Sunday, December 05, 2004
Saturday, December 04, 2004
Rocco DiLeonardi, O.Carm.
the St. Elias Community in Joliet
Died shortly before 10:00 AM on Saturday, December
December 7, 2004 4:00-7:00 PM
of St. Therese
Mass of Christian Burial
December 7, 2004 at 7:30 PM
National Shrine of
Mt. Olivet Cemetery
11:00 AM on Wednesday, December 8, 2004
May He Rest in Peace
rocco was a good man... a good friend...
Friday, December 03, 2004
now they write for forty minutes... an
a.p. prompt... this one from a recent exam presents them with
a passage from Tom Jones... where squire allworthy finds a baby
in his bed... and they are asked to "analyze the techniques
that Fielding employs to characterize Mr. Allworthy and Mrs. Deborah
Wilkins"... it's a funny passage... makes me want to read
that whole big book again...
here i am... a teacher who's been at it for about 28 years...
i'm trying to remember myself in high school long ago... would
i ever have imagined myself in the year 2004 doing this... in
those years i was (mostly) alternately bored and terrified...
long stretches of boredom punctuated by moments of utter terror...
not unlike a soldier's experience in war (so i've heard)... didn't
spend a lot of time considering my future... but it was a rat
gnawing somewhere inside... i must have lived in hope that i would
turn into something... as bad as things felt then, i must have
believed in the future... books were the best of my present then...
Thursday, December 02, 2004
... imaginary places... for laughs and dreams...
Wednesday, December 01, 2004
Tuesday, November 30, 2004
from the buffalo poetics list:
i think it was
are a poet at twenty
it's because you are twenty
if you are a poet at forty
because you are a poet.
Monday, November 29, 2004
: Main Entry: parable
Etymology: Middle English, from Middle French,
from Late Latin parabola, from Greek parabolE comparison, from
paraballein to compare,
Definition: a usually
short fictitious story that illustrates a moral attitude or a
Emerson on Wealth
...Every man is a consumer, and ought to be a producer.
He fails to make his place good in the world, unless he not only
pays his debt, but also adds something to the common wealth. Nor
can he do justice to his genius, without making some larger demand
on the world than a bare subsistence. He is by constitution expensive,
and needs to be rich.
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