talking head • an interview with Lois Lowry who says reading fiction is a rehearsal for life.
6 slice toaster • Garrison Keillor and American Media have been which strangely I had never heard before. has an interesting piece about the San Francisco earthquake. Check it out.
something new • The Lost Blogs : From Jesus to Jim Morrison–The Historically Inaccurate and Totally Fictitious Cyber Diaries of Everyone Worth Knowing by Paul Davidson.
Federal court decides to release Ezra Pound – A federal court ruled that Ezra Pound should no longer be held at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital for the criminally insane in Washington, D.C. Pound has been held for 13 years, following his arrest in Italy during World War II on charges of treason. When asked about the Madhouse experiance he replied “But what other place could one live in America?”
1394 • Geoffrey Chaucer’s twenty-nine pilgrims met at the Tabard Inn in Southwark to prepare for their departure to Canterbury.
audio • from the BBC archives a 7 min interview with Pound outlining his antipathy towards all forms of bureacracy.
idiot alert • Miami-Dade School Board will discuss banning Vamos a Cuba from school libraries because it shows happy little communist school children instead of unhappy ones.