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Literary and other readings

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Just back from a reception for Pauline Kaldas who will be reading from her Letters from Cairo tomorrow at the NC Art Museum. I also had a great chat with her husband, the poet T. J. Anderson III who practices poetry up at Hollins University.

Escaped from the heat by reading Nobel prize winner Gunter Grasspersonal story of his experience in the Waffen SS, “How I Spent the War” in a recent New Yorker.

But let’s not leave out Tim Lee‘s great Op-Ed in the New York Times — “The Patent Lie”. Tim has a very odd logo for a Cato Institute Scholar! The article is also getting Slashdot attention.

2 Responses to “Literary and other readings”

  1. deanya says:

    Wow, what a great day! Part of me wants to live your life, and then I see that under-refreshed chicken and I reconsider…

  2. Paul says:

    I’m afraid the chicken is nearer retirement than I am. I would laugh, but I look up and see the moon watching as Philip Larkin says:

    One shivers slightly, looking up there.
    The hardness and the brightness and the plain
    Far-reaching singleness of that wide stare

    Is a reminder of the strength and pain
    Of being young; that it can’t come again,
    But is for others undiminished somewhere

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