Sunday, March 30, 2008

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A New Take


Del's Pieta

by RJ Del Vecchio
via ECVA March 2008 Newsletter

Jazz Vespers

on today, March 30th at 4:30pm at CCDP featuring the Tara Davidson trio. There is also a jazz quartet jazz vespers at St. Philip's Etobicoke at 4pm today.

on the Permalist

Kingdom of God Media blog is on the permalist (right), but I will refer to it occasionally. This week, ck out his post on Mary Poppins and other movies. I love this guy's worldview.

from Oscar Wilde

Art is not to be taught in academies. It is what one looks at, not what one listens to, that makes the artist. The real schools should be the streets.

Really Cool at MOMA

O, to be in New York!
Ck out this cool exhibit called Color Chart: Reinventing Colour from 1950 to Today

VVG

I like Vincent Van Goat

The Stuff of Thought

The Stuff of Thought: Language as a Window into Human Nature by Steven Pinker
I received this examination copy from the publisher (Viking/Penguin Group, 2007) some months ago, having heard the author speak with Steve Paikin on The Agenda. There, I was entranced. I have picked up this book countless times and cannot get into it. I don't think I'm too stupid: I have several linguistics and psychology courses under my belt; I have a facility with languages; I teach grammar and Latin. But I could not get into the text. I thought it was interesting when Pinker discussed sociological case study results, but everytime he delved into deeper linguistic exploration, something was wanting. For instance, in Chapter Three's discussion of the finer nuances of nativism, I understood the discussion of monomorphemism up to the last 10%, and then he would push the content over the edge to abstraction that just isn't accessible to the layperson. It is a shame, because his areas of study are interesting and I really wanted to keep reading and learning, but after several months, I have given up.

If you have enjoyed this book and feel I am not the sharpest knife in the drawer, please post a comment; or let me know if you agree with me.
photo credit: Rebecca Goldstein

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