Item one is a screen capture of a six-word curse I posted on Palo Alto Weekly online in reaction to Pat Burt, who I consider a bully, i.e. borderline violent and near out-of-control, being elected mayor, although it also references Teddy Roosevelt and a book I hope to read by Doris Kearns Goodwin. “Bully” at the time also meant “good”; a bully pulpit was a good place from which to try to shape society, in the case of Teddy, perhaps pushing back against large companies and advancing worker rights.
Item two is from something I shot a couple hours ago at Bell’s Books, a display in the poetry section, a newsclipping I presume found folded into an old book about poet Carl Sandburg giving a lecture or performance with guitar I think in Illinois. He died in 1967.
File under “media” “words” “platos republic” and see also previous about “Deep Turkey, Tomsula and the Turk”.
3. edit to add: i am being ironic or disingenuous or sarcastic in that I am not cheering but raspberrying (but not sandburgering, or am i?) about pat burt being mayor. also, he is not “new” but “old mayor” to be elected, a retread. a regression or back-slide.