and I sat in the sun, and unplugged from the "world" and listened to the World. And when I opened a book, I read this:
Poets make things. True enough. But they don't make poetry, or they don't make it from nothing. Poetry is present to begin with; it is there, and poets answer it if they can. The poem is the trace of the poet's joining in knowing.
Thank you Robert Bringhurst for writing this. Thank you Loyola Marymount for lending this book. And thank you SF Library for allowing me to read this book for free.
Visit your local library. Pick up a book. Slow down.
Just busy with life and Twitter and Facebook and my class and furniture shopping and recruiting for some job. . . You know, the important things. So get off my back, okay! No, I'm not getting upset and I'm NOT being sensitive. I mean just because EVERYONE is against me (oh, it's sooooo obvious) and everyone thinks I'm paranoid about it (but I'm not because it's not paranoia when you KNOW it's true).
Wired Editor-in-Chief Chris Anderson: "Paper still matters. I believe in books, I believe in some kinds of paper. The trick is to figure out which kinds of paper add value to the Internet. Paper with high production values, beautiful photography, long-form journalism, stories that are 8,000 words -- you put these online, it tends to fall apart. In terms of paper, I think books matter. You [to interviewer Guy Kawasaki] publish books, I publish books. Hardcover is still the premium version for delivering that information."
I heard from a little birdie today that Farmer Brown, one of SF’s finest soul food establishments, will be filling the space next to Cento, the Blue Bottle "dealer" on Ritch Street. The space will be open around April 2nd for carry-out orders and will serve both breakfast and lunch. Eventually, they will have tables and will be serving delicious and nutritious alcoholic beverages. I have it on good authority that their watermelon martini is deelish. Yum!
Get your soul on and get ready to head to the new mini-Farmer Brown.
Update: Looks like it's going to be called Little Skillet. Cute.