thistle

this’ll be the day, i’ve decided, when the
thistle in my side will bother me no more.
this ol’ body will rise up once again, unafraid.
the sole remaining matter of consequence –
this soul.

cradle

there was an earthquake the other day.

 

in the wee hours of the morning,
i was awakened by a reminder
of my terribly terrestrial condition.

i wasn’t prepared for this –
this unpredictable breed of natural disaster.
back home in ohio, we drilled for tornados.
terrors from the sky, not below our feet.

and yet, the way the earth rolled,
i couldn’t help but feel as though
the maker himself
were gently rocking this earthly cradle
back and forth, back and forth, back and forth.

 

i closed my eyes and
       drifted peacefully
back to sleep.

Export MySQL Query Results to CSV

If you’re SSH’d into a MySQL server and want to export MySQL query results to CSV (readable by Excel), simply add the below snippet to the end of your query.

Note that '/tmp/results.csv' in the code above should correspond to a writeable destination, and the file can’t already exist.

How Long Is This Essay Supposed to Be?

A short essay I typed up during my senior year of high school for an A.P. Language course. The assignment required a personal narrative from my past.

Perhaps I am not well suited for A.P. Language.

I questioned the validity of that statement as I sat staring blankly at my empty word document.

Mr. Silvidi had assigned another essay, making the running total two papers within the first three weeks of school. It was definitely a rate I hoped would not endure. Feeling the weight of the assignment like a ten ton writer’s block, I attempted to dream up a legitimate topic on which I could elaborate sufficiently enough to create an essay. A personal narrative was this week’s poison of choice for the professor, and I hoped my lack of storytelling skills verbally would not transfer over to paper.

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