‘Taters

I love Tate Modern; there’s such great style and shopping here. I love the galleries and the pubs out on the street, just having your pint as the sun is setting. Drew Barrymore The students didn’t want to go into Tate Modern the day they were at the Globe Theater. Imagine that, it’s right next…

Easter

Daily I switch languages — call them masks: At times a mask can feel like your own skin. At other times, the spirit has to struggle, Saved only by the tongue it calls its own. from Entre Deux Langues, George Gömöri  tr. Clive Wilmer   Here’s what the students told me is a traditional Easter…

Sunday morning arts section

Because love’s such an old fashioned word And love dares you to care For the people on the edge of the night And love dares you to change our way of Caring about ourselves This is our last dance This is our last dance David Bowie, from Under Pressure Robert Guccione, Jr. interviewed David Bowie…

Beat the rain

The feeling of not belonging, of not being entirely worthy, of being sometimes hostage to your own sensibilities. Those things speak to me very personally. Anthony Minghella The rain came several times yesterday.  After visiting Jens at his cafe, I beat the rain home before the most serious downpour began. The only thing in life…

News about town

I’m stepping through the door And I’m floating in a most peculiar way And the stars look very different today David Bowie, from Space Oddity If the following news seems familiar, it’s because I swapped some of yesterday’s post with today’s. I found some material more appropriate to yesterday’s news and post and I brought some…

Ladies and gentlemen—and others

And these children that you spit on As they try to change their worlds Are immune to your consultations They’re quite aware of what they’re going through David Bowie, Changes (1971) I wasn’t a fan of David Bowie but many people I came to know in support groups and online chat rooms said Bowie and…