Archive for February, 2006

Do Not Hinder Them

Wednesday, February 15th, 2006

Jesus said, “Let the children come unto me and do not hinder them for such is the Kingdom of Heaven.” Elsewhere he said, “If you would see God’s Kingdom you must humble yourself and become as a child.” Regarding these passages, I recently began to wonder if among the children we must not hinder are [...]

Bars Poetica

Friday, February 10th, 2006

I first encountered the poem below, by Bob Hicok, in an issue of Poets & Writers magazine and was absolutely throttled. He inspired me for a season to write, write, and write. I am absolutely envious of his voice and talent, and I admire his down to earth attitude about writing. This quote gives a [...]

Haunted by A Band of Brothers

Thursday, February 9th, 2006

I recently finished “A Band of Brothers”, a dramatic mini-series about the history of Easy Company, a company within the newly created airborne division of the Army that fought in World War II. While watching it I was riveted, and though I have finished it I continue to be haunted. Perhaps a part of my [...]

The Brilliance of Brutal Obscurity

Wednesday, February 8th, 2006

I translated the following poem for my Translation of Chilean and Spanish Poetry class. It is by Homero Aridjis, a poet and journalist who abides in Mexico. The process of translating is one frought with many challenges, a reality that is manifold for poetry. I am in debt to the professor for certain aspects of [...]

Wisdom and Wit from the Air Waves

Friday, February 3rd, 2006

The following are two great lines that I heard over the air-waves this week. The first comes from the “The Gilmore Girls” which is a show that has a semi-northernexposure quirkiness about it and which revolves around a relationship between a mother and daughter. In this scene Lorelai (the Mother) is allowing her friend Sookie [...]