it's good to fork things up!

Scale  Matters! matters

  everything here is 


forkological dependence

beads of time, beads of tine passing through teeth


a configuration of time somewhere,
not everywhere





Welcome to the online 

Institute of 4orkological Studies

forkergirl has fun with Mardi Gras beads of multiverse.

Welcome to her forked theory of everything

            —limited edition   COME ON IN

specializing in Limited Fork Theory

these sites are similar, related, tines of each other; not all information is shared
and information is configured differently —in both Limited Fork neighborhoods:

there's lots to fork around with!

including now (22 September 2010) a video for ONE WORD book (forthcoming from Sarabande) featuring forked text written by Thylias Moss from her sixpack essay in One Word 

got to love forkology!  forkology rocks!

check out 
the discarded t-shirt limited fork project

watch the video promo below

    particle popping 
in force enforced!

proudly serving 
mid-hudson taffy here

 forked home of the institute of forkological studies


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Hello to my Toledo Friends!  Let us bifurcate together and dine on wonderful ideas; we will bifurcate above and below ground, rather like trees, anchored with roots that cling and spread in soil while our branches spread even between dimensions, temporarily connecting them -–I don’t think that any connection is or can be permanent; that is one reason that we must eat again and again (ideally stopping when we feel full, even though the feeling of fullness is temporary).  

         We will hunger again.  Everyday.  Probably several times a day.

Please think, if you don’t mind, for a moment of ceiba trees, or of any tree you have liked –-forgive me, please, for assuming that there is a tree you’ve liked.  If you dislike trees, this may not be a post for you, but I leave here a small interest in trees, a small interest that may become something else. 

Each tine of a limited fork also functions as a root and/or a branch and may curve, circle, disappear for a while, temporarily connecting things, possibly even snagging something tasty, something possibly nourishing, something that can be ingested –-maybe without harm(ing us), but what is ingested will change during this process, and we may change, so the temporary connections is also a means of exchange: we give something and we receive something;  we may not realize immediately that we are different, but we are. 



First of all, it gives  me much pleasure to announce that “SHAWSHEEN MILKWEED ETERNAL ONE-TAKE HARVEST” a poem from this collection, yes, a poem for and about my thing as listed on the cover, Mr. Bob Holman, is going to be published in Vassar Literary Review! this poem was written to him, in text messages,

–and Vassar has also requested high resolution versions of my graphic poems. I hope to be able to send these very soon!


I and Limited Fork Theory  have a very special relationship with Vassar College 

on account of my  giving the Elizabeth Bishop lecture there in 2009, a triumph of Limited Fork Theory to be dedicated to the visit and I made  a whole website  the entire Vassar Community’s receptiveness to it, how moving the vent was and a triumph to what can happen when we are willing to approach art with fear:

The MidHudson Taffy Company“. my son was there to see the entire event unfold!


IMG_0930Facebook, Uncle sam Bob


Progress; much progress. First of all, it gives  me much pleasure to announce that “SHAWSHEEN MILKWEED ETERNAL ONE-TAKE HARVEST…
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Responding to Green Positivity Critiques of Deep Adaptation

The time has come; humanity has lost…!

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New Publication

Many of you may know that I Love my primary Collaborator,Mr. Bob Holman,

but you have no ides how much I love this man, and Always will.

Well,  the exciting news is that  poem I wrote for him in response to an announcement he made in his role as a promoter, my poem: “Ready to Be Rocked in Shawsheenis soon be published in South Florida Poetry Journal

I am especially glad to have this…

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It is my distinct honor to reveal that another Shawsheen poem has been accepted for publication, a poem that is indeed a collaboration with my Thing, and that is what makes this poem even more  more special than most. “Ready to be Rocked in Shawsheen

A while ago, my Thing wrote somewhere, “Prepare to be Rocked” , and so I prepared by writing several poems, and then when it came time for my new Shawsheen Collection, I revisited this notion of preparedness and decided to explore what ,if anything, I am still ready for, and  I realized I was even more ready to be rocked in Shawsheen and everywhere, including his arms. Hence the poem:
Ready to be Rocked in Shawsheen“, a poem that will enjoy publication in South Florida Poetry Journal.  May 2019.  Look for it.  I certainly will.

My Thing himself can tell you much about the power of poetry; believe me, he knows very well; in fact the only thing between us on that bridge was the power of poetry to meld us together. He knows quite a bit about melding 

me and my Thingdom

Me and my Thingdom

Another plus, I am recording his poem, so I will really be reading it to him, and to anyone else who listens.   now since I will be seen on tape, my iPhone recording me reading his poem to him, I am having my hair done  on Friday, so that I can get my pretty back, on Friday, y’all

He didn’t say it was gone; I did.


How I look right now.



No man anywhere wears a hat as he does!

He is 71 now, and I am 65.

AND me in his hat, a gift I  cherish


Mr in Bob's hat

and another photo of me in his hat:


we are two Things in Love:

Thylias Moss with BOB HOLMAN

Two Things who rock!

Poem accepted: Ready to be Rocked in Shawsheen It is my distinct honor to reveal that another Shawsheen poem has been accepted for publication, a poem that is indeed a collaboration with my Thing, and that is what makes this poem even more  more special than most. 290 more words
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More poems submitted!

I am most pleased to announce that this morning, I submitted several Shawsheen Poems in response to a solicitation!  I also included several recipe poems from a collection I have not previously mentioned; it too features poems I write in text messages to him.

me and my Thingdom

Me and my Thingdom

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Poems submitted to an anthology about Kissing

Poems submitted to an anthology about Kissing

I am pleased to announce that I have just submitted Thing,: three

POEMS TO AN ANTHOLOGY  ABOUT KISSING— Indeed, all three of the poems are about Kissing my Thing when I was 60 and he was 66.

me and my Thingdom

Me and my Thingdom

Title of my submission: “

Intimacy in a Taxi of  Toluca Evolution” 

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Although my Thing’s podcast is not part of my new collection of poetry, Shawsheen Memorial Broom Society

it should be, and even before  I loved him as much as I do now, the ,moment I hear d his podcast, his Alaska Journals,

I was over come by the poetry oof it, and so impressed was I that I had to transcribe them, and one transcription I will post here.

me and my Thingdom
Me and my Thingdom

Transcription of a…

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The national emergency.

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This is what Love looks like & also what love feels like at any age where there are feelings #loveinbloom #bestmanintheworld #lovers (at Chicago, Illinois)

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Global Temperature by the Numbers


The Year

4th Hottest

2018 was the fourth hottest year since modern recordkeeping began. NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration work together to track temperatures around the world and study how they change from year to year. For decades, the overall global temperature has been increasing.


Over the long term, world temperatures are warming, but each individual year is affected by things like El Niño ocean patterns and specific weather events.

1.5 degrees

Globally, Earth’s temperature was more than 1.5 degrees Fahrenheit warmer than the average from 1951 to 1980.


The Record

139 years

Since 1880, we can put together a consistent record of temperatures around the planet and see that it was much colder in the late-19th century. Before 1880, uncertainties in tracking global temperatures were too large. Temperatures have increased even faster since the 1970s, the result of increasing greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.


Five Hottest

The last five years have been the hottest in the modern record.


6,300 Individual Observations

Scientists from NASA use data from 6,300 weather stations and Antarctic research stations, together with ship- and buoy-based observations of sea surface temperatures to track global temperatures.


The Consequences

605,830 swimming pools

As the planet warms, polar ice is melting at an accelerated rate. The Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets lost about 605,830 Olympic swimming pools (400 billion gallons) of water between 1993 and 2016.


8 inches

Melting ice raises sea levels around the world. While ice melts into the ocean, heat also causes the water to expand. Since 1880, sea levels around the world have risen approximately 8 inches.


71,189 acres burned

One symptom of the warmer climate is that fire seasons burn hotter and longer. In 2018, wildfires burned more than 71,189 acres in the U.S. alone.


46% increase in CO2 levels

CO2 levels have increased 46 percent since the late 19th Century, which is a dominant factor causing global warming.

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