thanks goes a long way ... I had to write a inquiry paper on
The Things they carried a book i had read earlier in the semester
was like a GOD helping me to quickly locate page number for quotes
and scenes dont know what i would have done without it. Thanks.
A Virginia Tech Undergrad
... index like a GOD ... i like
after the gold rush
no direction home ... disk 1 (bob
germ free adolescents (x-ray spex)
blueberrry boat (the fiery furnaces)
it's a cold and windy thanksgiving day ... and the
lake hasn't recovered from the drought ... it's about two feet
mom and meg
made enough food ...
and we eat
a lot of it ... and notice how the happiest and most thoroughly
uncrabby ones of us savor the exquisite flavors of the meal ...
but someone needs ketchup ...
taylor likes lots of ketchup for
and all the
little piggies like pie ...
throughout the day we have cause
to watch television ... mike's got his eye on a game right here
... but the
most popular show of the day ... for which mike wears the proper
headgear ... was A Pirate's Tale: Return to Doom Island
... an almost-feature-length film in which our own josh murphy
appears ... we laughed ... we cried ... but we didn't have to
poop in the woods ... with deer watching ...
and later in the evening we learned how to make
iraqi coffee ... which we also learned ... is called in iraq ...
turkish coffee ... but is grown nevertheless in iraq ... it's
road music: back
jerusalem (steve earle)
hymnody of earth (malcolm dalglish)
a go-go (strummer & the mescaleros)
awake, it's morning (bright eyes)
from wendell berry's "The Pleasures of Eating"...Eating with the fullest pleasure
- pleasure,that is, that does not depend on ignorance - is perhaps
the profoundest enactment of our connection with the world. In
this pleasure we experience and celebrate our dependence and our
gratitude, for we are living from mystery, from creatures we did
not make and powers we cannot comprehend. When I think of the
meaning of food, I always remember these lines by the poet William
Carlos Williams, which seem to me merely honest:
There is nothing to eat,
where you will,
but the body of the Lord.
The blessed plants
and the sea,
to the imagination
you're not going to ordain gay men, and not going to ordain married
men, and not going to ordain women, well then who's left? It's
not exactly a big pool.
... until friday
something complex ... so complex even the sayer doesn't know ...
so complex even anyone's eyes go glassy ... what did i do?
one for "desirably
too ... gee .. these are the real ...
the lasting ... perks of poetry
possible that i am the first and only person to have used the
at his back"
on the internet ... ??
from Thomas Merton
...All Christian life is meant
to be at the same time profoundly contemplative and rich in active
work It is true that we are called to create a better world. But
we are first of all called to a more immediate and exalted task:
that of creating our own lives. In doing this, we act as co-workers
with God. We take our place in the great work of mankind, since
in effect the creation of our own destiny, in God, is impossible
in pure isolation. Each one of us works out his own destiny in
inseparable union with all those others with whom God has willed
us to live. We share with one another the creative work of living
in the world. And it is through our struggle with material reality,
with nature, that we help one another create at the same time
our own destiny and a new world for our descendants.
from Love and Living
Thomas Merton. Edited by Naomi Burton Stone & Brother Patrick
Hart, Harcourt, San Diego, 1979.