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"Acrostics"


Chapter 1
Weekdays

By Badger_29

Author Note:"I want to sing like the birds sing, not worrying about who hears or what they think" Rumi

Monday

M  Meandering 
O  Over 
N  Necessary 
D  Diverse 
A  Attributes of 
Y  Yesterdays

Tuesday

T  Thoroughly 
U  Utterly 
E  Encapsulated;
S  Synchronized 
D  During 
A  Another 
Y  Yang

Wednesday

W  Winding 
E  Eventually
D  Directly
N  Next  to
E  Energy
S  Signal
D  Designating 
A  Ample 
Y  Yield

Thursday

T  Turning
H  Honorable
U  Usefulness
R Requiring
S  Secondary
D  Devotions 
A  Announcing
Y  Yeastiness

Friday

F  Fortuitous
R  Ravines
I   Inside
D  Divisions
A  Attaching
Y  Yahweh

Author Notes Yang / Yin
BB = Brother Badger
Okay here's my thoughts on the logic.
Monday--
You understand I've utilized poetic license for a great deal of this, and the explanation of the logic is left to you, for now!

After a couple of reviews, I will be including my own thoughts behind the logic.
Thanks so much for reading and for offering your continued support, for this I'm truly grateful!

Blessings,

Brother Badger Cull

Darren

Thursday January 16. 2020
12:34 P.M.


Chapter 2
The Weekend

By Badger_29

Author Note:"Confidence is always a good thing to have going into the weekend. Especially where it's quite difficult to put the lap together" Lando Norris

Saturday

Savoring 
Another
Time
Until
Rest
Dutifully
Answers
Yawning

Sunday

Simple
Unified
Notion
Duly
Acknowledging
Yahweh

Author Notes Ah, the acrostic. I'll be doing some of these now.

Blessings,

Brother Badger Cull

Darren
January 12, 2020. 10:03 A.M.


Chapter 3
Bip-onym (Bipolar Acronym)

By Badger_29

Author Note:"When you are mad, mad like this, you don't know it. Reality is what you see. When what you see shifts, departing from anyone else's reality, it's still reality to you" Marya Hornbachers


B Being born broken 

 inducing indecisive insanity

P Pursuing perplexed planning

Outdated, obtuse, obsessive

Leanings, learning, leaps

A About an absolutely

Really rearranged reality

Author Notes Thanks to Google and
ToBeReal, a bipolar site, for the image.

As I was writing this, I decided that it needed two words for each one because of the bipolar. But then, looking at the picture I chose, I decided it had to be three, because there's both ends of the spectrum, and the middle.
The manic one would say "the cup is half full", the depressed would say
"the cup is half empty", but the middle one, being neutral, would say the cup is at the midway point.
So there is no happy medium, but there is a middle perspective.

Blessings and Balance.

Brother Badger

Monday August 27, 2018
3:33 PM


Chapter 4
January's Winter Wind

By Badger_29

Author Note:"It is the life of the crystal, the architect of the flake, the fire of the frost, the soul of the sunbeam. This crisp winter air is full of it" John Burroughs

 

JANUARY

~+~

J  Joining
A  Annual
N  Newness
U  Unifying
Under-
lining
A  Another
R  Restorative
RIg-
erous
Y Year

+

WINTER

+
 
W  Wind
 I   Induces
N  Nasal
T  Trumpeting Terns
E   Every Eager
R   Return
Rev-
o-
lution
Res-
o-
lu-
tion

 
~+~

Author Notes Happy New Noises~

Blessings Balance Bounty

Brother Badger Cull

01/29/2020 1620 (4:20)

I added some words and in order to balance it out, I had to center it.
Then I started breaking up the words at the end but they broke down further, much like our enthusiastic tendrils of hope for the prospect of a brand new year.
I would like to personally thank everybody for their continued support here even can't afford to promote.
I think that the other acrostics are going to start undergoing metamorphosis themselves.
In my ideal world, each would have three; but like a Persion flaw, my sphere, or "karass" may not be ideal, but it is a great deal.

karass-term coined by sf author Curt Vonnegut Jr. in his book, Cat's Cradle. It represents your circle of acquaintances, movement, and mental connections ie.
while her son suffers a motorcycle collision, a mother gets a "gut" feeling, or premonition.


Chapter 5
Fearch

By Badger_29

Author Note:"My debut upon the world's stage occurred on February 26, 1845, in the State of Iowa" Buffalo Bill


February 

F Fearless
E Eager
B Beliefs
R Regained;
U Unstillness
A Attending
R Rigorous
Y Yearnings
 

March

M Main
A Airways
R Rejuvinated,
C Clean,
H Healthy

Author Notes May your February and March in deed be Fearless.

Blessings

Brother Badger

02/10/2020 1111


Chapter 6
Father and Mother Reunion

By Badger_29

Author Note:Genesis 2:24 Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh

F Fearless firm Fair
A August active amiable
T Tough temperate thorough
Heroic honorable harmonious
E Energetic encouraging empathic
Realistic redeeming rewarding

Mmild moral mindful
O observant outgoing original
T thoughtful teacher trusting
H helping healing holy
E enthusiastic engaging energetic
R Regal Royal Rewarder

 

Author Notes For my parents for Father's and Mother's Days.

Thanks for the wonderful image Diannatilley on FanArtReview.com


Chapter 8
C is for crosstitch

By Badger_29

Author Note:"Intelligence, if it is clever in the direction of the better, is responsible for the greatest benefits of all" Menander

ACROSTIC

A apt
C collection
R revealing
O owner's
S specific
T tales,
I  ideas
C correctly

Author Notes I would like to express my appreciation be to lyenochka for her endless help with my typos. Your continued support blesses me!

"Clever people don't get bored, but they do find at times that they've got too much time on their hands"

Brother Badger

COVID-19 quarantine day 3

Sunday March 29th, 2020
1:23 pm


Chapter 9
Literally Spangled Literature

By Badger_29

Author Note:"Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort" Franklin D. Roosevelt

 

Spangle

 
S special
P purpose,
A ardent
N negotiations,
G genuinely
L lavished
E enthusiastically

Author Notes For Janet, you have brightened my day, my writing, and my life~

Blessings,

Brother Badger Cull

03/29/2020 12:00 PM


Chapter 10
Jolly Janet

By Badger_29

Author Note:"In complete darkness we are all the same, it is only our knowledge and wisdom that separates us, don't let your eyes deceive you" Janet Jackson


Janet

J  ubilant
A ntidote
N early
E very
T ime

Author Notes Image of race car driver Janet Guthrie compliments of Google images.

The name Janet is an English Baby Names baby name. In English Baby Names the meaning of the name Janet is: God has been gracious. A feminine form of John

Happy Birthday Janet!
(And many more)
Monday March 30th, 2020
1830

Blessings,

Brother Badger Cull

Darren


Chapter 11
Calvin The Great

By Badger_29

Author Note:"A dog barks when his master is attacked. I would be a coward if I saw that God's truth is attacked and yet would remain silent" John Calvin

Calvin Bruce Gandy

Calculating
Algorithms
Logical
Variables;
Intrinsic
Balancer
 
Brings
Realistic
Unusual
Colors
Enthusiastically
 
Gregarious
Attitude
Navigates
Destiny's
Yield
 
 

Author Notes Thank you RoyOwen for your impeccable attention to detail, you're excellent reviews, & 2 Calvin of Calvin and Hobbes, you're brilliant!
Algorithms:(definition 2)
any systematic method of solving a certain kind of problem.

Calvin Origin and Meaning
Gender: Male Meaning of Calvin: "bald, hairless"
Calvin Origin and Meaning

The name Calvin is a boy's name of Latin origin meaning "bald, hairless".

Calvin is a slightly quirky but cozy name that has a fashion edge thanks to Calvin Klein. It has been steadily on the popularity list since records were kept, never lower than Number 250, peaking in the 1920s, the era of the Calvin (originally John Calvin ) Coolidge presidency.

The name came into use as a first name in honor of John Calvin--born Jehan Cauvin-- the seventeenth century French Protestant reformer whose strict doctrines became the basis of Calvinism, and the name was taken up as a tribute to him.

Other associations include the above-mentioned Calvin Klein (and his famous 'Calvins' ads), humorous writer Calvin Trillin, the comic strip "Calvin & Hobbes" --and it's also the birth name of Snoop Dog. Calvin O'Keefe is one of the main characters in Madeleine L'Engle's
A Wrinkle in Time.

Brother Badger
04/04/2020. 1305


Chapter 12
Sometimes Sadness Steels Self~

By Badger_29

Author Note:"That terrible mood of depression of whether it's any good or not is what is known as The Artist's Reward". Ernest Hemingway

Depression

Dispersed
 
Energies
 
Present
 
Repressed
 
Emotions
 
Subtly
 
Shifting
 
insecurities
 
Onto
 
Narrowmindedness

Author Notes A Good friend was complaining of depression, that prompted this entry. I too suffer from depression sometimes, it has gotvahold of me and starts affecting me in ways that are not readily detectable,. Causing an apathy to emerge~

Try to stay cheerful, however there are times when you're feeling down is appropriate. Ecclesiastes
3:1 To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:
3:4 A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;

Sometimes when I get depressed I embrace it and it washes my mind.

April 9th 2020 1834

Blessings & Balance

Brother Badger Cull


Chapter 13
The New Normal?

By Badger_29

Author Note:"Thought is an infection. In the case of certain thoughts, it becomes an epidemic" Wallace Stevens

 

Coronavirus, or COVID-19


Ceaselessly
Obligates
Reorganization
Of
New
Abnormal
Variations;
Inducing 
Rarified
Unified
Society

Author Notes Wednesday April 1st 2020
1800

I've heard a lot of foolishness which is appropriate for the day, April fool's day.
Here's some of the praises I've heard,
"this is The New normal, the world is turned upside down, this is affecting the whole world, it's an epidemic, it's a pandemic"
, when will it end?

I was I was looking for appropriate quotes for this I chose one that was more positive.

Here's hoping that you're not panic buying or panicking at all, as those of us who keep a level head will be ahead~

Blessings, Balance, and Distance,

Brother Badger


Chapter 14
Arise (from your slumber)

By Badger_29

Author Note:"It is difficult to say what is impossible, for the dream of yesterday is the hope of today and the reality of tomorrow". Robert H. Goddard

 

Easter


Ecclesiastic
Activities
Sustain
Tomorrows
Enduring
Righteousness

Author Notes Thanks go to Fonda Little for The shining review, and providing the following scripture
Isaiah-60:1 Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the LORD is risen upon thee.
60:2 For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the LORD shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee.
60:3 And the Gentiles shall come to thy light, and kings to the brightness of thy rising.

Proverbs
6:9 How long wilt thou sleep, O sluggard? when wilt thou arise out of thy sleep?
6:10 Yet a little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep:
6:11 So shall thy poverty come as one that travelleth, and thy want as an armed man.

Happy Easter to you and yours, as we celebrate our risen Savior.

Brother Badger
Sunday April 12th,
the year of our Lord 2020


Chapter 15
Fond Memories: Dean Kuch

By Badger_29

Author Note:"Because I could not stop for death, He kindly stopped for me; The carriage held but just ourselves and immortality" Emily Dickenson

Dean Kutch

 
Dynamic
Energy
Amongst
Noticeable Notable Nobility
 
 
Keen
Understanding;
Constructions
Honoring Heavy Horses

Author Notes The original poem I wrote for Dean had an Emily Dickinson quote, not realizing that that was one of his favorite authors . . .

I ran across these notes from my previous comments and thought it would be nice to include with an honorable mention for a good friend
Dean~


3 years ago
Badger_29: +
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+++++
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LIKE
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MissMerri: What does this mean??? I'm sorry but my aging brain can't comprehend. ;p But my curiosity is killing me! - 3 years ago

Badger_29: It means 1) we have Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and
2) We are bored and disturbed
3) Do you really need a 3rd reason? -

Dean Kuch: E=Mc2
Dean Kuch: The circumference of a circle is found with the formula C=pi*r. Thus pi equals a circle's circumference divided by its diameter.

Badger_29: But pie are not square, pie are round~! - 3 years ago

By honoring it heavy horses, I suppose I was indicating the horses that pull the grim reaper's carriage.

Blessings,

Sunday April 12th 2020

Easter

2222 P.M.


Chapter 16
Happy St Patrick's Day

By Badger_29

Author Note:"May your blessings outnumber The shamrocks that grow, And may trouble avoid you Wherever you go" ~Irish Blessing

Happy St Patrick's Day

H happy
A assemblies
P place
P parties
Y yielding

S  so
t.  that

P  people
A  are
T trying
R righteous
I invitations to
C corn beef
K kettle
supper

D delicious,
A all
Y yell!
 

Author Notes Happy Saint Patty's Day,
Tuesday March 17th, 2020
May you be in heaven an hour before the devil knows you're dead.
Irish Proverb

Blessings and Greenery,

Brother Badger


Chapter 17
Exploded View : My Book Title

By Badger_29

Author Note:"In order to accurately play the blues, ya gotta' live the Blues" Brother Badger

A Balanced Blend of Blues


Authors actual actualization,; affectionately

Bequeathed boquet
About attaching author's"s
Languishing luminescent liquid
Assets, affirming affectionate admonishments
Now nearly newly
Concentrated,
Exponentially
Driven, digestible; diverse

Bona-Fide,
Legal; logical.
Eagerly
Needing
Directions

Offering
Fruits

Beguiling
Light
Utilising
Everyone, every eventual equidistant
Sublimity

Author Notes This is my book available on amazon.com. if you would like a free copy please contact me and I will have it shipped to you for my cost,
which is less than $5.

And I think I might have coined a new word? Sublimity? I'll have to check on that. .

Description
Product description
This book is a culmination of my fifty-four years of life. It includes poetry, a short story, a brief essay on philosophy and our collective consciousness, and eleven chapters of my biography. Here you will find evidence of goodness, recovery, and the realization that life is a fantastic voyage which should be treasured, enjoyed, and shared.

About the Author
Darren Gandy was born in Reno Nevada on April 20, 1963. He had a magical childhood, then suffered a twenty-four year addiction to methamphetamine as an adult. He entered complete recovery on February 4, 2016, and has utilized his strength and hope to share his message with other recovering addicts, and all who enjoy poetry.

Features & details
Product information
Publisher istreetpress
Publication date 1 Sep 2017
Language English
Product Dimensions 15.2 x 1.3 x 22.9 cm
Shipping Weight 408 g
Book length 229
ISBN-10 1945526173
ISBN-13 978-1945526176

I had a respect for President Trump, for it is soon a possible for me to do all of this and to publish my next book. I would also like to thank Tom hear it for the story, so rich enabled me to get the ball rolling and publish my first book.


Chapter 18
Summer River Fun

By Badger_29

Author Note:"Time is a sort of river of passing events, and strong is its current; no sooner is a thing brought to sight than it is swept by and another takes its place, and this too will be swept away"

Some sunny Summer Sunday
Under unusually uncanny UV Ray's
Met my match
Made me more meaningful, mentally
Everyone eventually enlisted
Really righteously rigorous river reform

Rambunctious rambling river
Innertubes intwined inside
Veritable veins
Enjoyable entertaining envoy
Relaxing, refreshing reminder

For
Us
Now!

Author Notes Oh the refreshing river! Recalling halcyon days of youth when the morning and afternoon stretched out endlessly and we had rafts for ourselves and our refreshments.
Take time to pause and reflect and enjoy the summer and stretches out before us!

The quote is by
Marcus Aurelius, who also said,
"When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive - to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to LOVE.
And,
"The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts: therefore, guard accordingly, and take care that you entertain no notions unsuitable to virtue and reasonable nature"

Blessings,
Brother Badger
Sunday, June 14 2020
3:33 PM


Chapter 19
Recovery

By Badger_29

Author Note:"The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now" Chinese proverb

Rigorous ratifying, realistic
Evolution;
Centered concentric concentration
Of onsetting
Victory/Valor
Eventually
Reintegrating
Your yin/yang

Author Notes Thanks for reading.
What I meant by finding your yin/yang I meant achieving a balance. And it's not just a balance with nature, yourself, your polychromatic set of emotions,and your spirituality -it's a balance for everything and that's where this idea of Zen Buddhism come to the play.
Although I believe strongly in spirituality, I do not adhere to any one with set of groups or rules I like to be open-minded.
I wrote a poem in my first book that extrapolated on the nuances of opposites,
and the task and importance of balance thereof.
Also, I found a clever use of the letter y.
I talked about how there are all these opposites and we have to strike a balance between the two.
I love the wisdom of Confucius and this Chinese proverb, which to me means that, sure you can plant a tree 20 years ago but if you still want to plan a tree, the second best time is now. Now is the acceptable time for change, if you do you're not too late!

May you to achieve your balance~

Blessings,

Brother Badger Cull

Darren
Sunday June 28th, 2020
1936 p.m.


Chapter 20
My Secret Garden

By Badger_29

Author Note:"Love is like a beautiful flower which I may not touch, but whose fragrance makes the garden a place of delight just the same" Helen Keller

Mayhaps
You

See
Eloquent
Curlicues
Rigged
Engagingly,
Tumbling

Gracefully
Around
Really righteously raisable
Dirt
Evoking
Nirvana


(Making this a misnomer, as it's no longer a secret!)

Author Notes I would like to thank Earthlover for a great review, and the idea to change the size for the first letters.
This was inspired by an author here named webfoot, who penned a very clever poem about covid-19. The gist of it is that it doesn't necessarily have to be evil, it can be a blessing also. This blessing for me has been abundance, and having started with a 10 x 10 square in front of my house del Paso heights Sacramento, EDD gave me enough money to landscape the whole front section which is 10 by 24, and enough now to publish my next book.
Also, we've been eating good in the neighborhood!
And on a side note, with obsessive compulsive disorder, and the seven letters of garden, I had to balance it by being alliterative with the "R"

Thanks to those of you who caught my misspelling on Nirvana, which is almost unthinkable considering I'm a Frank Zappa fan. On His album, Apostrophe,
The mystery man came over and he said I'm out of sight!
He said for a nominal service fee we can reach Nirvana tonight. I was ready willing and able to pay him his usual fee, he said he would drop off the rest of his affairs and devote his attention to me. but I said look here brother who you jivin' with that cosmic debris? (Is that a real poncho or is that a Sears poncho?). I said you can make more money as a butcher, so don't you waste your time on me"

nirvana-noun(in Buddhism) a transcendent state in which there is neither suffering, desire, nor sense of self, and the subject is released from the effects of karma and the cycle of death and rebirth. It represents the final goal of Buddhism.
Similar:paradise, heaven, Eden, the promised land, bliss, blessedness, ecstasy,
joy, peace, serenity, tranquility, enlightenment,
oblivion
another term for moksha.
a state of perfect happiness; an ideal or idyllic place. plural noun: nirvanas

May you too find abundance.

Blessings,

Brother Badger Cull

Darren
Saturday, 6/27/2020
12:34 PM


Chapter 21
Happy Father's Day

By Badger_29

Author Note:"Anyone can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a dad, and that's why I call you dad, because you are so special to me. You taught me the game and you taught me how to play it right"

Have
A
Pleasing
Purposeful
Year

Firm, forgiving, funny
Always
Teaching
Honorable,
Expressive,
Rewarding and
Special

Deserving
All
Your children's respect

Author Notes Happy Father's Day 2020
Image from Google, quote by American athlete
Wayne Boggs

May all the fathers continue to be blessed by our Father who art in heaven.

Blessings,
Brother Badger
Darren
5:55 PM


Chapter 22
Independence Day

By Badger_29

Author Note: The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries.?? Winston Churchill.

Incorporating Individual ideologies
Natural nonplussed nuances
Dancing, desiring, daring
Eagerly
Preparing
Every erstwhile earthling
Nearby ,. Narrow
Doorways delving, directing
Entertaining energies; entering
Newfangled, natural
Curiously concocted, connecting
Enriched evermore enjoyable environment 

Delineating
Aptitude ; altruistic attitude, 
Yielding yawning yin yang

Author Notes Independence Day, Saturday July 4th 2020
nuance noun, plural nuances from the French:
a subtle difference or distinction in expression, meaning, response, etc.
altruistic: adjective
unselfishly concerned for or devoted to the welfare of others (as opposed to egocentric)
whirling dervish
noun Islam.
a member of a Turkish order of dervishes, or Sufis, whose ritual consists in part of a highly stylized whirling dance.
By nonplussed, I meant no more worries.
Yawning in this context means large gaping and by yielding yin and yang I am pointing to the fact that all systems balance out eventually according to entropy and becoming independent is part of balancing.
May you to find your balance in this tempest of
Covid 19 credo

Blessings,

Brother Badger Cull

Independence Day
1919


Chapter 23
April Springs Forth

By Badger_29

Author Note:"I trust in nature for the stable laws of beauty and utility. Spring shall plant and autumn garner to the end of time". Robert Browning

Spring

S sudden
P propense
R radiance
I inside
N nature's
G green gardens
 

April

A amazing abundant
P profuse
R reaction, revision
I involving
L liberal leafiness

Author Notes Ah, wonderful spring! The time for renewal, reflection, pause and abundance. May you find Abundant Blessings during this time of growth.

Brother Badger
Thursday February 20, 2020
0123

It's a spring fever. That is what the name of it is. And when you've got it, you want to oh, you don't quite know what it is you do want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so!
Mark Twain


Chapter 24
Happy Thanksgiving

By Badger_29

Author Note:"Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others" Marcus Tullius Cicero


H Having 
A Another
P Piled 
P Plate
Y Yielding

~ to ~ 

T Togetherness
H Honoring
A Abundance,
N Newness,
K Kindness &
S Simplicity-
G Giving
I   Invitations
V Vicariously;
I   Indicating
N Noticeable
G  Great gratitude &      gravy

Author Notes Happy Thanksgiving 2020

"The greater attitude of gratitude equals more blessings, contentment and a better home environment"
Brother Badger

Overheard at dinner, "Please pass the gravy"

Blessings and abundance

Brother Badger Cull

Wednesday November 18th
2020


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