Sunday, October 24, 2004
has posted this warning:ATTENTION RESIDENTS
Please be aware that the Mundelein Police Department
is currently investigating two incidents concerning area pets
being attacked by coyotes. We are working with the Illinois
Department of Natural Resources and the Lake County Health Department
to address this issue.
We ask that all residents practice the following
* Do not
leave children or pets outside unattended especially during hours
* Do not leave pet food outside.
This invites wildlife into your yard which may attract animals
* Keep your garbage in a storage
facility or in a tightly sealed container. Clean garbage
cans regularly to reduce residual odors by using hot water and
* Eliminate the availability
of birdseed. Coyotes are attracted to the concentration
of birds and rodents that come to feeders.
If you see a coyote, make loud noises, waive your arms, but do
NOT approach them.
information on coyotes and other nuisance wildlife, please go
to www.mundelein.org/police and select "Services/ Wildlife
call the Mundelein Police Department at 847-968-4600 with any
questions or concerns.
like this funny one: "If you see a coyote, make loud noises,
waive your arms, but do NOT approach them." yes... we try
to make a lot of noise... but instead of waiving my arms, this
morning i carried them... a broomstick... almost clobbered dom
with it... but no wild beasties were seen...
Saturday, October 23, 2004
k. silem mohammed on committing language
tree}: A Language Poetry Dossier
Do you feel that Language poetry can be stopped? Why or Why not?
A. Not as long as there are dissatisfied
people in the world. This does not mean that States should not
strive to stop Language-centered actions.
a closer encounter with our coyote friends
this morning... yes that's plural... about seven o'clock, overcast
but in good light, dom and i turn from the bike path down onto
the trail... and there... a national geographic moment... maybe
thirty feet away... two handsome coyotes... giving us the eye...
we glance back from time to time... just
to be sure...
and this morning's
trib carries this article (free registration may be required):
attacks prompt warning
Friday, October 22, 2004
vernacular body: Are you a laupe?
... sorry i missed the back-and-forth
on this over the summer... just stumbled onto it via a link from
the (just-discovered) middlewesterner via a link from suzanne...
(makes me miss tonio... who's vaporized again)
just found a note from the webhost announcing
that the server will be down from about 11 p.m. my time to about
6 a.m. ... the class discussion boards will still be accessible
if one has them bookmarked... but the blogs will disappear for
oo... oo... check out Giornale
Nuovo: The Discovery of America
... on saul steinberg... who
has ripped my ticket... blacked my boot... launched my carousel...
Thursday, October 21, 2004
Carl Wilson on Music
looks like the kinda blog i'd care to
read now and then... lots of dylantalk roundabouts chronicles
latches onto Berry's essay "Compromise, Hell!"
from Orion Magazine...
had a good power moment over at the
w-berry discussion group
... some slimeball with a real nasty-sounding
email address... clearly a porn site... was asking to join the
group... i got to exercise the DENY function for the first time...
and then i felt... clean all over... and useful... we've had five
new legit members in the past week... 5 to 1... not bad... up
to 145 altogether
Newswire : Releases : "WWF Report Warns of Looming 'Budget
Deficit' with Nature"
this year's 'ecological footprint' of 5.4 acres represents a global
average, the report also documents how consumption rates vary
region by region and country by country. Americans, for instance,
have an ecological footprint of 23.5 because it takes that many
acres of land and sea space to produce what the average American
consumes in natural resources every year. The average African,
by contrast, consumes less than 2.5 acres of resources per year.
Wednesday, October 20, 2004
...We rarely notice the
seasons for the epics they are, just as we rarely sit up and watch
the plant and animal dramas playing out all around us. But the
ecological context of our lives makes us who we are, no less than
our family histories or the people we elect to office. When we
ignore that context, I think our lives are sadder and make less
in conference with one student who was
having trouble understanding the various rhythms of a prose passage...
i asked "what music do you listen to?"... answer: none...
the kid claims to have no music... i say "yikes, you better
get some... how else could you understand what goes on in poetry
and high-end prose... get some music quick, kid" ... and
then i quoted nietzsche: "without music, life would be a
mistake"... only i got the quote wrong... which is not unusual
of me... and said "pointless" instead of "mistake"...
which... o... never mind...
Tuesday, October 19, 2004
Monday, October 18, 2004
an interesting piece... given carmel's
recent new push to recycle paper... Earthtalk:
What Are Some Ways to Save Paper at the Office?
paper pickup was just this morning.
Paul Pioneer Press | 10/18/2004 | Teen arrested for writing poetry
with 'dark overtones'Humboldt school
officials discovered the poetry on a school computer Thursday
evening, and Principal John Bianchi reported it to police. Police
made the decision to arrest the boy soon after.
In a letter sent home to parents Friday, Bianchi
wrote, 'While no threats were made against individuals or groups
of people, the poetry and stories contained language that is vulgar,
profane and violent.'
dom and i met a coyote
this morning on the trail... it was down
by the wetlands as you walk up from butterfield road... the creature
might have had to stay on the path because it's swampy on either
side... so we talked real loud and clapped out hands... because
we didn't actually need a close encounter with a big wild thing
in the dark monday morning... but it was still kinda cool...
if you give them enough practice with
it, they'll learn how to do it... this is usually true... but
sometimes it is not... because the wholeness of doing in reality
is never matched by the by-definition partialness of practice...
the dissected frog is dead....
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