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an excerpt from edward saids blog

Edward Said wrote in his blog:

The Public Role of Writers and Intellectuals

...All intellectuals carry around some working understanding or sketch of the global system (in large measure thanks to world and regional historians like Immanuel Wallerstein, Anouar Abdel-Malek, J.M. Blaut, Janet Abu-Lughod, Peter Gran, Ali Mazrui, William McNeill); but it is during the direct encounters with it in one or another specific geography or configuration that the contests are waged (as in Seattle and Genoa) and perhaps even winnable. There is an admirable chronicle of the kind of thing I mean in the various essays of Bruce Robbins's Feeling Global: Internationalism in Distress (1999), Timothy Brennan's At Home in the World: Cosmopolitanism Now (1997) and Neil Lazarus's Nationalism and Cultural Practice in the Postcolonial World (1999), books whose self-consciously territorial and highly interwoven textures are in fact an adumbration of the critical (and combative) intellectual's sens…

IF THEN

today is monday, may 4, 2009.

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this blog partly pictures thoughts minutes of my days, it couldnt

be seconds

seconds are too short

in writing, we cannot be running because we carve for words

sometimes the carvings arent exact, sometimes better

but then - i wouldnt stop

there comes a time im so ambitious

and enduring for the work i love

i seek to hide though, but not defecting

on trails of clouds GOD blows

let time, if then

give me spaces

let time, if then

give the earth something to carry, my loads

of hope

if then, and joys i wish for you



rose.5.4.09

a post from dr isagani cruz' blog

Allow me to change the words of John Donne to fit our situation: "No poet is an island, entire of itself; every poet is a piece of the continent, a part of the main; if a clod be washed away by the sea, Luzon [the island where I live in the Philippines] is the less, as well as if a promontory were, as well as if a manor of thy friend's or of thine own were; any poet's death diminishes me, because I am involved in poetry, and therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee."
Posted by Isagani R. Cruz at 4:20 AM

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i would have to ponder on these inspiring words from john donne, sir cruz ---

as i am always a student learning my craft

my age ticks in the clock everyday, as i have a lot to do,

indeed, tolls are for Thee

and as i would be a piece of these untiring teachers

my task is a flowing stream

/rose. 5.4.2009

Let me share Pope John Paul II's: Prayer for Vocation

Lord Jesus, you said: "Pray therefore the Lord of the harvest to send our laborers into his harvest!" Through the intercession of Mary, we pray that the holy mysteries of the Risen Christ and of the Spirit, the Paraclete, may enlighten many generous people to serve with greater readiness.

Grant that in all parts of the Church, the faithful may believe with renewed fervor in the Gospel ideal of the priest completely dedicated to the building up of the Kingdom of GOD. May our young people not be drawn by the things of this world, and instead open their hearts to the loving voice that is calling them. May they be capable of dedicating themselves with undivided heart to Christ and his Church. May they believe that divine grace gives them the strength, to make this gift, and that they may see the beauty and greatness of the priestly, religious, and missionary life. Lord, may Christian families succeed in creating an environment favorable to the important religious choices of…

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