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books of change

Spoon River Anthology has been translated into Esperanto by Jim Smith (James Smith).
Edgar Lee Masters, the poet, wrote as though the dead of a fictional town fashioned their own epitaphs. Each one reflects a different life and personality, as if really reflecting the voices of different people. You can read it in English.
And after a while, I’ll put up more translated texts from ancient China, including the oldest of the Chinese classics.

Antologio de Spoon River estas nun en altkvalita Esperanto, danke al James Smith. Jen:
Edgar Lee Masters, la poeziisto, verkis kvazaŭ ĉiu mortinto de urbo elpensis sian propran epitafon post la morto. En la PDF, la tradukinto endokumente ligis la epitafojn de la amatoj kaj konatoj kun la nune legata epitafo. Do, la leganto povas sekvi la interligitajn vivojn.
La versado estas libera. Foje la epitafoj enhavas vortbildojn, foje ili estas prozaj deklaroj.
Post iom da tempo, mi ricevos kaj do enmetos tradukon de antikva ĉina klasikaĵo kaj ankaŭ kelkajn originalajn novelojn.

I am flabbergasted

I am flabbergasted and too emotional to be writing…
Some walking, talking sacks of stupid called “Republican Platform Caucus” are suggesting that non-English speaking students in Oklahoma classrooms be rounded up and sent to the immigration authorities.
Yes, read it here: and here:

Rep. (Representative!!!?) Mike Ritze, vi parolanta sako de merdo, rampu reen en la kloakon.
Will you be offering a bounty to anyone who captures a non-English speaking child? Are you thinking that schools will volunteer to round up little children from their desks?
I’d like to say you’re an aberration of the Oklahoma Republicans and that your diseased attitude is unique to you. But no!
This kind of crazy cruel nonsense seems to come out of the Oklahoma House too often.
Me avergüenzo.

Time is an attitude

Being around traditional Native American culture means knowing that there is attention to circles or cycles. Life is a big circle and time flows endlessly in that circle/cycle.
It’s a big difference in attitude. Usually in the U.S., time is monochronic – time is an arrow; use it or lose it, manage every second. Glance at the clock every hour and grimace. And, at the end, your clock has run out.

If you are one circle of nature inside the circle of life, though, you think cyclically, like: “What goes around comes around.”
Hey, painting will come back around. It’ll have its time in my life again.

I read a little online about the book Biocentrism, a theory that biology is the center of everything. Well, everything requires a conscious observer. The author thinks that time is a mental construct, created by consciousness. Space as well, I think. When you’re away from your kitchen, the particles that comprise your stove are in a flux of possible states. It’s not until you come back and observe your stove, that the particles coalesce into a specific form, in a specific spot on the floor. And time apparently is constructed for that object, including a past; the time when you weren’t actively observing it. (?)
Not sure from the tidbits I’ve read, but that’s quite a concept of time.
I think he’s distorting the results of quantum physics experiments, but thinking a little about his theory was a good brain exercise. And gave me another view of time. Time being actually triggered by life.
What attitude would a believer in that theory have?

Chi pisa la chike! I’ll see you later! I’ll observe you later 🙂

El humor de cabra

When we domesticate animals, do they get dumber?sheep face
I couldn’t imagine anything poetic in the mind of this (dumb!) sheep I met yesterday. Its mind was only on getting some food. So…prose. Just Spanish practice for me! The sheep is alive only to serve as fur for us naked bugs. But domestication only goes so far – a hungry mouth can never be domesticated. (But now I want to know if we are dumber because of our own domestication. Maybe Neanderthals were geniuses. And while I’m thinking about that, I google & find this . I can’t stop laughing at the two side-by-side pictures. I’m definitely too easily entertained.)

El humor de la cabra
…en un cuerpo de una oveja

Soy para el pelo de bichos. Sólo la boca me pertenece. ¡Ayúdame! ¿Sea incapaz de hacer nada a causa de esos bichos raros con bastones? Me di un cabezazo al vientre de un bicho en suéter (la escritora). Una boca hambrienta no puede ser domesticada.

Images dot Nasa

Nasa announced a new website to help the public find images, videos and audio files. Here it is:
As always, their stuff is free of copyright. The images website just helps people find what they need.
A really neat feature is that the videos have a captioning file, so the text can be translated. Like this file, about Juno capturing the roar of Jupiter: ->
Just click on any video’s download button and you’ll see the file “Captions” among the other options.


Congratulations to my sister for placing 2nd in the 3D at the Sr. World Championship barrel race at Texarkana.
Power to the sister!

Sheryl Hanson in Texarkana 2017
Sheryl Hanson and Tebow