Here’s a possible way out of the U.S. campaign finance morass that doesn’t require amending the constitution and might satisfy the “money=free speech” crowd.Rep. John Sarbanes’ Government by the People Act Aims to De-Suck D.C.
"Tiger beetles, crickets, velvet ants, all/ know the useful friction of part on part…" Stridulation Sonnet http://t.co/Cl4oIZzHZA via @3QD — Dave Bonta (@morningporch) July 8, 2015
Autumn has come to the dame's-rocket in the yard, leaves turning orange and burgundy as the seedpods yellow like needle-thin fingernails. — Dave Bonta (@morningporch) July 8, 2015
On translating Vallejo: http://t.co/2DqpqZV2f7 — Dave Bonta (@morningporch) July 8, 2015
In some ways it’s less intimidating to translate the great and famous than the under-translated and little-known, because you know that your versions aren’t going to be the only ones out there by a long shot, so monolingual readers will be better equipped to take them with the requisite grain of salt.
“The crushing of political choice is not a side-effect of this utopian belief system but a necessary component. Neoliberalism is inherently incompatible with democracy, as people will always rebel against the austerity and fiscal tyranny it prescribes. Something has to…
A computer is "like some sort of cross between God and a root vegetable," says @RossGSutherland https://t.co/IgNt1nKjJw — Dave Bonta (@morningporch) July 7, 2015
OK, but what actually can one say about a book of poems aside from “I liked it” and “here are some excerpts”? Because it kind of diminishes truly original poetry to attempt to describe it in invariably more quotidian language….
Sunny and humid. A cabbage white butterfly with a strangely non-erratic flight path lands on a porch column: it's missing half a wing. — Dave Bonta (@morningporch) July 7, 2015