Monday, October 31, 2011

on speaking to the dead

Skeleton Donut
Originally uploaded by Thomas Hawk
The rabbi addresses the importance of talking to the dead. His premise is that we want to, need to, talk to the dead. It is an important, not a maudlin, thing to do. The rabbi suggests that we have four things to say to them: I'm sorry. Thank you. I forgive you. I love you. This is what makes us human, over time, over distance.

Sherry Turkle in Alone Together: Why we expect more from technology and less from each other

profuse or perish

Tiny bubbles...
Originally uploaded by peater
You have to write as much as you can. People have studied these things.

Principal Jay Richard of Oyster River Middle School, speaking on strategies for passing the essay portion of standardized tests in America's schools in today's New York Times.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

the intensity of strawberries

I remember

the intensity of strawberries
in a very, very narrow
band of time –

June, July
Wimbledon on TV

things like that
Simon Schama on strawberries and other edibles in the weekend edition of the Financial Times

Saturday, October 15, 2011

art alone

All Passes -- Art Alone Endures
Fine Arts Building
Chicago, IL

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