- Shoot them in the legs
- Are civilization and income inequality intertwined?
- Creationist paleontology
- Rebump: dying of whiteness
- Despiritualizing the Universe
- Coup, after not enjoying the clusterfuck as much as I thought I would I'm enjoying it more than I thought I would after not enjoying it as much as I thought I would
- Poetry in the age of climate crisis
- Avedon Carol's occasional links
- An interview w Anne Boyer, whose new The Undying, about many things clusterfucked, her breast cancer and capitalism the nexus, I need read it in bouts not because it's piss-me-off disturbing but to stop and think about what I just read, as in, how brilliant is this enraged THE FUCK?
- Want one? Ask
- Let there be peace
- A big and generous RIP Robert Hunter
- Jessie's set
- Fellowjeff's set
- More new Ruefle below (tearing the tear tear tearing) (going, my favorite word right now...) Sunday's woods, spectacular drought colors, fine metaphors, early harvesting while ninety-five degrees in DC on October 2 later today after work with Earthgirl
SENT TO THE MONK
and the empty intimacy of the whole world
fills my heart to frothing.
The past has trudged to this one spot
with a flashlight in its mouth
and falls into the stream.
Ancient tears beneath the surface
rise and scatter like carp,
while an ivory hairpin floats away
like a loose tooth going back in time.
a)re the christopher ryan book linked to at "Are civilization and income inequality intertwined?"ReplyDelete
Most of us have instinctive evidence the world is ending — balmy December days, face-to-face conversation replaced with heads-to-screens zomboidism, a world at constant war, a political system in disarray. We hear some myths and lies so frequently that they feel like truths: Civilization is humankind’s greatest accomplishment. Progress is undeniable. Count your blessings. You’re lucky to be alive here and now. Well, maybe we are and maybe we aren’t. Civilized to Death counters the idea that progress is inherently good, arguing that the “progress” defining our age is analogous to an advancing disease. [amazon blurb]
b)asked their opinion of western civilization, someone once allegedly said 'it would be a good idea'
c)reufle's mention of carp rising and scattering reminds me of loch raven reservoir
d) there are no natural lakes in the state of maryland, by the way
e)on the other hand, canada is said to have the most lakes of any country
f)i have asked my local library to let me look at a copy of anne boyer's recent book 'the undying'
g)and speaking of dying in some ways and yet living on in others -