prelinger collection

happy birthday Theodore Roethke

working with our hands

on walking

ballet at the Vaganova

creative expats

in defense of the liberal arts


freeway interchanges

holy crap

Sully on Obama

Obama at Notre Dame

happy birthday Frank Capra

teens and technology

on Strunk and White

death penalty map


around town


the power of daydreaming

happy birthday Emily Dickinson

Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel

Women of Sand and Myrrh by Hanan al-Shaykh

cool kid's song

around town

he who pities fools

'Boring Within or Simply Boring?'

Happy birthday Gary Snyder

to check out...

around town

boycotting movies

Happy birthday, Orson Welles

poem about movies


to check out

on peace

to check out:

the invisible car

'make it rain'

Happy birthday, Bartolomeo Cristofori

one from Mary Oliver



swine flu 'relatively mild'

spring temple

around town: vappu