Books I Can’t Wait to Read and Random Gripes….

I have today, in my hot little cyber hands, a copy of Jay Dolmage’s new book, “Academic Ableism” which is an important new book in the fields of Disability Studies and Rhetorical Studies. I’m looking forward to diving into this. The deterministic, Neo-Victorian architectures of university campuses and pedagogies remain almost insurmountable obstacles to students and faculty with disabilities who dare to enter the ivory tower.

Meanwhile, ahem, I’m also itching to read Gareth Dale’s “Karl Polyani: A Life on the Left” which has received excellent reviews and in turn beckons. Yes. Beckons I say.

You never swim out into the same ocean. That’s how I feel about books. My Heraclitan library…

Aside, without context, save the elegance of Polyani, can someone get Susan Saradon to shut up?

Please, in the half dead grey forest of America can we agree that “intersections” are to be promoted if we’re to have something like a progressive future?

Jazz. Rain. Winter blooming cactus. Say something hopeful. Otherwise I won’t believe you.