Comments by Archie

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Posted on January 31 at 8:17 p.m.

As allied with poetry, with all his work, publications, and awards, Barry once told me that it was as a teacher that he would like to be remembered. And as immeasurable as stars in night skies, or sparks given off by flames, I think that he will. He taught, and he taught by being. Who could not learn from his welcoming ways? His generosity of time and guidance, whether you were a friend or someone who was not yet a friend, or someone who just saw how he proceeded in this world of humans. To think there is no more Barry is so painful. But there can be more Barry if I, if we, merely emulate his ways. This is what gives me comfort.

On Poet Barry Spacks Dies

Posted on December 19 at 10:13 a.m.

Thank you, Ethan, for your beautifully written, beautiful personal accounting of what matters, and offering to tell us about it. No matter our personal circumstance, it is deeply meaningful, and a huge enrichment.

On My Life: Paddling Through the Storm

Posted on December 17 at 3:52 p.m.

Hi Maureen,

Poetry in fact is read and enjoyed a lot. Check out poetry reviews in CASA Magazine, and lots of poetry ongoing activities. In fact, SB has a brand new poetry journal named Miramar, available at Chaucer's and Granada Books. A group of people meet every 3rd Monday, 5:15 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. upstairs at Blue Agave restaurant just to read poems they like (not their own) to those who like poetry. There's the SB Poetry Series, meeting quarterly upstairs at Paseo Nuevo. Granada Bookstore has poetry readings throughout the week, including Poetry Zone which always includes an open mic in addition to featured poets. There are Poets Laureate of San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Ventura. Just wait until April National Poetry Month when a huge number of poetry events are scheduled in SB.

On Red Hen Cannery

Posted on July 1 at 8:26 a.m.

Why is/was a disasterous signal even considered? Only a roundabout will work. What is the problem? (Rhetorical.)

On Traffic Light Approved for Cliff Drive, Las Positas Intersection

Posted on February 26 at 9:06 a.m.

What religious causes the new Bacara owner supports has no place in this article.

On Bacara Deal Finalized

Posted on December 6 at 12:40 a.m.

Not everyone.

On Truck Flies off Cliff into Ocean

Posted on September 29 at 2:54 a.m.

I was in the audience when Borges spoke at Harvard as part of the Norton lecture series in the late 60's. He sat on a simple wooden chair and spoke from there. Someone from the audience asked him, what did he think of Freud? His answer: "Every age has its mythology".

On The Borges Behind the Stories

Posted on September 20 at 3:42 p.m.

I don't think the SBA airlines lack business. I no longer can get to Sacramento without traveling 5 hours via L.A. Every SBA direct flight to Sacramento, that I took, was completely filled.

It was once explained to me that airline flights made their money on how long they were flying straight, since take-off and landing use so much fuel. I don't know if that's true- or if airlines are just cutting back.

On Future Airport Terminal Aims High

Posted on September 19 at 7:53 a.m.

MARATHON POETS' READING, 10:00 a.m. -4:30 p.m. SBMA Auditorium. Ongoing readings, in 10 minute slots by Santa Barbara poets. Schedule posted outside museum door. POETRY BOOK TABLES, support your local poets!

On Faulkner Gallery

Posted on September 13 at 6:08 p.m.

SB POETRY SERIES, OCT. 4, 7-9 p.m., SB CONTEMPORARY ARTS FORUM, 653 Paseo Nuevo, 2nd floor.

PAUL WILLIS, Westmont Professor, reading from his new book, Visiting Home, REBECCA FOUST winner of the 2007 Robert Phillips Poetry Chapbook Award with Dark Card about parenting a son with Asperger's Syndrome, A second award winning chapbook, Mom's Canoe, to be released 2009, 2008 Pushcart nominee, ALYSSA OGI, Dos Pueblos High School senior, President of DPHS Poetry Club.

INFO: 966-1423

On Fall 2008 Books & Lectures Preview

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Billy Collins & Aimee Mann

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