Clickety Clack, We Talk Back

Rachel Hoyt's poetic responses to web chatter from all over Santa Barbara's cyberspace. Or in her words: Clickety clack, they talk back All over the internet. Some cheer, others attack, Commenting without regret. Snapshots of society Rhymed into a word snack. Comment inspired poetry — Clickety clack, I talk back.


Riffing on both sides of the Deltopia debacle while feeling like each thought is a spell's magic tentacle. Read story.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Crescent Crossing

Riffing on comments about unruly street folk and if we should give them a stern NIMBY poke. Read story.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

The Homeless and the Housed

Responding to comments that all our homeless should be forced to buy a cheap Detroit address. Read story.

Monday, March 3, 2014

Imprisoned by Passion

Riffing on the reasons for sharing the news of a marriage where the groom wore his prison blues. Read story.

Friday, February 14, 2014

The Goldilocks Zone

Defining a term which a title invoked to describe a dream which, to some, is a joke. Read story.

Monday, February 3, 2014

Blue to the Last Drop

Mocking the locals who don’t understand that water waste hurts everyone in the land. Read story.

Monday, January 27, 2014

Black Sheep

Responding to those who ask the new mosque to keep a close watch on all of their sheep. Read story.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

B Corps

Imagining a transition from profit motivation to a value-driven happier nation. Read story.

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Life's Complement

Responding to complaints that a junior high band dared to practice outdoors on their own land. Read story.

Monday, December 16, 2013


Riffing on a term the Chumash council used to say that sustainability won't keep destruction far away. Read story.

Thursday, December 5, 2013


Responding to Santa Maria Energy's plan to extract local resources however they can. Read story.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Jail Taxi

Responding to comments which say that free rides spoil jail birds who need a more tough, loving guide. Read story.

Friday, November 1, 2013

We're #10

Responding to the livability rank Santa Barbara received and how the stats skew how we are perceived. Read story.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Drug Thugs

Riffing on comments that prescription drugs are as risky as illegal drugs sold by thugs. Read story.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Street Piano

Responding to comments about the news that pianos will soon be on State Street for impromptu shows. Read story.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013
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