Consider prefacing your poem with a proem.


noun: An introduction, preface, or preamble.



From Old French proeme, from Latin prooemium, from Greek prooimion, from pro- (before) + oime (song). Earliest documented use: 1410.



“However, if one carries on reading beyond the proem and carefully examines the main body …”
Eleni Kechagia; Plutarch Against Colotes; Oxford University Press; 2011.

I love it when Wikipedia quotes me!

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Read my article on House of Burners. The roadtrip soundtrack of summer 2014!

Beyond Fabergé’s Easter eggs

Beyond Fabergé’s Easter eggs.

The House of Fabergé also created a full range of jewelry and other ornamental objects. Do a keyword search in the Artstor Digital Library for faberge to find miniatures including a chair, a shoe, a teapot, and even a bidet! You’ll also discover luxurious parasol handles, boxes and make-up cases, clocks, and more, including dazzling military insignias from the collection of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. And yes, of course, a great selection of eggs.

Sled Island Announces Full Lineup! : Sled Island



Sled Island Announces Full Lineup! : Sled Island.

*Follow the link to discover the recently announced “full line-up”!

Read my capsule bios on these of the exciting musical acts that are amongst the 250 band who will be performing at Calgary’s own benchmark music festival SLED ISLAND this June!

Bands I covered for the official Sled Island Festival Guide include:

Dan Deacon

Bry Webb

BA Johnston



Hag Face

The Nymphets

Pop Crimes

Red Sea


Bend Sinister

Doug Hoyer


The Mouthbreathers

Night Committee


What’s Wrong, Tohei

Fury Things

Johnny de Courcy and the Death Rangers

Black Atlass

Blitzen Trapper

Fresh & Onlys

La Luz


Utility: The difference between the Share button and 1 on Google

Utility: The difference between the Share button and 1 on Google | Social Marketing KingMoney.

Without the Share button, the only way to share without appreciate was, to paste, paste url directly in google+. But the user to laziness or lack of time, often omitted this hypothesis and therefore did not share the post or liked him only for share it.

With the Sharing button separate from the first, this can not happen again and now every user is free to share without giving a vote of preference.

When it comes to LinkedIn & me, timing is everything…

A classmate’s insights on when to finally hit “Accept”.

Mud Puddle Days

LinkedIn came to be in a time when my professional career lay charted beautifully on a calm, turquoise sea. Direction, support and learning opportunities stretched from me to the horizon. I dismissed each LinkedIn invite I received; confident that my real world, thriving professional network would never falter or disappear. And besides, I am a “people person”. Why would I ever want to develop and nurture relationships in cyber space when I could do it in-person? I never saw the hurricane coming until it hit…

In 2012, political and personal circumstances caused me to leave a career path I’d associated with forever. And with that professional shift, came too a shift in geography. In choosing me above all else, I chose to say goodbye to a professional world that knew and respected me. All of a sudden, I found myself in a world of anonymity.

Enter LinkedIn, right?! Not on your life! I…

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