Note from KJ

Having been out-of-touch for the better part of July, so thought I’d check in to see what’s happening around my local watering holes. I’m back in an area of the country where my literary bonds are strong, and that’s where the bulk of my energy is headed. As someone said the other day, “art is real.” I would also add that art is strong, art is healing, and art is open to interpretation by each and everyone of us. I’ve heard from old friend Ron Chusid, who previously wrote here for The Democratic Daily, and discovered he is now writing regularly at DemBloggers. Ron is working on setting up a new blog and announcements about its location will be posted … Continue reading

Poet Stanley Kunitz Passes into History

From The New York Times: Mr. Kunitz shunned shallow confession in his art. “Poetry is ultimately mythology, the telling of stories of the soul,” he wrote. “The old myths, the old gods, the old heroes have never died. They are only sleeping at the bottom of our minds, waiting for our call. We have need of them, for in their sum they epitomize the wisdom and experience of the race.”

Qwest, it isn’t just a journey, it’s a destination

For anyone interested in changing their telephone service to Qwest, here is the phone number to call: 1-800-860-2255 It took me less than 10 minutes to make the change from MCI to Qwest. After the transaction was complete, I said I wanted to thank Qwest for not complying with the NSA’s request to turn over their customer’s phone records. The representative I was speaking to said I wouldn’t believe the number of calls they’d gotten over the last few days from new customers– for the same reason. According to CBS news, former Qwest Communications CEO Joseph Nacchio, who refused to turn over the records to the NSA, has been accused by the US government of insider trading and illegally selling … Continue reading