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Books
· Carrboro Poetica

· Above and Below

· Spinning Straw: the Jeff Apple Story


Short Stories
· Scrawny Kid Clerked at Thrifty

· Euceless Laughs, Y O U Laugh {Capice?}

· This is Your Lucky Day by Euceless Liesalot

· Christmas Fax for da Broads in da Audience

· Flashing

· Owner Will Repair Kitchen Floor {flash humor}

· Courting Able


Articles
· Amnesty International Pressing for More Anti-Rape Legislation

· Bullying has no Place in a Democracy

· Calling Dr. Mengele, Calling Dr. Mengele

· Show and Tell by Karen Vanderlaan - Review

· Valley of the Shadow by Sybil Austin Skakle - Review

· Courage in Patience by Beth Fehlbaum -- a Review

· Heart Attack Symptoms Differ for Men and Women -- Read and Share!

· If you Have Been Kidnapped or Abducted --A Letter from Someone who Cares

· RICO for Kids - Help Missing Children, U.S.A.

· Reason to Celebrate! {re O N E's impact re suffering in Africa}


Poetry
· Listen to Your Muse, Then get up an' do Your Thing

· Poem an Inside Job

· Vicks, Flannel, and Great Expectations?

· Rumor January 19, two Thousand Thirteen

· Snow Night with Bird

· Gunned Down

· Shape Shifter

· Fought Tooth and Nail, I Know You {for Ellie}

· Night-Light

· We are Here to Tell You

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· Featured in Creative Thinkers International!

· Second Appearance in Leann Marshall's Sketch Notes

· New Appearance in The Yarn Spinner

· Bullying has no Place in a Democracy Featured at Creative Thinkers Intnl

· Poem to Appear in Sketchbook

· Poems to Appear in Sensations' 21st Century Issue

· In Richard Lee King's The Price of Freedom

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  Telephoneitis Syndrome
by Phyllis Jean Green
Saturday, March 10, 2012
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By way of a break, then it's back to the salt mine. Miss y'all :_


                                 



Where we tethered ourselves with cords, now we tether to towers.   Where we waited in agony for a dial to go around-and-back-around-and-back, we hunt and fume.  “‘Hell’s that button?”  “Hell’re my specs?”     “Kill ‘em to standardize?” Once the ratcheting of a dial ratted; now radio waves, encryption crackers, and internet archives give leave to tell all.  Party lines made it  possible for as many as twenty to spy;  today’s snoops have over 1600 channels at their disposal.  Clunky sets are history, but little has grown too big.  Break the bank for “apps.”  Used to have to race to pick up or hunt up a booth and pray the pages hadn’t been ripped from a book hung on a chain.  Now we are effectively chained. Ears sting from ‘ring tones’ ranging from  classical music to drum destroying caterwauls, and our pockets, purses, and tabletops shudder and judder. 
This is progress?

 

                                            (c)  Phyllis Jean Green

                                                            2012

 

{Jes' sayin' ;)}

 




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Reviewed by Regis Auffray 4/22/2012
I appreciate your perspective, Pea; substance to reflect upon. Love and best wishes,

Regis
Reviewed by Muhammad Al Mahdi 3/15/2012
Yes, this is the truth, eloquently stated. Feeling is all mine. :)
Reviewed by Christine Tsen 3/12/2012
So poetically rendered and yet fabulously plainly spoken Pea!
Blessings,
Christine
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 3/12/2012
:)
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 3/11/2012
Every generation laments the fact that the world is changing, faster with each generation. The problem is compounded by the fact that we get older and lose our keen senses and skills of our youth. The youth forget that it was done any other way until they are old and they reminisce about how it used to be.

Your use of the telephone is a great example. When I was driving my grandmother across the country in 1968 in my Toronado at 100 mph on Interstate 80, she told me the story, in the early 1900s, when her family took the whole summer, staying in farmer's yards, to move from Arkansas to North Dakota. Two days earlier, she had flown from Minneapolis to San Francisco at about 750 mph.

Fifty years later, we cannot fly or drive any faster in the United States, but we can download a zillion apps that we don't need on our personal tablet with no visible means of support and talk to anyone in the world at the speed of light without having to pay for long distance. Now, is that progress or what?

Ron
Reviewed by Tom Hyland 3/11/2012
DEAREST GREEN PEA:

YOU HAVE CAPTURED SO WELL THE NOSTALGIA OF THE PAST ...
AND LINKED IT LOGICALLY WITH THE PRESENT ...
VERY WELL DONE!

WHEN I WAS A TEENAGE KID ( COUPLE OF 'MOONS' AGO ) ...
WE HAD NO PHONE! LIVED NEXT DOOR TO A 'ROOMING HOUSE' ...
WHICH HAD A 'PAY PHONE' IN THE LOBBY ...

WHEN A 'RARE' CALL CAME, SOMEONE KNOCKED ON OUR FRONT DOOR -
TO TELL US WE HAD A 'CALL' ... FIRST ASSUMPTION WAS ...
"OH MY GOD! WHO DIED?"

JUST IMAGINE IF ALL THOSE 'RADIO-WAVES' N' 'MICRO-WAVES' ...
WERE VISIBLE, IN 'LIVING COLOR' ...
'TWOULD PUT 'AURORA BOREALIS' TO SHAME!

PEACE ... TOM...


Reviewed by D. Vegas 3/11/2012
Phyllis, Your descriptions of common, everyday objects
that we all know and use is just a joy to read about.
Excellent!

Always,
Deborah
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 3/11/2012
A stronger lesson in.......how to turn it off :-) Good capture of the change in mankind and how perhaps this is not progress like some think :-)
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 3/10/2012
Time marches on...was a time I would not be caught dead WITH a computer, then it was a cell phone...now I cannot imagine myself WITHOUT either one...
Reviewed by Amor Sabor 3/10/2012
The one landline I have is occupied 85% of the time by 800 numbers, campaign surveys and telemarketing thieves...I should only have to pay for 15% of the phone bill if that is the case and I still have not had the inclination to tie myself to a mobile phone to incur the text charges others have complained about receiving unsolicited. Great write Pea...you hit the subject perfectly.
Reviewed by Vivian Dawson 3/10/2012
Signs of our times...going and going
less personal..gone!! *Phyllis Jean*
observations in writing making it so sad!!
P.S. It is now daily time to call..Hello,Daddy!!!

Lady Vivian
Reviewed by Mary Ann Biddinger 3/10/2012
We've been through it all. Help !! Great write Phyllis.
Lady Mary Ann
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 3/10/2012
EXCELLENT, Pea. Love how we were tethered to cords, now to towers ... or those-things-that-stick-in-the-ear (can't recall the name off hand) ... Well done.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 3/10/2012
Great write, Pea; well done!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Texas, Karen Lynn. :D
Reviewed by Carmen Ruggero 3/10/2012
Fast, fast, fast, is what we call progress. The rest of our lives are cluttered by technological advancement (or so they call it) that we neither understand nor need. Love ya, Pea!

Carmen
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