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On Jan 3, 2015, at 6:12 AM, Max Richards <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> You’re right, Doug.
> 
> While well away from ‘poetry’ may I just share this below...?
> 
> drifting from pyrotechnics to pyromania...
> 
> [I'm watching out for wildfire news in the Aus media, it being January there]

- IT BEING JANUARY EVERYWHERE! of course I mean fire-danger season there…M
> 
> From The Age (Melbourne) online:
> 
> Yesterday, 49-year-old Tatura woman Julie Ann Thumpston was questioned over suspicious fires on Tuesday and Friday and charged with 41 offences, including intentionally causing a bushfire and criminal damage caused by fire. She was refused bail by a Shepparton magistrate.
> Police allege she lit 40 fires in Tatura area over the past 12 months, all on direct routes between her and her boyfriend's houses, all between midnight and 4am.
> [So! these occurred over the past 12 months, and she got away with it all that time!]
> M in Seattle
> 
> On Jan 3, 2015, at 5:57 AM, Douglas Barbour <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> 
>> Well, hey, much better spent on that than on, oh maybe, the poor (& undeserving)…
>> 
>> (As you well know, it’s not the same money, so it wouldn’t have gone there anyway).
>> 
>> Doug
>> On Jan 1, 2015, at 9:02 AM, Max Richards <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> 
>>> begin afresh…
>>> 
>>> At the first detonation of fireworks about 11.45pm our senior Labrador, Old Vanya,
>>> climbed on our bed for comfort.His old ears too sensitive.
>>> 
>>> We were toing and froing - dozens of bright boats on Lake Union out that window,
>>> out the other pyrotechnics centred on the Space Needle above the very Gehry music centre.
>>> 
>>> Herself with the camera.
>>> New year’s glass of Bailey’s, dear.
>>> Don’t nudge me! you nearly made me click on Delete All.
>>> 
>>> I understand 4 July is even more colorful by the lake,
>>> where Gasworks Park at the far end from us sets light to a civic fortune.
>>> 
>>> Max
>>> 
>>> On Jan 2, 2015, at 12:06 AM, Lawrence Upton <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>> 
>>>> happy new ears everyone
>>> 
>> 
>> Douglas Barbour
>> [log in to unmask]
>> 
>> Recent publications: (With Sheila E Murphy) Continuations & Continuation 2 (UofAPress).
>> Recording Dates (Rubicon Press).
>> 
>> that we are only
>> as we find out we are
>> 
>> 	Charles Olson