Oh my! Diane Ackerman purdy much says it all...the anguish...the feelings of cosmic loneliness...of indelicacy...of fragility...of giant dreams....
I am feeling very pensive...and this piece of Ackerman's reflects it deeply and accurately.... Read more
With classes just around the corner, this poetry selection from Panhala especially touched me this morning. I hope I learn to think that way and that my university experience supports this process! Robert Bly is definitely high on my list of h... Read more
I add this poem with Thay's explanation as an addendum to the "Ending Violence" blog I just shared because, as he says, "'When i hear one of these names I have to say yes': proud members of the Military-Industrial complex, pacifists, youngsters ... Read more
I have a bumper sticker on the back of my little Honda Civic that says, "KILL your TV!" That gives you a purdy clear picture of my position on the quality of television and the miniscule amount of it that I think is worth watching. This segues... Read more
Court Blocks Future Crops of Monsanto's Genetically Engineered "RoundUp Ready" Sugar Beets...
...Unless the USDA Completes an Environmental Impact Statement and Decides Again to Deregulate
www.organicconsumers.org /bytes/ob238.h... Read more
I left Pennsylvania a few days ago. I last stayed three days and two nights in Ohiopyle, an area incredibly rich with recreational resources, among them an awesome bike trail.
The Youghiogheny River Trail has 27 miles of trail in the park ... Read more
Already well-known during his lifetime, Frank Lloyd Wright was recognized in 1991 by the American Institute of Architects as 'the greatest American architect of all time'.
I was so looking forward to seeing work more of this brilliant, ecce... Read more
You create yourself in ever-changing shapes
that rise from the stuff of our days---
unsung, unmourned, undescribed,
like a forest we never knew.
You are the deep innerness of all things,
the last word that can never be spoken.
To ... Read more
Earth's crammed with heaven, and every common bush afire with God.
-- Elizabeth Barrett Browning, from Aurora Leigh
I'm in my THIRD month of trippin' about in this huge, awe-inspiring country of ours (and a *touch* of Canada as well)!!! ... Read more
The Saint Lawrence River (Mohawk: Kaniatarowanenneh, meaning "big waterway") is a large river flowing approximately from southwest to northeast in the middle latitudes of North America, connecting the Great Lakes with the Atlantic Ocean. It is t... Read more
I am making this blog more visual than textual. I'll begin with the lovely bike ride at Lake George which I took before arriving to Francesca's. I rode solidly one way and stopped for photo ops on the return ride.
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