I have been working on a new news feed for literature, arts, environment, and progressive politics in the Pacific Northwest. I’ve been frustrated with the difficulty of finding good blog and news sources by northwest bloggers. Cascadia, for those who don’t know, refers to the Cascadia bio-region, which includes everything from the Siskiyous to southern… Continue reading Blogging Cascadia – our new news site
and in those days
we sought enlitenment
that low calorie cool
whip of knowledge,
flagellating one another’s
before the cameras
of the six oclock news
until the pain became
too much to bear
now we spend our days
baring our pain on the internet
watching Fox News
sky cams hovering
over half naked starlets
thinking about when
we were the actors
if we’d only been smarter then
Selu, The Corn Mother shed seven drops of her blood and from the spots where the blood fell grew seven stalks of corn to feed the people.
Then came the white Europeans, who took Selu’s corn and used it to feed their cattle and make plastic and sweeteners, while the people went hungry. Now they have decided to use it to feed their SUVs.
On Thursday, June 21, Reps. Mike Doyle (D-Penn.) and Lee Terry (R-Neb.) and Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) introduced the Local Community Radio Act (H.R. 2808 and S. 1675). Increased diversity of the airwaves may be just around the corner if the Local Community Radio Act passes congress.
Recent studies have shown that thousands of low power frequencies could be opened up, even in cities with dozens of radio stations, without interfering with existing signals. This bill will open up those frequencies to not-for-profit organizations in both urban and rural communities.
I don’t know, PattyJo, do you think Trixies really deserve such a fate. Some of them are bad, I know, but such a broad brush!
One busy weekday I sat at Costello’s sipping an Americano, when a thirty-something woman at the next table engaged me in conversation. She said she was on vacation, and couldn’t figure out “what all these people do for work,” that they could just sit around at a cafe “playing with their computers.” I pointed out… Continue reading Free wi-fi & paying the rent