24 August 2010

Le cantu in paghjella

Tanti suspiri ch'o mandu
Manc'unu face ritornu
Soca i ti teni tutti
Per cunsulà ti u ghjornu
Manda ne anc'unu à mè(ne)
Di core lu mio culombu

23 August 2010

for a friend who is a writer

18 August 2010

"Das Tagebuch einer Verlorenen" (1929, dir Georg Wilhelm Pabst)

"Ein wenig mehr Liebe und niemand kann verloren sein auf dieser Welt"

11 August 2010

Phillip David Ochs (1940-1976)

"... and if you feel you have been living in an unreal world for the last couple of years, it is particularly because this power structure has refused to listen to reason ... Step outside the guidelines of the official umpires and make your own rules and your own reality."

"Leave the old and dying America and use your creative energies to help form a new America, which would be de-militarized, more humanistic, where the police are less hostile and closer to the community, where the wealthy are not given unleashed power for the exploitation of the people."

"And, mostly because it's now a matter of life and death, reassert an ecological balance with the environment, which means the people in the oil companies and the car companies and the space industry and all the other industries will have to be brought into account, so that there will be a new definition of government which has to be closer to the people and less close to special interests which are far more harmful than any revolutionaries."

-Phil Ochs.

09 August 2010

07 August 2010

bicycling culture

For three days in a row last week during my commute to work, while stopped at the only traffic light on my route, I was pleased to note we were more bicycles than automobiles. And, we start 'em young here, as evidenced by the photo of the bike rack at my local public library:

06 August 2010



08h15, August 6, 1945


"L'agressivité de la force est parfaitement désintéressée ; immotivée; elle ne veut que son vouloir ; elle est le pur irrationnel."

-Milan Kundera
L'Art du Roman, 1986
Première partie, chapitre 5

"The aggressivity of force is thoroughly disinterested; unmotivated; it wills only its own will; it is pure irrationality."

Trans. Linda Asher, The Art of the Novel, Part One, Section Five

05 August 2010

Suzanne Louise Marie Marion Rocher et Jean Maurice Eugène Clément Cocteau 'Chez Suzy' 12, rue Sainte-Anne


une lettre illustrée de Jean Cocteau à Lise Deharme, 4 avril 1938

04 August 2010

post card from Mongolia

A Beijinger journeys to Mongolia:


03 August 2010

Sommarnattens leende (1955, Ingmar Bergman)

Björn Bjelfvenstam, Harriet Andersson, Ulla Jacobsson

Ulla Jacobsson, Margit Carlqvist

Åke Fridell, Harriet Andersson

Gunnar Björnstrand, Jarl Kulle, Björn Bjelfvenstam

... up The County ...

Caribou, Aroostook County, Maine in 1940