Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Cut Pine Moon

cutting a tree

seeing the sawn trunk it grew from

tonight's moon
Matuo Basho

on the intended ambiguity of poetic imagery
from "The Heart of the Haiku" by Jane Hirshfield read by John Freed:

Sunday, December 11, 2011

A Happy Christmas Present:The best access to free cultural & educational media on the web

“Open Culture” is truly what it self-advertises – “The best free access to cultural & educational media on the web.”

It is the richest and easiest to navigate treasure trove that I have come across for open access to complete major university courses, to streaming classic films, to textbooks, ebooks and audio books as well as language and science lessons that are free for use by instructors or learners or the merely indulgers of art, science and global cultures.

If Tolstoy could learn to ride a bicycle at age 67 without the endless resources of the internet, just think of your unlimited possibilities with them. 

Dr. Freed's Caution: Once you start examining the virtual gems discoverable in “Open Culture,” you might never return to the real world.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Finding Equality Through Logic

Yvette Doss

Pasadena, CA

What follows is a link to my featured speaker of the week, Yvette Doss, for my LBSU 402 class at Brandman University -- "The Ways and Rhetoric of Knowing" from NPR's "This I Believe" series.

This is the prologue for the class.

Listen to Yvette's essay "Finding Equality Through Logic" by clicking on the following URL: http://thisibelieve.org/essay/12393/ .