Entries from November 2008

Café Mouffe: Eva Cassidy at Blues Alley

Comments   0   Date Arrow  November 28, 2023 at 5:00pm   User  by Mark Willis

Eva Cassidy breaks my heart all over again when I hear her sing  Over the Rainbow and  What A Wonderful World. Did she know when she did this concert at Blues Alley in Georgetown that she didn’t have long to live?

Encore: Cheek to Cheek | Autumn Leaves | Fields of Gold | Bridge Over Troubled [...]

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Make Time for the National Day of Listening

Comments   0   Date Arrow  November 28, 2023 at 7:00am   User  by Mark Willis

Forget Black Friday and all its consumerist claptrap. Who needs a semi-national holiday devoted to that? NPR and StoryCorps  are kindling a new tradition today – the National Day of Listening. It’s as simple as sitting down wit someone you love. Ask a few heartfelt questions, then listen – really listen – to the stories [...]

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Building A Ger

Comments   0   Date Arrow  November 24, 2023 at 6:00am   User  by Mark Willis

Before he left for a retreat in Wesepe, Alex sent me a link to this video he made documenting construction of the ger where he is meditating, teaching, and tending the fire. It makes me think of the kind of unassuming but well-carpentered shack Brendan and I have always wanted to build at Whitefish Bay. [...]

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Moving Out

Comments   2   Date Arrow  November 23, 2023 at 8:10am   User  by Mark Willis

Here’s a story for Kaitlin on moving day. Like the best of possessions that we accumulate and move from home to home throughout our lives, it’s mercifully light and has legs of its own.
I remember when I told my parents that I was moving out. Actually, I didn’t tell them, I asked for their consent [...]

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Future of Journalism Is Nonprofit & Online

Comments   3   Date Arrow  November 22, 2023 at 8:21am   User  by Mark Willis

Are nonprofit, online newsrooms the future of journalism? I’ll bet on it. On The Media discusses it this week:
Small, web-only, not-for-profit newsrooms are springing up around the country and scooping much larger dailies with nuts-and-bolts reporting. Voice of San Diego, for example, has managed to uncover a handful of government scandals in the past few [...]

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Café Mouffe: Feufollet

Comments   0   Date Arrow  November 21, 2023 at 3:00pm   User  by Mark Willis

What makes great boudin? Not blood, as NPR’s Melissa Block learned after she mistakenly called it “blood sausage” during a musical profile of Feufollet, a hot young Cajun band from Lafayette. So many listeners wrote to correct her that she followed up the next day with an interview about making boudin with Dana Cormier, owner [...]

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Barney Rosset and the Tropic of Cancer

Comments   0   Date Arrow  November 19, 2023 at 6:26pm   User  by Mark Willis

One of my First Amendment heroes, Grove Press publisher Barney Rosset, received a lifetime achievement award today from the National Book Foundation. Rosset published the first American edition of Henry Miller’s Tropic of Cancer, and he fought all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court for the right to do so. He tells the story [...]

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