Back to Shahrazad IV One such event – one of the few I understand well enough to describe, if not explain – took place in the Bank of Antioquia, where I was waiting to buy dollars. On the first day of the symposium, a secretary had ushered me into her office to sign some papers. … More Shahrazad V
Come live with me and be my love, And we will all the pleasures prove That valleys, groves, hills, and fields, Woods or steepy mountain yields. And we will sit upon the rocks, Seeing the shepherds feed their flocks, By shallow rivers to whose falls Melodious birds sing madrigals. And I will make thee beds … More Christopher Marlowe
This is Ricky Skaggs with Kentucky Thunder on Hallelujah, I’m Ready. I am playing it for Regin Dahl who is being buried today. Regin composed hymns, among other things, and his father Jákup was a Bible translator. I really wish I were at the funeral. Axé.
So our student, an undergraduate, writes in Wikipedia, opines on websites, and gives invited lectures on topics in which she has expertise. People are scandalized. She does not have the degrees which would confer the authority to speak. Only I am unperturbed. I would say we are all involved in the same enterprise, and that … More In Which I Am Unfit to Teach
This is Tony Rice. Today, which is the year’s longest day, I would, if I could, be on the Torshávn ferry, and I would be at Regin Dahl’s burial tomorrow. Everyone else is there by now except for me and the one who has gone. His house will be snug like all Faroese houses, and … More I Wonder Where You Are Tonight
La Changeseeker explica por qué tenemos todos que leer a Marjane Satrapi. A continuación reproducimos unos trozos de la entrevista con Satrapi que cita la Changeseeker: Satrapi: If I have any advice, it’s that every day that you wake up, don’t say, ‘This is normal.’ Every day, wake up with this idea that you have … More Marjane Satrapi
To: All Parents From: PZ Date: Immediately Re: What You Claim To Be Teaching Your Children It is not what you tell them one time in an Official Talk, or even several times as your Official Belief, that they will remember you having taught them. They will remember what you told them casually, informally, off … More Memo to Parents
Estos son los Lamentos Del Viejo Guitarrero de Manuelcha Prado, ayacuchano. Axé, Manuelcha, y que vivan los pueblos de Ayacucho. Axé.
Patriarchy is of course held together by a number of ideological state apparatuses. Churches and schools are obvious examples. My observations suggest to me that the following, “softer” instututions, even though apparently “feminist” or modifiable to feminist ends, often function as running dogs of patriarchy: 1. Academic departments of Women’s Studies: they are called this, … More Patriarchal Women IV: A Manifesto
The woman in PW II would like me to be more “emotional.” This means, I have learned, that I am not feeling the same set of emotions my interlocutor would like me to feel. I am against the current emphasis on emotion in our culture because it is not about emotion, but about politics. After … More Patriarchal Women III