Verbatim, or so they say…

On one of my many travels down the gigabyte road, I ran into a smile that flourished into a giggle, which ran afoul of a LOL! ‘t Was late one humorless eve, when I had whittled down my wit with fruitless attempts at finding a punchline for a joke that had lines but no fitting end, that I called it a night and instead managed to crawl along the web at a steady snail’s pace using a technology which travels at the speed of light. Not an easy thing to do!

I stumbled upon a guideline that sounded like an admonition,  namely to submit only works of wit! The well of my wit just having run dry, my curiosity was understandably aroused, I ventured hither and read there for a while, until I stumbled, tripped and fell over a publication, which gave rise to the aforementioned smile. My fortitude restored and feeling hearty as a trout, I put on my Sunday hat, the pompous one, you see, to write this introduction to that very same piece.

As pieces go, it is rather voluminous, one might say it almost approaches a whole. Not comprehensive, you understand, but nevertheless well.rounded. When I first saw the title, I thought it was a description of women’s underwear, a mistake on my part, I assure you. As this publication explains, one letter difference in a word can make a world of difference. In short, it’s about bloopers, not bloomers, perpetrated by students to the merriment of their teachers. I thought I’d share the link to this magazine Verbatim with you:

The World According to Student Bloopers

For The Love Of Haiku – Reply.

For some reason I could not post a reply there, so I shall do it this way.

This is the original blog post:

This is my attempt at a response:

Bridge over fun, Clown rests, Two-tail stunt… Mind-flight! A Buddha smiles.


Here’s lookin’ at you, kiddo! Likewise…


The sensitive among us aren’t always appreciated because we tend to feel things on levels others cannot and, therefore, cannot understand no matter how they might try. Often, we may not “appear” sensitive to others so much as “hyper-sensitive” and, as with any other “different” way of being in the world, it is often misunderstood and mis-labelled or stigmatized.

While I believe we are all sensitive to some degree, there are some of us who are naturally more sensitive than others. A close personal friend advised me to read an article in the August 2011 issue of Psychology Today saying, “It is about you. Being sensitive is actually a condition.”

As in disorder?” I asked.

“No, not at all, I didn’t say it was a disorder, it’s a condition some people are born with, that’s all,” he said.

I managed to find the piece online and couldn’t believe the visual they used for…

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