writing

signs of spring

Submitted by la miller on 22 March, 2006 - 12:36
tulip shoots
tulip shoots next to house

Let's seem how well I can do this.... I had a dream this morning in which I was reading a long magazine article written by a woman who is older than me. It was very good and I was enjoying it a lot, although I can't now remember much what it was about. But I remember this: I came to a part in the article where she returns to where she went to college, which happens to also be where I went to college, to learn something about herself.

I thought, "How can she learn anything about who she was from students now so much younger than her and so different. The school is different -- new teachers and buildings. What kind of insight could that offer her?"

Secret revealed: I love Wittman Ah Sing

Submitted by la miller on 23 January, 2006 - 22:49

I have no greater literary love than [:wittman|Wittman Ah Sing], the poet/playwright protagonist of [w:Maxine Hong Kingston]'s novel [http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&lr=&client=safari&rls=en-us&q=Tripmaster+Monkey%3A+his+fake+book&btnG=Search|Tripmaster Monkey: his fake book]. He also appears in her [http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&lr=&client=safari&rls=en-us&q=The+Fifth+Book+of+Peace&btnG=Search|Fifth Book of Peace]. In my mind, I have dedicated this site to him.

In Tripmaster Monkey, while Wittman is working in the Toy Deparment, he thinks, [:lewwelch|"So it has come to this."] Kingston inserts, "([w:Lew Welch], the Red Monk, says: now and again, stop and think, 'So it has come to this.')"