Force quit, or: No! I won’t go to bed!

Poetry Partners #34 A poem by Cindy Georgakas of 'Unique Times with Cindy' Force Quit wires crossed, keyboard crashed Undo won’t do the trick, Hit the off button Take a break Voices over flowing No time to meditate Insides fried Overload Data stored… not found Storage full Plastic bouncing more money needed Pick from a… Continue reading Force quit, or: No! I won’t go to bed!

The modern poet, or: Slave

An American sentence: Busy blogging, I must not forget to post poems on Twitter too. What's an 'American Sentence'? Allen Ginsberg, inventor of the American Sentence, felt that the haiku didn’t work as well in English. Ginsberg decided to remove the line structure of the haiku, maintaining the requirement of 17 syllables total. He felt… Continue reading The modern poet, or: Slave

Getting my prose on… (kinda, sorta)

I was going to write a blog post about my six-year-old daughter's fear of death; and then I wrote a poem about it [instead]. That's not to say that I've entirely abandoned the idea, as there's a lot for me to say on the matter, but... it's been hard for me to make progress on… Continue reading Getting my prose on… (kinda, sorta)

‘Poetry Partners’ update

Just over one month ago, I launched a poetry sharing initiative here at the Skeptic's Kaddish, called 'Poetry Partners'. Since then, I've been grateful to get many poetry submissions, and more continue to come in. Thus far, at my rate of posting one new Poetry Partner's poem every Friday, I have had the privilege of… Continue reading ‘Poetry Partners’ update

4,000 – Thank You!

Your support really matters Friends, It's hard to believe that the Skeptic's Kaddish has now been active for almost exactly 1½ years. Also, it may amuse you to know that I never expected this to evolve into a poetry blog. Sure, I thought I might publish the occasional poem, but never did I expect to… Continue reading 4,000 – Thank You!

Tips for bloggers #10: Dealing with spam on WordPress

A different kind of tip Dealing with spammy comments on WordPress is not entirely necessary. Most bloggers simply delete them and move on. Therefore, this particular piece of advice is not essential... Still, there is a best practice (in my opinion); and I would like to share my lessons learned with the community. If you… Continue reading Tips for bloggers #10: Dealing with spam on WordPress

Spam, or: Not kosher

My 1st Lüshi His comments are blog posts. I block them. Access denied! Also, I have received offers: Illuminati membership and Ukrainian brides. Seems commenters should exhibit some - Self-awareness, modicum of pride. I'll continue ignoring the rabbi, Although God knows he's tried. Lüshi  I won't rehash the rules for a lüshi, which you can… Continue reading Spam, or: Not kosher

What’s worse than Shabbat? Double Shabbat!

Warning: This is a kvetchy post Kvetch /kəˈveCH, kfeCH/ INFORMAL • NORTH AMERICAN noun: kvetch; plural noun: kvetches a person who complains a great deal"She emerges as something of a kvetch, constantly nagging Rick."a complaint"'They don't make 'em like they used to' has become an all-purpose kvetch." verb: kvetch; 3rd person present: kvetches; past tense: kvetched; past participle: kvetched; gerund or present participle: kvetching ORIGIN Middle High… Continue reading What’s worse than Shabbat? Double Shabbat!