Monthly Archives: February 2014

generations

Next year marks the 50th anniversary of Broadside Press. This number represents several generations of poets who have shared Dudley Randall’s vision of the written word as a living art form intimately connected to community and to self-determination. Two talented … Continue reading

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Rivers

This week students submitted their entries for UDM’s annual Dudley Randall Student Poetry Competition. The competition began while Randall was a librarian and poet-in-resident at U of D. He served as its judge for several years—one of the many ways … Continue reading

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Feb 26 – “an inescapable network of mutuality”

Wednesday, February 26  –  Martin Luther King Jr February nears its end.  At UDM, this month has seen a remarkable array of events organized by a group lead by Dorothy Stewart (Student Affairs). The group chose Martin Luther King Jr’s … Continue reading

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Feb 25 Thomas Merton

Tuesday, February 25  — a companion in a quiet time Quiet time, I learn pretty much every year on retreat, is not about an absence of conversation.  It is about refraining from hurrying and fretting.  More like breathing than like … Continue reading

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Feb 21 – “a moment’s indulgence to sit by thy side”

February 21 – Rabindranath Tagore # 5 Most years I come here in October, to a little town and the place of a soul friend on the south shore of Connecticut;  New England leaves are beautiful then and I can … Continue reading

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Strong

For the vast majority of Dudley Randall’s life he lived in the city of Detroit. Detroit shaped his aesthetic and his identity. He moved here with his family at the age of six and published his first poem in the … Continue reading

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Feb 19 – the 14 Quotes

Wednesday, February 19, 2014 Weather.com‘s “next 10 days” feature looks promising.   A warming beginning today,  highes in the 40s and 30s til Sunday and even then a cooling trend with highs way down into the 20s.   And while some melting … Continue reading

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Feb 18 “Laughter begets liking” – Meister Eckhart

Tuesday February 18  –  Meister Eckhart  (c. 1260 -c. 1327) Meister Eckhart, a German Dominican, theologian, philosopher and mystic, was known along with his writings for sermons addressed to ordinary people as well as to  women and men more more visibly … Continue reading

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Feb 17 Tagore # 1 – magic

Monday February 17 Eight people from UDM got in the Engineering & Science 15 passenger van on Friday and drove through some wet and windy weather  270 miles to Cincinnati and Xavier University.  We were the ninth cohort from Detroit to … Continue reading

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Feb 14 – Garrison Keillor @ Valentine’s Day

Friday February 14 Garrison Keillor, now and again, jusk knocks me flat with his eloquence and passion for words.   Here’s a piece I came to cherish decades ago.  It makes a good celebration of Valentine’s Day in this most … Continue reading

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