An archive of the stuff I post to Twitter and Facebook (links only).
Two red-bellied woodpeckers locked in combat tumble out of a locust tree in the yard. Later, two squirrels angrily chase up and down it.
“The theatre of spirituality is visually intensive, culturally constructed, gendered by the male gaze, and has strongly ableist undertones. It is amplified and confounded by celebrity.
Through a reality television president, the entire world is now at the mercy of a theatre of power. It would be nice if folks in the spirituality biz figured out how to interrogate rather than double down on this phenomenon.”
Come On. You Have No Idea Whether Jim Carrey is “Awake”. – Matthew Remski
“Vespiary”! Great word. https://t.co/dBdgBs2gRV
Crystal-clear sky crossed by flocks of goldfinches. Church bells clang the 8 o’clock hour, a sad exultation that once meant time for school.
Turns out my cynicism about literary contest culture ends the minute my own book gets selected. https://t.co/W3ZFSrz04n
A great big, Appalachian YEEHAW!
Ice Mountain makes the Banff Mountain Book Competition longlist!
“One of the lovely things that I found studying in Japan is that haiku is community. Haiku is groups getting together filling in their own poems. It’s not the lonely pilgrim finding enlightenment—that’s part of Basho’s life, but the main part is that he was this very ambitious guy who sought fame early with his first book, which had a lot of obscene poetry in it, actually. And by the way, he was also primarily gay—he was bisexual, but the great love of his life was Tokoku (also known as Mankikumaru), who was exiled, due to his criminal activity, by the Shogunate.”
A fascinating interview with haiku scholar Richard Gilbert. (Hat-tip: D.f. Tweney on Twitter)
from a Conversation with Richard Gilbert