Watching Oprah

Self wishes she could say that today, she got down to work and wrote a blue streak! Which she really should have done!

But, first, she spent an hour on Chowhound, reading replies to some of her posts (Someone disagreed with self about old-time Palo Alto hamburger joint Kirk’s Steakburgers, said their hamburgers were “greasy” — !!). Then, in the process of linking to Read the rest of this entry »

Also Reading About Burma

From No Time For Dreams:  Living in Burma Under Military Rule (Rowman & Littlefield Publishers), by San San Tin and Carolyn Wakeman.  San San Tin wrote this after spending several weeks in rural Burma as part of a national “literacy campaign”:

    We find
    coarse food
    broken rice with
    millet and beans

    they ask
    why do you come
    here we have
    only trouble

    we are
    a rutted cart path
    thatched roofs
    filtering moonlight

    they tell us
    life is hard

Musings on Last Night (Revolution Café in the Mission)

Kathleen was there! And all her six children! And her hubby, who was so tall!

Kathleen’s third daughter looks like Kathleen.

Mercy Bell is a wonder, a real wonder: that voice, that spirit.

Mercy Bell, 22nd and Mission, San Francisco

Mercy Bell, 22nd and Mission, San Francisco

Revolution Café was Read the rest of this entry »

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