Monthly Archives: March 2016

Word Cloud: BREATH

by Nona Blyth Cloud The element most essential to human life is air. If we can’t breathe, we die. Life outside the womb begins with a first inhale of air, and ends with a last exhale. We must have air … Continue reading

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World Poetry Day: Celebration

In honor of World Poetry Day, this poem from Denise Levertov (1923-1997): Celebration … Brilliant, this day – a young virtuoso of a day. Morning shadow cut by sharpest scissors, deft hands. And every prodigy of green – whether it’s ferns … Continue reading

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by Nona Blyth Cloud There are writers who can “deliver the goods” but can’t explain how they create them. There are writers who can “talk a good game,” but whose actual work disappoints. But the writers who can do both … Continue reading

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‘Don’t Do Stupid Sh*t’ is not the Obama Doctrine because there is one

By ann summers   An important date in my lifetime was not an August 30 when I decided to blog regularly, but the red line moment for the Obama decision not to bomb the shit out of Syria over the use … Continue reading

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From Ronald to The Donald: “There are Two Donald Trumps” like there are (at least) Two Amerikas

By ann summers We’ve moved from figures of speech to violent acts of speech on bodily figures; the history of the GOP and its Southern Strategy is now manifest in its ur-candidate, the WWE The People’s Bro-maniac tRump. As Ben Carson of … Continue reading

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Word Cloud: EMIGRANT

by Nona Blyth Cloud Emigrant – a person who leaves their homeland. Lisel Neumann’s family left Germany in the mid-1930s, moving to Italy, and then France, because her father was a political dissident. By 1939, he had found work in … Continue reading

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Google versus GO – it’s enough to commit seppuku

By ann summers Like John Nash’s humiliation in A Beautiful Mind, it may be the case that like Mishima’s loss to Kawabata for the Nobel Prize, our lives may be determined by more banal activities. In Nash’s case it’s a … Continue reading

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Slow Food is not a fast answer

By ann summers The need for better tools to analyze capitalism makes it important to look at the larger systemic pathologies that have brought us to a place where we tend to think less of Bread and Puppets and more … Continue reading

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Word Cloud: MIGRANT

by Nona Blyth Cloud “Poetry is a call to action and it also is action. Sometimes we say, “This tragedy, it happened far away. I don’t know what to do. I’m concerned but I’m just dangling in space.” A poem can lead … Continue reading

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