THE POET BY DAY

Daily Archives: July 15, 2016

The United States Senate vote of 74-18 confirmed Dr. Carla D. Hayden, longtime chief executive of the Enoch Pratt Free Library system in Baltimore and a former president of the American Library Association, as the 14th Librarian of Congress, for a renewable ten-year term. Dr. Hayden was nominated by President Barack Obama in February. This is truly a great honor to be nominated by President Obama and confirmed by the U.S. Senate to… Read More

Imprecise language is misleading and our job as poets and writers is to tell it like it is. Here, George Carlin (1937-2008), American counter-culture stand-up comedian, social critic, philosopher, satirist, actor and writer, shows us just how  unjust, confusing – and often just plain silly – euphemism is. VIEWER ALERT: Carlin’s vocabulary will offend some people. Photo courtesy of Alex Lozupone under CC BY-SA 4.0 license