Posts Tagged ‘ death ’

Bob Dylan – Murder Most Foul (Official Audio) – YouTube

Poetry as a Blowtorch of Protest

 

Sean Bonney, Our Death (image courtesy Commune Editions)

While despondency and madness appear aplenty in Sean Bonney’s writing, its keynote is pure, hard rage.

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Remembering Jim Lehrer | PBS NewsHour

PBS NewsHour co-founder Jim Lehrer, a giant in journalism known for his tenacity and dedication to simply delivering the news, died Thursday at the age of 85.

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Rough Ideas: June 2016 Archives

Throwing Away the Alarm Clock

my father always said, “early to bed and
early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy
and wise.”
it was lights out at 8 p.m. in our house
and we were up at dawn to the smell of
coffee, frying bacon and scrambled
eggs.
my father followed this general routine
for a lifetime and died young, broke,
and, I think, not too
wise.
taking note, I rejected his advice and it
became, for me, late to bed and late
to rise.
now, I’m not saying that I’ve conquered
the world but I’ve avoided
numberless early traffic jams, bypassed some
common pitfalls
and have met some strange, wonderful
people
one of who
was
myself-someone my father
never
knew.

– Charles Bukowski

Source: Rough Ideas: June 2016 Archives

Nelba Márquez-Greene 7th Anniversary Sandy Hook | PEOPLE.com

Nelba Márquez-Greene, photographed at her church in Danbury, Conn.
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Nelba Márquez-Greene remembers her daughter Ana, who was killed by gun violence at Sandy Hook Elementary

Source: Nelba Márquez-Greene 7th Anniversary Sandy Hook | PEOPLE.com

The Humanitarian Crisis of Deaths of Despair | Blog of the APA

 

Last April, Princeton University economists and married partners Anne Case and  Sir Angus Deaton delivered the Tanner Lectures on Human Values at Stanford University. . . .

Source: The Humanitarian Crisis of Deaths of Despair | Blog of the APA

Rep. Elijah Cummings dies at 68 – Vox

Cummings was a longtime Congress member from Baltimore.

Source: Rep. Elijah Cummings dies at 68 – Vox