Sunday, April 03, 2005

right now: al green's greatest gospel hits... just splendid stuff
posted at 8:30 PM

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posted at 6:10 PM

ok... this came from jordan... (who loves my lists)

You're stuck inside Fahrenheit 451, which book do you want to be?

A Place on Earth by Wendell Berry

Have you ever had a crush on a fictional character?


Last book you bought is:

The Shattered Lantern: Rediscovering a Felt Presence of God by Ronald Rohlheiser

Last book you read:

Six Memos for the Next Millennium by Italo Calvino

What are you currently reading?

Student AP Essays
The Uses of Literature by Italo Calvino
Orality and Literacy by Walter J. Ong
The Iceman Cometh by Eugene O'Neill
The Shattered Lantern by Ronald Rohlheiser

5 books you would take to a deserted island:

The Gospel according to Matthew
Complete Poems by Emily Dickinson
A Biographical Dictionary of Film by David Thomson
Collected Poems by James Schuyler or Frank O'Hara
Lectures in America by Gertrude Stein

Who are you going to pass this stick on to and why:

Suzanne!... just curious to see... (even if it cramps yr usual style)
posted at 11:53 AM

just noticed that jordan has passed something on to me... boy that don't happen too often... even just the other day the doctor said i had some slightly swollen glands but no other symptoms of anything & i said well yes i've lately been in the presence of people with colds & he says well you must have a really good immunity... but here comes jordan passing something on to me... to which i'm not immune... thanks... give me a little time to consider this... stick
posted at 10:34 AM


Saturday, April 02, 2005

because i've been too lazy to do the research myself, i shamelessly lift these jp2 thoughts (thanks, michael)...

A disconcerting conclusion about the most recent period should serve to enlighten us: side-by-side with the miseries of underdevelopment, themselves unacceptable, we find ourselves up against a form of superdevelopment, equally inadmissible. because like the former it is contrary to what is good and to true happiness. This super-development, which consists in an excessive availability of every kind of material goods for the benefit of certain social groups, easily makes people slaves of 'possession' and of immediate gratification...'

'The proponents of capitalism in its extreme forms tend to overlook the good things achieved by communism: the efforts to overcome unemployment, the concern for the poor.'

'Modern society has the means of protecting itself, without definitively denying criminals the chance to reform. I renew the appeal I made most recently at Christmas for a consensus to end the death penalty, which is both cruel and unnecessary.'

'The Holy See has always recognized that the Palestinian people have the natural right to a homeland and the right to be able to live in peace and tranquility with the other peoples of this area. Your tolerance is before the rest of the world.'

'When war, as in these days in Iraq, threatens the fate of humanity, it is ever more urgent to proclaim, with a strong and decisive voice, that only peace is the road to follow to construct a more just and united society... Violence and arms can never resolve the problems of man.'

'Social justice cannot be attained by violence. Violence kills what it intends to create.'

'No to war! War is not always inevitable. It is always a defeat for humanity.'

posted at 3:58 PM

r.i.p. jp2
posted at 3:35 PM

any day now i'm going to start talking regular... i heard this request that i reinstate the old this journal... which would make it the new this journal... i don't think that can happen because i'm just not able to talk regularly as if you were here... if you were here i'd be funny now and then but you wouldn't have any trouble getting me darker to the point of say whining... then you'd be happy to go somewhere else... in the old this journal i used to consciously formulate word-based products to mark particular features of my dailyness... some still want that... but i don't have the energy for it... yet... it took more energy than you might imagine... for such thin output... see i am not a writer i just play one on the internet now and then... but pretty soon when school starts up i'll have plenty to keep me busy... even now i could be doing something else... i could be finishing the next slim packet of fyp selections or i could be walking three miles out into what looks like a sunny day... in fact... that's a pretty good idea...

out into... pleasant puzzle... to get into one must go out...

currently reading calvino the uses of literature... listening to boccherini quintets for string quartet & guitar... i like them a lot... but am i into them yet... a good soundtrack for this main character's... now
posted at 2:07 PM

is there anything to say about dying... in rome in florida in iraq next door... that fact... one last fact for the main character who is dying... and then an eternity of factlessness... or such single factfullness it makes no difference... how could it... all the more reason for astonishment here... look... how long my fingernails grow... they click... and we get some sun today... and school starts again monday... i will be the main character there as here... no escape from this wonderful narcissism that puts us each in the center of things... right where we belong... doing and being what the main character has always done...
posted at 10:18 AM


Friday, April 01, 2005

o... we had a double rainbow the other day... in the muddy eastern sky...

posted at 7:53 PM

having a good thought for the pope... who has done a pretty good job... on most fronts... as far as i can see... go in peace... show the way
posted at 12:58 PM

cat watch... at approximately 11:39 last night, the cat pooped a wonderful fine good poop... we are relieved...
posted at 8:19 AM

some of what we did on our easter weekend...

we walked through lincoln's new salem... we sat around and talked... we observed the local fauna... we ate ham and chicken... we ate La Tarte... we had a really good time...
posted at 8:02 AM


Thursday, March 31, 2005

cat report... i guess her pee was ok yesterday... they've given us some different food and some goop in a tube... but now the darn thing's not pooping... it's almost a year since her last enema... i remember how much fun that was... if only she could also remember...
posted at 10:51 PM

Robert Creeley - Times Online...
A MEMBER of the Black Mountain poets who flourished in the 1950s and 1960s, Robert Creeley was perhaps more influential than any of his contemporaries on the generation of poets which was finding its voice in the following decade.
posted at 10:47 PM

Biodiversity Project Encourages a "Great Lakes Response" to Millennium Ecosystem Report Warnings
Responding to the report, which warned that humans have already depleted nearly 60 percent of the world's farmland, forests and freshwater rivers and lakes, Biodiversity Project's Jeffrey Potter noted, 'In the Great Lakes states and provinces, water is our way of life. From the water we drink to the beautiful Great Lakes, inland lakes, rivers, wetlands and natural areas where our families go to swim, fish, boat, hike and relax, water is our most precious natural resource. People here have a special relationship with the natural world and we can be a model for protecting these vulnerable treasures.'

creeley at the academy

robert creeley 1926-2005

do you think it is.
Dogs wandering
the roads.

All I knew or know
began with this--
with its incessant movement.

Where was it--
to be younger, older,
if not here,
if not there.

calling over the shoulder,
through a mist,
to those fading people.


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Wednesday, March 30, 2005

The word connects the visible trace with the invisible thing, the absent thing, the thing that is desired or feared, like a frail emergency bridge flung over an abyss. calvino in "exactitude" in six memos...

yes blogger has been very uncooperative... so i haven't posted any shots from the weekend... but will...

took the cat in for her annual yesterday... today they call to say that her kidneys are problematic... they say it could be any number of things and want to look at some urine to rule out bladder infection... and can i collect some cat pee... no, i don't think i can... so we're back to the vet this afternoon...


Tuesday, March 29, 2005

blogger been bad today


Monday, March 28, 2005

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