Archive for the 'Writing' Category

DOES MINDFULNESS RELATE TO WILLPOWER…?

August 30th, 2014

Our basic practice is the practice of generating the energy [Is Nhat Hahn speaking of willpower here? Is it possible to substitute willpower in every, or most, instances, for energy? JH] of mindfulness, concentration and insight. Insight will bring compassion, love, harmony and peace. p. 96 From Good Citizens: Creating Enlightened Society by Thich Nhat […]

MEDITATION ON KURT VONNEGUT: VIII…

August 30th, 2014

As a teacher, I was usually pretty good at helping people become what they wanted to become. I didn’t try to make them resemble me. – to Mark Vonnegut on 20 March 1972, p. 180. Kurt Vonnegut: Letters. The challenge here is to help students decide what they want to become. Vonnegut was working with […]

RULE NO. 59: DON’T GET TOO HUNGRY…

August 30th, 2014

Rule No. 59 – Don’t Let Yourself Get Too Hungry. From Food Rules, an eater’s manual by Michael Pollan Previously… Found in my electronic chapbook. See also Eating Mindfully by Jan Chozen Bey.

NOT THE MARIETTA TIMES

August 30th, 2014

TODAY’S MARIETTA TIMES FRONT PAGE (Note: Newseum doesn’t usually update the front pages until 0630 or so) Today’s headlines include: Local News Fun and games: Washington County Fair Sheriff’s office lawsuit resolved Who is caring for your loved ones? Called to duty Political dinners planned for fall Top Headlines Poll: How do you plan to […]

SO MUCH SPACE… SO LITTLE TIME…

August 29th, 2014

MORE WRITING LEADS TO BETTER WRITERS…

August 29th, 2014

Mouse-over: I’d like to find a corpus of writing writing from children in a non-self-selected sample (e.g. handwritten letters to the president from everyone in the same teacher’s 7th grade class every year)–and score the kids today versus the kids 20 years ago on various objective measures of writing quality. I’ve heard the idea that […]

RULE NO. 58: A LITTLE HUNGER IS GOOD…

August 29th, 2014

Rule No. 58 – It’s Okay to Be a Little Hungry. From Food Rules, an eater’s manual by Michael Pollan Previously… Found in my electronic chapbook. See also Eating Mindfully by Jan Chozen Bey.

NOT THE MARIETTA TIMES

August 29th, 2014

TODAY’S MARIETTA TIMES FRONT PAGE (Note: Newseum doesn’t usually update the front pages until 0630 or so) Today’s headlines include: Local News Middle school plan Riverfront fun ahead Salt Fork gets boost through state program Sewage plant funding discussed County engineer gets OK to pursue road projects Top Headlines Poll: What do you like the […]

RULE NO. 57: MAKE AN APPLE YOUR BENCHMARK…

August 28th, 2014

Rule No. 57 – If You’re Not Hungry Enough to Eat an Apple, Then You’re Probably Not Hungry. From Food Rules, an eater’s manual by Michael Pollan Previously… Found in my electronic chapbook. See also Eating Mindfully by Jan Chozen Bey.

NOT THE MARIETTA TIMES

August 28th, 2014

TODAY’S MARIETTA TIMES FRONT PAGE (Note: Newseum doesn’t usually update the front pages until 0630 or so) Today’s headlines include: Local News Spirit of community always shines through Smart eating Parade opens fair NFL makes right call on Gordon Top Headlines Poll: How hard are you trying to eat healthier foods? Great pictures of Marietta… […]

RULE NO. 56: DON’T EAT WHEN YOUR BORED…

August 27th, 2014

Rule No. 56 – Eat When You Are Hungry, Not When You Are Bored. (Food is a costly antidepressant.) From Food Rules, an eater’s manual by Michael Pollan Previously… Found in my electronic chapbook. See also Eating Mindfully by Jan Chozen Bey.

NOT THE MARIETTA TIMES

August 27th, 2014

TODAY’S MARIETTA TIMES FRONT PAGE (Note: Newseum doesn’t usually update the front pages until 0630 or so) Today’s headlines include: Local News Vietnam memories Traveling wall arrives for local viewing Labor Day road trips Man admits he drove ATM robber Armory Square bidding delayed Top Headlines Poll: Do you think Vietnam War veterans are finally […]

RULE NO. 55: STOP WHEN YOUR HUNGER IS GONE…

August 26th, 2014

Rule No. 55 – Stop Eating Before You’re Full. Don’t ask, Am I full? Ask instead, Is my hunger gone? From Food Rules, an eater’s manual by Michael Pollan Previously… Found in my electronic chapbook. See also Eating Mindfully by Jan Chozen Bey.

NOT THE MARIETTA TIMES

August 26th, 2014

TODAY’S MARIETTA TIMES FRONT PAGE Today’s headlines include: Local News Traffic delays buses November election races set Dog killed after shelter escape New county home administrator jumps into job Ice bucket challenge Top Headlines Poll: How much do you think children would gain if school started later in the day? Great pictures of Marietta… What’s […]

RULE NO. 54: EAT LESS…

August 25th, 2014

Rule No. 54 – Eat Less. From Food Rules, an eater’s manual by Michael Pollan Previously… Found in my electronic chapbook. See also Eating Mindfully by Jan Chozen Bey.

NOT THE MARIETTA TIMES

August 25th, 2014

TODAY’S MARIETTA TIMES FRONT PAGE Today’s headlines include: Local News 159 run, walk in Y5 road race WASCO’s superhero New rabbit and poultry barn is ready Honey remains the focus of annual festival Spanning time Top Headlines Poll: Is your charitable giving up or down this year? Great pictures of Marietta… What’s going on here… […]

MEDITATION ON KURT VONNEGUT: VII…

August 24th, 2014

I know it is the place of the man to do brilliant things with money, but this manhood thing has me completely worn out. I just want to be a writer. –– to Don Farber on 7 January 1972, p. 179 Kurt Vonnegut: Letters. The reality seems to me to be self-imposed. How much trouble […]

HOLD TIGHTLY TO ALL THAT IS GOOD AND RIGHT…

August 24th, 2014

The fourth aspect of Right Diligence is that when something beneficial arises, we try to keep it with us as long as possible in the living room, like a friend. p. 94 From Good Citizens: Creating Enlightened Society by Thich Nhat Hanh Previously… Found in my electronic chapbook.

RULE NO.53; PAY MORE, EAT LESS…

August 24th, 2014

Rule No. 53 – Pay More, Eat Less. (Corollaries: Better to pay the grocer than the doctor, or Better to pay the farmer than the pharmacist.) From Food Rules, an eater’s manual by Michael Pollan Previously… Found in my electronic chapbook. See also Eating Mindfully by Jan Chozen Bey.

NOT THE (SUNDAY) MARIETTA TIMES…

August 24th, 2014

TODAY’S PARKERSBURG NEWS AND SENTINEL FRONT PAGE Today’s headlines include: Local News Honey Festival Legislators want tank laws revised Interim committee to meet Recipes being taken for annual cookbook Phelps/Tavenner residence living history Top Headlines Poll: In light of the algae bloom that has been blamed for polluting drinking water in northeast Ohio, will agricultural […]

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