Make Haste, Dear One

Lead us from the Unreal to the Real

I’ve found it

the hollow space

that comes with ease

I’ve found the way

we can both appease

those aching tongues

and hardened dreams

that sit upon

our heaving chests

bracing for the day

of pure civil unrest

I’ve come to know

so it must be true

those hidden dreams

that sit just below

us, make patrons of us all

With haste, dear one

for the time is near

to open our minds

and let spill the fear

that keeps us all

too close and weary

the world’s possibility

is full of surprises

and there’s only one chance

to maybe surmise

just all there is

and all there will ever be

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Google snaps up Stackdriver and its cloud analysis expertise


Another small, smart Boston-area startup has been acquired by a Silicon Valley superpower. Google(s goog) is buying Stackdriver, which specializes in monitoring and honing cloud workload performance.

The fact that most of Stackdriver’s work is focused on AmazonWeb Services (s amzn) might make Google seem an unlikely buyer, but then again Google is trying to build up its public cloud as amajor competitor to AWS — so Stackdriver’s smarts come in handy there.

Terms were not disclosed. Stackdriver will relocate across the Charles River from its current Boston location Google’s Kendall Square offices in Cambridge, a Google spokesman said.

Google disclosed the news in a blog post in which product manager Tom Kershaw wrote:

“Stackdriver has built a leading service to help developers intelligently monitor the apps and services they’re building and running in the cloud. This allows customers to have more visibility into errors, performance, behavior, and…

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Flower Child #photography #poetry #mothersday

poetry penned in moon dust

water child

A silent offering

 made before you can form words

a dance between your face

colored flecks of bliss


Little fingers filled with offering

no words necessary

love fills your eyes

daisy fairy princess


A never ending offering

 from generation to the next

sweet daisies in your grasp

they match your yellow dress

little daisies

What would Mother’s day be without children?

This poem is for the children of our heart who pick flowers when they think of us.

The prompt for today at Poet’s United – Children

“The gain is not the having of children; it is the discovery of love and how to be loving.”

~Polly Berrien Berands

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Richard Sherman is now the highest-profile jerky pitchman since Macho Man Savage

For The Win

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It was probably just a matter of time before Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman became an in-demand commercial pitchman.

Sherman introduced himself to America with his nationally televised screed against San Francisco 49ers receiver Michael Crabtree following January’s NFC championship game, then helped the Seahawks’ elite defense crush the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII.

On Wednesday, Oberto announced a national ad campaign featuring Sherman to promote its natural, high-protein jerky line. One commercial features Sherman congratulating NFL Draft picks and another features him speaking with the voice in his stomach, played by ESPN personality Stephen A. Smith.

“I like what they stand for,” Sherman told USA TODAY Sports. “I like their slogan – ‘You get out what you put in.’ It’s pretty straightforward and it really applies to football and to what I’m about.

“I feel like if you work harder and put in…

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