Sunday, August 28, 2011

Sunday Papers: Dalai Lama

“Man[...] sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived."
On the turntable: The Silos, "Cuba"

Friday, August 26, 2011


Warm beer
Cold coffee.
New fatherhood.

On the turntable: Bob Dylan, "1965 Revisited"

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Sunday Papers: Chuang Tsu

"Happiness is the absence of the striving for happiness."

On the turntable: Brand X, "Unorthodox Behaviour"

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Dodge La Femme

Struggling through the autobiography of Mabel Dodge Luhan. I think I'd like her more if she liked herself less.

On the turntable: Rufus Wainwright, "Rufus Does Judy at Carnegie Hall"
On the nighttable: Mabel Dodge Luhan, "Movers and Shakers"

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Sunday Papers: Edward Abbey

"Man will never be free until the last king is strangled with the entrails of the last priest."

On the turntable: James Brown: "Star Time"

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Chasing Jack Burns

Flutter of helicopter
In New Mexican skies.
This summer's dragonfly.

On the turntable: Dwight Yoakum: "Dwight Sings Buck"

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Sunday Papers: John Muir

"God has cared for these trees, saved them from drought, disease, avalanches, and a thousand tempests and floods. But he cannot save them from fools."

On the turntable: Elvis Presley, "Elvis"
On the nighttable: Rudolfo Anaya, "Alburquerque"

Monday, August 1, 2011

Thoughts on a Sunday

...Often in greeting someone with a "How ya Doin'?", I get back a "Doin' Good." It always makes me curious about what good they've done. Rescued a kitty from a tree? Helped an old woman cross the street? Saved orphans from a fire"
Next time, I'll ask...

...someday I hope to read a novel by Tim O'Brien while listening to a bluegrass CD by Tim O'Brien...

On the turntable: Tennessee Ernie Ford, "This Lusty Land"
On the nighttable: Arthur Kopecky, "Leaving New Buffalo Commune"