Sunday, August 01, 2004
Sand: Terror Alert: Orange (sort of)But I don't think many are going to be taken
in by this shameless piece of politicking.
... we might be
can be lethal to studentsThis
summer, U. of I. has joined other top schools in sending out hundreds
of letters to the slacking seniors, giving some until Sunday to
explain what caused their stellar grade point averages to plunge.
For those who fail to respond or who offer unsatisfactory explanations,
the school is responding harshly by revoking offers of admission.
2004 July 31 - A Blue MoonIn fact, the
modern usage of the term 'Blue Moon' refers to the second Full
Moon in a single month.
Saturday, July 31, 2004
intersting that they talk of the hepworth
as having a leaf-like shape... suzanne has called it a flame...
and i think it has skeletal/pelvic connections... she has clearly
tapped into some really fundamental/elemental... archaic... form
more info about the sculptures at...
and Leigh Block Museum of Art
o to be as calm and self-possessed as
a neoclassical column... click it...
mom wrote me last monday and i have rudely
not replied... this is so typical of a week in which the days
have vanished... on the commute... in the classroom... and being
so tired and forgetful at the end of the day... anyway...
she writes that the U. S. Newswire
link (back on monday) is to a company run by two of my cousins...
and sure enough there they are
... the mccarren boys... with whom
i'm out of touch forever and ever...
she writes that i left a shirt at her place... which astonishes
me because i am never the kind of person who leaves a shirt where
it doesn't belong... but i guess i did...
and she writes that i never wrote directly about
meeting mr. wendell berry... and she is correct... yes... i did
meet him and speak with him for a very brief moment... and literally
look up to him because he is a tall southern gentleman... and
he signed my copy of The Wild Birds
... because it was my
first encounter with the people of port william... and the whole
evening... last thursday in jeffersonville indiana... organized
and ably moderated by clark county commissioner david lewis who
had invited me down for it... was just... perfect...
talk to you soon mom...
Friday, July 30, 2004
a bit of a walk from parking lot to classroom
led me past this...
which i remember
seeing in d.c. many years ago at... i think... the hirschhorn...
or was it in a dream... or a book... here's the other side...
click on it... or here
... to see a detail... this is by jean ipousteguy
still as flowers...
to see the whole piece in context... it's
by barbara hepworth
... and gave me a split second
of breath every morning and every afternoon this week... and click
for the other hepworth on that lawn...
who is 38 years old, says he can't remember another candidate
for president quoting poetry in his lifetime. He says doing so
requires bravery because it's easy for anti-intellectuals to make
fun of poetry.
Thursday, July 29, 2004
Wednesday, July 28, 2004
seems brtom.org was down for a good chunk
of yesterday... hmmmm... and i had sooo much to say... but really,
folks, i was pretty beat by 5p.m. & could barely deal with dom
and the cat... let alone the known and unknown cyber-universe...
struck me today (or yesterday) that i am not a born commuter...
hate it, in fact... the ap summer institute is going well... a
fine and useful experience...
Monday, July 26, 2004
the event i attended last week...Panelists
debate benefits, costs of planned Ohio River bridges
so things will be thin here through the
for on a monday i'm begun at the ap summer
institute... northwestern u... so i drive an hour to evanston
in the morning at 6:30... and drive back an hour to mundelein
at 4:00... and have homework...not too bad tonight...but it's...
thinking... and being held accountable and being tired for the
first time all summer... and getting to whine about it... but
the sessions are good... very interactive so far...
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