Scots For Aye

Whoops! Forgot to blog Frank Paynter’s interview with Gary Turner, eloquent spokesGlaswegian for Scottish blogging causes and ingenious deviser of Blogstickers, Chalkchalking, blogtank, Dropdown USA, and other online sensations. And Dave: I’m listening tothe Carter Family, “Lonesome Homesick Blues”; Stevie Wonder, “Uptight (Everything’s Alright)”; the Rolling Stones, “Hang Fire.” And Blogchalk : English, USA, Chicago,…

Home Cooking

After an embarrassing departure from Crawfordsville — I left my backpack (including the PowerBook on which I’m now typing, and my Visor) in the Wabash Center shuttle, heartfelt thanks to Derek for doubling back to drop them off at the airport — and a plane flight seated spent seated next to a mountainous airplane mechanic…

Au Revoir, Crawfordsville

This morning the Greek consultation ended, everyone quite exhausted at the considerable effort they’d put into constructing the skeleton of a website. It was an impressive push, especially given that most of the team knew relatively little about the insides of web construction. At the same time, everyone was frustrated at how task-oriented the consultation…

Turn Me In First

I may be late for the good-bye session of the Teaching Greek Consultation, but I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to link to Steve Himmer’s take on the current civil-liberties climate in the land of the free (thanks for the tip, Tom). (I think you’re cool, Steve; I just have a peculiar name.) I want…

Change of approach

Mark Wood says,”How refreshing and, quite frankly surprising, to see AKMA’s on-going thoughts on forgiveness in the Daypop Top 40.”* My sentiments exactly–it did look odd to see Monday’s observations floating around alongside the “ass-o-tron.” Instead of rattling on monologically today (not the wisest way to learn, nor the deepest use of the web) I…

Forgiveness feedback

One of the great joys of blogging comes in the back-and-forth with people who read and care enough to give me the opportunity to fine-tune what I’ve been saying. I’ll make room first of all for David Weinberger, who (I predict–because Blogger failed him this morning) will sometime say something such as, You make restitution…

Still more forgiveness

So ask yourself now: Can you forgive her If she begs you to? Ask yourself: Can you even deliver What she demands of you? Or do you want revenge? But that’s childish, so childish! (But that’s childish, so childish!) –“Can You Forgive Her?” from Very, by the Pet Shop Boys My friends have been helping…

Forgiveness, part two

Filled with fear Possessed by pain Bitter tears I’m crying again, no I don’t know when I lost the will to live And I found the will to forgive — “Forgive to Forget,” from Deep Natural by Michelle Shocked One element of forgiveness that I skimmed over yesterday involves time. An inescapable element to temporality…

Forgiveness

Sunday, May 26, 2002 ( 4:35 PM ) DELMAR: Preacher said my sins are warshed away, including that Piggly Wiggly I knocked over in Yazoo! EVERETT: I thought you said you were innocent a those charges. DELMAR: Well I was lyin’ – and I’m proud to say that that sin’s been warshed away too! O…

10 March 2002

No Particular Place to Go David Weinberger has been thinking in public again, giving us plenty to chew on. I’m with ‘most everything he says. I had been wondering for a while before I read these remarks, though, about the applicability of spatial metaphors to the Web. I’d been tempted to reject the notion altogether…