Badges

Hanging from their necks, belts, or ties, with photo, they come from somewhere, and have some place to go. She sees them bouncing up and down the streets, swagging vigor to and fro. Sometimes they meet and talk, badge to badge, boar to sow. She doesn’t get what they say. Normally, they just proceed, prancing…

A Cat For All Seasons

– It’s spring! Don’t you just love spring? – Winter will come again. It always does. – The ice has melted. Like e. e. cummings said, “in Just- spring          when the world is mud- luscious” – It’s supposed to rain again tomorrow. – But this is today! And we’re alive in this spring moment! –…

Me epistle on “Moopetsi meepotsi”

Whenever challenged with words unknown we go first to the OED then to Finnegans Wake. We did so this morning looking for meep, following yet another Language Log thread. We found meep in Joyce’s Finnegans Wake, on page 276, in footnote number 4: “Parley vows the Askinwhose? I do, Ida. And how to call the…

Robert Frost and the LHC

We’re happy to hear the great collider is up and running again. The BBC informs us the LHC is “…one of the coldest places in the Universe.” And it’s right in our backyard, Universe speaking. “Colder than deep space,” the BBC says, like our downstair’s bathroom in the morning in late Fall before we finally give in…