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  Caught in the Headlights this month was, you guessed it, Tracey Paradiso, go ahead and read the glaring truth about this questionable character.

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For Those with Trouble Signing Up - 01/09/2006
by Stephan Anstey

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Coming soon!!! - 12/29/2005
by Steve Podielsky

Hey merry typers, scrawlers, emoters and brawlers
it's coming soon
roll up your sleeves
a poetic smackdown
"The Challenge of the Steves!"

Stay tuned...

If you're happy and you - 12/15/2005
by Steve Podielsky

know it - clap your hands. Also, if you are totally thrilled by the new look of our IM's (as I am) take the time to IM Julie Cook and tell her how Supercallifragilisticexpialidocious she is for doing it! GREAT STUFF JULIE!!!!

Goodnight Mr. Pryor! - 12/10/2005
by Steve Podielsky

We thank you for the laughs you brought us and the roads forward you paved. Hope your next life is funner than this one!

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Poem of the Day for 01/10/06

Afternoon Moon and Bamboo
by Kathleen Wilson

In my small house
awakened by the afternoon,
I leave my work
and walk out into the sunlight.

Behind a bamboo fence
I sit with my bamboo plant,
waxing poetic.

a white moon,
is waiting.


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Afternoon Moon and Bamboo Copyright © 2006 Kathleen Wilson

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