Saturday, August 31, 2013

Dew on Red

Dew on Red
By E.G

No to War in Syria or Anywhere Else!

In Britain, about 90 percent of public is against the U.S. war in Syria. Here is a short clip by George Gallaway.

Bookman's Alley Closing In September after 33 Years

A year ago, before Bookman’s Alley was announced to be closed, I met Sir Roger Carlson. He was calm, gentle and deep. When I said hello, he looked into my eyes and said “How are you?”.  I asked him: May I make a documentary film on you and your beautiful museum? He softly said : Sure!  How significant it was to see his meaningful smile and hear those precious words. I was stunned with the valuable historical collections of books, magazines, clothes, objects, documents, art works, etc…I was swamped with work the next day...I couldn't find a camera....I never forgot him.  But the memory of those precious moments stayed in my mind forever.

"Owner Roger Carlson is selling the last 15,000 volumes at his beloved used bookstore in downtown Evanston, which is closing at the end of September."

Friday, August 30, 2013

Seamus Heaney

Seamus Heaney

Digging by Seamus Heaney

Between my finger and my thumb
The squat pen rests; snug as a gun.

Under my window, a clean rasping sound
When the spade sinks into gravelly ground:
My father, digging. I look down

Listen to: Making sense of a life, a conversation with Nobel Laureate and poet Seamus Heaney.


The dead bird taught me

Commit flight to memory,
For the bird is mortal.

Photo by Ezzat Goushegir