here's a piece we wrote on the H. D. Book.
here's a piece we wrote on the H. D. Book.
We're back from St. Louis where it was warm and bright and Bea had a great time romping through the parks with new kid friends Hazel and Clyde and new chicken friends Sally and Daisy.
And now, we're trying to organize our files, books, writing projects, so we're looking for an intern. Location is Sunnyside, Queens. One morning or afternoon a week would be great. We have not a lot of funds but we can provide lunch, books, and/or poetry tutorials. Please contact us at email@example.com if you're interested.
We're going to st. louis to give a reading. we'll be hanging out with our peops devin, andrea, hazel, and clyde. meanwhile, evan has printed a chapbook for us. this is a collector's edition (100 copies only). get it now or get it not at all. These are newish poems from the last couple years:
we'll be back very soon with news of this and that. the cherry blossoms have almost opened on the oshinko cherry tree of 39th place (matilda of flanders, the partner of william the conqueror who is the japanese pagoda tree on the east side of the street).
by the way, a news flash about william the conqueror: his corpse exploded at his funeral as the bishops were trying to stuff his bloated highness into his coffin.
also on an unrelated note, evan reports that dylan's in china. peace out.
Top Ten Reasons We Were Away From The Blog For Two Weeks
1. Another alien abduction experience.
2. Lots of yogurt and raisins to clean up off the floor.
3. Another root canal.
4. High on Vicodin.
5.Tsunami-proofing the apartment.
6. Too tired and high to come up with Ten Reasons we were away from the blog.
Here's our new Simple Living weekly dinner menu:
Sunday: Roast Chicken
Monday: Chicken Soup and Pie
Tuesday: Giant Salad Night
Thursday: World Cultures Day
As for everything else, here is everything else: it's cold in Sunnyside, but the violets are surviving in the gardens of Sunnyside Gardens. The Beast can now say "New York City" and is also a very good dancer and knows her Norman kings (really). We're learning some Welsh songs to prepare for a visit from Grandma and Grandpa of Wales. Meanwhile, we despise the Obama team for going to Libya. Have we not enough wars? And not closing Guantanamo. And not abolishing the Death Penalty. We told you so before the election. Everyone was like He's great. He's different. He sucks.
Tomorrow we'll be on a panel discussion at Poets House down town NYC re: RD's The HD Book. 2 pm.
And we'll be back here next week with more news on this and that.
Peace out peops.
This is from the iPhone manual. (Place the phone across the room and shout into it through a bull horn for maximum safety.)(And drag it behind you on a leash rather than carrying it in your pocket.)
For optimal mobile device performance and to be sure that human
exposure to RF energy does not exceed the FCC, IC, and European Union
guidelines, always follow these instructions and precautions: When on a
call using the built-in audio receiver in iPhone, hold iPhone with the dock
connector pointed down toward your shoulder to increase separation
from the antenna. When using iPhone near your body for voice calls
or for wireless data transmission over a cellular network, keep iPhone
at least 15 mm (5/8 inch) away from the body, and only use carrying cases,
belt clips, or holders that do not have metal parts and that maintain at
least 15 mm (5/8 inch) separation between iPhone and the body.
iPhone is designed and manufactured to comply with the limits for
exposure to RF energy set by the Federal Communications Commission
(FCC) of the United States, Industry Canada (IC) of Canada, and regulating
entities of Japan, the European Union, and other countries. The exposure
standard employs a unit of measurement known as the specific
absorption rate, or SAR. The SAR limit applicable to iPhone set by the
FCC is 1.6 watts per kilogram (W/kg), 1.6 W/kg by Industry Canada,
and 2.0 W/kg by the Council of the European Union. Tests for SAR are
conducted using standard operating positions (i.e., at the ear and worn
on the body) specified by these agencies, with iPhone transmitting
at its highest certified power level in all tested frequency bands.
Although SAR is determined at the highest certified power level in each
frequency band, the actual SAR level of iPhone while in operation can
be well below the maximum value because iPhone adjusts its cellular
transmitting power based in part on proximity to the wireless network.
In general, the closer you are to a cellular base station, the lower the
cellular transmitting power level.
iPhone’s SAR measurement may exceed the FCC exposure guidelines for
body-worn operation if positioned less than 15 mm (5/8 inch) from the
body (e.g., when carrying iPhone in your pocket).
we've heard that a woman loses one tooth for every kid. we're now onto about four teeth, the lastest one under a new super-expensive bridge. oy vey! they're going to try to drill a root canal through that fancy porcelain.
meanwhile, we've been grooving on simplicity here. we focus on two activities a day (and one of them can be "rest"). today is pie and play. apple pie is where it's at.
tomorrow we'll be looking at flowers. we've got daffodils on the kitchen table in honor of the beast's welsh heritage.
and it's spring in sunnyside. the crocuses are coming up and gardening season begins. we're growing a lot of herby things for our local garden jobs— red texas hummingbird sage, blue lobelia, purple anise hyssop, and yellow calendula.
meanwhile, here's our schedule for the week:
monday— pie and play
tuesday— flowers and a jog
wednesday— french and knitting
thursday— play and rest
friday— swimming and pizza
saturday— maybe the zoo
sunday— family breakfast out
shouts out to our peops whit, evan, zoe, mapes, sian, aunt m, the connecticut otter, the brit boys, and all the rest of the crew. peace.
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Soccer fans are crying fowl over kicking an owl. In fact, they're crying a lot worse.
Panama defender Luis Moreno is facing sanctions after he kicked an injured owl that landed on the field during a game Sunday when his Colombian club Deportivo Pereira was playing Atletico Junior.
The owl is a mascot for Atletico Junior and was being treated Monday at a veterinary clinic in Barranquilla. The bird is expected to recover from a slight fracture of its right leg.
The owl had landed injured near the corner of the field when Moreno walked over and kicked it about three yards. Atletico Junior fans shouted "murder, murder."
Moreno said he did not know the bird was a good-luck charm for the other team.
It's a snowy monday in sunnyside and today is pie day. We're going to make a blackberry apple pie. Last week we went for a lemon honey pie that turned out great. Filling ingredients: 1/2 cup lemon juice, 1/2 cup honey, 3 egg whites, lemon zest. Our pie crust is very simple: 1/2 cup olive oil, 1/2 cup milk, 2 cups unbleached flour, 3/4 cups oatmeal. (None of that chopping of butter and sprinkling of ice water that makes pie crusts so tedious.) Today is also soup day, chicken soup. We're starting with a mirepoix (the Beast's first): saute of celery, carrot, onion, and thyme. (maybe a bit of red wine). With revolutions ongoing around the globe we feel some springtime ray of hope. The crocuses are popping up around the neighborhood and we've planted our first indoor delphiniums and calendula for the spring gardening season. Whit, we owe you an email. Thanks for those links. Evan, we'll see you this week we hope. Shouts out to our peops in England and the goats and dogs and cats of Wales. Peace.
I'm going to be teaching a ten-week reading/writing workshop on
Saturdays (3-5 pm) beginning March 5. The class will be organized
around a comprehensive view of Robert Duncan's life and career, with
special attention to Duncan's recently published critical work on
Modernism, The H.D. Book. We'll do writing around Duncan's own
writing, with attention to his influences and peers and students
(Gertrude Stein, Ezra Pound, Helen Adam, Jack Spicer, Charles Olson,
Michael Palmer, etc.) and we'll listen to recordings of RD's lectures
and readings. Students will also bring their own work and projects to
share with the class. Fee is $300 for 10 weeks. (payment by
installment is possible.) If you have questions or if you'd like to
reserve a spot, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
we've been shaking the plastics out of the apartment. here's a list of stuff you might want to not have around:
Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)
Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) is used in a wide range of consumer products, including Reynolds Wrap and cling wrap for most grocery stores, as well as bottles, packaged food trays and cooking oil bottles. PVC is also used for plumbing materials, as well as medical tubing and bags.
Reason to Avoid: Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) contains phthalates, which are known to disrupt hormones -- especially testosterone. Congress has banned the use of these chemicals in toys because of research that indicates developmental and reproductive damage. Vinyl chloride is a known human carcinogen. Additionally, the manufacture and incineration of phthalates releases dioxin, a known carcinogen and hormone disruptor.
Polystyrene (PS) is one of the most widely used plastics. There are two forms of polystyrene -- inflated and non-inflated. The most recognizable inflated polystyrene is Styrofoam®, a Dow Chemical Company trademarked product. Non-inflated polystyrene is used to make cups, bowls, plates, trays, cutlery, take-out containers, meat trays and egg cartons, as well as packaging for shipping.
Reason to Avoid: This type of plastic can leach styrene into food, especially when heated. Styrene is classified as a possible human carcinogen by the EPA and by the International Agency for Research on Cancer.
Polycarbonate (PC) and Other
The #7 designation - a catch-all for plastics that don't fit in any other categories - are often polycarbonates (PC). Polycarbonates are used in many brands of plastic baby bottles, "sippy" cups for kids, reusable water bottles and dental sealants. Also used in the inner lining of food cans.
Reason to Avoid: Polycarbonate plastic is the only plastic that is made with bisphenol-A (BPA), which has been found to mimic the hormone estrogen and disrupt the body's endocrine system. Public health advocates say it poses a particular risk to fetuses, infants and children. The National Toxicology Program issued a report last year that includes concerns about BPA's effects on the brain, prostate gland, mammary gland, and behavior in fetuses, infants and children.
Polyethylene (PET or PETE)
Used in disposable containers for most bottled water, bottled soft drinks, juice, mouthwash, ketchup, peanut butter, jelly and pickles. Also used in microwavable trays. This plastic is fine for single use. Avoid reusing #1 water and soda bottles because the plastic is porous and these bottles absorb flavors and bacteria that can't be cleaned out.
Polyethylene (HDPE or LDPE)
High Density Polyethylene (HDPE / #2) is a cloudy or opaque plastic used for jugs of milk, water, juice, shampoo and detergent, as well as cereal-box liners. Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE / #4) is used for cling wraps and food storage bags, garbage and grocery bags, squeeze bottles, and coatings for milk cartons and hot-beverage cups.These plastics are generally good choices as they transmit no known chemicals into food and are generally recyclable.