Interesting perspective here. I'm chewing on it. What do you think of the assertions that "not speaking English" is isolating and "English is
becoming the universal language"? See http://www.englishffl.org/
Added by Michael Levin on August 29, 2010 at 7:38am —
I'm in Brazzaville and the air is thick with all sorts of diffternt smells. Mycol Stevens could probably identify the fungi growing on the tree I see right now. There is a big trash fire spewing smoke down the road. I hear birds singing, mostly parrots. I haven't eaten yet, for a while now, since it was a… Continue
Charles Bukowski. Iconic. Unique, original, prolific. What he wanted to say, he said. He wrote tremendous numbers of stories, poetry, and what he wrote, he wrote without shame, in a clean, terse style. In fact, his style was the only clean thing about his writing. He wrote about the track, about women, gambling,
skid row, depression, obsession and cooked up the seedy side of life so
well that despite…
Father John Gillespie, Director of St. Augustines Church and Catholic Student Center, long-time board member of St. Francis House, and a strong advocate for the homeless and hungry people of Gainesville for many years, is being reassigned to a parish in St. Augustine. He went before
the City Commission many times over the years, strongly supporting the basic
human rights of poor and homeless people, most recently during the ongoing
It's a good time to relax and reflect. And, how better than with some soft, acoustic music. Today is August 9, 2010 and Jerry Garcia is being honored tonight at the SF Giants game. Let's remember him here… Continue
Gainesville is home to the Edible Plant Project, recently featured in the Gainesville Sun. It's all about edible landscaping. What a great idea! Why not plant foliage that is not only beautiful, but also… Continue
Added by Michael Levin on August 7, 2010 at 12:35am —
Can you believe it's August? It's been a great summer. We still have nearly a whole month until the weather even shows a hint of cooling down. I went through my patch and did some serious weeding before hitting the road last month for the west coast. I predict the collards, cabbage, chives, potatoes, and mint have been culled by Eric, my kimchi making friend. At… Continue
Gary Snyder inspired writer Jack Kerouac. He's represented by a character in "The Dharma Bums". But, he's a real character in this life. He's lucid, funny and thought provoking. Enjoy a bit of Snyder here in this short, delightfully provocative clip. Let us know what you… Continue
Did you ever see a street person sitting in the esplanade holding a sign looking for change? Maybe the sign said something funny like "Will code for food". Did you give him some change? Was it hard to look at him if you had nothing to give? Did you have a passenger who said "I bet he makes more than you and me in a day"?
I like to think nobody wakes up and says "Boy, I think I'll go begging on the streets today and make a windfall". It's not a choice. People… Continue
This is what a skateboard park designer looks like. And, that board is my new ride! He got a new skateboard and gave that one to me. People in Portland and Gainesville take the long road downhill on these skateboards and make it look easy. Keep your fingers crossed for me. I'll be sure to get a helmet, pads, and be… Continue
"The noticeably bitter taste of turnip greens has been linked by researchers to its calcium content. On an ounce-for-ounce basis, turnip greens contain about 4 times more calcium than a much less bitter-tasting cruciferous vegetables like cabbage."
Have you always wanted to make your own bread? Well, here's a little article about making rye bread with a bread machine. This bread machine came from a thrift store and only cost $11.99! The ingredients to make Russian Rye were so simple you won't believe how easy it was. Enjoy!