Archive for March 15, 2011

The Ides of March

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on March 15, 2011 by telescoper

Today being the Ides of March, I was looking about for something to mark the occasion when I chanced upon this video, produced, as part of Project Chanology, by members of Anonymous. The subject is a number of unexplained deaths connected with scientology. Almost as scarily, the original website has been taken over, and now offers the reader a link directly to a Scientology website.



A Light Exists in Spring

Posted in Poetry with tags , on March 15, 2011 by telescoper

A light exists in spring
Not present on the year
At any other period.
When March is scarcely here

A color stands abroad
On solitary hills
That science cannot overtake,
But human nature feels.

It waits upon the lawn;
It shows the furthest tree
Upon the furthest slope we know;
It almost speaks to me.

Then, as horizons step,
Or noons report away,
Without the formula of sound,
It passes, and we stay:

A quality of loss
Affecting our content,
As trade had suddenly encroached
Upon a sacrament.


by Emily Dickinson (1830-86).