Monthly Archives: February 2015

Political Science

28 February 2013 – A neuroscientist at Duke University connects the brains of two rats in such a way that when one moves to press a lever, the other one usually does, too. Disclaimer: The photograph below does not show … Continue reading

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American Muse: Jim Harrison

“Barking” The moon comes up. The moon goes down. This is to inform you that I didn’t die young. Age swept past me but I caught up. Spring has begun here and each day brings new birds up from Mexico. … Continue reading

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February Offerings – Part XXVIII: Something to Delight both Head and Heart

American Art – Part I of V: Shellie Lewis-Dambax Here is the Artist Statement of American painter Shellie Lewis-Dambax: “My work is a direct reflection of my mood and emotional state. I have an obsession to paint. The Act of … Continue reading

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American Muse: Lawrence Ferlinghetti

“Bird With Two Right Wings” And now our government a bird with two right wings flies on from zone to zone while we go on having our little fun & games at each election as if it really mattered who … Continue reading

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February Offerings – Part XXVII: Something to Delight both Head and Heart

American Art – Part I of II: Kimberly Cook In the words of one writer, “Kimberly Cook is currently an instructor in Beginning and Advanced ceramics at Foothill College, Los Altos Hills, CA. She has been working as an artist, … Continue reading

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American Muse: Louise Bogan

“To a Dead Lover” The dark is thrown Back from the brightness, like hair Cast over a shoulder. I am alone, Four years older; Like the chairs and the walls Which I once watched brighten With you beside me. I … Continue reading

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February Offerings – Part XXVI: Something to Delight both Head and Heart

American Art – Part I of IV: Christina Wyatt Artist Statement: “Florida is my native home. After growing up in Miami I lived for four wonderful years in Caribou Maine beginning my formal education in fine art at the University … Continue reading

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American Muse: Oliver de la Paz

“In Defense of Small Towns” When I look at it, it’s simple, really. I hated life there. September, once filled with animal deaths and toughened hay. And the smells of fall were boiled-down beets and potatoes or the farmhands’ breeches … Continue reading

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February Offerings – Part XXV: Something to Delight both Head and Heart

American Art – Part I of III: Mark Rothko “Silence is so accurate.” – Mark Rothko, Latvian-American abstract expressionist painter, who died 25 February 1970. Below (left to right) – “No. 3/No. 13” (Magenta, Black, Green on Orange); “No. 61” … Continue reading

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American Muse: Philip Levine

“An Abandoned Factory, Detroit” The gates are chained, the barbed-wire fencing stands, An iron authority against the snow, And this grey monument to common sense Resists the weather. Fears of idle hands, Of protest, men in league, and of the … Continue reading

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