Archive for October, 2014

At Penn, students can get credit for ‘Wasting Time on the Internet’ – The Washington Post

Kenneth Goldsmith stands in front of 10 tons of printed paper from his exhibition “Printing Out the Internet” at a Mexico City art space in 2013. (Janet Jarman/For The Washington Post)

At Penn, students can get credit for ‘Wasting Time on the Internet’ – The Washington Post.

Jerry Brown’s 4th act – Todd S. Purdum – POLITICO

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The turnaround has been stunning, not only for California but for Brown himself. | AP Photo

I wrote the following in a 2010 word pond entry on Brown ~

Watch this man govern the most populous state in the country with the ninth largest economy (GDP or gross domestic product) in the world. He is fit, mature, and possesses an excellence of mind this writer has rarely experienced.  As the state’s youngest governor from 1975 through 1983 he demonstrated skills, thinking and creativity beyond his years and beyond the American political landscape of those times in which he was affectionately and disingenuously referred to as ‘Governor Moonbeam’. He was ahead of his time and still is. I think that what he will accomplish in California could provide just the prototype the rest of the country needs to move forward with a green economy and a more open, democratic form of governance. Welcome back, Jerry Brown! ~ yours truly, df

Jerry Brown’s 4th act – Todd S. Purdum – POLITICO.

Galway Kinnell, Poet Who Went His Own Way, Dies at 87 – NYTimes.com

Galway Kinnell.

Galway Kinnell, Poet Who Went His Own Way, Dies at 87 – NYTimes.com.

Loved his poems. I’d heard him read, and talked with him afterwards, reciting three lines from a poem he’d written to him and he chimed in. During a Q & A his dixie cup of water leaked one faint slow drop at a time over a period of an hour in which he was so immersed in the questionings and discussion that he wasn’t aware of the little pool of water at his feet. – Donna Fleischer

Reports from the Field: On Grief | VIDA: Women in Literary Arts


HAFIZAH GETER

Reports from the Field: On Grief | VIDA: Women in Literary Arts.

IS LOOKING YOUR AGE A SUBVERSIVE ACT? |

Looking old, she said, should be a boast about experiences accrued and insights acquired, a triumphant signal “that you are someone who, beneath that white hair, has a card catalog of valuable information.” – Frances McDormand

IS LOOKING YOUR AGE A SUBVERSIVE ACT? |.

Elephant Memories | TOM CLARK

Wasin is approximately two weeks old. Carers replicate an orphaned elephant’s lost family with a human equivalent, providing 24-hour care. This includes regular milk feeds, travelling with them as a group during the day and sleeping in a stable with them at night to provide reassurance: photo by Michael Nichols/National Geographic via The Guardian, 12 August  2014

TOM CLARK.

Belladonna* Collective’s first Chaplet Series reading, November 6, 2014 at the Bureau of General Services Queer Division

Nov 6 2014