Figured out how to unsubscribe from the stupid ValPak coupon mailing.

For anyone else interested in not getting that envelope of coupons you likely throw away - https://www.valpak.com/coupons/show/mailinglistsuppression

Still trying to figure out the weekly add mailer we get. I think I have to check for an address. Luckily we got one in the mail the other day and it's still sitting on the table.
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Clementine Von Radics

You silly little girl,
you think
you’ve survived so long
survival shouldn’t hurt anymore.

You keep trying to turn
your body bulletproof.
You keep trying to turn your heart
bomb shelter.


You are soft and alive
you bruise and you heal. Cherish it.
It is what you were born to do.

It will not be beautiful,
but the truth never is.

Come now,
you promised yourself.
You promised
you’d live through this.
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Previous years pomegranate offerings found here.

Frozen Seeds
I was lost to grief
last year
or the year before
now it blurs together.
A whitescape of nothing covered by snow.

I haven't peeled a
myself for sometime now
It's a chore rather than a
Like so many things
it's not something I can find the time for.

When did I lose myself?
Where did I go?
Dragged down to the underworld
makes no sense
rather she went willingly.
I am left here, alone in the cold.
My fingers too stiff
to wipe the garnet tears from my frozen face.

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Life and Death are but an illusion.
Happy and Sad are just a state of mind.
Love and Compassion alleviates the suffering
Of All sentient Beings — those who have been
our Mothers and our Fathers.
To recognize the interconnectedness of all beings
Is to know peace!

~ a Buddhist Homage.
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Movies for Sale

Not sure how much play this will get here but it's easier than posting each one on FB. I figure I'll probably get more for them if I list them here rather than hit up Entertainmart.

Movies and TV Shows for Sale
$1.00 for movies, plus shipping
$5.00 for tv show seasons, plus shipping

Catching Fire is a Blue Ray with DVD set $5.00 for that one. Everything else is only DVDs. If you have any questions about which ones are tv shows, just ask.

Obviously first come first serve on this and I'm posting a link to this on FB also.

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When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.

Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security. — Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world....

Go here for the list of grievances.

...In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Prince, whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.

Nor have We been wanting in attentions to our British brethren. We have warned them from time to time of attempts by their legislature to extend an unwarrantable jurisdiction over us. We have reminded them of the circumstances of our emigration and settlement here. We have appealed to their native justice and magnanimity, and we have conjured them by the ties of our common kindred to disavow these usurpations, which would inevitably interrupt our connections and correspondence. They too have been deaf to the voice of justice and of consanguinity. We must, therefore, acquiesce in the necessity, which denounces our Separation, and hold them, as we hold the rest of mankind, Enemies in War, in Peace Friends.

We, therefore, the Representatives of the united States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these united Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States, that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do. — And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor.

Signed on 4 July 1776
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Last year's showing was pitiful - 8 books, you guys, really?

I am going to try to read more this year, and will probably keep track for record's sake. Maybe. :P I don't know yet.

One of my goals is to reduce my TBR pile by half. And since some of the books on there have been there for five years I really need to actively attempt to do that. We'll see how well it goes.