Tuesday, February 28, 2012

from auntie listener. . . .

Just had to tell you that Ally is feeling good again!

And so are her Mom & Dad. :-D

Monday, February 27, 2012

Tsunami and the Genealogy of Morality


Grass in the place now devoid of God.

Leaves of rustling grass voices of lesser deaths

millions strong leaves of grass.

The Old Order too, shaman, priest

summon sun, rain, son, reign

lesser deaths, sacrifice, wafer, grain.

Why insist on hearing noise as Voice?

wind chimes tinkle and the waves lap, lap, lap, lap

Lion's tongue waiting for the gazelle to thirst too.

More than voices the gods in our heads, visions too

infant mind, fertility goddess turned clay object toy

bountiful crop prayer to mother earth.

Men offered forbidden fruit leaving garden

Bellow of legions charging the front.

Voices in the head bicameral myths.

Ocean on land.

Discourse lost to the wind, the waves, to predator lurking.

Old wisdom lost with God.

Had we heard the leaves rustle, the lapping, would we turn

to plant the spear, to run when the ocean recedes?

By Phil Specht on Feb 27, 2012

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Sunday, February 26, 2012 12:08 PM, EST

So....I brought Ally to the doctor this morning...double ear infection; we took the antibiotics this time. While we were there a student nurse was working, the doctor asked if we would mind if the student really looked Ally over, as she is a very special patient. We did not mind at all...it was nice to provide a learning opportunity. Ally was a very good patient. She hates the antibiotics...just like I did when I was little.

Daddy is 100% better.

Today is the first day where I can really eat real food!

Thanks for thinking of us. I'll let you know about HAMA later in the week.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Friday, February 24, 2012 7:10 PM, EST

On Wednesday we drew Ally's last HAMA sample. We will find out next Wednesday what the results are. We are hoping to get one more 3f8 treatment in before Ally's protocol runs out.

Ally has been fighting an ear infection for a couple of weeks. She will have a few really good days, then slide back. Her hearing is being effected, and she is down to 26 and a half pounds. Grrrr.

On Tuesday I was diagnosed with a sinus infection, and then on Thursday I am pretty sure I had the norovirus...good news, I think the norovirus wiped out the sinus infection!

Right now daddy is sleeping off a fever.

Our biggest fear at the moment is that Ally will get one of these and then we will have to go to the hospital. I could

afford to lose the 8 pounds of water weight on Thursday, but Ally can't.

I'll keep you updated about the current health situation, and about HAMA results. Please keep Ally in your prayers to keep these "everyday" sicknesses at bay.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Monday, February 20, 2012


Earth Physics and Valentines

in this space and time

molten rock turning inside out

once again

surface blue and white and brown

and green

turning, turning


and circling above our twin

light of the night in the black space

while distant solids and liquids and gases

obey too this space and time

here alive, there in the cold void not

yet in the void that is now

futures are finished and the past is yet to be born

possibilities appear

anything is possible


and you join me

heat for the cold void


light converted to heat

by your touch

Phil Specht on Feb 20, 2012

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

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Thursday, February 09, 2012


Monday, February 06, 2012

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Thursday, February 02, 2012

Not only a heart, but a whistlepig!


Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Welcome to the Month With a Heart in the Middle!

In *my* book, Spring has arrived. . . .