Sunday, February 26, 2012

"While Waiting for Death" by Nathalie Handal




"While Waiting for Death" by Nathalie Handal from Rattapallax on Vimeo.

James Ragan

James Ragan

Interview with poet James Ragan from Rattapallax on Vimeo.


James Ragan, “The private mythos” says James Ragan poets “are myth makers and myth breakers” the private mythos is “all that has shape us form birth, a reservoir new writers don’t know they can tap on. An idea finds its way to the page. He recites: “…look I show you a good sky …be patient, let your grieving rest a while…”


The Stage is My Gun: The Cultural Intifada of Juliano Mer-Khamis

The Stage is My Gun: The Cultural Intifada of Juliano Mer-Khamis

Fearless Laughter: Yusef Komunyakaa’s Advice to Young Poets

Fearless Laughter: Yusef Komunyakaa’s Advice to Young Poets

http://vimeo.com/rattapallax/yusef

Reads everything aloud because the ear is the great editor.

A snipped of the advice he gave: 1) Not to wirte for others 2) Not write on a computer 3) Not be afraid of surprising oneself

Yusef Komunyakaa’s latest collection of poetry,

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Thursday, February 09, 2012

Journalist, Author Roger Rosenblatt Outlines His 4 Reasons to Write

I posted, and wrote, the article on Roger Rosenblatt while doing a media assignment - no excuse just a reason for mishmash. Surely I'm not disgusting a legion, but the fact that one reader emaild "what the heck were you saying in that RR article?" and I heard the thought behind the words (you crazy....) the point is, even if its not for pay and only on my blog, I must strive to "write with precision and restraint" to quote Rosenblatt.
Rosenblatt's book "Unless It Moves the Heart, The Craft and Art of Writing" impresses me so much that I went digging for more on him and found a video interview by PBS NEWSHOUR: Journalist, Author Roger Rosenblatt Outlines His 4 Reasons to Write However, on the way to Rosemblatt I came upon a link on Double Redundancy and listened to a song called Einstein's Little Homunculus worth mentioning.
So clever, on Wikipedia, “Homunculus (masculine, Latin for "little human", plural: "homunculi"; from the diminutive of homo)”, which took me into rambling thoughts: "what would we do without Wikipedia", and "that’s another controversy about how it used to be and the here and now" to "I'm not about good-old-times. Women were second-class citizens and cowboys had their way in their way. I like today. Online media and friends, one never meets, form across lands and time; it feels Einsteinian: all is here and now, or Between Here and Now (Planxty Melissa) Einstein's Little Homunculus." 

Rosenblatt's book and PBS, moved my heart for sure; thus I repost: In the video, Rosenblatt says "the noun carries its own power". Quotes Emerson, “the speaking language of things” and Twain,“the difference between the word and the right word is the difference between the light bug and the lighting”. Adds, “Writing is an important art is important for itself”. It is for people who love the work and want to do it. "Writers need praise and encouragement rather than discouragement." Reasons Rosenblatt writes: “1) to make suffering endurable 2) evil intelligible 3) justice desirable 4) love possible.“ He stresses that "writing must be useful” to be useful is the only standard that matters. A writer must strive for “anticipation rather than imagination, suspense rather than surprise and to write with precision and restraint”.

I now need to go do one thing at a time, even if its fun to stir many pots.... enough.

Links in the article: http://to.pbs.org/zJyEXt , http://amzn.to/AlQH7C, http://bit.ly/x4iLkR

Wednesday, February 08, 2012

On Roger Rosenblatt


After watching the video - link on this post - I though how words change to meet the times and how I'm not about good-old-times. Women were second-class citizens and cowboys had their way in their way. I like today. Online media and friends, one never meets, form across lands and time; it feels so Einstein: all is here and now. 

The Between Here and Now (Planxty Melissa) Einstein's Little Homunculus From the Album Double Redundancy (so clever) Homunculus means: “Homunculus (masculine, Latin for "little human", plural: "homunculi"; from the diminutive of homo)” and would we do without Wikipedia? That’s another controversy form the past and the here and now.

Back to the video on Rosenblatt by PBS, no less, and AGAIN Rosenblatt moved my heart, for sure!

Rosenblatt said, the noun is very important it carries its own power and Emerson said a seed in a pod of his words, the Emerson called writing “the speaking language of things” and that Twain said “the difference between the word and the right word is the difference between the lightbug and the lighting”. It is all kinds of messages like those in Rosenblatt little book (homunculus book) that is filled with. “Writing is an important art is important for itself” people who love the work and want to do it. Writers need praise and encouragement rather then discouragement. Reasons Rosenblatt writes: “1) to make suffering endurable 2) evil intelligible 3) justice desirable 4) love possible.“

“Writing must be useful” to be useful is the only standard that matters. A writer must strive for “anticipation rather than imagination, suspense rather than surprise and to write with precision and restraint” to be useful “to make the world better”

I now need to go reinvent me.

Tuesday, February 07, 2012

LiveLeak.com - Have scientists found a crashed flying saucer on the seabed ?

LiveLeak.com - Have scientists found a crashed flying saucer on the seabed ?



Scientist have not decided what the object found at the bottom of the Gulf of Bothnia is. It appears as a grainy circle on a sonar scan and it is on the ocean floor, between Sweden and Finland. There are those who speculate that it s an alien spaceship that crashed on earth.  The object was discovered when searching for a century-old wreck. Some say that it  "resembles the Millennium Falcon from the Star Wars series".

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

None Of The Links On Our Site Are Working Today

None Of The Links On Our Site Are Working Today

The bill to "police" the internet has nothing to do with the safety or welfare of the people; it is solely to press the people. It is not about keeping pervs out or viral cyber attacks, but to kill the efforts of those that want to organize against injustice.