Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Quote of the week, 21 June 2011

"Democracy!  Bah!  When I hear that word I reach for my feather boa!"
--Allen Ginsberg.

Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Gary Goodrow, Allen Ginsberg,  Charlie Plymell, Philip Whalen in front of City Lights, August 1963. Allen was back in San Francisco for the first time since returning from India a month earlier.

Photo from the Allen Ginsberg Project, whose website is www.allenginsberg.org.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Quote of the week

"I'm telling you:  don't eat the sturgeon at Barney Greengrass!  It's just wrong!"

Dinner with friends, and a discussion of good good foods that have become in danger of being used up.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Quote of the week

He's standing amid a fire and murmuring "theater."
 --Bill McKibben

"Resisting Climate Reality" in the April 7, 2011 issue of The New York Review of Books.  Bill McKibben, the man who first told us that we had broken Nature, explains how the situation with global climate change is even worse than you might have thought.  It's depressing and scary and, really, you and everyone you know need very much to read it.