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The charms of the internet - Doug Vinson's Blog

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Have worked "on the road" on electrical transformers and other large electrical apparatus for 32 years.  Was a bricklayer before that, and a Computer Science major in college still farther back.

Home is now Atlanta, Georgia, after it being Ohio for most of my life.  Worked in Canada for 9 years, lived there for 4 (Nova Scotia), ending in 1994.

I love my wife, computer games, traveling, beverages, arguing, philosophy and writing.

The charms of the internet

Blog Posted:1/6/2017 5:17:00 PM

I was going to read a few poems today, then go back to my game.

I'd felt a little burned-out on poetry this week, and started playing 'World of Tanks.'  It's one of those games with a steep learning curve, solid gameplay, and the satisfaction you feel as you gain some understanding.  Later, no doubt the dissatisfactions will mount, and the initial "high" will wear off.  The game developer will seem more and more like a cruel joker who really only wants to induce people to spend money and more money.  Somewhere in there, I will quit.

Yet for now it's great, and I was only going to read a few poems.  Well, the whole day has gone by, and I read a vast number of poems, even wrote one.  You just never know....

Somewhere, there is a blind essence, trying to find its way, gingerly touching ahead as if through the sands of an ancient watercourse.

It doesn't have friends,
Just companions of chance,
As they swirl together,
In celestial dance.

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Date: 1/18/2017 2:49:00 AM
My favorite game currently is Angry Birds!!! ;-)
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Date: 2/22/2017 9:09:00 PM
Ah Teddy, that game frustrated the heck out of me - trying to play it on a computer. Perhaps it's just so designed-for-mobile devices...
Date: 1/7/2017 10:35:00 AM
World of Warcraft and SW:TOR (Star Wars: The Old Republic)
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Date: 2/22/2017 9:13:00 PM
Darren, haven't played any of the Star Wars games, but they sure are loved by many....
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Darren White
Date: 1/7/2017 10:37:00 AM
and please don't disappear. I'd miss the 9+ comments, numbered and all to my poems ;)
Date: 1/7/2017 12:09:00 AM
Reading, Writing, and playing games! Looking forward to seeing the snow in the morning light! Enjoyed your blog!
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Date: 2/22/2017 9:08:00 PM
Hey Kim. : ) Sorry - don't know how I missed your comment.
Date: 1/6/2017 8:36:00 PM
And here I thought I had a tough day watching the trees flap their leaves..at least they're palm trees
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Date: 1/6/2017 11:44:00 PM
Ha! Frederic, it was 10 degrees Fahrenheit or -12 Celsius here this morning (midwestern U.S. between Ohio and Pennsylvania). The only flapping going on here was people trying to brush snow off their cars.
Date: 1/6/2017 5:59:00 PM
I enjoyed your blog. The game is something I would never do, but I am glad you like it and more glad that you saw poems and even wrote on today!
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Doug Vinson
Date: 1/6/2017 7:17:00 PM
Have done enough gaming for a couple dozen of us, Andrea. :p

My Past Blog Posts

Interpretation for Frank Herrera
Date Posted: 4/7/2017 1:02:00 PM
The charms of the internet
Date Posted: 1/6/2017 5:17:00 PM
A Quick Temporal Addendum
Date Posted: 12/1/2016 7:46:00 PM

My Recent Poems

Date PostedPoemTitleFormCategories
3/25/2017 Big Dog Prose Poetrydog,love,
3/25/2017 Cornered by an Evil Muse Free versemuse,poems,writing,
3/23/2017 Rainbow Colored Camouflage Prose Poetrysad,
3/22/2017 Love is Blind Prose Poetrylove,
3/18/2017 Bloody Feet Coupletlife,loss,truth,
3/18/2017 Bloody Feet Upon the Slab Rhymeaddiction,life,truth,
3/17/2017 Spring, the Puppy Season Rhymeearth,seasons,spring,
2/28/2017 The Far Side of the River Versefear,memory,river,
2/26/2017 The Night I Fell Like Rain Rhymedestiny,water,
2/24/2017 If I Ruled the World Rhymehumanity,love,nature,
2/23/2017 Slow Colors Free verselove,moon,stars,
2/21/2017 The Rider Quatrainhumanity,mythology,sad,
2/2/2017 Seasons Passing Sonnetage,seasons,time,
1/24/2017 It's too early to write poetry Rhymegirl,love,wife,
1/6/2017 The Inclination of Glass Cannons Quatraindark,future,humanity,
12/31/2016 My Inspirations Free versefather,inspiration,mother
12/31/2016 1985 Robert Mondavi Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve Free versehistory,love,wine,
12/29/2016 About the Moon Free verselove,moon,
12/26/2016 Teardrop Concreteabuse,death,earth,life,
12/25/2016 The Day After Christmas Prose Poetrychildhood,christmas,death
12/23/2016 What the Dead Said about their Favorite Song Quatraindeath,life,seasons,
12/21/2016 The Sun Stays Away These Days Epicepic,journey,
12/19/2016 How the Moon does it tristichbeauty,love,moon,
12/17/2016 Photos with Glitches on Invisible Wings Quatrainperspective,relationship,
12/17/2016 I never had you at all Quatrainaddiction,
12/16/2016 Courage In Her Free versechildren,courage,
12/14/2016 Shine Prose Poetrychild,
12/14/2016 Night People Free versemoon,night,people,
12/13/2016 The Temple of Automatic Wondering Free versemythology,nonsense,words,
12/13/2016 The Seeker Sonnethumanity,life,
12/11/2016 She Spoke Prosegrowing up,memory,
12/11/2016 If I was the Poetic Elephant in the Room Light Poetryhumor,
12/10/2016 Every Day is New Quatrainbirth,peace,writing,
12/9/2016 When She Called the Game Rhymeabuse,freedom,
12/9/2016 August Free versememory,summer,time,
12/9/2016 The Edge of the Cliff Sonnetfear,love,passion,
12/9/2016 Stripped Haikutruth,
12/9/2016 Holiday Limerick Limerickvolleyball,
12/6/2016 Duplex Versevolleyball,
12/6/2016 Serein Versebeauty,nature,
12/6/2016 Shooting Blank Verse Blank verselife,love,magic,
12/6/2016 If I Were an Elephant Verseafrica,animal,dream,
12/6/2016 Home from Vietnam Prose Poetryusa,war,
12/5/2016 Toxic State Verseangst,anxiety,fear,
12/5/2016 Depression Is Free versedepression,
12/5/2016 Upon My First Rereading Prose Poetryperspective,philosophy,wr
12/5/2016 The Magic Touch Prose Poetryjealousy,sad love,
12/4/2016 River Life Verseriver,
12/3/2016 A Winter Poem Prose Poetrybrother,old,sad,winter,wo
12/3/2016 Come and Find Me in my Solitude Prose Poetrybeauty,nature,peace,
12/2/2016 Cat 5 Quatraincat,dream,song,
12/2/2016 One Thing That Love Is Free versedog,love,memory,sad,
11/30/2016 When You Wear a Dirty Shirt Free versehumor,
11/30/2016 Parts of a Sailing Ship Quatrainadventure,ocean,
11/30/2016 You Know You're In The Zone When: Free versepoetry,writing,
11/30/2016 The Rescued Life Quatraindrink,drug,heaven,morning
11/29/2016 Scotty Prosedrink,humor,life,miracle,
11/29/2016 When I Was Drunk and Wanted Big Words Proseaddiction,drink,earth,win
11/29/2016 The Fault Line Rhymedeath,future,grief,histor
11/28/2016 I'd Drink It Down Like Water Light Poetryaddiction,drink,water,win
11/19/2016 Unrelated Things Free versepoetry,
11/18/2016 What is Lost Free verseappreciation,art,beauty,c
11/15/2016 Cemetery Witnessing Prosebereavement,death,farewel
11/15/2016 Used to go to this Bar Proseaddiction,beauty,drink,re
11/15/2016 When the Weight of the Sky Pushed Them Down Prosebereavement,death,native
11/15/2016 The Monster Prosecharacter,family,father s
11/15/2016 A Grey Day Free verseloneliness,rain,weather,
11/15/2016 Observed in a Small Town Prosehumanity,life,youth,
11/15/2016 Two Guys I Worked With - Gone Now Prosedeath,life,sick,work,
11/15/2016 The Center of Spring Prose Poetrylife,nature,seasons,sprin
11/13/2016 My Father's Eulogy Quatrainchildren,death,eulogy,fam
11/12/2016 One Good Thing Proselife,memory,poverty,work,

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Fav Poems

Hot cider dreams Free verseautumn,beauty,love,
A WINTER'S TALE Free verseanimal,snow,winter,
WINTER ALCHEMY Free versewinter,
If I Were An Elephant Limerickemotions,
Toxic State Free versepoetry,
And Sweet Is Her Demise Blank verseautumn,death,summer,
Arbeit Macht Frei Free versesociety,
Put the Kibosh Kimopolitical,

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