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August 29, 2005

whistle me home

Filed under: pre-06-2006 — David Giacalone @ 6:03 pm


It suddently feels like deep summer again in Schenectady. 

Pamela Miller Ness can, apparently, relate:




midday sun
my shadow
to the ocean floor




summer breeze
the criss-cross of gull tracks
in damp sand







such heat
the weight
of the cat’s breath


“Girl’s bike” 




midsummer evening

mother’s two-syllable whistle

                         ends our play



“midday sun” – The Heron’s Nest (Oct. 2001)

“summer breeeze” – The Heron’s Nest (Oct. 2000)

“such heat” – The Heron’s Nest (Aug. 2004)

“midsummer evening” – driveway from childhood   (Small Poetry Press, 1997)  


  • by dagosan                                               

sudden scent

of moth balls —

the widow’s open window


                     [Aug. 29, 2005]


tiny check Note to Self:   Every Monday visit the new Blawg Review and click checked box 

through to one hitherto unknown/unvisited weblog.   Today, I went to Carolyn

Elefant’s Blawg Review #21 and followed her pointer to the legal writer.  That

post led me to a column from that was well worth my time — on

a topic that has long interested me: “Why Do You Work So Hard? Is it maybe

time to quit your safe job and follow your path and infuriate the establishment?”

It’s by Mark Morford.  (One quibble with Mark:  there’s no need to think you have

to or will infuriate the establishment.  It’s more likely you’ll dismay your family and


  • Thank you, Anita Campbell, at Small Business Trends, for

    pointing to Blawg Review #21 and highlighting our piece on

    the Canadian Bar Association and the image of lawyers.

tiny check  This time, I’m on Prof. Bainbridge’s side.  He puts Jonathan Goldberg in his place

for some silly-insensitive (meant-to-be-funny) remarks about folks in New Orleans

who are seeking refuge in the leaking Superdome.   Given Goldberg’s reply, I’m not

holding my breath that he’ll grow up any time soon.


tiny check Mike Cernovich is taking on Daniel Solove at Prawfsblog over “censoring” internet

“vigilantism”  and “shaming.” The debate (carried on in the Comments and at C&F)

shows the power of being able to “frame” an issue.   It also shows that 1) complicated

topics can be difficult to deal with in the weblog format; and 2) as mediators know, a

respectful discussion often shows that opponents have a lot that they can agree on.


                                                                                                                                                            girl's bike flip

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