Listened to a podcast on poetry. Enjoyed it but was puzzled to hear them calling each other mom and dad. Realized it was a Christian homeschooling outfit from the West Coast. Still, not bad….made me think about the whole credentialing thing — who gets to wear the mantle of expert — and one of the participants did offer an interesting phrase — literary density. I like this idea as some texts definitely carry more weight and can sustain repeated, thorough analysis, with new payoffs each time.
Listening to This American Life: The Walls.
Funny, thoughtful article here, particularly about using meditation as a shield against technology.