An archive of the stuff I post to Twitter and Facebook (links only).
An awareness of terroir in one’s brewing might give one an almost mystical sense of connection with the local place. Or not.
What I did this summer, Part 1: The terroir of London homebrewing
Beads of rain reveal an orb-weaver’s web hung impossibly high above the garden, its maker like one darker drop with her legs tucked in.
John Oliver actually really respects local news casts. But it’s great to see him having some fun with Scranton’s.
John Oliver – Scranton Train
Excellent news! Glad to see that libertarian-progressive coalitions in Congress are still possible.
In Surprise Vote, House Passes Amendment to Restrict Asset Forfeiture
Two guys from the power company just replaced my analog meter w/ a digital one. Sad. The last meter readers will be gone by April they said.
Awakened at first light by a whip-poor-will, I find my lost hat and sit outside watching a white cat hunt at the edge of the road.
Central PA poetry fans: this is happening on Oct. 19. Though the post doesn’t mention it, Smith is the current US Poet Laureate. And a kick-ass poet IMHO.
Tracy K Smith to give 2017 Emily Dickinson Lecture — Department of English
Naomi Klein: “In short, climate change detonates the ideological scaffolding on which contemporary conservatism rests. To admit that the climate crisis is real is to admit the end of their political and economic project. That’s why the right is in a rebellion against the physical world (which is what prompted hundreds of thousands of scientists around the world to participate in the March for Science in April 2017, collectively defending a principle that really shouldn’t need defending: that knowing as much as possible about our world is a good thing). Yet there is a logical reason why science has become such a battle zone: because it is revealing again and again that pro-corporate business as usual leads to a species-threatening catastrophe.”
Irma Won’t “Wake Up” Climate Change-Denying Republicans. Their Whole Ideology is on the Line.