Monthly Archives: November 2011

Seven little gifts of November.

1) Seven Meyer lemons from my own little tree, now two years old.  (The seventh one is still a little green at the tip, so I’m leaving it on there till the last minute.  I think I’m going to use … Continue reading

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Makes me wanna holler.

Looking at this video makes me wanna holler. College students peacefully occupy a public space.  Policemen ordered in by the university chancellor demand they leave.  Students remain where they are, linking arms and bowing their heads.   A policeman whips … Continue reading

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Buon giorno, Signor Bianchi:, or, enchanting the world.

“If I had influence with the good fairy who is supposed to preside over the christening of all children I should ask that her gift to each child in the world be a sense of wonder so indestructible that it … Continue reading

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Learning to submit?: Economies of womanhood, personhood, and love.

I believe that what rules us is less the material world of goods and services than the immaterial one of whims, assumptions, delusions, and lies; that only by studying this world can we hope to shape how it shapes us; … Continue reading

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Joseph Stiglitz, Nobel-Prize-winning economist, addresses OWS.

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Occupiers and pseudo-Victorians.

This afternoon was held the first-ever meeting of “Occupy Decorah,” organized through the Northeast Iowa Peace and Justice Center.  We gathered with signs reading everything from POWER TO THE PEACEFUL to IN GOD WE TRUSTED, IN WALL STREET WE BUSTED … Continue reading

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