Sunday, May 14, 2006

Japanese Book Binding

posted at 9:31 AM


Saturday, May 13, 2006

listening now to neil young's living with war & it's a good one ... maybe even great ... for the way he keeps it nuanced away from a raw blaze striking out against everything that doesn't fit a certain p.o.v. ... instead he tries & mostly succeeds in keeping his finger on the stuff most people actually want ... like peace & dignity & justice & freedom ... here's a bit from the uk telegraph ... Only he could write and sing a song titled Let's Impeach the President without sounding like a pompous berk, a feat abetted on this occasion by some poignant flurries from the Mexican trumpets and a number of choice cut-ups sampled from Bush's public pronouncements.

... and those horns are sweet ...and that chorus doing america the beautiful at the end is alone worth the price of admission

posted at 11:28 AM


Friday, May 12, 2006

o ... what incited that last thought ... i'm trying to re-certify ... submitted my "statement of assurance" (don't ask) about a month ago & now wait & wait for approval and permission to pay my 25 bucks for a five-year certificate ... but nothing comes ... it's got to go through the lake county regional office of education ... but here's the weird thing ... the other day in the mail arrives this notice from the WILL county regional office of education ... down in joliet (where i worked seven years ago) ... and they're telling me to send THEM the 25 bucks ... what the hell ... cutting in on lake county's business? ... it appears that the bureacrats don't actually know one end from the other ... you think?

posted at 3:09 PM

damn bureaucrats ... what's taking them so long?

posted at 12:50 PM


Thursday, May 11, 2006

Dear American writers, break out of the jail! Sell the haunted house, convert it to tourist villas. Puncture "the airtight vessel known as Brooklyn New York." Write long novels, pointless novels. Do not be ashamed to grieve about personal things. Dear young writers, write with dignity, not in guilt. How you write is how you will be read. - Elif Batuman ... via cahiers de corey

posted at 3:21 PM

The duty of the man is to be skillful in talk; and of the wife, to boast of silence. The duty of the husband is to be a giver, and of the wife, to be a saver.

posted at 8:27 AM

American Racism Manifesto

posted at 8:12 AM

Where We Create - This is Where I Create | Where do you Create?

posted at 8:01 AM


Wednesday, May 10, 2006

random books from my library ...
Sleeping on the Wing : An Anthology of Modern Poetry with Essays on Reading and Writing by Kenneth Koch (ed.)
Spiritual exercises by Karl Rahner
Wrong: Stories by Dennis Cooper

where else would koch, rahner, and cooper get to rub elbows, knock back a cold one, & trade scarey tales?

where else do i get to display so clearly my profound confusion?

o ... here

posted at 10:16 PM Book Review: Chronicles - Volume One by Bob Dylan

posted at 4:05 PM

Louis le Brocquy official site, Celebrating the artist's 90th year. Recognised by many as the greatest Irish artist of the twentieth century.

posted at 4:01 PM

skunk attack ... while these seniors are organizing their thoughts about the meanings of beckett's endgame i'll mention that dom & i had a close encounter with the local skunk this morning on our walk ... we saw it as we approached the back of the science wing ... we clapped our hands ... i picked up a stick to throw ... it seemed to scurry away ... a bit ... but as we were about to turn the corner there it is ... hunkered down tail up right at the edge of the building three feet away ... we moved quickly back ... unsprayed ... reversed course and walked the long way around ... but were kind of skittish the rest of the walk ... skunk? no, treestump ... skunk? no, old can ... skunk?

posted at 8:48 AM

what happened to tuesday?

posted at 8:41 AM


Monday, May 08, 2006

Dan Johnson-Weinberger, lawyer and lobbyist, on progressive politics and policy from the Capital of Blue America: Cook County

posted at 7:34 PM

Michael Pollan - On The Table - Opinion - New York Times ...
This is the the case with our industrial food chain: evidence of failure is all around us. While it is true that this system produces vast quantities of cheap food (indeed, the vastness and cheapness is part of the problem), it is not doing what any nation's food system foremost needs to do: that is, maintain its population in good health.

posted at 8:18 AM


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