After the Storm

It’s only fair to share… What I notice first within           this rough scene fixed in memory is the rare           quality of its lightning, as if those bolts were clipped           from a comic book, pasted on low cloud, or fashioned           with cardboard, daubed with gilt then hung overhead           on wire and … [Read more…]

For Sandy: “The Storm”

It’s only fair to share… 1 Against the stone breakwater, Only an ominous lapping, While the wind whines overhead, Coming down from the mountain, Whistling between the arbors, the winding terraces; A thin whine of wires, a rattling and flapping of leaves, And the small street-lamp swinging and slamming against the lamp pole. Where have … [Read more…]

THATCamp THEORY

It’s only fair to share…Last weekend I wrote enthusiastically about my first THATCamp which I attended at Fordham University-Lincoln Center.  This weekend, I will attend my second THATCamp at Rutgers University. This back-to-back camp experience has been my plan for some time, as I suspect that each THATCamp is ultimately unique.  Perhaps this is why so many … [Read more…]

My First THATCamp: Part Two

It’s only fair to share…Back at the Camp – 10/6/12 9:15am – Here at Fordham University-Lincoln Center bright and early.  Everyone has their coffee/tea/breakfast.  Despite the early hour, there is intellectual energy in this room! 9:45am – A few more “Lightening Talks” to start the day.  My notes on the quick five minute presentations.  Topics: Trends … [Read more…]

My First THATCamp

It’s only fair to share…Over the course of this weekend I will attend my first THATCamp. You may ask, what is a THATCamp?  THATCamp stands for “The Humanities and Technology Camp.”  It is an unconference: an open, inexpensive meeting where humanists and technologists of all skill levels learn and build together in sessions proposed on … [Read more…]

The Autumn Equinox

It’s only fair to share… Fall, falling, fallen. That’s the way the season Changes its tense in the long-haired maples That dot the road; the veiny hand-shaped leaves Redden on their branches (in a fiery competition With the final remaining cardinals) and then Begin to sidle and float through the air, at last Settling into … [Read more…]

Welcome to WorldLiterate

It’s only fair to share…WorldLiterate is a new resource for readers and writers everywhere.  It is an invitation to discover the many worlds of literature and a forum for exploring stories that matter.  I encourage you to join the community and participate. At WorldLiterate -you can download a literary classic, -you can access a wealth of literary … [Read more…]