From Commonplace Book

Vigorous, versatile, zestful

Alfred Bester: Deliver science fiction from any necessity to have purpose and value. Science fiction is far above the utilitarian yardsticks of the technical minds, the agency minds, the teaching minds. Science fiction is not for Squares. It’s for the modern Renaissance Man…vigorous, versatile, zestful…full of romantic curiosity and impractical speculation. (Via)

“Praise song for the day”

I couldn’t agree more with my old friend Valerie. I loved the inaugural poem. Valerie’s Blog » Blog Archive » elizabeth alexander gratitude. In today’s sharp sparkle, this winter air, anything can be made, any sentence begun.