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    Birthdays

    This past Sunday we celebrated the Tornado’s third birthday. We didn’t spend a lot of money on it, didn’t buy a lot of presents, and it was just us. And yet, he was happy. At this age it really isn’t about the quantity of gifts or how many people are there. Ryan doesn’t care how much money is spent on him. What is important to him was that he got a new Thomas the Train play set(big fans here at Chez Lunatic-especially Ryan whose first name is actually Thomas) and a big red ball. He also got a Land Before Time dvd and a new LeapFrog cartridge for his LeapPad…

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    Poetry and Emotion

    I don’t know how to write poetry without feeling something. There is always an emotion, a feeling. For me, there can be no poetry without emotion. That’s what poetry is. It’s trying to put a thought, a feeling, a piece of your soul-something that can’t be explained-into words. It’s expressing something that a lot of people can’t express and find it hard to even put a name to. I love poetry. I may not always understand the words another poet uses, but I understand the language, the feeling, or the idea of what they are trying to say. Reading poetry can be a lot like going to an art museum.…