Tuesday, April 26, 2005

can i have some msg with that?

okay, i promise i do not read MSN news every day, but another feature caught my eye: my msg (movie star girlfriend) maggie gyllenhaal made headlines today for a remark questioning the US's responsibility in the 9.11 attacks. need i say more?

In a statement issued Monday by her publicist, Gyllenhaal said Sept. 11 was "an occasion to be brave enough to ask some serious questions about America's role in the world. Because it is always useful as individuals or nations to ask how we may have knowingly or unknowingly contributed to this conflict. Not to have the courage to ask these questions of ourselves is to betray the victims of 9/11."

http://entertainment.msn.com/movies/article.aspx?news=189224&GT1=6428

Monday, April 25, 2005

renegade physicist of bohemia

Just noticed this article on Einstein, which actually includes words like 'revolution' and 'renegade.' The article is not that well-written, but makes an interesting correlation between philosophical insight and Einstein's capacity to imagine new space/time realities. Finally, it poses the question of who will be next:

"Maybe there is an Einstein out there today," said Columbia University physicist Brian Greene, "but it would be a lot harder for him to be heard."

Of course, none of them get it, because I am certain she is already here.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/7536665/?GT1=6428

Wednesday, April 13, 2005

red milk rises from the ash

Moment of truth: i have long resisted linking red milk to anything technological, besides the requisite Xerox machine. But as i commence travels over the next year, i hope to continue to facilitate some interweavings of words, and a blog is the best option. i plan on writing as often as inspired. As always, feel free to contribute. To christen leche roja (red milk in Spanish for those who prefer less ambiguity), i offer an excerpt from Guatemalan poet Julia Esquivel, who reminds us that "homeland is an altar, not a pedestal":

Homeland,
my dear, wealthy sister,
black or white,
from the United States,
means accepting the scandal of the cross,
descending from the pedestal,
leaving all economic securities
and dying a little every day
so that others might live.

Only then
will you ascend again in flight
"higher than the condor and the stately eagle"
and above all the towers of Babel
you will demolish the walls
of class,
race,
and sex.
Only then
will you know liberty,
and will you be able to add
your little bit of justice
to build the New World
where at last Peace will reign.

-from "Sister, Woman of Faith," begun in 1968 and completed in 1984


Now will my journey begin.