Author Archives: williampcoleman

(Unhealthy) capitalists and slugs

Note: this was posted in 1997 to an early internet experiment. For more, please see my page The Hyperforum on Sustainability. Beautifully put! I think of these insatiable capitalists in the same way I do about the slugs that infest … Continue reading

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3-act Structure — Star Wars (original)

This post is part of the Background to the series Learning from Alfred Hitchcock — for writers, movie makers, and viewers Don’t blame me. The screenwriting books ruined everything. It’s almost impossible now to sell your script to Hollywood without … Continue reading

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Lao Tzu, Chapter 18

Daodejing — The Classic About Ways and Instances Translated by William P. Coleman After the great way had been forgotten, there was benevolence and rectitude. Intelligence and knowledge appeared, and there was great falseness. The six relationships fell out of harmony, … Continue reading

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Li Bai — Longing, in springtime

Longing, in springtime Li Bai 701-762 CE (translated by William P. Coleman) The northern grasses are just bright green threads; but on eastern mulberries, green branches hang down. Days when the lord is first eager to come back — those … Continue reading

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Li Bai — In the mountains, a question and an answer

In the mountains, a question and an answer Li Bai 701-762 CE (translated by William P. Coleman) You ask me what my idea is, staying in the green mountains? I smile but have no reply, my heart at peace in … Continue reading

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Li Bai — Amusing myself

Amusing myself Li Bai 701-762 CE (translated by William P. Coleman) Preoccupied with the wine, I didn’t notice it get dark; fallen flowers have covered my clothes. Drunk, I stand up, and I walk to the moon stream; the birds … Continue reading

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Remembering Lawrence King

On the national annual Day of Silence, students observe a vow of silence to bring attention to bullying and harassment of LGBT students. This year’s Day of Silence — 25 April, 2008 — will be dedicated to the memory of … Continue reading

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