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Action Item for Summer



  1. Angelico Nguyen, Esq., OP says


    Our July action item is to pray that our friends who will be attending Korrektiv Summit MMXIV do not commit any mortal sins while there.

  2. Angelico Nguyen, Esq., OP says

    Can’t believe it’s taken me this long to realize Bananarama was singing about a damned soul who realizes — while refusing to accept responsibility for the fact — that she’s forfeited the Beatific Vision and the Communion of Saints.

    • Matthew Lickona says


      • Angelico Nguyen, Esq., OP says

        ramification (n.)
        1670s, “a branching out,” from French ramification, from ramifier (see ramify). Transferred sense of “outgrowth, consequence” first recorded 1755. Related: Ramifications.

        –Douglas Harper, ‘ramification’, Online Etymology Dictionary, viewed 13 July 2014,

        Trust me, a day is coming that shall scorch like a furnace; stubble they shall be before it, says the Lord of hosts, all the proud, all the wrong-doers, caught and set alight, and neither root nor branch left them.

        –Malachi 4:1, trans. Ronald Knox; emphasis added.

        • Seed Leaves: Homage to R. F.

          -Richard Wilbur

          Here something stubborn comes,
          Dislodging the earth crumbs
          And making crusty rubble.
          it comes up bending double,
          And looks like a green staple.
          It could be seedling maple,
          Or artichoke, or bean.
          That remains to be seen.

          Forced to make choice of ends,
          The stalk in time unbends,
          Shakes off the seed-case, heaves
          Aloft, and spreads two leaves
          Which still display no sure
          And special signature.
          Toothless and fat, they keep
          The oval form of sleep.

          This plant would like to grow
          And yet be embryo;
          In crease, and yet escape
          The doom of taking shape;
          Be vaguely vast, and climb
          To the tip end of time
          With all of space to fill,
          Like boundless Igdrasil
          That has the stars for fruit.

          But something at the root
          More urgent that the urge
          Bids two true leaves emerge;
          And now the plant, resigned
          To being self-defined
          Before it can commerce
          With the great universe,
          Takes aim at all the sky
          And starts to ramify.

  3. Also, it must be Wisconsin’s luck day – when July if not the other place freezes over…


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