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Date: 4/25/2005

American Life in Poetry

Andie Miller writes from South Africa to tell us about American Poet Laureate Ted Kooser’s American Life in Poetry site.

The site is meant to be fodder for newspapers seeking free content and to thus get poetry out into the hands of more folks — more folks who read newspapers.

Locally, the News and Observer has been doing a good and fairly regular job — they sometimes print prose — in their Sunday Journal section, were my own poems have appeared over the past couple of years. I appreciate the readers and the publication and especially the copyediting there by Marcy Rice.

Vanished News Found – Berkeley Laptop and Dr. Rine

Miles at has found and put together a few sources for the missing ABC News story on ranting laptop theft victim and Berkeley prof Jasper Rine. Miles also notices that the original video has been edited at Berkeley to remove Rine’s rant — so much of archives as history. But luckily there are copies around the Net [torrent of QT format] in case you are wondering what we’ve been talking about.

Page 1 on the story in Google cache.
Thanks to Miles.
Page 2 of the story in Google cache. Thanks to Miles and Julian Robichaux.

Earlier stories here about Rine and the laptop theft and here about the vanishing story on ABC News.

Alert commenter, Julian Robichaux also points us to Jasper Rine’s teaching statement in which he tells us all “Facts just aren’t that important.” To be fair to Rine, he’s getting our attention in order to make a point. That is teaching the emerging discoveries in biology that the process of discovery and research is more important to learn than a series of facts of the moment.

CalStuff blogger, Allen Lew let’s us know that the Berkeley student blog is on the case as well with pointers to articles on Rine and laptop there.

To our knowledge, the laptop remains unfound.

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