It is now that day in September upon which the heat leaves, ending five months of Hell. I have been outdoors. Outdoors! It will be a dry eighty for an entire month, and might get to the low seventies or high sixties at night. I might get a slight tan. Axé.
Sí, tu niñez ya fábula de fuentes. El tren y la mujer que llena el cielo. Tu soledad esquiva en los hoteles y tu máscara pura de otro signo. Es la niñez del mar y tu silencio donde los sabios vidrios se quebraban. Es tu yerta ignorancia donde estuvo mi torso limitado por el fuego. … More TU INFANCIA EN MENTON
It appears that the eternal foodstuffs of artistic achievement are “discipline, fortitude, ambition and self-belief.” These were not allowed in Re/Education, and that explains my problems with it. It has been an entire weekend of rather boring work, frustrating in part because all of it must be done rather superficially, uninterestingly. I was tired and … More Gabo
I work all the time now, basically, but I have so many different things to do that working all the time just keeps me ahead of some really basic things. I am quite fast, and I am only slow insofar as since academic work is a space of abuse for me it is sometimes hard … More Le Temps
I now do nothing but work, and I still need to step it up further. I understand at last those people who say they do not care where they live or how they dress because all they do is work. I am not convinced the lack of recreation will be good for work on a … More Le Travail
It took me seven hours, working steadily, to do book orders for four courses and make a poster for one. I have taught all of these courses before, so I had a head start. But I also had some decisions to make, as I wanted to choose books that would really work. Then one must … More How Long Would It Take You?
This weekend we are singing with Alicia de Larrocha (Barcelona, 1923-2009). I was supposed to keep working when I got home last night, but I did not. I had been at it for twelve hours and was too overloaded to play, either. I understood at last why people have private lap pools, because had I … More Padre A. Soler, Sonate Des-Dur Nr. 88
It is Friday, and yes, I am wearing white. It being the weekend, I am deciding what to sing. All afternoon I have listened to WWOZ, 90.7 on your FM dial or http://www.wwoz.org to listen on the Net. It was very helpful. If I were doing this work for the sake of a check upon … More Le vendredi
I am reading The Glass Menagerie and it is heart rending. I am also reading excellent poems and seeing excellent videos for class, but I Tweeted some of them to my IRL Twitter account, and put others on class websites. * I removed Reeducation, whose idea was that one should not control one’s life. Now … More Reading for Pleasure Wednesday: The Glass Menagerie
…is not to have every single course be an experiment. It was not this way earlier on, it is only the past ten years, everything has to be an experiment, nothing is ever right, and everything is always being done the for the first time. Axé.