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Monday, February 20th, 2017
12:00 pm - My tweets
  • Sun, 14:11: Sunday 2pm, and half a dozen cars are circling the library parking lot looking for people pulling out. Took me 10 minutes to find a spot.

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Sunday, February 12th, 2017
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Monday, February 6th, 2017
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Saturday, February 4th, 2017
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  • Sat, 09:18: OH in Hayward: "If you're going to non sequitur, at least leave us a trail of breadcrumbs." (Yes, that was said to me.)

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Monday, January 30th, 2017
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Saturday, January 21st, 2017
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Friday, January 20th, 2017
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8:50 am - Things to Do Instead of Watch the Inauguration
Set my house in order
Listen to music
Sort clothes to donate to charity
Listen to upbeat music
Listen to Mozart's Requiem
Write something (writing is an act of defiance)
Donate money and time to progressive causes
Plot peaceful acts of resistance
Pray for the dead. Fight like hell for the living. (Mary Harris "Mother" Jones)

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Wednesday, January 18th, 2017
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Sunday, January 8th, 2017
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Tuesday, December 27th, 2016
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Monday, December 26th, 2016
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Sunday, December 25th, 2016
7:24 pm - The Annual Christmas Poem

This year's Christmas poem was written by our own [personal profile] dichroic. The original is here.</user>

It's not just about Christmas.

Diwali has come and gone –
any light it left behind has dimmed,
lost in the shadow of later events –
darkness, division, disenchantment
and encroaching despair.

But this is the seasons of lights in the darkness,
and the calling of bells –
the rebellious candles of Chanukah
and the innocent ones of Saint Lucia,
the warm hearthfires of Sinterklaasdag,
the conscience-fires of Kwanzaa,
the peals for every earthly desire of Omisoka,
and those for peace at CHristmas.

This year,
can we kindle enough flames,
can we keep the bells ringing
to call us together
to do whatever is needed:
to resist, to protect, to stand forth
or to heal?

 
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Tuesday, December 20th, 2016
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Sunday, November 27th, 2016
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  • Sat, 13:36: I just saw lightning over Castro Valley. Not unprecedented, but rare and special.

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Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016
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  • Tue, 21:02: OH in San Francisco: I want to think in multicursal fashion, but I was warped by a pre-Internet childhood.

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Saturday, November 12th, 2016
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Friday, November 11th, 2016
10:17 pm - SF Bay Area Peeps
Local friends: I have a ticket to the 8pm performance of Tom Stoppard's The Hard Problem -- tomorrow night (Saturday, Nov. 12) in San Francisco. I can't go. Anyone interested?

I have other things to say and no words to say them.
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Wednesday, October 12th, 2016
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  • Tue, 20:59: OH while watching the Cubs/Giants game: What better way to end a curse than to break someone else's streak? #baseball

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Thursday, July 7th, 2016
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  • Thu, 09:02: How to tell I'm not in California any more: I'm getting gas for $1.99 a gallon, and an attendant is pumping it for me.

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Friday, June 10th, 2016
10:37 am - My tweets
  • Fri, 08:59: Dear @kcbsnews and Jan Wahl, The movie GENIUS is about editor Max Perkins and writer Thomas Wolfe, not Thomas Mann. Big difference.

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Sunday, April 3rd, 2016
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Monday, March 21st, 2016
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3:48 am - AKICOLJ/DW: Tell Me About Open-Mic Poetry Readings
[personal profile] gramina has a birthday coming up. and she has asked me to research open-mic poetry readings as part of my gift for her. She's a good poet and an expressive reader, but she's more comfortable with a more traditional venue, rather than the competitive atmosphere of a poetry slam. Basically, the words are what matter to her, if that makes any sense.

So, here are my questions.
  • What experiences (good, bad, or unclassifiable) have you had at open-mic readings?
  • What should we expect of the sign-up process?
  • Is it first come, first reader, or are the readings structured in a different way?
  • Are there auditions?
  • What else should we know about poetry open-mic nights?
  • If you're in the San Francisco Bay Area, can you recommend a relatively sedate open-mic night? We're in the East Bay.
Thanks so much for your help.
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Friday, March 18th, 2016
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Friday, February 19th, 2016
4:51 pm - IN MEMORIAM: Umberto Eco
Umberto Eco has died at the age of 84.

It's ironic; I've just added a book of his to my to-read pile: The Search for the Perfect Language.

I've read his literary criticism as well as his fiction, but it's a misreading that most sticks with me. I'm no Latinist, and there was no Internet in the days when I first read The Name of the Rose. The final Latin quotation, “stat rosa pristina nomine, nomina nuda tenemus," means "the original rose remains [only] in its name, we hold [only] bare names." But I puzzled it out as "when the rose is gone, only the name of the rose remains." A slight but significant shift in meaning.

Dr. Eco, your name remains. Your work remains, and the influence you had on a generation of readers and thinkers.

ETA: I know Harper Lee also died today, but it's going to take me a while longer to express my very complicated feelings about her death. Much closer to home.

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Thursday, February 11th, 2016
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Wednesday, February 10th, 2016
5:08 pm - MEME: Ask Me a Question
Meme snagged from [personal profile] recessional : There are people on my reading list that I don't know very well. Want to trade information? You can ask me anything you want, as long as I get to ask you a question in return. (My questions are likely to be very, very random; my answers are always honest.)

Actually, no matter how well I know you, feel free to ask a question.
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Saturday, January 23rd, 2016
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4:52 am - How's Your Weather?
Here in the San Francisco Bay Area, we're having rainstorms that are supposed to bring us up to 4 inches of rain over the weekend. A blessing, because we're in a severe drought, but also an issue, because the ground is saturated.

Many friends back east are dealing with a snowpocalypse or as the Washington Post calls it, Snowzilla.

How's your weather? How many inches of snow do you have?

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