Mike - Your version of "stopping by woods on a snowy eve" is a beauty. Nice work! Stan Spiegel Celebrating in Portland, ME ----- Original Message ----- From: Mike Geary To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Sent: Wednesday, November 08, 2006 5:47 PM Subject: [lit-ideas] Re: The elections Well, I'll be damned! maybe there is a God -- except in Tennessee. But that's OK, there's something comforting in knowing that some things never change. Tennessee -- First in Red-Neckery! Great post, Steve. Thanks for sharing it. But be careful, though, this list can suck up so much time you'll find your ass mired in enjoyment. A PARTING POEM Whose manuscript this is I know. Alas, it's still not finished though, And ne'er will be if I stay here, These words all melt like Southern snow. My friends must think it mighty queer To write and write with no end near, To write as though I could not slake A thirst for words I love so dear. They give their heads a woeful shake Are glad that they're not my mistake. They say it's time for a clean sweep: To stop the writing. I'm a flake! My words are lovely, dark and deep. And I have royalties to reap. And I have royalties to reap. Mike Geary Memphis I do love this list. Thanks to all. I shall return (with pipe in mouth).