I checked back earlier than usual today. I was wondering if I pissed off any reader with my thoughts on Memorial Day. yesterday

I have been skipping putting up links, so today the rest of the post is made up of links.

Keetje Kuipers, Arrival | Fogged Clarity

I keep reading Kuipers stuff online. I think she is quite good.

Still Life with Small Objects of Perfect Choking Size | TriQu

Another Kuipers poem I like.

NYTimes: A Lesson for (and From) a Dystopian World

I linked this in yesterday but it wasn’t a big link like this. You could have missed it. I am reading Riddley Walker the book that Williams mentions. I’m also reading The Mouse and His Child by the same author (Russell Hoban). I have to say, this man can make beautiful sentences.

At Golden Gate Park with You | Alaska Quarterly Review

Collaborators by Keetje Kuipers – Poems | Academy of Am

“Getting the Baby to Sleep” by Keetje Kuipers | Blackbird 

More poetry by Kuipers.

How to Criticize with Kindness: Philosopher Daniel Dennett

I like this guy. Here’s the gist:

How to compose a successful critical commentary:

  1. You should attempt to re-express your target’s position so clearly, vividly, and fairly that your target says, “Thanks, I wish I’d thought of putting it that way.
  2. You should list any points of agreement (especially if they are not matters of general or widespread agreement).
  3. You should mention anything you have learned from your target.
  4. Only then are you permitted to say so much as a word of rebuttal or criticism.

Introduction to Greek Meter pdf

Sometimes I feel pretty silly putting this stuff up since no one I know shares many of my interests. But I guess my daughters enjoying seeing what the fuck I’m into.

NYTimes: A Coast-to-Coast Marriage of American Railroads

by Sarah Vowell.

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