Bob Dylan - With God On Our Side (Live @ Tonight... →
ESL class. Debates. Tonight someone suggested “Facebook is better than Twitter.” The student vs. me. Facebook and I finalized our separation last year after a mandatory two-week wait period. I recently joined Twitter. Okay, I thought. You’re on. But I failed to take into account current events. And the fact my student is from Egypt. His first argument? Facebook helps...
PHENOMENON: When you read more than you speak, often you don’t pronounce the...– Kelly Oxford (Yes.)
If you want to understand foreign policy, read history, not the newspaper. When...– Bryan Caplan. (via mlarson) This is why my mom has “too many” old books. Nothing like a primary source.
Reading Gifts from the Sea again. In the chapter on the Double-Sunrise shell, A.M. Lindbergh writes about one-and-only moments. Those times of being “loved alone.” Moments. Friendships are tangled and difficult and painful. Bonds can tighten and strangle, or they may loosen and fall away. Some are cut. But over a length of time one can see the one-and-only moments in the web, the...
Most Eligible Royal Bachelors - ABC News →
May I recommend staying away from the dashing Prince Amedeo of Belgium, who, according to ABC News “has descendents from almost every country in the European Union.” On second thought, stay away from ABC News?
We seem to move on a thin crust,” warned Sir James George Frazer in The Golden...– How Heavy Metal Is Keeping Us Sane - Magazine - The Atlantic This is why I listen to metal on the radio in the car before 8AM.
When Ms. Bowlby met Mr. Tyson, she said: “I wasn’t looking for a gay-friendly...– Evangelical Group Sees N.Y.C. as Incubator to Plant Churches - NYTimes.com Am reading Rob Bell’s Love Wins. It ranks up there with Are you there God, It’s Me, Margaret, as one of those connecting books—a drawing out from the isolation of my own thoughts into a broader dimension. ...
Accidentally buying books back from secondhand...
On Tuesday I stopped by the Salvation Army. I found two books. One was a softcover of a favorite by Anne Morrow Lindbergh that I love to give to friends. The other was a hardcover called Great Women of the Press. Last night I pulled Great Women out of the bag and flipped to the cover page where I found my own signature. It was…jolting. The book had belonged to me years ago. I probably...
The most important thing a beginning writer may have going for her is her...– I Go to AWP by Kay Ryan [article/magazine]
I love the solitary, the hermetic, the cranky self-taught. Make mine the desert...– I Go to AWP by Kay Ryan [article/magazine] Poetry Foundation
Reason to Love Home #40:
New lambs in spring.
Mother Jones magazine on Tumblr: Stars & Stripes... →
motherjones: From reporter Chris Carroll’s Stripes blog: On Thursday afternoon, 1.4 million active duty military members were digesting the possibility of going on duty the following week without assurance of being paid anytime soon. At the same time, some 1 million civilian federal employees faced a…
Of course, you never know what you’re really doing, do you? Like a spider, you...–
Much of Wallace’s work has to do with cutting himself back down to size,...– Inside David Foster Wallace’s Private Self-Help Library | The Awl
If he wants to make a movie, he just starts making the movie. He doesn’t wait...– Louis CK talking about Francis Ford Coppola and the documentary Hearts of Darkness, on the WTF with Marc Maron podcast (via austinkleon)
In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.” ~...– SouleMama: (when it snows) in April And we do.
5 Things from 3/27-4/2
Trying to figure out the difference between glycerine and glycerin. A walk along the river with a stop at the pavilion. The chickens are laying regularly again! Stacks of books from the library. Limits.