common.

August 15, 2013 § Leave a comment

“It’s never the differences between people that surprise us. It’s the things that, against all odds, we have in common.”  – Jodi Picoult

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Big Bend Campground

Big Bend Campground

http://funplacescalifornia.com/camping/camping-in-berger-tahoe-national-forest-ca/

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“Throughout the world what remains of the vast public spaces are now only the stuff of legends: Robin Hood’s forest, the Great Plains of the Amerindians, the steppes of the nomadic tribes, and so forth… Rousseau said that the first person who wanted a piece of nature as his or her own exclusive possession and transformed it into the transcendent form of private property was the one who invented evil. Good, on the contrary, is what is common.”  – Antonio Negri

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Tahoe NF

Tahoe NF

http://www.fs.usda.gov/attmain/tahoe/specialplaces

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“It’s possible, in a poem or a short story, to write about commonplace things and objects using commonplace but precise language, and to endow those things– a chair, a window curtain, a fork, a stone, a woman’s earring– with immense, even startling power. It is possible to write a line of seemingly innocuous dialogue and have it send a chill along the reader’s spine– the source of artistic delight, as Nabokov would have it. That’s the kind of writing that most interests me.” – Raymond Carver

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Tahoe NF

Tahoe NF

http://rkmlai.livejournal.com/288487.html

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“In our society of fixed texts and printed words, it is the function of the poet to see the life value of the facts round about, and to deify them, as it were, to provide images that relate the everyday to the eternal.”  – Joseph Campbell

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