knew ... here
... and told us about it last october ...
of NYTimes headlines this week ... don't even begin to tell the
tale ... sad ... outrageously sad ... as in everybody-knows-it-didn't-have-to-be-this-bad
Katrina Slams Into Gulf Coast; Dozens Are Dead
wednesday Much of Gulf Coast
Is Crippled; Death Toll Rises After Hurricane
thursday Higher Death Toll
Seen; Police Ordered to Stop Looters
fridayDespair and Lawlessness
Grip New Orleans
saturdayConditions in New Orleans Still Dire - Pumping
May Take Months
Arrives in Alabama, Briefed on Hurricane KatrinaWe've
got a lot of rebuilding to do. First, we're going to save lives
and stabilize the situation. And then we're going to help these
communities rebuild. The good news is -- and it's hard for some
to see it now -- that out of this chaos is going to come a fantastic
Gulf Coast, like it was before. Out of the rubbles of Trent Lott's
house -- he's lost his entire house -- there's going to be a fantastic
house. And I'm looking forward to sitting on the porch. (Laughter.)
... via eschaton
... toward a working definition
friday came quickly. must have been a busy week. the seniors have
been working with calvino's if on a winter's night a traveller
... and they've taken a shot at the villanelle ... sophs are slogging
through miller's the crucible
... not my most favorite
piece ... but it has its moments ... and is not completely unrelated
to our contemporary moment
realized hoot from the new window ... a clear view of Venus
... winking at me just above sunset ... but i'm too lazy to attempt
guys came today ...
... not much of a sight ... but
more a sight than i've ever seen through this window ... at least
i'll get the sunset without running back to the bedroom ... such
luxury ... on a day i'm thinking much about the luck of some and
the suffering of many ... prayers for the southland
at the gaslight 1962
is a humble little disc ... but a
worthy entry ... very good sound quality ... that date alone in
the title reminds me how young he was .... and then you hear him
belting out 'hard rain' like he'd been around forever ... knowing
everything all along ... kennedy was still around too, but he
didn't know so much ... well ... i'm just a sucker for 'the cuckoo
bird' ever since i heard clarence ashley do it ('the coo coo bird')
on harry smith's anthology ... and 21 year old dylan digs deep
to find his roughest old inner mountainman ... straight from the
too much in ap this morning ... i said "scherezade,"
"roland barthes," "boccacio, chaucer, and all"
i said (god forgive me) "semiotics,"
"post-structuralism," and "jean-paul sartre"
i said "edgar allan poe"
and "cherchez la femme"
said "joseph campbell and carl jung"
i said "o my aching back"
i said "derrida" and "product placement"
i said "one of the problems
of getting older"