Most people who bother with the matter at all would admit that the English language is in a bad way, but it is generally assumed that we cannot by conscious action do anything about it.
I listened to last week's State of the Union speech and smiled when Obama reminded the Congress that "Food Stamp Recipients Did Not Cause the Financial Crisis." I remember my own ups and downs with Food Stamps from 2008 - 2013.
This is the first of my directories of "Post-Ecclesiam" art spaces: Studios, Theaters and Art Centers in converted, abandoned or otherwise defunct church buildings.
A senseless day: terrorist attack in Paris, fires in refugee camps, and who knows how vigilantes are expressing themselves.
Finally, the accelerating pace undermines each of our lives. Some individuals find pressure to keep pace exhilarating. Increasingly, however, the crescendo in the chorus of complaints about stress from having more on one’s platter than can be managed effectively has risen to a deafening pitch. Time-saving gadgets don’t help when one must learn how to use hundreds of features. Stress leads to sleep disorders, disease, and a sense that one’s life is out of control.
For 18 years now (since 1997), I have been writing letters to Jalil Muntaqim, and to the Parole Board in New York on his behalf.
For the past two years, I’ve been thinking a lot about churches and how they fit into the post-industrial landscape of American cities. I spent 2014 working at one art center in an abandoned church, Grand Street Community Arts in Albany’s old St.