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Leonde Delmare

Leonde Delmare
Sticks, Maine, US
February 22
Iron Works
I was born in Philadelphia but not sure where I will die. Everything that has happened in between is history.


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OCTOBER 6, 2011 3:20PM

Abuse, Death and Freedom

The last two years have knocked me down and rubbed my face in the dirt. Don't feel sorry for me. I tried to get myself to my feet several times but these attempts were futile. Don't pity me. I have cried enough. I have imagined impaling myself on sharp objects to… Read full post »

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JUNE 16, 2010 2:58PM

Buying into Words

I'm into words. I look up words on a daily basis. I want to revisit the definition of words I use regularly.

I think about words more than sex. I love and long for words and their impact. The words do not have to be pleasant words like the word, loveRead full post »

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JANUARY 3, 2010 10:16AM

On Misotesty: In 1o Easy Steps

All this misogyny and I started wondering what the equivalent word for the hatred of men should be. Does anyone know what the word for the hatred of men is? Why do we know the word for the hatred of women so well? Why has misogyny become so well instituted in… Read full post »

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JUNE 4, 2009 6:50AM

Governor Signs New Hampshire Gay Marriage Bill

Yesterday afternoon, New Hampshire Governor John Lynch signed the gay marriage bill for his state into law. Lynch is personally opposed to same sex marriage but signed the bill after the state legislature included language that clergy would not be forced to officiate at same sex marriage or provide o… Read full post »

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MAY 7, 2009 3:09PM

Maine Legislation: Not Over Until the Gay Lady Sings

We are almost home and that we have gotten this far is cause for celebration but the wicked witch was on the move yesterday as Dorothy was clicking her ruby red slippers and saying there is no place like Maine. I love singing Somewhere Over the Rainbow. Don’t you?… Read full post »

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APRIL 14, 2009 9:47AM

I Laughed, I Cried, It Was Better than Cougars

I’m wondering why any woman would want to be called a large predatory cat. Last weekend, advertising started appearing on my facebook page about The Cougar, a new reality show that will make its TV debut tomorrow. To add to my calendar, I’m supposed to click the calendar icon with this… Read full post »

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APRIL 7, 2009 1:44PM

High School Invasion on Facebook

I graduated from high school in 1975. I did not go to the prom. One of the few chances I had to become popular was when one of the older football players told my brother he liked me. When my brother told me this football player liked me, I said I… Read full post »

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APRIL 4, 2009 2:41PM

Gay Panic

I considered calling this personal essay, The Education of Me. I have learned more than I would have ever expected over the last month about crime, defense, and our current human culture – and me. Over the last month, I discovered how frighteningly small a community I lived and worked in… Read full post »

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MARCH 25, 2009 4:02AM

A Daughter Chooses Wisely

I miss my daughter.  I haven’t seen her since the end of last December because she went to Thailand for a 60 day college project.  She is back at her college now and finishing her spring term.

I could have insisted that she take a flight from JFK… Read full post »

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MARCH 6, 2009 2:54PM

Death With Brush


Damn you, Death! I'll punch you if you don't give me back my brush!

Now for the real story…I lead a gemmed life making it over the 50 year mark without an art shop full of brushes to paint lurid scenes of potential demise. I'm still alive, dancing,… Read full post »

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MARCH 1, 2009 11:44AM

True Confessions of an Iron Addict

You are mistaken if, from the title of this candid epistle, you are imagining that I go to the drugstore in a state of iron madness and buy mass quantities of iron tablets in the vitamin section. Nor am I licking and chewing the ferrous of wrought iron gates in the… Read full post »