Monday, August 30, 2010

Alice Tear Copeland

Still There is Love
When human hands cannot afford relief
To hopeless ills and pain beyond belief,
When human hearts are stunned and dumb with grief,
Still there is love.

There was a face we knew, a hand, a form,
where lived a spirit brave and true and warm,
Surely that spirit cannot come to harm,
While there is love.

Its symbols tenderly are laid away,
The face, the hand, the form, we cannot stay.
The spirit still is with us day by day,
And there is love.

We cannot see beyond this Earth's near rim,
but did we know at birth the world we're in?
Then we can trust our future life to him,
For God is love.

poem by Edith Newlin Chase

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Bread and Puppet 2010

Not Ready Pageant

every Sunday 11 July - 29 August

at the Bread & Puppet Farm

Show starts at 2:30 pm

rain or shine

The Decapitalization Circus demonstrates in 18 or 19 deathdefying stunts they phantastic effects of the capitalization of life in the U.S. and citizens’ courageous efforts of decapitalization. The performers represent the whole scale of the social spectrum from benign billionarism to despicable homeless anti-soacial-elementarianism. All the acts are FDA and FBI certified displays of patriotic correctness and defy all imaginable forms of terrorism. The Possibilitarians, a multi-instrumental variety ensemble provide the appropriate-innappropriate sounds for the circus.

The Nothing-is-Not-Ready Pageant which directly follows the circus is a greek-tragedy based typical American soap opera featuring several major current events and catastrophies and highlighting the chief actors and motivators of these events, exclusive their virtuous principles, moral assesments and speeches.

brainy books

Books on the brain:

The Brain That Changes Itself by Norman Doige

Mindsight by Dan Siegel

A General Theory of Love by Thomas Lewis

The Neurobiology of "We" by Dan Siegel

Buddha's Brain by Rick Hanson

Cew Gardens

recent faves

best radio shows to get podcasts of:
Radiolab, especially the show on Memory and the one on Numbers, This is Your Brain on Love
Speaking of Faith: shows with Wendell Berry, Jon Kabat Zinn, Rachel Naomi Remen and others
Moth Radio: true stories told live

Purge by Sofia Oksanen
Let the Great World Spin by Colin Mccan
What I Talk About When I Talk about Running Murakami
Invisible by Paul Oster
The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein

books on audio (both great readers):
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest Steig Laarson
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society Mary Ann Shaffer, Annie Barrows

Sunday, August 8, 2010