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One Who Serves
I Am        One who serves              New-age samurai        Protector of innocents              Defender of  the ill and maimed        Torn-spirit healer              Fireman extinguishing                     agony’s flames        Sentinel watch-stander                     through dark hours        Lamp-lighter Hand-holder              Guiding to health         Guardian of wellness.         Standing in the forum               Before my  countrymen, to         Profess I am  learnéd in science and skills I am  One Who Serves I am  a Nurse. Thomas J. Macheski, RN  September 30, 2002
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Tasman Sea
Oh I have  been to  Tasman  Sea down winding unsealed road carved through green-stone  fern forest to  dance  across  volcanic  sand with  curling  grey  white-laced breakers in  sou’wester driven rain. Then  climbing up again along  that  unsealed  trail where possum’s  golden  eyes from  out  primeval  woods gauged  the  question:  is  this the  car for me?  Answering, no And coming  round the  curve met  Kea, contesting my right  of way.  “Who goes  there?  What  have  you for me?”  Passing, journeyed on to sleep at  the  feet  of giants. September 18, 2001
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Fay Wray
So famous, that fabulous Scream That touched on our unconscious stream. Oh thank you, Fay Wray For making our day In a celluloid nightmarish dream! 10August 2004
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To An Old Flame
And now, this craziness Sitting down to hold a        one-sided silent conversation With an old flame?        Though I suppose it’s not exactly Silent if        others read these words. I believe I’m doing this        Because You did not marry me. Oh, I’ve passed Angry nights        and Lonely days,        through Aching arms encircling a Void. I reached enlightenment        by Plighting my own trough... and        gaining insight to Just why you felt constrained, Refusing to answer my last letter.        Because        you did marry, but You did not marry me. I’ve taken stock of things        I’ve d
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Departing Dunedin
Unknowing stranger   in a strange land greeted with smiles and         open arms; the feel of         our childhood... Warm slippers, tea and   coffee service, cozy beds, warm muffins,         open doors; the feel of         our childhood... Found again with joyous hearts      Stolen by madmen Crying Havoc! Loosing the      dogs of war upon  Our homeland Your hospitality, heals Thomas J. Macheski, RN, BSN, CNOR Thu, September 13, 2001
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In Coming Home
In Coming Home There, a place and time Flying Dragons roared and        spat Fire and Brimstone. There Dragonflies flit and plucked up Torn and crispy critters, bore them to        my station, where My charge: put Humpty together again. And feeling their whirling wings     slap    slap    slap         slap    slap Upon my head and shoulders, I'd rise and         cry             Incoming! “It's true, you don't hear         the one that hits you,” said Gunny, stretched prone with      bandaged, bleeding Pride. “What really hurts? I didn't dive when someone         cried              Incoming!” Here that plac
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The Call
The Call Someone must die When I am called In the wee hours. Arise from slumber And dash pell-mell To practice nursing In surgical suite, there Treat a Crisis; in Chinese, a Disaster? Or Opportunity For family to over- Turn tragedy in Gift  of heart  of lung  of more To: some unknown Anonymous need From: one intimate treasure Beyond needing. And, with this Title to Previously Owned Organ, a Lottery ticket, the jackpot One more (day...? year...? lifetime...) with  daughter, son,  father, mother,  sister, brother,  husband, wife. Bittersweet life, When someone dies And I am called In the wee hours. Thomas J. Macheski, R.N. January
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Dryad Blessing
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One Who Serves
I Am        One who serves              New-age samurai        Protector of innocents              Defender of  the ill and maimed        Torn-spirit healer              Fireman extinguishing                     agony’s flames        Sentinel watch-stander                     through dark hours        Lamp-lighter Hand-holder              Guiding to health         Guardian of wellness.         Standing in the forum               Before my  countrymen, to         Profess I am  learnéd in science and skills I am  One Who Serves I am  a Nurse. Thomas J. Macheski, RN  September 30, 2002
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Tasman Sea
Oh I have  been to  Tasman  Sea down winding unsealed road carved through green-stone  fern forest to  dance  across  volcanic  sand with  curling  grey  white-laced breakers in  sou’wester driven rain. Then  climbing up again along  that  unsealed  trail where possum’s  golden  eyes from  out  primeval  woods gauged  the  question:  is  this the  car for me?  Answering, no And coming  round the  curve met  Kea, contesting my right  of way.  “Who goes  there?  What  have  you for me?”  Passing, journeyed on to sleep at  the  feet  of giants. September 18, 2001
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Fay Wray
So famous, that fabulous Scream That touched on our unconscious stream. Oh thank you, Fay Wray For making our day In a celluloid nightmarish dream! 10August 2004
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To An Old Flame
And now, this craziness Sitting down to hold a        one-sided silent conversation With an old flame?        Though I suppose it’s not exactly Silent if        others read these words. I believe I’m doing this        Because You did not marry me. Oh, I’ve passed Angry nights        and Lonely days,        through Aching arms encircling a Void. I reached enlightenment        by Plighting my own trough... and        gaining insight to Just why you felt constrained, Refusing to answer my last letter.        Because        you did marry, but You did not marry me. I’ve taken stock of things        I’ve d
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Departing Dunedin
Unknowing stranger   in a strange land greeted with smiles and         open arms; the feel of         our childhood... Warm slippers, tea and   coffee service, cozy beds, warm muffins,         open doors; the feel of         our childhood... Found again with joyous hearts      Stolen by madmen Crying Havoc! Loosing the      dogs of war upon  Our homeland Your hospitality, heals Thomas J. Macheski, RN, BSN, CNOR Thu, September 13, 2001
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In Coming Home
In Coming Home There, a place and time Flying Dragons roared and        spat Fire and Brimstone. There Dragonflies flit and plucked up Torn and crispy critters, bore them to        my station, where My charge: put Humpty together again. And feeling their whirling wings     slap    slap    slap         slap    slap Upon my head and shoulders, I'd rise and         cry             Incoming! “It's true, you don't hear         the one that hits you,” said Gunny, stretched prone with      bandaged, bleeding Pride. “What really hurts? I didn't dive when someone         cried              Incoming!” Here that plac
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The Call
The Call Someone must die When I am called In the wee hours. Arise from slumber And dash pell-mell To practice nursing In surgical suite, there Treat a Crisis; in Chinese, a Disaster? Or Opportunity For family to over- Turn tragedy in Gift  of heart  of lung  of more To: some unknown Anonymous need From: one intimate treasure Beyond needing. And, with this Title to Previously Owned Organ, a Lottery ticket, the jackpot One more (day...? year...? lifetime...) with  daughter, son,  father, mother,  sister, brother,  husband, wife. Bittersweet life, When someone dies And I am called In the wee hours. Thomas J. Macheski, R.N. January
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Dryad Blessing
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View of Washington From Arlington
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Happy Birthday Sani
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Devious Journal Entry
Today I was re-reading the Poetics of Aristotle and came across this passage: "We have no common name for a mime of Sophron or Xenarchus and a Socratic dialog." We have same problem in the study of the nude photography of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. What name means, and only means, a nude photo published in a postcard form (though probably not sold at newsstands) in Ohio in 1910, a postcard by Jean Agelou, and a photo by Agelou, identical in every way except aspect ratio, published in a book or magazine? Because there is no critical literature devoted to this material, there is no such word. I tend to use the phrase "
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Chapter LIV - Yaobikuni
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Stretch, and Grow
While I consider myself primarily a photographer, the entire process of being introduced to photography turned out to be a demonstration of an important lesson from my first teacher: my Dad. He considered himself primarily a sculptor, and loved working with wood. He'd bought a camera and I got fascinated by it as he first learned the ins and outs of the controls. Told him I wanted to learn photography; he put a much simpler camera down in front of my and said, "I know what you really asked. If you are willing to learn how to compose a photograph properly without dealing with f-stops and shutter speeds, I will teach you photography. And, even
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Two Days!
Two days to the GFAA Tioga Winter Arts Festival. Aaaaaaaaaaah!!!!! Well, no, actually preparations are coming along as well as they can. Some pieces replaced in inventory, some newly framed, and in the background some progress on the packing for transport. So come and see me, Booth 80 outside the Flour Pot Bakery. If you're local.
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Devious Journal Entry
Two weeks, to the GFAA Tioga Winter Arts Festival. If you're local to me come see the show. I'll be in Booth 80 up front by the Flour Pot Bakery.
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Applemac12|Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks very much for faving my pic! :iconthank-youplz:
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Howdy T J  :w00t:..........................:highfive:
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madshutterbug|Professional Photographer
Why, exactly, do I feel like this is a reunion of sorts?
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MaheeModel|Professional General Artist
Merci pour le watch!
Thanks for the watch!
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madshutterbug|Professional Photographer
Je vous en prie. Si vous voyagez au Pays des fleurs, s'il vous plaît faites le moi savoir.

You are welcome. Should you travel to the Land of Flowers (Baja Jorja), please let me know.
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