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  During the holidays one of the pleasures of my childhood was the night when my parents drove us around Sacramento to see the decorated houses. There was one street called “Christmas Tree Lane” with every house in a blaze of lights in strange and wonderful configurations. It was spectacular. I appreciate the creative efforts […]

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Although the video of this young girl’s spontaneous dance party has been viewed by millions, energetic outbursts by young children on the subway are more typically followed by a parent threatening or abusing the child if he or she doesn’t sit still. I witnessed one such scene on a nearly empty E train the other day. […]

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If a tree falls in a forest and six different news channels capture footage of it, does it matter? The Internet has changed, ever so slightly, the definition of mass media. Major networks still create most of it. Now, however, anybody has the potential to create iconic images if they get enough retweets and ‘Likes’ on Facebook. Recently, a photo […]

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I regrettably ended up with the more dysfunctional of the two ‘solidarity with Ferguson’ protests last night. I didn’t think marching to Times Square was desirable in the first place. Somewhere along the way, however, we went west, and half-an-hour later ended up at the entrance to the Lincoln Tunnel. For those who are familiar with NYC geography, […]

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While I was still living in NYC I had a vision that I would capture footage of the street harassment that I experienced in Brooklyn on a daily basis by wearing a small video camera clipped to my shirt. Of course, I never did acquire that magical camera, (Cat Cam, it would be called), and […]

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Ariana Reines Lit Poetry

    This marks my second post on controversial poet Ariana Reines.  I brought along her book “Mercury ” on a recent trip to New York City and took some shots of it, with the city as backdrop. Reines writes as if she were speaking, albeit in a disjointed way. To read her is to […]

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In breadth and depth of work, literary quality and intellectual savoir faire, Jan Morris is THE travel writer of the 20th century. She is what the Japanese call a Living Treasure. The World: Life and Travel 1950 – 2000 is a compilation of Morris’s essays about her 50 years of globetrotting, beginning with the conquest of Mt. […]

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Jennifer Dean, Zeteo Contributor [One in an ongoing series of posts. For the full series see Zeteo is Reading.] 11 June 2013 Read an article on “the ultimate apartment scam” in The New Yorker (“Crowded House” by Tad Friend) – an incredible profile examining various personalities and a story that seems only possible in New York City (although […]

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Reading 24 February-2 March 2013 (ZiR) Fritz Tucker, Zeteo Assistant Editor [One in an ongoing series of posts. For the full series see Zeteo is Reading.] 27 February 2013 Sugata Mitra has just won the prize for the best TED talk of 2012. I must say that his talk on student-driven education is probably the most inspiring and […]

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Reading 24 February-2 March 2013 (ZiR) Fritz Tucker, Zeteo Assistant Editor [One in an ongoing series of posts. For the full series see Zeteo is Reading.] 27 February 2013 Sugata Mitra has just won the prize for the best TED talk of 2012. I must say that his talk on student-driven education is probably the most inspiring and […]

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July 26, 2018

A point of information... This book was translated as "A Fortnight in the Wilderness" and included as Appendix 2 in "Democracy In America: Historical-Critical Edition", edited by Eduardo Nolla. There this amazing text can be read in full. It is worth comparing the translation by James Schleifer to your own. In particular, the rendering of "désert" to "wilderness" is most intriguing.

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Reading 24 February-2 March 2013 (ZiR) Fritz Tucker, Zeteo Assistant Editor [One in an ongoing series of posts. For the full series see Zeteo is Reading.] 27 February 2013 Sugata Mitra has just won the prize for the best TED talk of 2012. I must say that his talk on student-driven education is probably the most inspiring and […]

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July 26, 2018

Thanks so much for this translation and excellent analysis.

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Reading 24 February-2 March 2013 (ZiR) Fritz Tucker, Zeteo Assistant Editor [One in an ongoing series of posts. For the full series see Zeteo is Reading.] 27 February 2013 Sugata Mitra has just won the prize for the best TED talk of 2012. I must say that his talk on student-driven education is probably the most inspiring and […]

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July 16, 2018

Thanks a lot, Steve. And, continuing the segue-ing, here's an old (and traditional) Gary Snyder poem I just came across yesterday: Seaman’s Ditty I’m wondering where you are now Married, or mad, or free: Wherever you are you’re likely glad, But memory troubles me. We could’ve had us children, We could’ve had a home— But you thought not, and I thought not, And these nine years we roam. Today I worked in the deep dark tanks, And climbed out to watch the sea: Gulls and salty waves pass by, And mountains of Araby. I’ve travelled the lonely oceans And wandered the...

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