Monday, July 19, 2021


Movie/TV creative curious guy David Lynch does a very short daily weather report. I see it on youtube. It’s something to look at even if not much changes in his report from day to day. That partly LA and partly his way of seeing things:

There’s good book talk online. BOOK TV on C-SPAN2 for sure. But bookstores and publishers too. Go on youtube. Poetry and Prose is a DC bookstore that has an author conversation almost every day. The talk on these sites is way deeper and longer than you get on TV talk shows. 

Wednesday, July 14, 2021


This piece on Woody Guthrie was reprinted online by The New Yorker today. It’s Woody’s birthday. He was born in 1912.

Monday, July 12, 2021


Prohibition. This is a 12-minute documentary on the closing of a newspaper in Hong Kong. It was done by DW a German English-language broadcaster like the BBC. It’s good.

Thursday, July 8, 2021


Even if you’re only half interested in the ‘60s and folk music and Bob Dylan and even if you are fully interested but Jesus you don’t want to see those same clips you’ve seen forever, this documentary is done in a way that’ll keep you watching. Every talking head is a talking head you’ll like because each is smart. It just showed up on youtube for me last night.

Wednesday, July 7, 2021



I’d rather take a photograph 

but I’m inside now and

my jar of water looks 

the same

so does the other stuff in here

you’ve seen.

A photo has an instant that

you know is it.

I must be made in a way

that likes that more

than this.

Tuesday, July 6, 2021

MY LOCAL BRANCH of the NYPL opened back up for business this morning after months of being closed and then partial services. I was there when they unlocked the door. It’s more a fit for me than the coffee shop.