1. Metaphor, Metonymy and Synecdoche (9036 times seen)
By Miquel Molina i Diez | 2013-02-20 23:17:33 | Language
Metaphor forms part of our way of thinking, of understanding the world. At times, it lexicalizes (that is, it becomes very common), and we are not aware that we are using a metaphor: Life is not a bed of roses.
We base on previous models to produce communicative units, and a transmitter, a receiv...
2. Taboo Words, Euphemisms And Dysphemisms (6453 times seen)
By Miquel Molina i Diez | 2013-02-20 23:11:53 | Language
Taboo words are those that are considered in bad taste by some people or that are better to be avoided because they mention realities that are stark or vulgar. They refer to sex, religion, necessities such as the act of emptying the bladder or the bowels, and so on. Examples: fuck, fornicate, mastur...
3. Letting Go of My One True Love (3447 times seen)
By Miscellany | 2013-02-23 00:55:03 | Poems
Looking into your beautiful eyes, I fell in love with you.
Further into the relationship I knew what we had was true.
I thought of you as a gift from above.
To show my gratitude I tried to shower you with my love.
I guess maybe I tried too hard, or gave too much away.
Because now I am all alone...
4. Old Age (3093 times seen)
By Miquel Molina i Diez | 2013-02-20 22:53:51 | Letters
Dear Old Age,
It seems just yesterday that I was only a kid, and played in the garden with my parents. It seems just yesterday!
Now I feel lonely and desperate: nobody loves me! I don’t think I deserve to end my days so lonesome. I have given the best of myself to help others, but now no...
5. The Kingdom of Heaven Is Within You (2225 times seen)
By Raanan Geberer | 2013-02-23 01:14:45 | Short Stories
“I geev you de el-lis-dee, yah?”
With those words, Tomas Sladek walked from the kitchen to the gigantic 1920s-style living room, carrying two tabs of acid. Rob hoped that they would be as good as the orange sunshine he had tripped on at the State University at Albany, almost 10 year...
6. Dawn in Cities (2199 times seen)
By Gary Beck | 2013-03-17 15:07:25 | Poems
Dawn in Cities: 'Effluvia', 'Tidal Sweep', 'Fruitless Search', 'Hope', 'Doomed'
waves break loudest on beaches
when no one suns, or fumbles under blankets.
Morning light makes little whispers
and horizons are attracted
to sand dun...
7. Song of the Conquerors (2104 times seen)
By Raanan Geberer | 2013-02-23 01:15:04 | Short Stories
Josh glanced at his watch. It was a Rolex, one of the few relics of the comfortable life in the former United States, along with his pipe, his clarinet and his biology book, that he’d taken with him when he came to this remote corner of the world in search of a new life.
Four o' clock. ...
8. Assault on Nature (2094 times seen)
By Gary Beck | 2013-03-17 15:17:49 | Poems
Assault on Nature: Media, Cash or Charge, War on Nature, Bridge, Two Visions
Powerful light splits the night.
Cameras and crew lust the suffering
that is the entertainment of the people.
Trapped in violet despair,
the helpless victims can’t escape
the consuming dance of TV.
9. Lies... (2091 times seen)
By Miscellany | 2013-02-23 00:54:27 | Poems
You told me you would always take care of me.
Now that my world has turned upside down I realize you lied.
You told me you would always be there for me.
Now that I'm all alone I realize you lied.
You told me countless times you would always love me.
I see you with her now and realize you li...
10. 10 Interesting College Secret Societies (2032 times seen)
By Miscellany | 2013-10-10 17:31:42 | Articles
Education in college brings a lot of hard working on different assignments like paper writing or research work. Special writing service can help with that. Although studying in college will never be an easy process, there are pleasant things in it. For example, college societies, especially when the...
11. Best 17: The TOP vendors for IT training resources (2030 times seen)
By Miscellany | 2014-10-16 01:06:07 | Articles
There are many sellers which are accessible to give you the best preparing for IT. Each of them contend with each other, yet just few of them can snatch the top positions. The year 2014 saw the arrival of numerous valid certificates. In any case, alongside the accreditations, there emerged a require...
12. Desperate Seeker (1719 times seen)
By Gary Beck | 2013-03-17 15:40:28 | Poems
Desperate Seeker: 'Internet Yearning', 'Diminishing Voices', 'Observer', 'Protective Shield', 'Travel II'
Ms lonely heart
sits at her computer
at an on-line dating service,
each one promising
to make ...
13. Bozza (1547 times seen)
By Allan Wasserman | 2016-05-03 01:23:04 | Short Stories
He heard the sisters giggling. His bedroom window was directly facing their bedroom window, so he ventured a peek.
Toni, Nina and Janine Bozza were having a pillow fight. Toni, the oldest, was home visiting from City Island. Her grease-monkey husband Anthony, pronounced “Ant-knee,” wa...
14. A New Star in the Firmament (1465 times seen)
By Miquel Molina i Diez | 2013-02-20 23:02:43 | Poems
that there’s a new star in the firmament,
that if I close my eyes,
and listen to my heart,
I’ll see her,
that everything a man asks for is in this star.
that I could only perceive her with my heart,
that I should never try to use my eye...
15. Rank Hath Its (1256 times seen)
By Gary Beck | 2015-05-19 10:41:24 | Poems
Rank Hath Its…
Many Generals were killed
in the brutal Civil War,
when leaders led from the front.
Few Generals died
on the battlefields
in succeeding wars,
having convinced themselves
and the gullible public
that they wer...
16. Rulers (1250 times seen)
By Gary Beck | 2015-05-19 10:47:37 | Poems
Chiefs once evolved
from their ability
to provide food, security,
earning the clan's gratitude
for service to the people.
Tyrants pretended to care
until they were strong enough
to take more than their fair shar...
17. Obituaries (1182 times seen)
By Gary Beck | 2015-05-19 10:33:49 | Poems
Public housing was built
to better the condition
of the urban poor,
providing decent apartments
alternatives to tenements.
City planners didn't foresee
that along with regular people
the disaffected moved in...
18. Media Face (1160 times seen)
By Gary Beck | 2015-05-19 09:56:53 | Poems
Crowds flock to the voting booth
supporting the candidate
they never met,
but firmly believe in,
have strong opinions about,
argue passionately for
against those with contrary views,
giving a level of trust
that no one with comm...
19. A couple of jokes in English (1058 times seen)
By Miquel Molina i Diez | 2015-10-06 22:25:11 | Jokes
Here are several old jokes in English:
- James, the invisible man wants to see you.
- Tell him I can't see him today.
-Waiter, there is a mosquito in my soup!
- Sorry, sir, but it should be in the salad.
- Waiter, a fly in my soup!
- I am terribly sorry, madam, but we have no more fl...
20. In Memoriam (1032 times seen)
By Gary Beck | 2015-05-19 09:42:54 | Poems
Once again that fateful day
is remembered by some,
while many are forgetting,
as people always do,
the shock and urgency
of horrified reaction.
And as the buildings fell,
workers leaping from windows
rather than burni...
21. Blunt Force (946 times seen)
By Gary Beck | 2016-02-03 20:47:43 | Poems
Gary Beck/Blunt Force
Terror hovers in the air,
as people go about
with enemy threats,
they share danger.
22. Virtual Living (878 times seen)
By Gary Beck | 2016-07-11 22:07:42 | Poems
Virtual Living is an unpublished collection vitally concerned with the growing frequency of substituting electronic interaction for physical activity.
defend the nation
from sneak attack
at computer screens,
never face an en...
23. Mortal Coil (656 times seen)
By Gary Beck | 2017-03-23 17:18:27 | Poems
Mortal Coil is an unpublished poetry collection that grapples with the frailty of this conflicted life.
Perils of the deep
concern fewer and fewer
since air travel
We go from place to place
24. Down and Out in Indianapolis (470 times seen)
By Raanan Geberer | 2017-07-21 07:18:22 | Short Stories
Down and Out in Indianapolis
By Raanan Geberer
Back in the early ‘80s, when I accepted a one-year job as an editor at a weekly Jewish newspaper in Indianapolis to get much-needed journalism experience, I didn’t have a place to live when I first got into town. So I thought ...
25. Too Harsh For Pastels (273 times seen)
By Gary Beck | 2017-11-30 17:14:08 | Poems
Too Harsh For Pastels is an unpublished poetry collection that is concerned with the suffering and growing despair in our troubled society.
The captain reports
fuel tanks are full,
water tank topped off,
for a day on the boat.
The chef reports