September 19, 2008

The future is assured least for the woodstoves:
5 1/2 cord stacked
mostly oak, some maple and birch... 5 1/2 cord, mostly stacked yesterday

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September 18, 2008

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September 17, 2008


It seemed appropriate for the 65th birthday that we climb Baldpate, in westernmost Maine:
Baldpate 16 September
...a lovely cool day, and an opportunity to Wear The Fox Hat

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September 15, 2008

Once more

James McMurtry is pretty eloquent:

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From H5N1, on the probable consequences of financial meltdown:

The hot-zone countries will have no money left for anything except their militaries. The developed countries will focus on rescuing their billionaires, moaning about gas prices, and keeping lipstick on their pigs...

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September 14, 2008

Lest we forget, bookended

Tom Paxton, 40 years... (thanks to Dave's Whiteboard for the original pointer)

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Here's Daniel Heïkalo playing the cittern I built:

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September 11, 2008

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September 10, 2008

What Mose Said

Mose Allison, via Christopher D. Sessums:

...and compare Peter Mulvey's (Forty Dollar Haircut on a) 29 Cent Head, streaming via CDBaby

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T-shirt material

From Bruce Sterling's blog, where he presents a translation of a German Freedom Not Fear campaign manifesto. Right ON!

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September 09, 2008

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September 07, 2008

Like, Whatever?

I missed Taylor Mali's reading of his Totally Like Whatever, You Know? the first time it came around (NPR, in 2005), but good old Mark Liberman over at Language Log points to it in a nutritious posting on Uptalk anxiety. And whaddya know, YouTube hazzit too:

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September 02, 2008

Silly Season unreels

I have to keep reminding myself NOT to become embroiled in electoral nonsense that has almost nothing to do with MY life, but I do keep getting sucked in to caring about the events of the passing stream of the Grand Cloaca of the Media.

Can it be that BOTH Rush Limbaugh AND Barack Obama have it exactly right?

Rush: Palin = Babies, Guns and Jesus (quoted here and elsewhere)

Barack: "I think people's families are off-limits, and people's children are especially off-limits. This shouldn't be part of our politics. It has no relevance to Gov. Palin's performance as governor or her potential performance as a vice president." (CNN had this one)

These two may be clearer in the context of Doc Searls' post which cites Lakoff, and reminds me to listen yet again to Christopher Lydon's conversation with Lakoff which ought to give your ears something to chew upon.

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