Thursday
Jan232014

Elemental Awe

"For every poet it is always morning in the world. History a forgotten, insomniac night; History and elemental awe are always our early beginning, because the fate of poetry is to fall in love with the world, in spite of History."

--Derek Walcott, born today in 1930

Wednesday
Jan152014

Short Term/Long Term

 

We tend to overestimate what we can do in the short term (say, one afternoon) and underestimate what we can get done in the long term if we do a little bit at one time.

 

--Gretchen Rubin

And this is my personal theme of 2014: a little bit at a time gets the work done in an extraordinary way.

Wednesday
Nov062013

Fine Literature

General store interior. Moundville, Alabama. 1936

Fine photography is literature, and it should be.

--Walker Evans, photographer

Monday
Sep232013

The End of the Summer

Where have I been, since July 25?

An answer, in photos.

 

Welcome, Autumn.

Thursday
Jul252013

Let Us Work Together

If you have come here to help me, you are wasting your time. But if you have come because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us work together.

–Aboriginal activists group, Queensland, 1970s, including Lilla Watson, artist, activist, and academic