Sunday, July 04, 2004
Friday, July 02, 2004
is kinda noisy... but no tar stink... is good
seems i've always counted on saying more
than i meant
with christopher ricks on his dylan book..My book is for people who know the songs already,
who hear the songs in their heads. I suggest for readers who do
not know the songs to take five years to listen to Dylan, and
then read this book.
ha... bet you never knew i was an
Thursday, July 01, 2004
enjoying the fresh(er) noise on the cd
from june's The Believer
never heard (of) any of these... me... old and out of IT... i
suppose... but this fills a nice summer space that used to be
filled by Oxford American's
music issue... yes... all of
these are quite listenable... but will they be rememberable...
my choice or theirs.
seems there's not going to be any tar...
they've laid down this white plastic... with loud drills and thumps...
we're gonna be a white-roofed community... pix soon
roofers today. they've stripped the edging.
facia? and they toss it down with big clatter. a mess of wasps.
some pounding. a noisy place.
Wednesday, June 30, 2004
to the book
to the train
to the jiffy lube
to the gatsby index
to the television
Tuesday, June 29, 2004
out my window
it's a big open space now... minus the tree we lost
to a storm almost exactly a year ago... what shows up with a removal...
the cat has been watching the summer school kids and traffic...
Monday, June 28, 2004
sorry to be making such a Big Deal about
this... but i'm new to it... on one hand i'm old enough to realize
that it's just what it is... but then there's this little kid
whooping around in here... and nobody's home right now... just
me & an indifferent cat... so i share the moment with you.. whoever
they just took the construction trailer away from out my view...
another cause for celebration...
if you squint real tight you can just
make out my name... six down in the second column... yep... just...
(neither of these scans quite catches the actual green of the
cover... imagine a shade in between these two)
ok... here's the cover back and front...
i wonder if the ipc on the front
is a goof... seems to be plenty of room on the back... i betcha
just arrived... 2 copies of Post Road
... and there... between pages 172 and 192... sits my index
to the great gatsby
... which of course is and has been
since... whenever. i forget. but last fall i received a note from
the editor... asking if i might be willing to let them publish
it... and so i was... and so they did... then came proofs... and
now this... a quick look pleases me immensely that they got the
proof corrections right... (lots of intricacies w/ indexes)
it's a pretty classy production...
i'm wedged in between a piece by sven birkerts (re: joseph brodsky)
and an essay on bruno schultz and isaac babel... nice company...
a quick google (and at amazon
and b&n) suggests that this obscure east coast magazine is
not yet available anywhere... which kinda sucks for someone
who's trying to find a promotional link to it...
... photographer... (via wood
Sunday, June 27, 2004
New York Times > Opinion > Garry Wills: The Bishops vs.
the BibleNothing I
have said is a defense of abortion. There are strong arguments
from natural reason to oppose it, including a presumption in favor
of personhood where the possibility exists. That they are not
so strong as to command general assent does not free anyone from
the duty of considering those arguments seriously, and of making
a decision in conscience based on that consideration.
All I am saying is that the bishops have no special
mandate from their office to supplant the individual conscience
with some divine imperative. For them to say that this is a matter
of theology is, simply, bad theological reasoning. If they, as
citizens, wish to express their opinion on the natural-reason
arguments, they have every right to do so. But that does not give
them the right to deny others the same kind of arguing, on the
same grounds. The subject of abortion is not a matter of church-state
relations, since the bishops as church authorities have nothing
distinctive to contribute to the discussion.
cool pix at Kite
... thanks, pete...
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