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Entries from March 2006

the intention economy

March 30th, 2006 · No Comments

Doc Searls has a really interesting piece on “The Intention Economy” up on the Linux Journal site. It’s a good, old-fashioned common sense critique of the marketing jargon that’s got most of us trapped in mind-rotting rhetorical fantasy lands. Bad for the soul, bad for the earth, and ultimately bad for business. Hoo hah!

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the rush to war

March 28th, 2006 · No Comments

The unsurprising but no less tawdry evidence of the a lack of good faith in democracy by Bush and Blair, reported in the New York Times March 27, is given historical context by “The Founders Never Imagined a Bush Administration.” Thanks to Josh Marshall for the link.

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discovering new music blogs

March 25th, 2006 · No Comments

Ron Silliman has a brief post about Anthony Braxton’s recent set of sessions at the Iridium. He links to the reviews posted on night after night by Steve Smith, a New York music writer. Also mentions the Current Free Practices in Music and Poetry symposium, which sounds like it would be a wonder to attend. […]

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Tags: music

digging the lit links

March 23rd, 2006 · No Comments

Followed a link from ReadySteadyBook to an essay on Nancy Armstrong’s How Novels Think by Miriam Burstein. Ms. Burstein’s study of the history of the novel, specifically in relation to identity, consciousness, and literacy, resonates in a thousand directions and can serve as a touchstone for at least hundreds of potential studies encompassing the teaching […]

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critical moments in academic writing

March 14th, 2006 · No Comments

Pennycooks’ “Critical moments in a TESOL praxicum” is fascinating on several levels: 1. It takes one episode in the life of a teacher trainer, and seeks within the whole of that experience, including the train journey from Sydney to an outlying Asian majority suburb, as its primary subject. 2. The essay is framed by the […]

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Tags: teaching

Stephen Vincent’s “Tenderly #6 or The Gertrude Improvs”

March 13th, 2006 · No Comments

Stephen Vincent published Tenderly #6 or The Gertrude Improvs on March 8. Its mysterious music captured my attention almost immediately, and I’ve gone back to his blog on daily basis to re-read. I could of course copy and paste the text of the whole poem onto my computer and re-read at my private leisure, but […]

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Tags: poetics