Archive for August, 2020

Life’s Work: An Interview with Janelle Monáe

Erin Patrice O’Brien/Redux

The singer, actor, and activist talks about using her own voice.

Source: Life’s Work: An Interview with Janelle Monáe

Tanka by Michael McClintock | Charlotte Digregorio’s Writer’s Blog

Tanka by Michael McClintock

Tanka
 
stuck on a bus
crossing endless Nebraska,
too much on my mind–
ah, on the noon-bright wheat
the wind and its shadows
 
by Michael McClintock (USA), Author
Meals at Midnight

Source: Tanka by Michael McClintock | Charlotte Digregorio’s Writer’s Blog

750 million genetically engineered mosquitoes approved for release in Florida Keys – CNN

A plan to release millions of genetically modified mosquitoes in 2021 has won final approval from authorities in the Florida Keys, despite the objection of many local residents and a coalition of environmental advocacy groups.

Source: 750 million genetically engineered mosquitoes approved for release in Florida Keys – CNN

This release is a big mistake because it introduces a manmade component into the natural world. As with the A-bomb, scientists don’t know what the overall impact will be on the natural world. – word pond

DNC 2020: Kamala Harris will contend with sexist appearance politics and Donald Trump – Vox

Why does America not know how to talk about women who run for office?

Source: DNC 2020: Kamala Harris will contend with sexist appearance politics and Donald Trump – Vox

DNC 2020: The tragedy of Hillary Clinton – Vox

Joe Biden, for all his virtues, highlights the challenges Hillary Clinton faced in a way few other politicians could.

Source: DNC 2020: The tragedy of Hillary Clinton – Vox

‘He’ll Be There for You, Too,’ Gabrielle Giffords Says of Joe Biden – The New York Times

Clinton the advocate, Obama the ‘friend’ and Harris the nominee: Takeaways from Night 3 – POLITICO

Hillary Clinton on Wednesday served as a bridge to another historic candidate, Kamala Harris, who could play a leading role in the party’s transformation.

Source: Clinton the advocate, Obama the ‘friend’ and Harris the nominee: Takeaways from Night 3 – POLITICO

Joe Biden’s foreign policy, explained – Vox

Former Vice President Joe Biden delivers remarks on the Trump administration’s actions in Iraq on January 7, 2020, in New York City.Spencer Platt/Getty Images

“He’s looking at an across-the-board restoration project,” said a former Obama administration official.

Source: Joe Biden’s foreign policy, explained – Vox

Obama torches Trump like American democracy depends on it – POLITICO

The former president went further than ever before in taking on his successor.

Source: Obama torches Trump like American democracy depends on it – POLITICO

Solitary Plover – Summer 2020

Adoration of the Ear

                                    – ekphrasis on an African linguist’s staff

crooked staff

like a great tree

ground-sprung

 

swept air clear for

feeling’s drum

 

burnished gold leaf,

with thumb roll of

an elephant’s dung

into ear shape

 

with a trunk trumpets

vowels of savannah

 

Donna Fleischer

Solitary Plover Summer 2020
issue #32