Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Hautboys and Torches

  • Sliders is a new sequence in Summer Session.
  • The Labor Day holiday weekend in the USA is a little more than a week away.  I’m hoping to spend the time reading--something awful, something so colossally horrifying that I will be upset for weeks.  In other words, something by Alexander Solzhenitsyn.  (Cancer Ward, The Gulag Archipelago, One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich, por ejemplo.) So I bought August 1914, and can hardly wait to get started.  
  • Recently became aware of two young writers:  Yrsa Daley-Ward and Lucy Corin
  • The young man doesn’t use Twitter because “it’s only words.”  He demands pictures, images.  I argue, not in favor of Twitter, but in favor of words, the concept that words, arranged correctly, can create images, too.  If a picture’s worth a thousand words, then a thousand words will also be a picture, if you’re doing it right.   
  • I’ve basura-buried three broke neck finches in the past week.  A beloved pet is missing. Existence can often be harsh.  But we follow the living on Facebook. 

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