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When I was 17, I dropped out of college.
John McPhee books.
Ink runs from the corners of my mouth.
There is no happiness like mine.
I have been eating poetry.
"Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh." - Matthew 12:34
Karen's weekly assignment asks about powerful speakers and speeches that inspire.
There are a lot of great book recommendation threads on Ask Metafilter, and I have a long list of books highlighted there that sounded interesting. The Control of Nature came up in two or three threads, so I requested it from the library.
Late last night, I got to see the Dog Star.
There was this bright, twinkly object in the sky. It's hard to see the stars sometimes; the fog and the city lights hide them.
But this light was clear - and lovely.
I got my binoculars and stood watching it for a while. I was amazed that such a rainbow could appear in a tiny point.
Thanks to Stellarium, I was able to learn that it was Sirius. (Venus and Regulus were visible, too, a bit further east.)
It was lovely - a moment I want to hang on to, a beauty I want to keep.
I love the Internet.
I popped this into Google:
analyzing pop music structures
The results include a huge glossary from the Society for Music Theory's Popular Music Interest Group and the usual ton of other interesting-looking stuff.