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September 26, 2004

leaves rustle

Filed under: pre-06-2006 — David Giacalone @ 4:02 pm


leaves rustle Welch28    [click here for full-color photo-poem] 



a table for one–

leaves rustle

in the inner courtyard  




first cold night–

smell of hot dust

from the vent

                                                                                  [click here for full-color photo-poem]   first cold neg  



from Open Window, haiku and photographs by Michael Dylan Welch



by dagosan: 




scat, sun

clouds, too!

harvest moon comes tonight 




harvest moon

over Wal-Mart —

schlepping groceries    

                                                                    [Sept. 26, 2004] 


one-breath pundit

    • Saratoga Springs, NY, has a fresh approach to choosing a “community novel,” which they hope will be read by the entire City in 2005 — let the community itself choose “a single novel rich enough to sustain invigorating dialogue.”  After starting this Spring with more than 100 titles, ballots from the public have narrowed the list to five novels, with the final Saratoga Reads! title to be chosen in further voting that ends on October 10th.

      The final five books are:

      Nobody’s Fool, by Richard Russo
      Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen
      Ragtime, by E.L. Doctorow
      The Golden Compass, by Philip Pullman
      The Kite Runner, by Khaled Hosseini

      The public can vote online or at one of several polling stations in town. 

    • Marci Oddi has fascinating coverage at her Indiana Law (we)Blog on the tension between privacy, security and access to public records created by aerial mapping/photography.

  • katydid  Another TISK! update finds f/k/a Home Alone in Little Conversations” reflecting on bariatrics    Gosh, Jerry, maybe it’s too easy for weblogs to get #1 ratings from Google et al.

how do you spell Cat?

Filed under: pre-06-2006 — David Giacalone @ 1:01 pm

blackboard abc

one-breath pundit  

    • Time magazine reports that a spelling error caused the deportation of Yusuf Islam, f/k/a Cat Stevens, perhaps confirming our doubts:

“According to aviation sources with access to the list, there is no Yusuf Islam on the no-fly registry, though there is a “Youssouf Islam.” The incorrect name was added to the register this summer, but because Islam’s name is spelled “Yusuf” on his British passport, he was allowed to board a plane in London.” (emphasis added)

the gang that couldn’t spell strait!

    • Update (8 PM): Dan Carlson of the Indianapolis Star has an interesting column today, titled “Followed by a goon shadow.” Carlson says

    • “They can’t find Osama bin Laden, but they’ve saved us from Cat Stevens.”

    • “Tied to terrorists? Well, “ties” can be about anything when the government doesn’t have to spell them out.”

    • “Is this the world’s mightiest force for liberty going about its noble work, or is this Colonel Klink of Stalag 13 with computers and opinion polls?”

  • p.s. to UCL:  I promise not to gloat about this until all (or enough of) the facts are in.

 from Kobayashi Issa:  


the stray cat also
picks this inn…
bush clover blooming


I sing the praises
of my fly-catching

translated by David G. Lanoue 

. . . . . . .  cat stevens

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