Twitter Weekly Updates for 2012-07-15

  • I fail to spot him on the branch or on the wing, this noisy vireo with an insomniac's eye—a genius at self-effacement and at holding forth. #
  • Two cabbage white butterflies chase, briefly syncing their herky-jerky flights. The yard looks dusty, but it's only the flour on my glasses. #
  • A pale cranefly illuminated by the early-morning sun looks almost angelic, until it lands and begins groping its way with its antennae. #
  • @SteveHuff You could write a book: "The Power of Negative Thinking." in reply to SteveHuff #
  • @SteveHuff (And that would be a book Americans badly need to read. I blame happy talk for much of our social and political malaise.) in reply to SteveHuff #
  • @SteveHuff "…author of the unpopular blog Via Negativa." I'd be honored. in reply to SteveHuff #
  • A red-spotted purple butterfly is in my seat, slow-dancing with its attenuated shadow. The ageless wheezing of a black-and-white warbler. #
  • (Those are both the actual species' names, FWIW, not my descriptions.) #
  • Heaven from above: http://t.co/kjsykPO1 "Dogs must've been the true chosen ones, judging by their noise & numbers & the scarcity of cats." #
  • I've always known Penn State had its dark side (DoD research, oil industry ties, etc.). So why am I so affected by the #Freeh report? #
  • Another gorgeous morning spoiled by the smell of cow shit. I think of the pastoral idyll, land-grant universities turned bloated and foul. #
  • "A halo, lowered just a foot or so, becomes a noose." —AP sports columnist Jim Litke #sayitaintsoJoe #
  • Under a flat white sky, the catbird's brassy harangue. Will it rain today? Some meadow plants are going limp while others are turning stiff. #
  • We'll remember this as the summer a cerulean warbler sang incessantly in the yard, which every day—presto!—produced more rabbits. #
  • The Morning Porch as an example of place-based micro-journaling: http://t.co/x40QKfg1 @johnmiedema #android #10-mileapp #
  • @wilfulblindness Thanks, Anna. in reply to wilfulblindness #
  • @mrlindner Might have been. It's up now. It's on Dreamhost, a webhosting company that seems to believe in the efficacy of regular naps. in reply to mrlindner #
  • What to call it: http://t.co/2JhkwNeG #poetry #Sandusky #fraglit #
  • @seon_joon Good work, but you'd better correct spelling of "lightning" or @ThePoetsLizard will chastise you! in reply to seon_joon #
  • @KrisLindbeck I enjoyed the essay. in reply to KrisLindbeck #