Yearly Archives: 2011

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décembre 2011

Winter break

By | 2015-10-02T15:50:44+01:00 décembre 22nd, 2011|Textes|

Time for a winter break in Paris: With holidays upon us, no sitting tomorrow night, Dec. 23, at Red Earth Centre. No sitting Monday Dec. 26 or Jan. 2, and no sitting Friday Dec. 30 or Jan. 6. Schedule starts up again Monday Jan. 9 at 20h. Until then, wishing all a season of rest [...]

The longest night, deepening

By | 2015-10-02T15:51:03+01:00 décembre 21st, 2011|Textes|

So much to say, so much to do. Or is there? My feet are bare, my belly full, my eyes weary. At this very moment, the longest night of the year is deepening, and with it, the night in me, too.

Havel’s passing

By | 2015-10-02T15:51:18+01:00 décembre 19th, 2011|Textes|

Just a thought tonight for Vaclav Havel, who died yesterday at the age of 75. A poet, a dissident, a (reluctant) leader, and above all, perhaps, a seemingly tireless seeker of the truth in the face of denial, propaganda, hypocrisy. What better example do we have in our time of one who defended and exemplified [...]

City lights

By | 2015-10-02T15:51:31+01:00 décembre 11th, 2011|Textes|

Out and about in Paris these past two days, joining the flow of humanity along crowded boulevards. This "holiday" time instills a particular energy in the activity of the city, everyone out seeking, with an eye to buy, although mostly they are not buying for themselves. How extraordinary! All this commercial frenzy so that people [...]

Everything is in the right amount

By | 2017-04-04T06:58:16+01:00 décembre 8th, 2011|Textes|

After a glance at the headlines in the daily paper, I find little that compels me to read on. Surprising? Maybe, maybe not. As a journalist, I tend to keep up with the news of the day one way or another, here and there. Once that's done, I read what I want to read. Most [...]

novembre 2011

What are you doing?

By | 2015-10-02T15:52:00+01:00 novembre 30th, 2011|Textes|

Much of my time these days has been spent in the so-called workaday world, just like everyone else. I've been realizing that being at the office doesn't bother me as much as I think it would, even if I would often prefer to be doing something else. Today I was particularly struck by the negativity, [...]

Gliding to a vow

By | 2015-10-02T15:55:11+01:00 novembre 28th, 2011|Textes|

Frenzy of activity finally gliding to a slower rhythm after weeks of high-speed intensity. Circumstances came together to create an intricate, sometimes elaborate arrangement in my life, like a colorful weave of all the various strands of my being, or all the various parts rising to a crescendo. Quite marvelous, although not always easy. And [...]

Poets Live

By | 2015-02-25T17:36:16+01:00 novembre 21st, 2011|Poésie|

All those in Paris tomorrow night: I'll be launching the release of my new chapbook, "Peneloping," published by corrupt press. Come hear me read! Poets Live 22 November with Ian Monk, Amy Hollowell and Megan Fernandes. At 19h downstairs at Carr's Pub, 1 rue de Mont-Thabor, 75001 Paris. Metro Tuileries. Admission free. If you can't [...]

The importance of each, the importance of every

By | 2015-10-02T15:54:57+01:00 novembre 16th, 2011|Textes|

Checking back in after days of absence. I can only cite an endless chain of interconnected circumstances as the cause (and then effect) of my days (weeks?) of "silence" here... In the meantime, much ado, much afloat, much afoot. The city has grown cold. The markets are falling. A new restaurant has opened on the [...]

octobre 2011

(The music of) Being offline

By | 2015-10-02T15:55:34+01:00 octobre 30th, 2011|Textes|

Still unconnected, and therefore relying on the kindness of friends to maintain a semblance of presence on the electronic waves that wash over, around, through us all. As a result, I have discovered something like a new beat in the ordinary rhythm of "my life." With constant computing always an option, the days and nights [...]