Thursday, January 24, 2008

Poem O' the Day

Man of War by Carol Frost

After there were no women, men, and children,

from the somber deeps horseshoe crabs crawled up on somber shores:

Man-of-Wars' blue sails drifted downwind

and blue filaments of some biblical cloak

floated below: the stinging filaments.

The cored of bone and rock-headed came near:

clouds made wandering shadows:

sea and grasses mingled::

There was no hell after all

but a lull before it began over::

flesh lying alone: then mating: a little spray of soul:

and the grace of waves, of stars, and remotest isles.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Quote Of The Day

“I just don’t believe the international world is ready for a woman president.”

— Linda Dunbar, a 57-year old voter from the Cleveland suburbs. The international world has had 91 women presidents, prime ministers and governors-general since 1945. (Wall Street Journal, 11/8)

Sunday, January 06, 2008

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Bill Monroe

Eat Local: Illinois

I just found this great blog about eating locally here in Chicago called Vital Information. Check it out!

The Story of Stuff

Check out The Story of Stuff. "It's a 20-minute, fast-paced, fact-filled look at the underside of our production and consumption patterns."

I've been working on my Writing and Rhetoric I class about "The American Dream" and think this would work well. It is a great synopsis of how our economy is driven by consumption. We need a new model, fast.