tree trimmer, poetry and thank yous



The tree trimmers are here.


Eileen has bemoaned her growing shady back yard which prohibits successfully growing many plants.


Hopefully this will help.

I decided this morning I want to read the entire SOS Poems 1961-2013 by Amiri Baraka, so I ordered a copy from Amazon.

I also ordered Blues People: Negro Music in White America by Baraka. I feel like I have a lot in common with this poet. I like the way he weaves Jazz and erudition together with my kind of politics. It’s a breath of fresh air to me.

Thanks, Elizabeth, for commenting about him.

And a big thank you to my brother, Mark, for helping get better at adding the weekly pointed psalm to the bulletin. HUGE timesaver!

Patter and Patois – The New York Times

Sunday’s NYT Book Review (which I usually get to on Monday) buy diazepam 5mg online used the anniversary of Katrina as a sort of a theme. This article by Walter Mosley is fun.

Walker Percy’s Theory of Hurricanes – The New York Times

Percy’s “theory of hurricanes” falls under his rubric that we do worst in the best of times and best in the worst of times.

Tyler Drumheller, Ex-C.I.A. Official Who Disputed Bush, Dies at 63 – The New York

Nice quote from this guy in his obit:

“The rendition teams are drawn from paramilitary officers who are brave and colorful,” he continued. “They are the men who went into Baghdad before the bombs and into Afghanistan before the army. If they didn’t do paramilitary actions for a living, they would probably be robbing banks.”

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