Category Archives: Tambourine

Rude Mechanicals

Rude Mechanicals was written in response to Disquiet Junto Project 0339: Rude Mechanicals.   Step 1: Imagine there is a genre called “rude mechanicals.”   Step 2: Imagine what might characterize the “rude mechanicals” genre.   Step 3: Create an original piece of … Continue reading

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May 7, 1970 – Morgantown, WV

May 7, 1970 was the third day of protests against the Vietnam war at West Virginia University. Thousands of students had collected at Grumbein’s Island in front of the student union building and effectively blocked traffic, chanting and giving speeches. … Continue reading

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Fighting The Default Mode

Fighting The Default Mode was written in response to Disquiet Junto Project 0321: Let’s Active. Mind-wandering is an internally-oriented cognitive state somehow opposite to focused attention on a task or on a specific sensory input. Sad music, compared with happy … Continue reading

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Leaves In The Street, 1957

Leaves In The Street, 1957 was written in response to Disquiet Junto Project 0310: From Memory. When I was much younger I would watch my father rake our leaves out to the street. As he collected the leaves in the … Continue reading

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