Drives me crazy when I see people on [Twitter] and elsewhere telling people...– Robin Black, via Twitter (via fwriction)
Poetic Asides with Robert Lee Brewer - Interview... →
This is a great interview between Robert Lee Brewer and Aaron Belz. On poems being social: Aaron Belz: I think poems should be social. Writing is social by nature. As a poet, you’re creating a relationship with a reader or audience via the poem. In Comp 101, we call this the “rhetorical bridge.” In romantic love, the same paradigm is mirrored in sex; in theological terms,...
Paris Review Interview with Ray Bradbury →
INTERVIEWER: What do you think of e-books and Amazon’s Kindle? RAY BRADBURY: Those aren’t books. You can’t hold a computer in your hand like you can a book. A computer does not smell. There are two perfumes to a book. If a book is new, it smells great. If a book is old, it smells even better. It smells like ancient Egypt. A book has got to smell. You have to hold it in your hands and pray to it....
Email Etiquette for the Super-Busy :: Tips :: The... →
Be concise. Strive to keep emails to one line or less. Or: concise as humanly possible! Communicate “action steps” first, not last. Don’t let the important information get lost in the shuffle. Number your questions. Same goes for main points. Make it easy to break down. Make the way forward clear. Make the first move: give an action or idea to react to instead of asking...
New Statesman - He tipped me out of my wheelchair.... →
The first [time I was removed from my wheelchair by police] was completely unacceptable. A number of officers lifted me out of my wheelchair and carried me halfway down the road, minutes after I had been batoned on the shoulder by one of their colleagues. But the second incident had even more of a sinister edge. This time, I was sitting on the Millbank approach to Parliament Square, with my...