Sunday, April 03, 2005
right now: al
green's greatest gospel hits
... just splendid stuff
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
BerryHave you ever had
a crush on a fictional character?yesLast
book you bought is:The
Shattered Lantern: Rediscovering a Felt Presence of God
book you read:Six Memos
for the Next Millennium
by Italo CalvinoWhat are you currently reading?Student AP EssaysThe Uses of Literature
by Italo CalvinoOrality and Literacy
by Walter J. OngThe Iceman Cometh
by Eugene O'NeillThe Shattered Lantern
by Ronald Rohlheiser5 books you would take to a
Gospel according to MatthewComplete Poems
by Emily DickinsonA Biographical Dictionary
by David ThomsonCollected Poems
by James Schuyler or Frank O'HaraLectures
by Gertrude SteinWho
are you going to pass this stick on to and why:Suzanne!
just curious to see... (even if it cramps yr usual style)
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
Saturday, April 02, 2005
because i've been too lazy to do the
research myself, i shamelessly lift these jp2 thoughts fromMichaelMoore.com
(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.'
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.'
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
reading calvino the uses of literature
... listening to
boccherini quintets for string quartet &
... i like them a lot... but am i into them yet... a
good soundtrack for this main character's... now
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...
Friday, April 01, 2005
o... we had a double rainbow the other
day... in the muddy eastern sky...
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
cat watch... at approximately 11:39 last
night, the cat pooped a wonderful fine good poop... we are relieved...
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...
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
Project Encourages a "Great Lakes Response" to Millennium
Ecosystem Report WarningsResponding 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.'
robert creeley 1926-2005
do you think
All I knew or know
to be younger, older,
if not there.
calling over the shoulder,
through a mist,
to those fading
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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