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.
Does inflammation in any part of the body contribute to depression?
Why shouldn’t we re-make Remain in Light over and over again?
Why shouldn’t we read dense, complicated novels to address the lack of light during winter?
Where can I find as much library music as possible?
Listening to a talk she gave about Gatsby when her latest book came out. I’m trying to do something similar with my current group — how do we read Gatsby for the first time?
I also listened to Isabel Wilkerson talking about Michelle Obama’s Autobiography. I did not get as far with Warmth of Other Suns as I would have liked. Need to return to it.