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September 2, 2006

labor day shlep?

Filed under: Haiku or Senryu — David Giacalone @ 7:45 pm

While the rest of us are taking it easy, celebrating the Labor Day weekend, the mellowed ghost of ethicalEsq appeared at a new almost-ready-for-post time weblog yesterday, looking for a few good co-conspirators.  The weblog is shlep: the Self-Help Law ExPress, and it promises to spotlight news and offer views about the Self-Help Law (and pro se litigation) revolution — a topic we’ve been covering at this weblog since our first week online.

 HelpWantedG   f/k/a‘s Editor is looking for co-editors/contributors to make shlep a robust, daily weblog (and to keep his work there part-time).  Of course, a horde of readers stopping by would be very nice, too.  Be the first on your block to check out shlep and see what it is all About.


Did you hit the road for summer’s last fling?  The f/k/a Gang never shleps [nor schleps] very far for Labor Day.  A nice pond with a heron’s nest or two is holiday enough.  The folks at The Heron’s Nest haiku journal obliged us, yesterday, by posting their third edition of the year (Vol. VIII: 3, Sept. 2006).  Among the many fine selected poems, on over a dozen webpages, you will find the following from our own Honored Guest Poets (come back in a few days for a few more):


heronLogoF  All poems from The Heron’s Nest (VIII: 3, Sept. 2006):

home for the weekend
a water lily’s root
trailing out of sight





a wasp nest
out of reach of the hose
autumn begins


. . . by paul m.  “home for the weekend” & “a wasp nest




filigreed moon
the soft edges
of her lingerie






we lower
the blinds


. . . by Yu Chang – “filigreed moon” “sunrise



no rain for days —
a half-eaten apple taken away
from the fruit flies


. . . by Gary Hotham – “no rain for days —”  umbrellaV



leaf buds
the flycatcher
varies his call



cicada song
just enough embers
to rekindle the fire


. . . by Carolyn Hall
leaf buds” & “cicada song


announcerR We are pleased to announce/brag that at least three f/k/a Honored Guest Poets have won prizes in the 17th annual Ito En “Oi Ocha” New Haiku Contest — they are Andrew Riutta, Ed Markowski and Roberta Beary.  Because Ito En keeps the copyright, we can’t share the poems with you, but they will appear on the label of a special series of the company’s green tea products. If other Honored Guests were also Ito En winners, please let haikuEsq know.


SpringBreak  On a completely different topic (I think): Prof. Mark Liberman of Language Log pierces the veil of the linguistic mystery of Kahunas v. CojonesE.g., is substituting one term for the other an eggcorn or a malapropism?   (via Ed at BlawgReview)


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