what the brother said...
Sunday, January 04, 2004
now the putting... little marks putting
themselves in little boxes... o the putting of... into the grid...
and how it goes blue when
the snow and the sun come down...
o... done with r
e a d i n g s
... at last
o... real snow... at last
Saturday, January 03, 2004
ok... break's done... back to it...
teacher's lot: after four hours this
morning... of reading reading reading student work... i'm just
about a zombie... many hours to go... feel sorry for me... feel
Friday, January 02, 2004
Coffee Sutras: Unconventional wisdom
: What is needed at all times and in all places,
is unconventional wisdom. Such wisdom is marked by a variety of
traits, among them:
* It is
* It is self-critical.
It is self-confident.
* It is reasonable.
* It is humane.
an obsequious spirit soars:
this poem is pretty interesting if you look at
its form and word choice. I thought it was pretty cool and I thought
that Bro. Tom was pretty amazing to be able to find the theme
in it pretty easily while Brandon and i looked at it and just
sorta wondered what the #$%& is up with this poem. I guess thats
why it's good to have someone like bro. tom in class.
it's nice to be needed
and if you have an interest in WB consider
signing up for The
Wendell Berry Discussion Group
... moderated by me in a casually
presents a pome from WB... found over in the rich archives
a Dark Time
... here's a chastening bit: Our hate comes down to kill
whom we do not see,
For we have given up
Our sight to those in power
to machines, and now
Are blind to all the world.
resolved: when i get some time... somewhere
in march or april... next week... i'm going to strip out the old
pages from brtom.org... there are many spots i haven't visited
for months and months... years even... handfulls of broken or
irrelevant links... gonna get leaner... but never ever meaner...
had forgotten how much i like Lynda
... who has a birthday today...
got to admit... yesterday's horrible
blogger breakdown sent me over to TypePad
where i'm trying out a new thing... sharp new looks... but i'm
still in love with the old...
notable fog late into the morning...
reading poetry papers... more fog... and a break here... where
everything is clear... well-lit... friendly enough
Thursday, January 01, 2004
may this new year be a good and a better
one for us all...
Wednesday, December 31, 2003
Vasari: The Lives of the Artists
found this via plep
it doesn't seem to be the full
text... but uses snippets of text to run through an array of pictures
by each artist... intriguing... check out the lippi
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MEG!
for some sanity toward the new year...
on easy buddhist practice... easy...Smilingly,
make it easy, 'I am not to do anything.' It is easy not to do
anything-don't do anything. Let things happen. It is so easy.
But when you try to do something, 'I must do. I must stop this
aversion. I must stop this craving.' Then you create difficulty.
Let things happen. You are just a silent witness of things happening.
And it becomes so easy. Make it easy. -- S. N. Goenka, vipassana
Hill's poetry scorecardGeorge
Bush's Poetics: misunderestimate
which has become one of my most favorite neologisms... i use it
every chance i get... it helps me to remember... wonder how quickly
it might infiltrate the vernacular...
pleasantly surprised to find josh
on the big yellow backside of the just-arrived APR...
a breaking up/broken up poem called "on our imperfect knowledge
of the void"...I rode
the pure bus into the angry buzz of sun.
Tuesday, December 30, 2003
why i am laughing wickedly right now...
I am a new AP teacher. I have
Ralph Ellison's The Invisible Man for
hiliday reading. Can anyone give me insight
on how I should proceed with this when tha
ask students to drop their cliffnotes in the garbage... then ask
what santa brought... he hehe
why i am listening to old radiohead...
because it is there... and because it makes me feel very cool...
as if i still had the smallest idea about cool... hip... withitness...
hey... man... slow down... slow down...
and thinking that there's no way to represent on
page or screen what t yorke's voice does there... no way...
counting and r
e a d i n g s
... and counting and reading and counting and
reading and counting and... reminds me of that special mac paperclip
we love so much...
Monday, December 29, 2003
reminds me how much i have always... well, since the mid-seventies...
photography of emmet gowin
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