Welcome to Monday’s News on the March – The week that was in my digital world.
When Theodora Goss poems arrive in my Reader, I take great interest. Theodora has featured here before.
She writes in her ‘about page‘: ‘I’ve been writing poetry for as long as I can remember‘. Theodora later wrote: ‘I wrote though law school, then through being a lawyer — I have poems I still remember writing in my 42nd floor office in downtown Manhattan. Honestly, they were not particularly good poems. A few of them were good enough that I included them in my poetry collection, but most of them will remain hidden in my notebooks . . . The percentage of good to not publishable was pretty low. Still, when I look at my own poems, even as far back as high school, I see something in them I like, a way of using words, an inventiveness. Writing all those poems made me the writer, including the prose writer, I am.
The poetry I write is rooted in myth and legend and fairy tale, not as a conscious choice but because those are the things that inhabit my head….(Read Theodora’s poem here)
How to Think About Conspiracy Theories, JFK Assassination (Michel Gagné)
Video interview at Skeptic
It took me a while to warm to Michael Shermer and his manner of interviewing, but this interview showcases everything he is good at in this topic arena. I agreed with everything he said (not that that means it is good for that reason), and I really appreciated hearing his contribution to this fascinating interview. Soon after the inception of this blog I wrote an article in 2014 titled ‘Who Killed JFK? The Kennedy Assassination – Beyond Conspiracy‘. Much of what is discussed and argued seems to replicate many of my article’s arguments that there was no conspiracy. I couldn’t recommend this video any more to those intrigued about the legacy of the Oliver Stone movie and the assassination itself.
Video interview at Skeptic (Watch entire video interview here)
For those like me missing Jerry Seinfeld and Larry David comedy then this one is for you. What continues to impress me about how these comics comport themselves in interviews like this, is how their demeanours in real-life correspond with how they are depicted in their shows. That honesty and authenticity is a rarity and is comparable to Woody Allen is his interviews which have featured here. I hope you enjoy this interview with Jerry as much as I did. (Watch video interview at here)