Archive for December 2007
I found this surprise at the New York Times Store: “Bertolt Brecht Typed Letter Signed About His Plays” for sale for $1,755. In German, he refers in it to Eric Bentley, who I met in a “Seminar in the Arts” part of a college in residential education in Amherst, NY in the NY State University in Buffalo, NY. I think it was “Antigone” that Eric Bentley was putting on at the Bouwerie Lane Theatre around 1999, when I was part of a cultural resources study there on the Bowery, New York City’s original “theater district”. Once part of a proposed Peter Cooper Square urban renewal plan to destroy 25 square blocks of the Lower Eastside in the early 1970s, the plan has dramatically changed, at least in effect, but not in title.
Listening to: Columbia University Orchestra – Dvorak – Symphony No. 9, III
I agree, however, Ray Bradbury said that “Fahrenheit 451” was not about a “state” as much as it was about a situation taken up by individuals, he said recently. I agree we shouldn’t be “fishing” celebrities out (I once saw Mr. Pete in a jumpsuit on stage from the back-door at the Stony Brook University gym, later graduated from there and was work-study security in that gym). However, we need more ways to get the people who have caused the injustice as much as prevent it from happening because it might always go on while there’s a way. In other words whatever info is OK what I do is that, but if someone in “law” does it, it’s currently OK. They just are reassigned or just hidden again…oops sorry. A double standard. If a former aforementioned university faculty member, assigned poet laureate of NJ, quotes in a poem, something he read in a newspaper about 9/11/01, is fired and dragged through the mud, it’s OK, yet the source is never chastised or held up for public ridicule. The US Supreme Court just refused to hear his first amendment case, Amira Baraka, the author formerly known as Leroi Jones (a device used by many “white” authors publishing under a nom de plume?)
"Three hundred and fifty years ago, on Dec. 27, 1657, 30 inhabitants of Flushing, New Netherland (now New York), defied Gov. Peter Stuyvesant’s order barring townspeople from harboring Quakers." WISinfo.com
Merry Christmas and a Happy Hogmanay and a prosperous and peaceful New Year (hope it’s without any fear).
I was treated for Lyme disease and have at other times a mysterious condition. I worry about the Iraq “superbug” parasite I read in a SW news article. I heard the person affected cannot donate blood for quite awhile (a year or so?). It sounds to me that this could contribute to a mental problems like tick borne diseases in the US. President “Mush” has been treated recently. In my archaeology work I heard of one case, a National Geographic photographer who died from the tick out on the East End of Long Island where it’s a problem. Sunday, December 23, 2007
“Pressing Issues” by Greg Mitchell: “I’m the editor of Editor & Publisher magazine and author of nine nonfiction books.” E & P is “America’s Oldest Journal Covering the Newspaper Industry”
“Clinton and Cash” Editorial comment:
Well one millionaire, former New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller, didn’t have to spend much. All they had to do was figure out how to pay President Nixon’s impending IRS bill of $100,000 I heard. Maybe it was left to a former J. Walter Thompson executive (from their California office I’ve learned) to arrange the conspiracy which to this day, the guy who did the most time for it, thought it was over a “call girl” photo. You have to love those “spyware” Chapstick microphones with the wires running down the sleeves!