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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

“A way of shutting my eyes”: Reflections on the Photographic Turn in Recent Literary Memoirs | 3 Quarks Daily

by Rafaël Newman For Fred Weinstein “What is hidden is for us Westerners more ‘true’ than what is visible,” Roland Barthes proposed, in Camera Lucida, his phenomenology of the photograph, almost forty years ago. In the decades since, the internet, nanotechnology, and viral marketing have challenged his privileging of the unseen over the seen by…

Source: “A way of shutting my eyes”: Reflections on the Photographic Turn in Recent Literary Memoirs | 3 Quarks Daily

The Wolves of McLean (excerpt) on Vimeo

What Cancer Takes Away by Anne Boyer | The New Yorker

Illustration by Bianca Bagnarelli

When I got sick, I warned my friends: Don’t try to make me stop thinking about death.

Source: What Cancer Takes Away | The New Yorker