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Forum: The Intellectual Table 02-20-2018, 06:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,062
Posted By DoggedDavid
Words have different definitions in different...

Words have different definitions in different fields.

For example, in medicine and psychiatry, sodomy is defined as anal-phallic intercourse between two men. In law, sodomy is defined as any sort...
Forum: The Intellectual Table 02-20-2018, 05:46 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 6,715
Posted By DoggedDavid
I think I may have noted on this web site that I...

I think I may have noted on this web site that I have written several hundred pages of essays in which I explain and express what I think are my original ideas.

Here is one of my ideas regarding...
Forum: The Intellectual Table 02-16-2018, 11:43 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 6,715
Posted By DoggedDavid
I applaud John Constantine for his succession of...

I applaud John Constantine for his succession of quotes of militant feminists

We should underscore and draw attention to the barbarism, infantilism and desire to castrate that imbues so much of...
Forum: The Intellectual Table 02-15-2018, 07:49 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 6,715
Posted By DoggedDavid
I don't want to sound fiendishly fastidious, but...

I don't want to sound fiendishly fastidious, but we ought to agree on our language.

The word "liberal" is given contradictory definitions. Academics and philosophers often use it to refer to...
Forum: Poetry 02-10-2018, 09:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,290
Posted By DoggedDavid
In my ornery moments, I tend to get angry because...

In my ornery moments, I tend to get angry because my writing is mostly unrecognized.

But your verse really blew me away. You deserve lots of acclaim.

You created a divinely ominious vision of...
Forum: Publishing 02-09-2018, 03:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 914
Posted By DoggedDavid
Who's a scoundrel

I have heard that many purported "agents" are royal rip off artists.

I have heard that many contests are corrupt, deceitful and rigged.

I once read that there was a certain organization that...
Forum: Publishing 02-09-2018, 03:41 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,951
Posted By DoggedDavid
I have a vague recollection of having said this,...

I have a vague recollection of having said this, so please pardon me if this is duplicative.

Brian, I think you should be given complete license to use the N word, but I am sure some people will...
Forum: Publishing 01-30-2018, 04:33 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,951
Posted By DoggedDavid
Brian, I am very sympathetic to you. Mark...

Brian, I am very sympathetic to you.

Mark Twain's Huckleberry Finn was a wonderful novel, and it deplores and he deplored racism, and that novel of course refers to "Nigger Jim."

People who...
Forum: Publishing 01-12-2018, 09:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,198
Posted By DoggedDavid
Brian, thanks for your perceptive comments. ...

Brian, thanks for your perceptive comments.

You indicated that some people are neither on the left nor the right and have novel and intriguing ways of looking at things.

There are people like...
Forum: Poetry 01-09-2018, 04:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 459
Posted By DoggedDavid
Some of the phrases and descriptions are...

Some of the phrases and descriptions are FANTASTIC, but there is some stuff that seems too much like a cliche and some stuff that really is not necessary.

This beginning seems a bit too general...
Forum: Poetry 01-09-2018, 04:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 588
Posted By DoggedDavid
I find this piece interesting and provocative but...

I find this piece interesting and provocative but I don't know if it is poetry. Of course defining poetry can be a very, very difficult task.

This piece is political, but I have so many...
Forum: Poetry 01-09-2018, 04:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 361
Posted By DoggedDavid
After I check and constrain my paranoia (I rhyme...

After I check and constrain my paranoia (I rhyme a lot, and I might be termed "old school," so my egocentricism can make me see your opening lines as an attack on my style), I really like this.

It...
Forum: Publishing 01-01-2018, 05:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,198
Posted By DoggedDavid
Splitting myself in two

I want to write a query letter enticing an agent to survey my collection of essays and put them into a book.

I have a distinct tendency to formulate ideas that do not go together. Some of my...
Forum: Publishing 01-01-2018, 05:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 924
Posted By DoggedDavid
Referring to Publishing History in Query Letter

I have been advised that when one submits a letter to a prospective agent
one should provide information regarding oneís publishing history.

I wonder if I should omit a certain piece because it...
Forum: The Intellectual Table 12-27-2017, 03:41 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 5,858
Posted By DoggedDavid
Brian, I know you are being funny, but I don't...

Brian, I know you are being funny, but I don't get the joke.
Forum: The Intellectual Table 12-26-2017, 07:36 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 5,858
Posted By DoggedDavid
The beginning of this thread alluded to two...

The beginning of this thread alluded to two migrations to America:

"East Anglia to Massachusetts
The Exodus of the English Puritans (Pilgrims and Puritans influenced the Northeastern United...
Forum: The Intellectual Table 12-26-2017, 07:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 656
Posted By DoggedDavid
I think some of the posters contend that...

I think some of the posters contend that evolutionary advances and cooperative, healthy behavior are positively correlated:

"I'm supposing that consciousness is an evolution that facilitates the...
Forum: The Library 12-23-2017, 09:57 PM
Replies: 3,718
Views: 287,660
Posted By DoggedDavid
I used to love to read, but now everything upsets...

I used to love to read, but now everything upsets me too much.

When I read something, I think, "Damn, he's published and I'm not."

However, I do read a lot, but not as much as I did in my youth...
Forum: Publishing 12-20-2017, 03:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,238
Posted By DoggedDavid
I appreciate the advice. I will take into...

I appreciate the advice. I will take into consideration everything that all of the preceding posters have said.

But I would like some more responses. Please keep the comments coming.
Forum: Publishing 12-18-2017, 03:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,238
Posted By DoggedDavid
Copyright Notices

First, I know that repetitive posts are disfavored. I am very, very sorry if I already posted the following question. I simply do not remember if I posted this question to this web site, or to...
Forum: Publishing 12-07-2017, 03:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,524
Posted By DoggedDavid
Dear Gabriel, I am quite sorry if I...

Dear Gabriel,

I am quite sorry if I expressed distaste or unease at your prior criticisms. At times, I am a bit thin-skinned.

Some of my essays have been published in the past, and I can...
Forum: Publishing 12-06-2017, 09:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 957
Posted By DoggedDavid
Response to Brian's "I'll take a shot."

Thanks for your attentiveness.

Let me, for a moment, concentrate on my essays:

I have hundreds of pages of non fiction essays. Only a few of them have been published. (one of my non...
Forum: Poetry 12-04-2017, 10:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 386
Posted By DoggedDavid
This is really quite magnificent. When I saw...

This is really quite magnificent.

When I saw the title, I thought I was not going to like the piece. The title suggested that this might be a tired and trite condemnation of traditional...
Forum: Poetry 12-04-2017, 10:12 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,732
Posted By DoggedDavid
The poem begins with promise but then sours. ...

The poem begins with promise but then sours.

First some of the language seems to border on cliches, e.g., "King and Country," "Damnation of the Soul."

Also, I am just as anti-war as the next...
Forum: Publishing 12-03-2017, 06:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,524
Posted By DoggedDavid
Kev, I must correct what I just said. ...

Kev,

I must correct what I just said.

I just posted several poems. However, I posted them in the Members only Section, not the poetry section.

I hope that is okay.

It was posted on...
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