I started reading Eduardo Galeano's Mirrors two years ago and now, my fifth? sixth? seventh? time start-to-ending it, I don't think I'll ever finish. Three or four of these - what to call them? blurbs? capsules? bullets? punches? - between a heavy dinner's Gass of The Tunnel and the binge eating of Potus, perspective delivered. It's nothing more or less than power's width, length, and depth in all its brutal simple history. I bought an eBook version yesterday so I have it on my phone for daily litany, it occurred to me after I bought it I could post some here as photos snapped on the phone. Do you want them? Won't be everyday, won't be start to finish. If you don't I won't.
Also too, remember the radio station I sent email applications to volunteer in the hopes of getting a show? They emailed!
We are looking for volunteers to work the door at a long-running (nearly 30 years!) Halloween benefit in Takoma Park on . Here's the Facebook page for the party with more info. This year, proceeds will go to groups includingTakoma Radio, Partners in Health and Nonviolence International.
We are looking for energetic people who aren't afraid to ask guests for the $15 - $50 suggested donation at the door.To sign up for a shift, click here. (Volunteers must be 21+.) Volunteers will get to enjoy the party for free when they're not working their shifts!
Sorry to meatloaf you, but I would do anything for a radio show, but I won't do that.
UPDATE! I emailed ten minutes ago:
Hello Tatyana, thank you for the email.
I'll be out of town on Halloween weekend (and I'm not a halloweener anyway), but PLEASE send me email the next time you need volunteers or anything. I am very much interested in helping out at the station.
Is true - Earthgirl and I will be in Shenandoah for three-day weekend hiking. Is true - I am not a halloweener.
Tatiana wrote back immediately!
Will do, thanks Jeff!
I will play Dog Faced Hermans my first show.
- Motherfucking Obama.
- Beyond the Pipeline: a Statement.
- The hidden trillions.
- Truth of propaganda.
- Being a bumpkin - three books on poor white Americans.
- You can't scream fascist (fixed) without consequences.
- The new US way of war.
- The rise of Trump bodes the end of the presidential system, for good or bad.
- Women who hate Trump but aren't with Her.
- Election angst.
- Thank you, Mr Snowden.
- You can't always make yourself happy.
- Next day.
- Also too, first show
ON THE SUBJECT OF DOCTORS
I like to see doctors cough.
What kind of human being
would grab all your money
just when you're down?
I'm not saying they enjoy this:
"Sorry, Mr. Rodriguez, that's it,
no hope! You might as well
hand over your wallet." Hell no,
they'd rather be playing golf
and swapping jokes about our feet.
Some of them smoke marijuana
and are alcoholics, and their moral
turpitude is famous: who gets to see
most sex organs in the world? Not
poets. With the hours they keep
they need drugs more than anyone.
Germ city, there's no hope
looking down those fire-engine throats.
They're bound to get sick themselves
sometime; and I happen to be there
myself in a high fever
taking my plastic medicine seriously
with the doctors, who are dying.