Walt, Various

1. I was simmering, simmering, simmering; Emerson brought me to a boil.–Walt Whitman 2. In 1968 Susan Sontag visited Hanoi for two weeks. In her account of her experiences, she seemed a bit surprised the…

True Happiness Is a Verb

Monday 28 December 2020 Dear C, Having written you yesterday about Annie Liebovits and Susan Sontag, I want to mention today that I took the phrase “Wisdom Project” from Sontag in her collection,  At the…

Worth Reading

Dear Irina, Here are some books that may speak to a few of your questions, interests,  and enthusiasms.  I’ll send more later on if you want…. Mark   Daniel Berrigan, Isaiah: Spirit of Courage, Gift…

On Susan Sontag, Trip to Hanoi

Journal, July 2005 Susan Sontag spent two weeks in North Vietnam in 1968, and wrote 90 pages about her experiences. (Perhaps I will cull from those notebooks I kept in Gaza and the West Bank…

Pass It On

A work of art is something you make, something you give to other people. It’s an object for use, and people can make many different uses of the same work. Susan Sontag