Monthly Archives: March 2014

Experiencing Maggots, Mud and Motor Vehicles with Dee Ball — Repost


Power Plant Men

Originally Posted March 30, 2012:

I learned very quickly my first summer as a summer help at the power plant that one of the worst smells a human being can experience is the smell of rotting fish and maggots.  Every Monday and Friday I would go with Dee Ball down to the two park areas with plastic bags and my Handy Dandy Homemade trash stabbing tool and plastic bags to clean up where the fishermen had been fishing.  There were a few trash cans out there that we would load into the back of the truck and haul off to the junkyard located at the perimeter of our main plant grounds.  There was always a well baked pile of fish guts and soiled disposable baby diapers flowing over the top of the trash cans.  Most of which had been baking in the hot sun for at least a day or…

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Robin fluffing starts,

Early bird catches frozen berries…

Fruit smoothies on tap.

Salty sand gizzards,

Preseasoning all entrees…

Road sand recycling!

Tough bird’s conditions,

Competition gets fiercer…

Wade into battle!

Off a short pier’s end,

Hardly worth a stolen kiss…

New suitor treads water!

Wintry winds wave branches,

Song birds hold on for dear life…

Singing: a mouthful!

Hope for flowers soon,

Croci and daffodils burst..

Maybe overnight?

–Jonathan Caswell



(This is…but a limerick.)

The challenge to write a haibun

Has already begun…

I hope this art

Will set apart

Those having the most fun!

–Jonathan Caswell

Women vs. Women



The last day of Women’s History Month 2014 is today! So lets talk about the support women show for each other.


Many of you reading this are millennials, like me. Our generation is predisposed to be obsessed with pop-culture, and my young impressionable  brain was able to relate to  strong, female, heroine cartoons growing up. I played Powerpuff Girls at recess with my friends, I could feel Helga G. Pataki’s undying love for one football head, Pepper Ann’s inability to fit in, and Daria’s “life is not fair” cynical mentality. I completely bypassed the days of looking up to  Madonna or Charlie’s Angels as role models and was born straight into a life of looking to pencil drawings for advice and understanding.

We were being groomed by the television to be girls who were able to feel comfortable being who they wanted to be, whether it be the weirdo that was cool because she…

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Tooth Of The Day


allaboutlemon-All Around, In, And Out Of My Own Universe




Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men.


Where there is no struggle, there is no strength.


Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle.


You have power over your mind – not outside events.
Realize this, and you will find strength.

Shallow men believe in luck. Strong men believe in cause and effect.
“The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.”
― Mahatma Gandhi
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Līgo Haibun Challenge – Picture Prompt


Ese' s Voice

They say Monday might come across as a touch difficult therefore something uplifting to start it&the new week with would be very much  on place. Yes, a new Līgo Haibun Challenge is the first one that comes to my mind!

This week it’s Picture Prompt time and there are two wonderful photos to inspire you. 



As always, choose one for your haibun. Let your imagination flow and don’t forget to add your haibun to the Inlinkz collection, please!

Read more about haibun here:Managua Gunn’s Guide to Haibun Writing

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