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A candle will surrender its oxygen,                                                                                                                                                                                            if only she stands close enough. 




A single inhale  (hers?  mine?)  should not create a vacuum 

should not dim the light 


A single touch of her fingers on my arm should not send sparks

ought not create a fire

dominos of electrons 


Her glance, paused in my direction

should not create days of dreams 


How can you speak when you cannot breathe?

Hours later,  breathless still,  


There was recently a few writeups discussing the strawmen often used in debating vegan diets. I am not a vegan, but I am a vegetarian, and I have been encountering these arguments for three decades. There is a lot of things I would like to offer to the discussion, but most of them involve me giving half-baked opinions on anthropology, nutrition, archaeology and a host of other subjects that I don't understand, putting myself on the same pseudoscientific level as the…

Vesica piscis refers to a specific shape, a 'double-pointed teardrop'. This is sometimes referred to as a mandorla, although technically a mandorla is an almond shape, symmetrical on one axis, while the vesica piscis is symmetrical on two axes. The OED defines it as a "pointed oval shape". It is, essentially, the shape formed by two intersecting circles, the center of a Venn diagram. In fact, it has a very specific definition along these lines:

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