From the New York Times: She Was Music’s Greatest Teacher. And Much More. A festival broadens our understanding of Nadia Boulanger, the pathbreaking composer, conductor and thinker. By William Robin July 30, 2021 Nadia Boulanger on Wikipedia
There are many people who have names which suit their occupations. Here is a short list I’ve found so far in 2021. There are others who have slipped by in the past but are unverifiable. According to Frank Nuessel, in The Study of Names (1992), an aptonym is the term used for “people whose names … [Read more…]
The Rozz-Tox Manifesto Gary Panter (1980) tem 1: The avant-garde is no corpus. It merely lies in shock after an unfortunate bout with its own petard. It feigns sleep but one eye glitters and an involuntary twitch in the corner of the mouth belies a suppressed snicker. The giggle of coming awake at one’s own … [Read more…]
From 20-FEB-2021 mail:
These two cards and lovely mobile arrived in the mail today:
A gift from strangers left on the beach, September 26, 2017.
For those who want to get away to the beach and watch the surf, a 28 minute video of the surf at Salmon Creek Beach tossing a log about is just the ticket. It can be accessed here and has no other purpose than to allow us to escape and enjoy the forces of the … [Read more…]
Last time I shaved off my beard was in 2009, just after I was fired during the recession. Then I did it just to see what was under the facial hair, as part of the ritual of self-examination during a fit of depression. This time I cut it off slowly to make sure my face … [Read more…]
Think of the times; mountains and water; trees and landscape; clouds, snow and rain; day and night; humans.
I get a digest of the latest news on news and reporting from the Pew Research Center. One recently caught my interest was from Buzzfeed on the new “Black PR firms” who will, for a fee, generate, structure and support any lie you wish. Scary isn’t a strong enough word, terrifying is more apt. It … [Read more…]