Saturday, June 30, 2007

Long live Chief Justice Roberts

The way to stop discrimination on the basis of race is to stop discriminating on the basis of race.

Found here.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007


Anyone else having trouble publishing or editing posts?
Theodore Roethke
one stanza

I knew a woman, lovely in her bones,
When small birds sighed, she would sigh back at them;
Ah, when she moved, she moved more ways than one:
The shapes a bright container can contain!
Of her choice virtues only gods should speak,
Or English poets who grew up on Greek
(I'd have them sing in chorus, cheek to cheek.)

Monday, June 25, 2007

Flannery O'Connor

The creative action of a Christian's life is to prepare for his death in Christ.

From "A Memoir of Mary Ann." Found in the biography The Life You Save May Be Your Own: An American Pilgrimage by Paul Elie (FSG, 2003), p. 314

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Cummings again

--saharas have their centuries,ten thousand
of which are smaller than a rose's moment