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Saturday, June 24th

sounds of Mali

Salif Keita, live, Germany (Stuttgart), 1995



reading table

[C]ommunication is an undependable but sometimes marvelous thing.

—Elizabeth Bishop (1911-1979), letter to Randall Jarrell, December 26, 1955

Music Clip Of The Day

Temptation = a Summer Book Before the Summer

I visited the local Barnes and his friend, Noble, this past weekend for the express purpose of visiting the periodicals section to buy copies of the July issue of… 299 more words


Why Do We Wander? The Poetry of Our Restless Roots

What is it about travel? The urge to move, to discover, to see, is a poem unto itself. A rich vein worth mining.

Often travel is rooted in the psyche. 894 more words


Day 10: A goal to forget goals

Start and finish: Mile 179.4 – off trail in Idyllwild

Total mileage and elevation: 0

I hadn’t admitted to myself until today that I might not reach Canada. 1,331 more words

Short story: Cataclysmic Irony by Ethan Hedman, listened to on the 600 Second Saga podcast, from May 2017. Recommended

Poem: The Fish by Elizabeth Bishop, from… 40 more words

The Ray Bradbury Challenge

One Art

The art of losing isn’t hard to master;
so many things seem filled with the intent
to be lost that their loss is no disaster. 137 more words


May 22, 2017 - The Fish

The Fish

by Elizabeth Bishop

Read by Emma Rye https://textspeech.files.wordpress.com/2017/05/the-fish.mp3

I caught a tremendous fish

and held him beside the boat

half out of water, with my hook… 365 more words