Dueling Dartmouths

I have a green felt pennant from the 1980s and a new cotton pullover with dueling Dartmouth shields. They both say VOX CLAMANTIS IN DESERTO from Isaiah but the new one elides the two figures in the foreground (representing students, original students, students of Eleazar Wheelock, characters in a Richard Hovey drinking song and or mural or God giving all of us The Word).

Duly noted.


Dayna Stephens made a cd cover or skin for his song “The Prophet”. It is based on a mural or mosaic he saw in Jersusalem. Although he morphed a few yuds and alephs with Arabic 1 and 0 characters I figured out using clandestine methods that the text references God giving humans the Torah. To do with that which they will. Dayna, a Leo, recorded this song for Lions With Wings whose name references a Stanford University landmark and or proposed mascot, and or Florence Italy and Leicester UK, ok? 👌

Edit to add or foot note: Isaiah 40:3 that presumes the Temple has been destroyed, compared to Psalm 139. Dartmouth was founded in 1769, admitted women in 1972, started a Native American studies program around that time, matriculated this author in 1982, abolished the Indian symbol as a sports logo mascot or asset gradually between 1972 and 1990, added some indigenous Americans by Orozco in the 1930s and removed a weathervane that looks like my pennant only recently i.e. in 2020.

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Mark Weiss, founder of Plastic Alto blog, is a concert promoter and artist manager in Palo Alto, as Earthwise Productions, with background as journalist, advertising copywriter, book store returns desk, college radio producer, city council and commissions candidate, high school basketball player, and blogger; he also sang in local choir, fronts an Allen Ginsberg tribute Beat Hotel Rm 32 Reads 'Howl' and owns a couple musical instruments he cannot play
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