Friday Notebook 08.12.2011


  1. Anonymous
    Anonymous August 12, 2011 at 11:27 pm .

    speaking of ravens<br /><br />I sure miss those three Disney big black birds<br />sitting on a wire<br />chitter-chattering away<br /><br />and<br /><br />all the &quot;birds&quot; that I&#39;ve ever listened to (or have heard) talk non-stop<br />pretty-much about …. worms, nests, and eggs<br /><br />and wasn&#39;t it &quot;Harriette&quot; that equally helped build that nest with &quot;Henry&

  2. Joseph Hutchison
    Joseph Hutchison August 12, 2011 at 11:12 pm .

    My animal spirit&#39;s fine, Kokie, though it needs to work on its listening skills. Three ravens squawking in the piñon east of the house. Three squawks—the first short, the second two drawn out—for each, in turn. They&#39;ve taken maybe a dozen turns. Not a dispute: a conversation, or common gossip. &quot;Harry built his nest down by the dam. Big mistake.&quot; &quot;No shit.&quot; &quot;No

  3. Anonymous
    Anonymous August 12, 2011 at 10:04 pm .

    Joe<br /> thanks I got tears in my eyes… well, not exactly tears<br />but, howevers those middle three notes/quotes out of<br /><br />The Spell of the Sensuous <br /><br /><br />from the opening of movement 8 of (my) The City (1974);<br /><br />it is the quietness<br />within<br />that makes the move<br />ment<br />of animals<br />going<br />almost<br />unnoticed<br /><br />

  4. Joseph Hutchison
    Joseph Hutchison August 12, 2011 at 9:43 pm .

    Yes. And Cordova has a lot to say about the brutality of the reservation school system that broke up families, forbade students from speaking their native languages, and required at least outward obeisance to Christian ideas and practices. The Pope&#39;s pretense is similar to the pretense of textbook on American History that refuse to admit that the campaigns against native populations,

  5. Conrad DiDiodato
    Conrad DiDiodato August 12, 2011 at 9:11 pm .

    Joseph,<br /><br />I look to forward to reading your &quot;Friday Notebook&quot;: always learning new authors, concepts (like &#39;Usen&#39;)and poets. As you know, I&#39;m a big fan of Abram&#39;s book, and please do read Merleau-Ponty: he&#39;s very approachable.<br /><br />I&#39;ll certainly add Cordova and Zagajewski to my list.<br /><br />By the way, you might be interested to know

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