Mourning from Cali

Morning from Cali! — Paul Walker (@RealPaulWalker) January 28, 2013 I miss Paul Walker. When he wasn’t filming, or on press tours for Fast, he would post the most adorable, endearing Tweets–the kind of adorability that comes from having, at best, only a tenuous understanding of the medium. You could always tell when it wasContinue reading “Mourning from Cali”

“The Muckleshoot Tribe is spreading traditional food through schools” | NWIFC

As someone who can attest to the power of elementary school lunch as a defining aspect of my K-6 experience, this is such an excellent program. In the Pacific Northwest, The Muckleshoot Tribe is introducing traditional foods into the school lunch program– salmon, halibut, and other seafoods (and occasionally also venison and elk) are backContinue reading ““The Muckleshoot Tribe is spreading traditional food through schools” | NWIFC”

Gloria Harrison’s “Let’s See How Fast This Baby Will Go”

I’m a sucker for all road/car narratives, but Gloria Harrison’s is one of the best–if not the best–I’ve ever read. She combines an artful matter-of-factness with a masterful ability to interweave personal history with the multivocal, character-infused present. And she’ll have you hooked from her opening paragraph: I wake up before 7:00 on the morningContinue reading “Gloria Harrison’s “Let’s See How Fast This Baby Will Go””

Remix, Revolution, Reinvention: The Hunting Party, Linkin Park’s Carnivores Tour

Linkin Park has long since fashioned itself as a jack-of-all-trades kind of band, hailing from the “hybrid theory” of rap-rock, directing animated music videos, producing artsy movies, designing their band artwork, participating (like many bands) in a baffling number of side-projects, promoting bizarre online/cell phone games based on their albums, apparently really liking The Transformers–evenContinue reading “Remix, Revolution, Reinvention: The Hunting Party, Linkin Park’s Carnivores Tour”

Review: The Extreme Life of the Sea, Stephen R. Palumbi and Anthony R. Palumbi (2014)

Palumbi, Stephen R. and Anthony R. Palumbi, The Extreme Life of the Sea. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2014. Hardcover. $27.95 (US). Recently, I’ve been looking at the interstices between science and literature (and the humanities and social sciences at large). The Extreme Life of the Sea was written in partnership between marine scientist Stephen R.Continue reading “Review: The Extreme Life of the Sea, Stephen R. Palumbi and Anthony R. Palumbi (2014)”

poem from last midnight

it sounds like a bees’ nest at my ceiling but when i sit when i put my head out the window it’s water, a neighbor’s shower going; i go back to bed it’s bees again, some fantasy of wood and angles and bent sound but in the end it’s water a shower it stops. there’sContinue reading “poem from last midnight”