Hippo, Birdie, Two Ewes

Mar. 25th, 2017 08:53 am
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 to [personal profile] staranise !  Have a wonderful day!

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Mar. 24th, 2017 11:13 pm
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... my dad just called me for the express purpose of reading aloud to me a long passage of Eugene Debs praising the Bolsheviks and condemning both of the period American parties as capitalist sellouts. fml

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Mar. 23rd, 2017 12:13 pm
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In 2003, it felt like I was screaming into a void: it was obvious, even to me at the time, and I was still in high school, that the Iraq war was bogus profiteering, but the "grown ups" at the NYT and in the world at large were infuriatingly resistant to seeing that reality. There was a hopelessness: nobody was listening.

Now, in 2017, 2 months after the inauguration of the Orange Man, people are starting to listen, and I am strangling on my own rage. I'd thought it would have felt vindicating -- but instead, I don't know how to speak civilly with people who are only now, when it is too late, becoming interested in looking toward the truth.

The absence of HRC from the conversation is a hole, a wound. Vladimir Putin attempted to destroy our republic because he was afraid of her, and wanted to punish her, and apparently enough of us shared those feelings that they were able to take her down.

Digression

Mar. 21st, 2017 11:43 am
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In spite of his friends' concern, Rosenblatt seems unable to restrain his reflexive impulse to deconstruct.
The Onion on compulsive deconstruction.  May be triggering for graduate students.

Requiescat in Pace

Mar. 19th, 2017 08:22 am
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In Memoriam -- Chuck Berry

Mar. 18th, 2017 04:43 pm
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Chuck Berry. Mr. Rock and Roll. He was 90, but it's still a shock. Peter Guralnick appreciation.  The BBC's obit.

His was the music I grew up on, that got filtered through generations of musicians, that was recognizable even disguised as reggae.

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Mar. 18th, 2017 11:27 am
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A new day, a (somewhat) new list!
  • FTH cont
  • ABBE
  • dead dropbox links
  • postcard for sheriff
  • post-ready the things
  • tofu
  • soup
  • groceries

Hippo, Birdie, Two Ewes

Mar. 18th, 2017 10:09 am
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to [personal profile] james_davis_nicoll !  Have a beautiful-but-safe day, and stand away from the cake.

To-Do

Mar. 17th, 2017 11:49 am
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Don't mind me, just a to-do list:
  • test oven
  • clean kitchen (one two three HOORAY)
  • trash kitchen
  • clean kitchen
  • FTH prework
  • ABBE
  • dead dropbox links
  • postcard for sheriff
  • thumbdrive for bookherd


Things NOT on my to-do list, but which I've been doing instead:
  • that godforsaken bit of crack what probably ought not to exist, but which is apparently going to

In Memoriam

Mar. 17th, 2017 09:57 am
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Mundo del Terror

Mar. 16th, 2017 10:20 pm
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The dreaded words have been uttered.  The ghastly plans are on the table.  Names have crawled out of memory.

I graduated from high school 50--fifty--five-oh--years ago.  Yike.

Mom is forwarding the info to me (no, I never gave them my current address. I'm not crazy) but it apparently involves a weekend in a resort town.  Which will involve renting a car, because no public transit.


Birthday greetings and felicitations

Mar. 15th, 2017 05:58 pm
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 to [personal profile] andreas_schaefer ! Day of fun and frolic!  Or something.
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