Commentaries - January 2009

Working artist

This is a little Depression story. (When I mentioned it to my teenaged kids this morning over breakfast, one of them asked, “Which depression?” Okay.

America's spatial incompetence

We at PennSound are pleased to release our newest author page — that

Wallace Stevens, motivational speaker

A web site called PinoyBusiness.ORG, for “Global Filipino Business and Investing Community,” has a daily feature that provides motivational sayings, a link to “free motivational quotes,” another link to “Harness Your Own Power,” and finally a link to “Depression Quotes” (presumably meaning an emotional rather than financial crisis).

Doctorow on Whitman and other topics

E. L. Doctorow was here visiting in March of 2005, and I moderated a discussion with him for about an hour one Tuesday morning late that month.