Thursday, June 23, 2011

The Haunting of Hip-Hop, Bertice Berry

It would take Freedom his entire life to realize that too often childhood wishes become the motivation for the misbehavior of adults.
~The Haunting of Hip Hop, Bertice Berry

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

please don't come back from the moon, Dean Bakopoulos

When I was sixteen, my father went to the moon.  He was not the first man from Maple Rock to go there; he only followed the others on what seemed to be an inevitable trail.
~please don't come back from the moon, Dean Bakopoulos.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

The End of Poverty, Jeffrey D. Sachs

"Alas, the international community's approach remains incoherent in practice. On the one side, it announces bold goals, like the Millennium Development Goals, and even ways that the goals can be achieved, such as the pledge of increased donor assistance made in the Monterrey Consensus. Yet when it comes to real practice, where the rubber hits the road, in the poverty reduction plans, the Millennium Development Goals are expressed only as vague aspirations rather than operational targets. Countries are told to go about their business without any hope of meeting the MDGs. The IMF and World Bank reveal split personalities, championind the MDGs in public speeches, approving programs that will not achieve them, and privately acknowledging, with business as usual, that they cannot be met!"
~The End of Poverty, Jeffrey D. Sachs

Friday, June 3, 2011

Paula Danziger, The Cat Ate My Gymsuit

I didn't know how to tell him that it was awful. "Listen Joel. Are you sure your mother will like it?"
Looking at me, he smiled and said, "She'll hate it. Don't you see? She'll just hate it. It's perfect. She'll never figure out if I know how ugly it is or if I think it's beautiful. When she comes to see me or if I have to go there, she'll have to wear it. It'll look awful. And when I show it to my grandmother before I send it, she'll never know either. Those two don't realize a guy can have good taste."
~The Cat Ate My Gymsuit, Paula Danziger