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The future is built on brains, not prom court, as most people can tell you

The future is built on brains, not prom court, as most people can tell you after attending their high school reunion. But you'd never know it by talking to kids or listening to the messages they get from the culture and even from their schools.
Posted 1 month, 4 weeks ago

My dad was a big Frank Zappa fan, so I remember listening to a lot of Frank

My dad was a big Frank Zappa fan, so I remember listening to a lot of Frank Zappa. Girls do not like Frank Zappa.
Posted 1 month, 4 weeks ago

My dad was always playing music. Not, like, playing music but listening to

My dad was always playing music. Not, like, playing music but listening to music.
Posted 1 month, 4 weeks ago

When I was younger, I was listening to a lot of Armenian music, you know, r

When I was younger, I was listening to a lot of Armenian music, you know, revolutionary music about freedom and protest. In the 70s I was listening to soul and the Bee Gees and ABBA, and funk.
Posted 1 month, 4 weeks ago

A majority of American citizens are now becoming skeptical of the claim tha

A majority of American citizens are now becoming skeptical of the claim that our carbon footprints, resulting from our use of fossil fuels, are going to lead to climatic calamities. But governments are not yet listening to the citizens.
Posted 1 month, 4 weeks ago

Change happens by listening and then starting a dialogue with the people wh

Change happens by listening and then starting a dialogue with the people who are doing something you don't believe is right.
Posted 1 month, 4 weeks ago

I'm all for poetry catching up with technology, and just as there are iTune

I'm all for poetry catching up with technology, and just as there are iTunes, I think we should have iPoems. I mean, people should be able to walk around with their earbuds in and listening to poems on their iPod.
Posted 1 month, 4 weeks ago

Listeners are kind of ambushed... if a poem just happens to be said when th

Listeners are kind of ambushed... if a poem just happens to be said when they're listening to the radio. The listener doesn't have time to deploy what I call their 'poetry deflector shields' that were installed in high school - there's little time to resi
Posted 1 month, 4 weeks ago

Human beings love poetry. They don't even know it sometimes... whether they

Human beings love poetry. They don't even know it sometimes... whether they're the songs of Bono, or the songs of Justin Bieber... they're listening to poetry.
Posted 1 month, 4 weeks ago

Most people read poetry listening for echoes because the echoes are familia

Most people read poetry listening for echoes because the echoes are familiar to them. They wade through it the way a boy wades through water, feeling with his toes for the bottom: The echoes are the bottom.
Posted 1 month, 4 weeks ago

In improv, the whole thing is that it is a relationship between the two peo

In improv, the whole thing is that it is a relationship between the two people, as a back and forth. In standup, you don't really want to be listening to what somebody is saying; you want to project your jokes into their face. And that's really not a good
Posted 1 month, 4 weeks ago

My relationship with God has gotten so much stronger. He's always had his h

My relationship with God has gotten so much stronger. He's always had his hand on me. He always guided me. I didn't always go where he wanted me to go. But He always had me. Now that I'm actually listening and being obedient, life is so much better.
Posted 1 month, 4 weeks ago

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