Sunday, May 04, 2008

Unmenaced Beliefs

Thank you, Eduardo, for posting this:

The Book of the Green Man
by Ronald Johnson

Part 1: Winter
Part 2: Spring
Part 3: Summer
Part 4: Autumn
Author's Notes

Emerson: "A man must do the work with that faculty he has now. But that faculty is the accumulation of past days. No rival can rival backwards. What you have learned and done is safe and fruitful. Work and learn in evil days, in insulted days, in days of debt and depression and calamity. Fight best in the shade of the cloud of arrows."

Antennae now has a great-looking website.

The new La Petite Zine is up. Read Kiki Petrosino's poems. They rock. Her first book, Fort Red Border, comes out with Sarabande next year. More links to her poems here.

Cystic Fibrosis Fact: Scientists have many different ideas about what goes wrong in the lungs of a person with cystic fibrosis, but it all begins with defective CF genes. Normally, the healthy CF gene makes a protein—known as CFTR (Cystic Fibrosis conductance Transmembrane Regulator)—that is found in the cells that line various organs, like the lungs and the pancreas. This protein controls the movement of electrically charged particles, like chloride and sodium (components of salt) in and out of these cells. When the protein is defective, as in cystic fibrosis, the salt balance in the body is disturbed. Because there is too little salt and water on the outside of the cells, the thin layer of mucus that helps keep the lungs free of germs becomes very thick and difficult to move. And because it is so hard to cough out, this mucus will clog the airways and lead to infections that damage lungs.

Antigone now has more copies of Verge in stock.

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