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Michael Levin's Blog – April 2009 Archive (6)

A Fine Day at the Garden

It was, in fact a fine day at the garden! I will add more to this post after dinner. I'll explain the photos in the set. You can get a preview by clicking on the photo of Ku and his faithful bug protected with shirt to repel bugs friend, Salam. Stay tuned!



This, my friends, is how yesterday's collard greens wound up on… Continue

Added by Michael Levin on April 22, 2009 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Hall of Mirrors

photo by Michael Levin, Pier 60 shop, Clearwater, FL



The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.

– Mark Twain



Often, when a low mood is coming on, sometimes it is because the mind has started to brood upon itself. The things that formerly seemed exciting now elicit no response. In a sense, we have closed down. A friend can talk to us and we will not hear; we can go to a movie and may… Continue

Added by Michael Levin on April 18, 2009 at 12:00am — No Comments

New Research on Brain Chemistry

(photo by Pete Korhonen)



Subjects were studied who had been "madly in love" for an average of seven months. Once inside the MRI machine, subjects were shown two photographs, one neutral, the other of their loved one. When each subject looked at his or her loved one, the parts of the brain linked to reward and… Continue

Added by Michael Levin on April 17, 2009 at 10:30am — No Comments

The Weekend I Quit Hitchhiking, by Bert Woodall

The taillights of the black Cadillac disappeared and the sudden quiet gave way to an ambient, deafening screeeee. Treefrogs or cicadas in the dark trees resumed a clattering conversation interrupted when the now vanished car pulled off onto the gravel so the driver could, yet again, get out to open his pants...



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Added by Michael Levin on April 15, 2009 at 6:18pm — No Comments

Rock and Roll Never Forgets

True love grows by sacrifice and the more thoroughly the soul rejects natural satisfaction the stronger and more detached its tenderness becomes. – Saint Thérèse of Lisieux



If somebody is kind to us ninety-nine times and then does one hurtful thing, we are likely to forget the ninety-nine good things and remember the one bad thing. We can watch it happen in ourselves – no matter how absurd we know it is – when our parents or partner or… Continue

Added by Michael Levin on April 11, 2009 at 11:00am — No Comments

Blue Moles



They're out of the dark's ragbag, these two

Moles dead in the pebbled rut,

Shapeless as flung gloves, a few feet apart-

Blue suede a dog or fox has chewed.

One, by himself, seemed pitiable enough,

Little victim unearthed by some lsrge creature

From his orbit under the elm root.

The second carcass makes a duel of the affair:

Blind twins bitten by bad nature.



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Added by Michael Levin on April 10, 2009 at 11:57am — No Comments

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