#4. Thelonius Monk, ‘Round Midnight.
Heillig Manoeuvre, Nanaimo Crossing.
Gilles Tremblay, Triojubilus.
Jazz Funky Beats.
Monday, 2017 October 9
John Lennon, Instant Karma! (We All Shine On).
forced myself to stop looking at views and start reading the upside of down: ‘we’ll learn, probably the hard way, that nature matters: we’re not separate from it, we’re dependent on it, and when there’s trouble in nature, there’s trouble in society.’ (13) cheery, eh? watched the agenda (whose canlit is it anyway?; loath to leave) and, speaking of canlit, alias grace, followed by empire of the tsars (reinventing russia).
Tuesday, 2017 October 10
David Suzuki writes, ‘Environmentalism isn’t a discipline or specialty like law, medicine, plumbing, music, or art. It’s a way of seeing our place in the world and recognizing that our survival, health, and happiness are inextricably dependent on nature. To confront today’s environmental crises, everyone — garage mechanics, construction workers, dentists, politicians, and judges — has to see the world through an environmental lens.’
run-around morning: went to the bank, then pmcl, then valu-mart. in the evening we watched rmr, 22, and the life-sized city (tel-aviv).
Wednesday, 2017 October 11
surgery on my right big toe to remove an ingrown toenail. watched nature (fox tales).
Thursday, 2017 October 12
Friday, 2017 October 13
Saturday, 2017 October 14
‘This shortfall [in energy in the form of grain] — more than proximate events like the incompetence of emperors and invasion by Visigoths — was the fundamental cause of Rome’s fall. In other words, the empire’s loss of internal order, coherence, and complexity was, in significant part, a thermodynamic event. The empire tipped into irreversible decline precisely because it couldn’t feed its energy hunger. This was Rome’s fate. Will it be ours as well?’ The Upside Of Down, 42.
Sunday, 2017 October 15
Katherine Barber writes: ‘Sexual harassment is very much in the news. Not, of course, that the phenomenon is new. I am sure it has existed since the dawn of time, but we apparently only came to have a specific word for it in the 1970s. This was no doubt a consequence of both increased numbers of women in the workforce and feminist raised consciousness at the time.’