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In the Levant today, marking both the prevalence of and resistance to European incursions, the nation of Lebanon celebrates its independence from France; in a related development that affected now predominant Christian churches throughout Europe, seven hundred and nine years ago, the fifth Pope Clement issued a papal order that mandated the seizure and imprisonment of all members of the Knights Templar organization that had its roots in the Eastern Mediterranean; three hundred eighty-one years ahead of today,the extension of the European Colonial Project expanded further Eastward to include Taiwan where Dutch forces succeeded in establishing control over much of the island; MORE HERE
A Thought for the Day
Almost without exception, just as all the amazing accomplishments of humankind have transpired as a result of collaboration, so too with the deadliest depredations, they have occurred through joint effort, what in both common and legal parlance one might label conspiratorial congruence, so that, say in the event of a convenient assassination that seemed, as if on cue, to loom from the deranged and dastardly deeds of a single murderer, behind the scenes, of such a ‘lone wolf’s’ miraculous manifestation of mayhem, an observer may count on a guarantee that some group has conspired together to commit this horrid homicide, whatever established authorities rail against ‘conspiracy theories’ as the mad talk of unhinged lunatics who want to blame the powers-that-be for acts of butchery that in all likelihood they have actually participated in bringing to pass, not because of random evil or inherently rotten character but because of definite interests and clearly defined goals and objectives of the rulers themselves.
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TODAY’S HEART, SOUL, & AWARENESS VIDEO
‘LEFT’ CULPABILITY IN ‘POST-TRUTH’ & MORE
A mea culpa, in the event completely apropos and accurate, from the ‘liberals’ and ‘leftists’ who produce England’s The Conversation, a briefing on how and why their counterparts and doppelgangers elsewhere, particularly in the ‘land of the free and the home of the brave,’ long thought to be an ‘exception’ to many immutable mandates, who have engendered mayhem and reaction and treachery and barbarism through a combination of disingenuous and self-serving petty bourgeois nonsense that has downplayed class in favor of any number of ‘flavor-of-the-day’ identity pretenses, an articulation that includes an infectiously hilarious first installment of an English YouTube phenom that makes this point in scatalogical and scathing fashion, available through its own portal too, in so doing fitting more or less seamlessly with the Broadway hit Hamilton‘s producers’ and cast’s having lectured the Vice President Elect about these matters in New York, eventualities to which ever scrappy scribe and stalwart citizen might pay close attention if they value not only their comprehension of things but also their effectiveness as actors in life’s struggles and opportunistic frenzies afoot just now.
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The Spring Creek Project offers one- to two-week residencies to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers in March, April, and May at the H. J. Andrews Experimental Forest in the Oregon Cascades, 40 miles east of Eugene. The residency is open to writers whose work “reflects a keen awareness of the natural world.” Residents are provided with a private apartment, which includes kitchen facilities, access to the forest research site, and a $250 stipend.
A prize of $10,000 is given annually for a poetry collection published in the previous year by a mid-career poet. The winner will also receive airfare and lodging to give readings at the University of North Texas and the Dallas–Fort Worth Metroplex on April 12 and April 13, 2017. U.S. poets who have published at least two previous poetry collections are eligible. The poetry faculty of the University of North Texas will judge. Authors, editors, or publishers may submit two copies of a book published between November 1, 2015, and October 31, 2016, by November 30. There is no entry fee. Visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.
Assistant Professor of the Arts
Assistant Professor of the Arts
Writing – Columbia University, School of the Arts
The Writing Program of Columbia University’s School of the Arts seeks to fill a position of Assistant Professor (tenure-track) in Writing beginning Fall 2017. The Program offers the MFA in Writing and an undergraduate major in Creative Writing.
The Writing Program aims to attract experienced and dedicated teachers with significant publication history and a potential for leadership. The position’s teaching load includes primarily graduate and undergraduate writing workshops and seminars.