Sunday, February 19, 2017

Literature as Dissent: They know enough who know how to learn.

No Bull this was a juvenile Grey white shark spotted at La Perouse beach in Sydney ...

Terrifying moment a kitesurfer sails past a three-metre Great white not a bullshark as ...

“My childhood’s home I see again,

And sadden with the view;

And still, as memory crowds my brain,

There’s pleasure in it too.”

      “At the Crossroads”

     The wind blows a sheet of paper to my feet.     

     I pick it up.     

     It is not a petition for my death....

Library Hand, the Fastidiously Neat Penmanship Style Made for Card Catalogs

The Books We’re Turning to Now

New Yorker writers share the authors they’re seeking out to make sense of the world in the early days of Trump.

When a novelist like Arundhati Roy turns to nonfiction,it raises a few questions: Does literature still qualify as dissent? What writing do we need in times of Social Crisis?

³The Ancient Mariner² strangely prophesied the life Coleridge would live. But is it a a tale of Christian hope or a drug-fueled nightmare?... Life of Hope 

"Light will be thrown on the origin of manand his history." Darwin dealt with human evolution in only 12 words. But that was enough... Darwin's words 

… Local Kogarah boy Clive James's Anchorage International

New movie about the young Karl Marx

Via The Atlantic, Alan Taylor – “The winning entries of the 60th annual World Press Photo Contest ​have just been announced. The 2017 Photo of the Year was taken by photographer Burhan Ozbilici as the Russian ambassador to Turkey was assassinated right in front of him
Sure, this is the Onion, but seriously, it isn’t far off. [The Onion]

 The history of judge-bashing: Trump is part of a populist tradition. [New York Magazine]
I’m sure this won’t undermine the judiciary. I mean, I’m not sure at all, but we have the leader of the free world tweeting insults to jurists, so relatively speaking… [Gaveling]
Startups don’t have to involve technological know-how. [Law and More]
 The suicide that is rocking K Street. [Huffington Post]

ASKING THE IMPORTANT QUESTIONS: Does Yoga Qualify As An Aerobic Workout?

Feinberg, Matthew and Willer, Robb and Kovacheff, Chloe, Extreme Protest Tactics Reduce Popular Support for Social Movements (February 3, 2017). Available at SSRN: or

“Social movements are critical agents of change that vary greatly in both tactics and popular support. Prior work shows that extreme protest tactics – actions that are highly counter-normative, disruptive, or harmful to others, including inflammatory rhetoric, blocking traffic, and damaging property – are effective for gaining publicity. ”

THE THINGS WE DO FOR LOVE: Boyfriends of Instagram page shares photos of men ‘forced’ to shoot the PERFECT social media snap of their girlfriends.
I suspect “forced” is in quotes because, dating back to the invention of photography, men have never needed much encouragement to take pictures of attractive women in swimsuits.

ROBERT TRACINSKI INTERVIEWS BOOM TECHNOLOGY CEO BLAKE SCHOLL: “Ultimately, we would like the ability to go anywhere in the world in five hours for a hundred bucks.”
I bet you would, too — and you probably wouldn’t be surprised to learn that Virgin has optioned Boom’s first ten supersonic passenger jets

Czech army Days are Back: Playboy is featuring naked women again