Sunday, November 28, 2004
Bronson Alcott's Maxims for Teaching
To teach, with a sense of the accountableness of the profession.
II. To teach, with reference to Eternity.
III. To teach, as an Agent of the Great Instructor.
IV. To teach, depending on the Divine blessing for
V. To teach, as the former of character,
and the promoter of the collective happiness of man.
To teach, to subserve the great cause of philanthropy, and benevolence.
VII. To teach, distinctive from all sinister, sectarian,
and oppressive principles.
VIII. To teach, with
charitable feelings toward all rational and animal beings.
IX. To teach, distinct from prejudice, from veneration
of Antiquity and from excess of novelty.
teach, to improve the Sciences of Instruction, and of Mind.
of note... patrick herron, organizer
of the Carrboro Poetry
Festival in Carrboro North Carolina
has indicated that he's
looking for "outsider" poets... defined as "...
poets who have *not* received university-level degrees (or are
not currently pursuing such degrees) in creative writing/language
arts/lit, and who do not teach literature or poetry at the university
level." ... said poets would join with slam poets and academic
poets at next summer's festival...
Saturday, November 27, 2004
Friday, November 26, 2004
Wednesday, November 24, 2004
Blog of Henry David Thoreau
spitting of snow-a flurry or squall-from out a gray or slate-colored
cloud that came up from the west. This consisted almost entirely
of pellets an eight of an inch or less in diameter. These drove
along almost horizontally, or curving upward like the outline
of a breaker, before the strong and chilling wind. The plowed
fields were for a short time whitened with them.
our first snow is due today... too
New York Times > Opinion > A Very Haitian StoryLike Nicaraguans and Hondurans, Haitians should
be granted temporary protection status while Haiti tries to recover
from the political plagues and environmental disasters suffocating
New York Times > Opinion > Apocalypse (Almost) NowThe 'Left Behind' series, the best-selling novels
for adults in the U.S., enthusiastically depict Jesus returning
to slaughter everyone who is not a born-again Christian. The world's
Hindus, Muslims, Jews and agnostics, along with many Catholics
and Unitarians, are heaved into everlasting fire: 'Jesus merely
raised one hand a few inches and . . . they tumbled in, howling
Tuesday, November 23, 2004
...In today's American supermarket,
there are no seasons, no limits. The world's harvests and manufactured
meals are at your fingertips. The supermarket appears to symbolize
the best of democratic capitalism, offering consumer choice and
a largess born of amazing productivity. But how does all this
food actually get here? Is it really as cheap and convenient as
paul celan... via john felstiner...
confirm the split hour,
You, clamped in your depths,
climb out of yourself
woulda been 84 today...
Monday, November 22, 2004
since today is the feast of St.
... and since Without music, life would be a mistake.
(friedrich nietzsche)... listen to some good music today... i've
got purcell's odes to st. cecilia
t j b l
u g archive
finish your phrase