There's more than a few of the ones I've got on my own wishlist: David Eggers' The Circle ( McSweeney's), Stephen King's Doctor Sleep, and Nancy Farmer's The Lord of Opium. It is missing :) however, some others, among others which would be a list too long to take a minute to type up: Margaret Atwood's MaddAddam, Kim Stanley Robinson's Shaman, and Tad Williams' Happy Hour in Hell (all three out today actually); Nick Mamatas' Love is the Law; Kate Maruvama's Harrowgate; Scott Lynch's The Republic of Thieves; Jeff VanderMeer's Wonderbook; METAtropolis: Green Space; Tina Connolly's Copperhead; Cherie Priest's Fiddlehead; Lavie Tidhar's The Violent Century; Leena Krohn's Datura; Nicola Griffith's Hild; and Durham author Nathan Kotecki's follow-on to The Suburban Strange, Pull Down the Night. It's hard not to just keep running on with more books but, well, there's time and space and this comment box.
Great to have Easy Rawlins back, and "Devil in a Blue Dress" is one of the best movies that hardly anyone has seen.
What ever happened to Raleigh downtown live shows??
I grabbed this book from the shelf without reading the jacket because I look forward to anything this author writes. I did not expect it to be a genuine "self help" book though. I thought it was a joke. Initially I was put off, but the truth is, he is right about most everything he suggests to the reader. It may not be pretty, but it is true.
A. Burroughs is an excellent source on the matters of acceptance and looking forward. I reluctantly loved the book!
I love all the stories in this book, and have read some of the stories several times, either in whole or in part. He is just remarkable. I am especially fond of his description of drownings. They are lovely (!), and you should read this book.
Memsy, I had the great pleasure of dining with your uncle once, at his house on Cornwallis, when my friend Daniel was serving as his assistant. To this day I remember the evening, and the vague sensation I had that I was "swimming a bit beyond my depth," as the conversation about literature, history, art and current events swirled around me.
I do remember, however, holding my own on the point that for some people, due to genetics, cilantro (we had burritos for dinner) tastes of dishwashing liquid. :-)
I share your desire to have questions answered, so I'm sure you will answer this simple question.
Are you affiliated with the environmental group NC-20 in any way?
Characterizing me as a denier, still doesn't answer my question.
I asked the CRC for the answer and was ignored by the Science Panel .
I asked an Educational Institution if there was a comparison survey, and if not , please do one. They declined.
I have asked for an Open Public Forum to discuss. They have refused.
No one in any media post has answered the question.
Am I supposed to just shut up and blindly accept what the experts say?
Following is link to book by Dr. Stann Riggs, ECU on SLR Drowning the NC coast.
Please show me the comparisons of 1850's US Coast Survey surveys with today's surveys in the Book (or any other report) ; and, with 2 foot SLR since 1850 (as asserted by the science panel), show me the 4 miles , or 2 miles or even 1 mile of inundation that, according to the Scientists, must have occurred. ( Differentiation between Erosion/ Accretion by currents, dredging and wind waves is asserted. )
I can't see it.
True science is important, and we need the answers.
John Droz is on the BOD of NC 20 as their " Science Advisor" .
That BOD also has a Bill Price listed with out any title given.
The sound you hear is their credibility flying out the window.
The exhibit (book, photographs, and broadsides) is up through June 30. Regular foyer gallery hours are Fridays from 11-2, Saturday mornings from 9-Noon, and by appointment at dave at horseandbuggypress.com
We will be having our monthly open studios on Friday, June 15 from 6-9pm as part of Third Friday Durham (www.durhamthirdfriday.com)
Big thanks and appreciation to Chris Vitiello and The Independent for helping to spread the word about this book and exhibit. I look forward to sharing Courtney's important work with visitors at our Foster Street studio.
In an attempt to make the book, and spending slow reading time with Courtney's work, as accessible as possible, I've decided to make copies of Maji Moto available on a one week loaner basis. Contact me for details.
Dave Wofford | Horse & Buggy Press
You have been posting this thread about the NC Tidelands not inundating on all sorts of threads about sea-level rise. Just saying you've "looked" at some maps from the 1850's and they don't seem to show any inundation doesn't make the statement valid. The North Carolina Division of Coastal Management has mapped shoreline change through recorded history based on historical nautical charts, topo, and orthophotos. I would suggest you actually look at those historical shoreline maps that are readily available online before you continue to post this. There's absolutely no doubt that tidelands are being inundated.
I'm a physicist (just like Dr. Hansen) and this article is overloaded with misinformation and biases. It is an advertisement for a political agenda, and should be identified as such.
The simple fact is that as the public gets more educated about the SCIENCE they will grasp the idea that AGW is an unproven hypothesis.
You say that you have seen explanations for every Denier question.
I asked several simple questions of the NC CRC Science Panel Feb 2011,
1) Comparison of 1850, 1900, 1950 Surveys with today doesn't seem to show inundation of NC tidelands. Why?
2) Has there been any analysis of US Coast Survey Tide Gage data and bench marks from 1850's with current. If so, where is it? if not, why?
3) NOAA hired Menne to refute Watts paper on UHI - NOAA temp Data. He didn't. Why? Menne didn't present Photo examples of paired Temp Gages where ( he said) the properly located gages were hotter than gages with artificial heat sources. Why? How can the NOAA Computer adjusted temps. be correct if the computer raises the UHI Temps.. (according to NOAA's own graph)?
So far we have had no response.
Could you get us the answers?
Bill Price Pine Knoll Shores
Joseph Conrad: Polish-English Author
Writer's Note: In my post below about T.S. Eliot and Duke hoops, I mistakenly referred to Joseph Conrad as a "Polish-American" author when I should have said "Polish-English." So I acknowledge this oversight while also explaining why I didn't major in English at Duke! But even a history major should get that biographical fact right!
Make That the Missouri Tigers!
My apologies for calling Missouri's team the Wildcats in the previous post. I must have had Kentucky on my mind. So please read that:
the Missouri Tigers!
Here's to Laettner, Hill and Hurley:
"Three's Com[any" with Mr. Furley!
No doubt there is at least one English Ph.D. candidate at Duke who might agree with this shocking assessment of T.S. Eliot as a putative Kentucky Wildcats fan: ergo, Colby Bogie, a Kentucky native, Harvard graduate and downright Shakespearean partisan of the UK hoops dynasty. Colby would probably even pull for the K-Cats over Tommy Amaker's Harvard Crimson outfit. Mr. Bogie even plays bluegrass tunes on his guitar, banjo and mandolin when he's not delving through MIlton, Pope and Dickens because he believes that music without a bluegrass flavor can make for some pretty slim pickin's.
But may we, as humble denizens of Red Clay North Carolina, schooled in the literary genius of Warren County's own Reynolds Price, dare venture a defense of the possibility that the great T.S. Eliot of St. Louie and Londontowne could have been a fan not only of the Polish-American author Joseph Conrad but also of Coach Mike Krzyzewski's Duke Blue Devils.
Indeed, as we imagine standing in line to present our ducats for a Duke home game at Cameron Indoor Stadium, may we deign to picture a distinguished poet in overcoat and chapeau, hoping to wrangle two tickets for a Blue Devils game against the Missouri Wildcats!
Yes, could that be T.S. Eliot out in the crowd, hoping to join the excitement at courtside for this Tigers-Blue Devils faceoff? Wait, he appears to be trying to swap some lines of verse for two entry tickets to the game!
What's this, some damp paper with lines scribbled down as T.S. stood, smiling in the rain? I think I can make out some of the words of this poem:
From T.S. to Betsy Sanford,
Richard Brodhead to Elizabeth Hanford,
Duke fans come from yon Cape Fear
and the London cast of Will's "King Lear."
Heyman, Verga, Lewis and DeVenzio,
Billerman, Spanarkel, Banks and Gminskio!
Laettner, Hill, Davis and Hurley,
Battier, Boozer, Singler and Curry!
We are the Holloway men,
Winning crucial games with a wry grin.
A victory's end with Coach K's gang
Comes not with a whimper but instead with a bang!
Yes, T.S., it would be great if you were a Blue Devils fan because as the muse might opine:
Nothing, methinks, could be worse
Than a Cameron Crazie without verse.
David Proctor McKnight
I love the writing by this person. He's so clear and readable and interesting. As I move from an apartment where I've lived for 25 years to a new small house it's nice to take some time at my job to read what Marc writes. Also, the apartment is currently inhabited by a bunch of bugs which I hope do not follow me to my new place. Maybe they're good for me -- I don't know.
Chicken Little “scientists” will continue to push forward with the global climate change mantra. Climate change is happening - DUH! I will not pretend to go along with the new grim fairy tales that are being woven into society, all in the name of saving the earth - all in the game of saving their jobs. I appreciate an honest debate - but is anyone denying that “global change is upon us“? No, just that woman kind is responsible or that any kind can do anything to stop it. Publish your papers, make a buck. tell Al Gore to run again and enjoy your air conditioned classrooms and summer vacations.
Thanks, Andrea. I've added that to our events database & linked it here.
Minnie Bruce Pratt will be here in Durham, in September, 2011. She will read at 7pm in the White Lecture Hall, Duke Univ East Campus, on Friday September 23. She will also be present in the parade and on the mainstage at Triangle Pride, Saturday, September 24th.
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