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Friday, March 28, 2008 3:52 PM

I digress, but my point was to highlight the importance of empathy, and also
maintaining empthay’s limits, keeping them in play, as the play of the extents to which anyone can
be with anyone, ever.

Friday, March 28, 2008 3:52 PM

But at the end of the day at least there’s deadpan and there’s you, and there’s the sublime and
awe and the “real” we are both given to. And maybe the real will call the shots one day after all

Friday, March 28, 2008 1:22 PM

oh well. pray for the haters!

Monday, April 30, 2007 7:11 PM

Have fun being an artist and not an ant like me for a while. Boring books are so necessary. Thank goodness for boredom!

Monday, April 30, 2007 6:55 PM

Always weird when worlds collide like that, but my parents appreciate meeting my friends.
They’ve actually been to quite a few poetry events at this point, and rock shows and theater for
my sister. My dad especially liked the Dahlen reading

Monday, April 30, 2007 11:37 AM

remind me what Rolfing is… i’ve heard that before but i forget. for some reason i’m imagining someone rolling over you repeatedly, or running you thru a press.

Friday, April 27, 2007 1:41 PM

I REALLY hope the computer is OK with all that work and your life on it. And I hope you take care of yourself, get well. Wish I was there to make you soup since it sounds as if you could use it.

Friday, April 27, 2007 1:41 PM

Or as Whitman writes in *Specimen Days*:

"let us be satisfied to *have* a name". 

Friday, April 27, 2007 11:35 AM

My dearest avatar *****

Monday, April 23, 2007 11:53 PM

During this part the viewer only sees the lips of the readers and there is something very effective about this focusing away from the face and eyes, the reduction of expression and the body to the lips.