Generally, increase wood splints be devote a level. The next form of covering board may be the metallic buckle. It is a type of coating table with wonderful visual appeal along with its bearing potential is comparable to the wood made splint. In addition to, it really is more durable. The third the initial one is grating platter which includes excellent transmissibility nonetheless its price is more costly than the wood splint and small things should not be given by it. The last kind of Mezzanine Flooring is galvanized page which constantly fits using the wooden splint. It has a powerful aesthetic home however its having capacity is standard.

Choosing the actual shelving showing ability from your fake 1?

A couple weeks ago, a customer contacted us, Nanjing Ironstone Storing Equipment Co.,Ltd and said that they wish to create the interlayer safe-keeping racks. He said that he or she experienced consulted other shelving suppliers and learned that for each sq gauge interlayer storing shelf can have a single ton, so 2.0mm galvanized page/metal buckle is enough. Besides the price of it can be controlled in tens of thousands. We make a rough target, according to the information provided by the client. Then I reply to the client that maybe other manufacturers could do it in that way, but we Nanjing Ironstone could not do it. We just make great-good quality items. It is difficult for Steel Structure Mezzanine to bear one ton per rectangular meter and it will need 5.0mm at least. The price is the influence factors of purchase, but the warehouse security should be the focus of our company. Never you think that it really is worthwhile purchasing security?

Diverse cities don’t always have diverse neighborhoods

Ture facts.


It’s not a new idea, perhaps, but it bears repeating: Even if you live in a city that is “racially diverse,” that doesn’t mean you live cheek-by-jowl with people of other colors and ethnicities.

Take Chicago, for example, which is among the most diverse cities in the nation. But a FiveThirtyEight analysis, based on data from Brown University’s American Communities Project, found that Chicago is by far the most segregated city in the U.S.

That’s because if you look at Chicago’s racial makeup on a smaller scale – census tracts of about 4,000 people – it gets pretty darn homogenous (here called the “neighborhood diversity index”). If you then look at the diversity of those neighborhoods in relationship to Chicago’s overall diversity, it gets very homogenous (the “integration-segregation index”).

According to FiveThirtyEight, the American city with the most racially diverse neighborhoods is Sacramento, Calif., but the most effectively…

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Is Tomorrowland the most dystopian movie of 2015?

Oh, I really need to watch it someday.


The basics: A girl genius who just doesn’t want the world to stop dreaming, Casey Newton (Britt Robertson) gets caught trying to sabotage the shutdown of NASA’s Cape Canaveral launch site. After her NASA engineer dad (wait, this sounds familiar) bails her out of jail, she collects her things and stumbles upon a mysterious pin that can transport her to the futuristic utopia of Tomorrowland. After the pin stops working, Newton learns that the only way to get back to Tomorrowland is to enlist the help of grumpy old George Clooney (George Clooney), hardly playing science prodigy Frank Walker. Walker was exiled from Tomorrowland long ago and is pretty bitter about it, but when he realizes that Newton could help fix what he did, the three of them team up and hijinks ensue.

Why it’s green: Tomorrowland should piss off anyone who thinks there’s still anything worth saving…

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On this week

CFog7gQWMAAlKa4The health app on my iPhone tells me that I walked ten miles– over twenty thousand steps– yesterday, and that is without a single second of anything that I could accurately describe as “exercise.”  It was just that busy of a day.

Every so often it hits me just how ridiculous my job can be, right?  Thursday, in particular, was like that.  On Wednesday evening the sister/cousin(*) of two of our seventh graders, who has been missing for several weeks, was found dead in a field a couple of counties south of here.  My understanding is that the man who murdered her turned himself in and led the cops to her body.  Thursday morning, as we were putting our heads together and trying to figure out what we should do about that, we had one fifth grade student brought down to the office whose nine year old cousin had just committed…

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Social Media Sunday: On The Scheduling Madness

Yeah, hoo.


Just hammering out an update on the scheduling madness. If you you got a link in for the blog party before I left the comment saying I was visiting and did not receive a comment from me, let me know. Seriously I did my best to visit them all, but I was in the zone and might have made a random oversight, and I am trying to get better at this thing. I’ve scheduled Tweets of all the links to go out between now and Wednesday and tagged authors if I could find Twitter accounts for them.

Just looking at what I got this week from Twitter. Twelve scheduled tweets a day isn’t worth the work that goes into maintaining that pace, until I get a lot better at composing Tweets, so I’ve easing off.

The new schedule:TwitterSuzie

  • Monday-Friday: Four afternoon tweets at two hour intervals between 1 pm and 7…

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The Navy gears up for huge war games in Alaska — wildlife and environment be damned

Damaged right now.


This essay is a joint TomDispatch/Truthout report.

I lived in Anchorage for 10 years and spent much of that time climbing in and on the spine of the state, the Alaska Range. Three times I stood atop the mountain the Athabaskans call Denali, “the great one.” During that decade, I mountaineered for more than half a year on that magnificent state’s highest peaks.  It was there that I took in my own insignificance while living amid rock and ice, sleeping atop glaciers that creaked and moaned as they slowly ground their way toward lower elevations.

Alaska contains the largest coastal mountain range in the world and the highest peak in North America. It has more coastline than the entire contiguous 48 states combined and is big enough to hold the state of Texas two and a half times over. It has the largest population of bald eagles in…

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