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Well,  it’s nearly the end of 2008.   It is during this time that I always set back and ask myself what I wanted to do in 2008.  Then I ask myself,  did I complete it?    Also, I ask what do I want to do in 2009?

So, what do you want to do in 2008?   Did you finish it?

 

Dave Barber

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What are the elements of any good Story?  I’ll be discussing them here!

Characters:

1.  Mentor/Teaching

2.  Student

3.  Clown

4.  Lover/Friend

5.  Hero

6.  Evil one

7.  ?

 

What else?

Not seeing tone

color, slant,

 

Not seeing group

but ability,

freedom

as a core,

 

not a covering later

safety as belief

not add-on.

 

Rule values

small town,

effective

 

But not control

freedom-

there, I said it.

 

Not for sale.

 

 

Dave Barber

15 December 2008

Clothes make the Man!

What?
What does that mean-

if clothes make the man, then

what about

you can dress them up

but not take them out?

 

A pig with lipstick

is still a pig.

 

Somehow,

All these statements

lead to nothing.

 

Dave Barber

After the Day,

the cost sinks in

and payment plans

place themselves.

 

It’s a new year

less dollars

less heart-

Somehow,

the day after

needs to be

named.

 

Before is -Eve

as if her gentleness

and apple error

made it before.

 

Let’s call it -adam

Christmas Adam

to realize our error

lie about the cost

and head out anyway.

 

Dave

9 December 2008

A flag drapped coffin

bugler’s shadow

slips into the grave site.

 

5 Nov 08

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