Daily Archives: October 14, 2011

Blog Management

Reid Dickie

I have had several people comment on the high quality of the videos from my new JVC camera. I am thrilled with it as well. It has a couple of drawbacks but overall it performs extremely well. In that regard, expect many more videos from my summer travels which are ongoing since summer just doesn’t seem to want to end here this year.

All the videos of Sacred Places I have offered in posts are now included on the Sacred Places Page after their written accounts. I have a few more Sacred Places reports to post.

I am gleaning about 100 pictures with descriptions from my travels this summer and plan to add them to the DickTool Flickr page. I should have this done over the next few weeks.

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Happy Birthday e. e. cummings

Edward Estlin Cummings, born this day in 1894, spent most of his lower case life discovering precious stuff like “The world is mud-luscious and puddle-wonderful.” His wild affair with language – poetry, essays, novels, plays – gave us a new perspective on ourselves and our time. Getting into e. e.’s head: “Listen; there’s a hell of a good universe next door: let’s go.” and “A politician is an arse upon which everyone has sat except a man.” and “A wind has blown the rain away and blown the sky away and all the leaves away, and the trees stand. I think, I too, have known autumn too long.” and “It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.” and “Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit.” and “To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting.” Not dead/Dead since September 3, 1962. I’ll leave you with e. e.’s fitting thought to begin each day, “I thank you God for this most amazing day, for the leaping greenly spirits of trees, and for the blue dream of sky and for everything which is natural, which is infinite, which is yes.” Hear e. e. cummings read Anyone Lived in a Pretty How Town.

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