“It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.” -Aristotle, philosopher (384-322 BCE).
Our quote above could be applied to hearing all of the political
rhetoric that is so prevalent on the TV currently. If one can simply
listen, weigh the promises and aspirations, disregard the rubbish and
vitriol, perhaps one may arrive at a semblance of the true state of
possibilities. And one must always remember, no President can make his
aims become accomplishments without, once the office is attained,
passage of the required statues, amendments, etc., by both houses; thus
few campaign promises for goals have the opportunity to come true.
However, we can promise some interesting reading with our August
selections for you with fifteen poems this month: five by Phillip
Hennessy aka Phillipo ("Coo-Coo Crazy," "Hear My Prayer," "Live a
Little," "Lost in The Dark," and "The Circle's Getting Smaller"); two
each Bud Lemire ("A Passing of Time" and "Life is Like A Camera")
and Bruce Clifford ("Broken Over You," also Clifford with Lisa
Albano-Musto brings us "Time For Me"). There are six from John I. Blair,
("Cross Country," "Alexander Wohl Mennonite Church," "The Word of
Praise Cathedral," "Found Object," "Sometimes at Night," and "Royce
With the recipe in Leo C. Helmer's column ("Cookin' With Leo")
you can be frugal and still make a tasty treat; Peg Jones ("Angel
Whispers") gives us a message explaining ways to reach our inner self,
to 'go within.'
Mattie Lennon's "Irish Eyes" rings with poetry and remembers an
actor of Irish heritage from Minnasota. Thomas F. O'Neill speaks of
world wide co-operative efforts needed for Space exploration in
"Introspective," while "Eric Shackle's Column" by Eric shares links to
various online clocks. This editor loves the "Persian Clock."
Mark Crocker has added more to his second book of Rabbo Tales,
"Rabbo II -Chapter 7 Part A, Tomorrow Never Knows." Previous chapters
of this tale can be accessed by clicking the author's name.
See you in September.
Click on Mary E. Adair
for bio and list of other works published by Pencil Stubs Online.This
issue appears in the ezine at www.pencilstubs.com and also in the blog
www.pencilstubs.net with the capability of adding comments at the
We invite you to become a fan of our publication at FaceBook.