Sunday, February 12, 2006
some tempestuous exchanges over economic ideologies, i am SO enjoying
the down and dirty facts of chicken feed over at the
wendell berry discussion group
the cat has got some pretty damn nasty diarrhea going
on and (though she's drinking a lot and eating only the dry food)
is possibly getting kind of dehydrated ... so a call to the vet
is probably in order tomorrow ... but her bright eyes betray no
Berkeley crowd and a voice beyond
a writer as steeped in Buddhism as Sanfield, it may seem strange
to find so much raw autobiography, to hear so many echoes of poetic
losers like Charles Bukowski and even Lew Welch; but there is
also deeply embedded in his work a great heart -- straight from
his Talmudic roots -- for the lost, the scorned, and underdogs
of every sort.
Saturday, February 11, 2006
i've just posted one new one (with two !! exclamations !! two)
at finish your phrase
i guess i have a fourth year in me ... at least the beginnings
of a fourth year ... so many milestones ... but the actual hardcore
birthday of fyp don't come until wednesday the 15 ... what kind
of party would you come to?
... a wake-up structure ... but i wouldn't let myself say things
about other people ... other people should never know what you
think about them or what you see or remember because you could
be wrong dead wrong and the sky would crumble ...
wondering if i've got a
... maybe yes ... maybe ...
Friday, February 10, 2006
the end of year three at fyp
with a long one. my calculator says there are 1,095 days in three
years so i give myself that many words to say there. another calculation
in works said stop here. so i did. so in fact there may be more
or fewer than 1,095 words ... i wouldn't take the time to count
still with pollard's
music that wakes up my ears like mingus and some shostakovich
some voices. it's pretty hard to stay awake.
last night i worked the student show and was thoroughly
delighted three times in a row ... the singing was fine the dancing
was exquisite the colors the lights the music all full of wonders
... and of course you know i approve of the library/book theme
... wonder what they could've done with a bit of faulkner ...
some pictures (but not of the show) to follow
Thursday, February 09, 2006
down & out & over & under just now to robert
pollard's from a compound eye
... good stuff ... right
up there with the good old gbv stuff ... from his little static
mouse voice to his big bad booming roar
Wednesday, February 08, 2006
of the Potter Index
... "contains a database of every word and phrase in all
of the Harry Potter books, stored by book and page number"
... interesting, but ... it seems to lack the specific pleasures
of a regular (actual?) index ... in that one cannot browse it
... one types in "dumbledore" and finds the 982 appearances
of his name ... one types in "the" and up pops a listing
of 3461 page numbers (but, of course, only one per page) ...
and so ... it seems this is actually
a CONCORDANCE ... a useful tool for seeking specified page number
information for specific words ... but it lacks the human touch
of an actual index that has been selected, gathered, and written
by some human intelligence ... it cannot help me to find instances
of a given character's immaturity because the term "immaturity"
is not found in the text ... lacks the interest and warmth of
index of angela thirkell's work
mirabile's work on The English Patient
Tuesday, February 07, 2006
the last period was spent disassembling the school for this annual
fundraising event. my room will be a show room. my books are piled
on the cabinet in the no-man's land corridor outside the chapel.
my furniture's a tidy pile in recchia's room next door. so there's
no school tomorrow or thursday or friday or monday. i get to work
student night ... thursday. decoratioins go up tomorrow. i get
to read lots of student paper ... and play around just a little
(who's been teaching just down the hall from me this semester
but who i almost never see ... and that's a shame) says i should
write about this. but i don't like when people obsess over sickk
dying or dead pets online. there's so much of that.
so the cat has been having some rough days. not
eating or drinking (at least not in my presence). (but just now
i looked and found she has licked up some of the chicken gravy).
this morning she stood with her left paw in the water dish. and
then she splashed around in it like i'd never seen before. i think
she is senile. a bit of dementia. it seems she can't remember
what to do with food. and pat who cooks for us has an old cat
in similar straits so we swap stories. tonight, for example, she
says hers has been eating the crappy on-sale tuna fish. so i file
that thought for (near)future use.
i don't know. this cat. tonight at least she's hanging out with
me a bit. sitting over there in sight while i'm over here. she
gets up now and wanders out. i follow and find her face down in
her food dish. no not dead. eating. go figure.
- Haitians Begin Vote in Key Election
jammed polling stations Tuesday as U.N. peacekeepers fanned out
to guard the country's first presidential election in nearly six
years, a vote widely viewed as a key step toward steering this
bloodied, impoverished nation away from collapse.
Monday, February 06, 2006
truffaut ... born 2.6.1932 ...
... i've always liked his stuff
... makes me kind of middle-brow ... i guess ... sorry
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