Maybe I’m becoming a Luddite

That’s the great thing about the Internet  

Now we know about

parents starving and killing their children in Des Moines

kids stoning to death a Flamingo in a Czech Zoo

the torturing of cats and dogs throughout the USA

and England and…

Now we know about

any and all types of Pedophilia and Necrophilia

and suicide on Facebook and suicide by Facebook

and bodies found in rivers and death by hospital

and death just because someone got mad because–

not that this didn’t happen in nineteen fourty seven and

nineteen fifty seven and I remember reading in the old

Philadelphia Evening Bulletin one year about a man in a Camden Barbershop getting mad about a haircut and shooting seventeen people on the street until-

But the there was something on the bottom of page 2 about the upcoming Mayoral Election and Vice President Nixon coming to visit and Doris Day at Movie Opening in Center City and Jack’s and three other new Delis in NE Philly and and and-

Now I seek to understand how to find the good news or even neutral news, neutral news being news that doesn’t matter in its horror, outside of only reading Sports and even then even then-Maybe I just seek to understand.




About bobsmall1

Bob Small has read at Bacchanal, Barnes and Noble, Borders, The Booksource (Swarthmore), The Clark Park Festivals,Community College of Philadelphia Highwire Gallery, The Mad Poets Annual Food Fest Reading, The Middle East Restaurant, Nexus GalleryThe Painted Bride Arts Center, The Philadelphia Ethical Society, Robin's Bookstore The University of Pennsylvania and also in New York City, Trenton, NJ, Washington, DC, and in many Delaware Valley Venues. He is the author of numerous chapbooks, including El Otro Lado (with Maralyn Lois Polak), On watching America Die, Small Steps and Toes (with Lamont B. Steptoe), and The Unapoet. This is his first Reading in over a year. Bob Small was Founder and President of the two decades old Poets and Prophets, which presented Poetry Readings in both Delaware County and Philadelphia. Bob was the Chair of The Delaware County Green Party and was the First Green Party Candidate in Delaware County (2005). He was also a Green Party National Delegate, among other duties. He is the Founder and Facilitator of The Pennsylvania Ballot Access Coalition (PaBac), which is a Coalition of both Independents and Third Parties., seeking to legislatively improve Pennsylvania's Ballot Access Laws. (Facebook) Bob is also a founding member and Facilitator of Democracy Unplugged, and Delco Debates, which has presented Independent and Third Party Forums in Delaware County since 2004. Facebook) He was formerly involved with Cinema Resistance, and Delco Pledge of Resistance. Bob currently lives in Swarthmore with his wife and their menagerie of animals. He is currently focused on writing a Novel and organizing his Poetry, which he posts on his Blog (Bob Small1). He is retired from most of the above activities, except Delco Debates and Poets and Prophets, which he may return to.
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