Wild Mind: from chaos to (something like clarity)
Life is not orderly. No matter how we try to make life so, right in the middle of it we die, lose a leg, fall in love, drop a jar of applesauce (Natalie Goldberg, 1990, p. xiii).
Is it only Zen Buddhism that can imagine the items in this list as equivalent? Goldberg refers often to her guide and teacher … Read more...
According to the Sears Catalog Man, one has to be “gnarly” to live a long life. Besides the fact that my genes do not come from extraordinarily long-living stock, I was informed that I am “too intellectual to be gnarly.” Hmm. The freeonlinedictionary defines gnarly as “having or marked by bends or angles; not straight or aligned.” I am rather … Read more...
Lord of the Sky, Beautiful Forever, Always Smiling (except when she’s not), and One of the Gods from the Indian Triumvirate joined me with my Crown of Flowers to mark the moment of perihelion.
If you’re interested in following these things, a timetable of perihelions, aphelions, equinoxes, and solistices is posted through 2020. You’ll have to decide if paying … Read more...
Spots of Light
Hakibbutz Hameuchad, Tel Aviv 1995
Sam and Einstein
Here is is, the infamous photo taken by Tom.
As you can see, Sam’s early academic career did not indicate that he’d be rubbing shoulders with genius:
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“living chicken lives”
We were actually talking about the merits of vegetarianism at this point, or at least of eating meat from grass-fed, naturally-raised, free range types of critters… but it struck me as a parallel for the life of academics as we unwound from the culminating presentations for the European Field Studies program.
This was after I learned about snakebite, car … Read more...
hurry . . .
Extra travel day if I purchase by March 31.
Also, if my mind/eyes don’t deceive me, and Air France flight from Strausbourg to Budapest for 99 euros would make my day. Have emailed oh please universe be merciful and grant this deal!… Read more...
Grants II _ Cordis
FP6 overview Looks like I need a partner. Not sure any are close enough?
Multilingual text analysis, providing cross-lingual information access
Human Language Translation and Translation Research… Read more...
Summer Institute on Migration
This would be cool to attend, Summer Institute on international Migration, Ethnic Diversity and Cities. A bit pricey, but it does have a track on integration policies: “This block focuses on national and local integration regimes as developed in different welfare states, and the (perverse) effects of integration policies.”
check out the faculty for possible contacts…… Read more...