The Dad Poet


Hey there,

Exciting news! The Internet Slowdown net neutrality protest planned for September 10th is really taking off. This morning, a dozen of the world’s largest websites announced that they’re joining in a big way. Sites you know and love like Etsy, Kickstarter, Wordpress, Vimeo,…


Today’s the day. The day you help save the internet from being ruined.


Yes, you are, and we’re ready to help you.

(Long story short: The FCC is about to make a critical decision as to whether or not internet service providers have to treat all traffic equally. If they choose wrong, then the internet where anyone can start a website for any reason at all, the internet that’s been so momentous, funny, weird, and surprising—that internet could cease to exist. Here’s your chance to preserve a beautiful thing.)

Don’t Let Them Break the Internet

Don’t Let Them Break the Internet


Like this, but not as cute.

This is how websites will look, except not as cute, if big cable companies get their way and charge “fastlane” prices that little guy, indie and independent websites cannot afford.

Look, the net has been a great format for previously unheard voices from blogging to video to music. Bandcamp, SoundCloud, YouTube, WordPress and so many mpre formats exist that allow us…

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Well, with his poe,s at least. Ah hem. :)

Hi, thanks for following me. I'm kinda having a turmoil about wanting my poems to have a spotlight and keeping my poems all by myself. What should I do ? and how do you find my poetry and my poems ?I wanna hear from a pro in poetry like you. And what should I do ? If again, I lost the ability to write ?


Well enidcoleslawww, I don’t know. You’re incredibly prolific for your age (probably because at 17 you have very little to do) which is fantastic and I think that’s all anyone could ask of you.

I’ll say this, you’re not going to be Ezra Pound at 17 and to get there it takes practice, and time and putting your work out there to be read and hated and critiqued and picked apart. I’m not a pro at all but I do feel like becoming good at something requires patience, a good spirit and you can’t take anything you do too seriously or else you’ll be torn apart by your own pretentiousness.

Have fun, write what you want and in time with a good foundational education about writing you’ll just become better. It is kind of how this all works.

Write, Learn and Grow.

thanks for the question

Yes! :)



September 10th is the day we take our fight for net neutrality to the next level.

In this post are a bunch of resources for companies, organizations, people, and cats to use to promote the #InternetSlowdown. If you’ve told us you’re joining the slowdown, great! Now tell the world…

A Saturday Song with Nina Simone

A Saturday Song with Nina Simone

The Amazing Nina Simone

(Photo credit: Wikipedia)

You got trouble in mind? Are you blue? Well, you won’t be blue always. Gonna keep this one simple, because maybe you need a little uplift like I did tonight.

As I was heading home from the job I have to do, looking forward to some rest before going to the job I loveto do, I was getting some uplift from this song coming over the speakers in my car. God, Nina Simone’s…

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One Perfect Thursday Love Poem, with Dorothy Parker

One Perfect Thursday Love Poem, with Dorothy Parker

quotes-oh-life-is-a-glorious_5971-0We’re due for another Thursday Love poem feature, and so in the spirit of “Thursday,” a sort-of love poem by one of my poetic heroines, Edna St. Vincent Millay, I give you a piece from another New York mistress of words and wit, Dorothy Parker.

If you’re not familiar with the Thursday Love Poem feature, just go ahead and enjoy the poem below first, but then go back and click on that Thursdaylink…

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Sterling Brown Speaks 76 Years Later—Ferguson, No Isolated Case

Sterling Brown Speaks 76 Years Later–Ferguson, No Isolated Case

quote-the-sincere-sensitive-artist-willing-to-go-beneath-the-cliches-of-popular-belief-to-get-at-an-sterling-brown-325378I have to avoid the comment sections lately (see word to the wise below), but these last ten days of US newshave been very disturbing to say the least. Not too far in the past one of my own sons was questioned by police officers while he and his friends stood on a curb debating which house was the house of their mutual friend. Nobody had the guts to just go knock and find out. You know, kids can…

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please please please know that it is always ok to ask for help if you or someone you know is battling with depression or suicidal thoughts, there is always someone out there who wants to support you

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