From: Twittering One on
"Those lips that love's own hand did make,
My dreams presage some joyful news at hand:
Where souls do couch on flowers, we'll hand in hand,

The fairest hand I ever touch'd! O beauty,
The hand that writ it; for I love you so.
The fairest hand I ever touch'd! O beauty,

Let heaven kiss earth! Now let not nature's hand
Swell with the touches of those flower-soft hands,
If shores, washed up on, land upon these lands."
~ Twittering

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From: Twittering One on
The New York Times
April 8, 2007

New Tricks
By CHARLES SIEBERT

"Let me know when you're ready," Diane Mollaghan called out as I
rummaged one recent winter afternoon through the costumes and props
she had stored in the back room of a run-down house trailer on the
grounds of the Town Lake Animal Center in Austin.

Mollaghan, a 34-year-old animal-behavior researcher and graduate
student in the University of Texas's psychology department, was
waiting in the trailer's main room beside a tan-and-brown mutt that
had recently been left in the shelter's night drop-off box with no ID
tags or background-information form.

Estimated by the shelter's staff members to be a "Manchester terrier
mix," it looked like a pointy-faced Chihuahua on stilts, a creature of
indeterminate origin and yet-to-be-determined disposition. That,
literally, was where I was to come in.

All afternoon, in that continuous din of kennel-dog barking - high-
pitched, autocatalytic, corrosive - I had been helping Mollaghan
conduct various trait-assessment tests on some of the shelter's recent
arrivals, trying to get a fix on each animal's temperament, measuring
characteristics like sociability, playfulness, aggressiveness and
fearfulness.

The house trailer - situated midway between Town Lake's western row of
kennels, which hold already approved, adoptable dogs, and the
compound's eastern end, where the veterinary clinic and euthanasia
rooms are - was serving as a kind of purgatorial courtroom.

The dogs we gave high marks to would advance westward with a
certificate of adoptability; those we didn't rate so well would be
dispatched the other way, eastward to the euthanasia room.

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http://www.nytimes.com/2007/04/08/magazine/08animal.t.html?em&ex=1176177600&en=47e20504fbda1c3e&ei=5087%0A

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From: Twittering One on
Downtown ~

When you're alone and life is making you lonely
You can always go - downtown
When you've got worries, all the noise and the hurry
Seems to help, I know - downtown
Just listen to the music of the traffic in the city
Linger on the sidewalk where the neon signs are pretty
How can you lose?

The lights are much brighter there
You can forget all your troubles, forget all your cares
So go downtown, things'll be great when you're
Downtown - no finer place, for sure
Downtown - everything's waiting for you

Don't hang around and let your problems surround you
There are movie shows - downtown
Maybe you know some little places to go to
Where they never close - downtown
Just listen to the rhythm of a gentle bossa nova
You'll be dancing with him too before the night is over
Happy again

The lights are much brighter there
You can forget all your troubles, forget all your cares
So go downtown, where all the lights are bright
Downtown - waiting for you tonight
Downtown - you're gonna be all right now

[instrumental]

And you may find somebody kind to help and understand you
Someone who is just like you and needs a gentle hand to
Guide them along

So maybe I'll see you there
We can forget all our troubles, forget all our cares
So go downtown, things'll be great when you're
Downtown - don't wait a minute for
Downtown - everything's waiting for you
Downtown, downtown, downtown, downtown ...
~ T. Hatch

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From: Twittering One on
"Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet
And the winds long to play with your hair."
~ Kahlil Gibran

"The violets in the mountains have broken the rocks."
~ Tennessee Williams

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From: Twittering One on
"If April showers our web access downs,
May pretty smiles soon replace our frowns."
~ Folly

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