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Reading a poem makes a performer of you. You cast your own voices for the writer’s first- and third-person characters, deciding, almost unthinkingly, whether the writer’s second-person is yourself or someone else. Not always effortlessly, you sort out the scenes, images, sequences, quotations, and metaphors. You evaluate each of the writer’s assertions, accepting them into or rejecting them from the framework of your own thoughts. Poetry is a kind of source code, requiring little math but rich in context, grammar, and logical subroutines, which your mind may assemble into the mesh of your own library of eclectic grammar, logic, and contradictions.
Your reading is thus uniquely your own collaboration with the writer.
In the Mueller Report, released by the Attorney General today (April 18, 2019), Appendix C, in Vol. 1, shows the written questions posed by the Special Prosecutor in November 2018 for the President to answer under oath. Question ii B (from p. C-5 of Vol. 1) elicits an interesting answer (from p. C-18 of Vol. 1). Question and Answer are shown below. Continue reading →
Thursday night, after finding a re-run on this week’s Boondocks tape, I flipped channels over to C-SPAN just in time for a re-play of that morning’s National Prayer Breakfast at the Washington Hilton. And just as I was about to shut THAT off, Bono comes on. Right there, with the Prez and First Lady on his right and Senators Pryor, Coleman, and Obama on his left, and an audience full of politicians and world leaders, Bono says, “Please join me in praying that I don
A friend invited me to attend a presentation at the University of Washington last night (February 20) by an “unembedded American journaist in Iraq,” Dahr Jamail, who talked, showed photos and videos, and made his case that the on-going “seige” of Falluja is a war crime comparable to the bombing of Dresden. Some of this is probably not news to you, but I’ll summarize his perspective, and you can visit his website if you want more of his reporting.
President Bush has asked all Americans for their support as we enter his second term in the White House. In order to reduce confusion and show our support for him and his policies, let us make a few minor clarifications to Matthew 5:3-11, as follows:
The PBS program, Nova, is doing a show on tornados, Hunt for the Supertwister, scheduled for first broadcast on March 30 (check your local listings). The show features an animation based on data from the June 2003 twister that wrecked Manchester, SD. Aaron Ricadela reports in a Wired Magazine story, Data Storm, that production of the animation took 9-days of computing at the NCSA supercomputing center.