Bringing Poetry into Communities →
How does one bring poetry to a community? And who is going to make it happen? In response to these questions posed by the Harriet Monroe Poetry Institute, Katharine Coles and a cadre of…
Spring Birding →
Red-headed Woodpecker via state.nj.us/dep/fgw/ensp/somdec.htm Warming weather not only brings some bird species to NJ, but brings out the more reluctant birders. Even if you’re…
Astronomy Picture of the Day →
Peculiar Galaxies of Arp 273 Credit: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team
Food and Chemicals →
Part of the campaigns at FoodDemocracyNow.org is to get people to contact politicians and government agencies about their concerns with the environment and our food and personal health. One of…
web bullshit generator →
It’s one way to facilitate value-added markets, extend cross-media applications and enhance value-added e-services.
Happy Birthday, Harper Lee →
Today is the birthday of the woman whose one and only novel begins ordinarily enough: “When he was nearly thirteen, my brother Jem got his arm badly broken at the elbow.” The rest of the book, To Kill a Mockingbird (1960), is concerned with the events leading up to Jem’s broken arm. Nelle Harper Lee was born in Monroeville, Alabama in 1926. She was named after her grandmother...
Free NJ Poetry Workshop This Weekend →
Free Poetry Workshop this weekend at the Ringwood Public Library (30 Cannici Drive, Ringwood, NJ 07456) Saturday, April 30, 2011 from 1:00 - 3:00 PM Celebrate National Poetry Month with…
“Philosophy is like trying to open a safe with a combination lock: each little adjustment of the dials seems to achieve nothing, only when everything is in place does the door open” - Ludwig Wittgenstein (who was only fun at parties after he had a few drinks)
Back in '74
10,000 people march on Washington D.C. on this day in 1974 calling for the impeachment of President Richard Nixon. In response, Nixon mused “Well, I screwed it up real good, didn’t I?” Qwiki of the Day - Apr. 27
Koan 16 From A Yogi →
“When you come to a fork in the road, take it.” - Yogi Berra Yogi Berra (the nickname of “Yogi” is not be be ignored here) supposedly gave this Zen-like…
Fox Mulder's Wristwatch →
The Internet gives a whole new depth of meaning to “niche”
Writing Intensive Courses for Fall 2011 →
The following Fall 2011 course sections as designated as Writing Intensive courses. Based on their major, all students who entered PCCC after Fall 2007 are required to take 1 or 2 Writing Intensive…
At Home →
It’s a holiday weekend, so I am home. The family is also home. My sons are here for the weekend. My mom and sister and my wife’s mom and sister are visiting too. Maybe that’s why my eye fell upon the…
To bed, to sleep, to dream
We are such stuff As dreams are made on, and our little life Is rounded with a sleep. from The Tempest Act 4, Scene 1 by William Shakespeare
Moon Lore →
In reading about the full Moon names for my monthly posts on this blog, I have come across a lot of moon lore. Much of it is unattached to particular full Moons, so the information has just been…
Poem (As the cat) by William Carlos Williams →
Poem (As the cat) As the cat climbed over the top of the jamcloset first the right forefoot carefully then the hind stepped down into the pit of the empty flower pot by William Carlos Williams, from Selected Poems via | The Writer’s Almanac with Garrison Keillor
Good Friday →
As a Catholic kid, I didn’t get the name “Good Friday.” Good? It’s a religious holiday observed primarily by Christians commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death at Calvary. How is…
Will Blackboard Be Purchased? →
The Financial Times and others report that e-learning giant Blackboard may be up for sale. There have been rumors floated about a number of potential buyers including Pearson, Google and…
Happy Earth Day →
Today is Earth Day! Celebrated since 1970, the Earth Day Network (EDN) works with over 22,000 partners in 192 countries to broaden, diversify and mobilize the environmental movement….
The Tragic Death of the Flip →
from David Pogue’s blog Let’s see if I can get this straight: Only two years ago, Cisco bought Pure Digital, the company that made the Flip, for $590 million. Then, on Tuesday, Cisco announced that it’s shutting down the whole division and laying off 550 people. Humans are a rational species. Our instinct is to find reasons, to seek patterns where none may exist. In this case, everybody’s...
A Culture of Creativity →
Creating a Culture of Creativity - excerpted from The Energy Project The best ideas tend to emerge by extending, deepening, rethinking, and reframing previous thoughts, suggestions, and…
Analogy Clock →
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In theory →
In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is. — Yogi Berra More Berraisms
Grace Under Pressure →
On this day in 1926, the phrase “grace under pressure” was used for the first time in print. Ernest Hemingway used the phrase in a letter to F. Scott Fitzgerald….
If you want to know what a man’s like, take a good look at how he treats...
And so it goes →
I have been rereading some of my favorite Kurt Vonnegut books lately. (Cat’s Cradle this past weekend.) There are a number of quotes sites that have Vonnegut quotes…
Round Valley Reservoir →
View Larger Map The Round Valley Reservoir in Clinton Township, New Jersey was formed in 1960 when the New Jersey Water Authority constructed two large dams and flooded a large valley…
Toni Morrison at Rutgers-Newark →
Toni Morrison is the author of nine major novels. She won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1993. The Bluest Eye, Sula, Song of Solomon, Tar Baby
God Says Yes To Me
I asked God if it was okay to be melodramatic and she said yes I asked her if it was okay to be short and she said it sure is I asked her if I could wear nail polish or not wear nail polish and she said honey she calls me that sometimes she said you can do just exactly what you want to Thanks God I said And is it even okay if I don’t paragraph my letters Sweetcakes God said who...