Chanticleer Calls Index

Chanticleer Calls

INDEX OF CHANTICLEER CALLS TOPICS, 1999-2003 Mar 24, 2003 (#34) Frying Spam “Honey, which channel is the war on? Installing Democracy (Version 2.x) Perspicuous Perspective Ensuring Everlasting Life (at least among the living) General Semantics Miscellany One Moyer Thing … Dec 23, 2002 (#33) NOT FOR SALE Nov 19, 2002 (#32) CLARIFICATION: The Role of … Read on …

Chanticleer #34

Chanticleer Calls

March 24, 2003 FRYING SPAM As one who receives more than his share of spam, and probably has less patience with it than most, I have decided to stop distributing Chanticleer Calls via email. Unsolicited email, or “spam,” passed my personal obnoxious threshold long ago. Recently, PC Magazine featured a cover story on it. PBS … Read on …

Chanticleer #33

Chanticleer Calls

December 23, 2002 “NOT FOR SALE” PAMPA, Texas (February 1965) – I’m a 5th grader at Stephen F. Austin elementary school in Pampa. My daddy is the band director at Pampa High School. They just had two big concerts last month with a famous trumpet player from the “Tonight Show” on TV. His nickname is … Read on …

Chanticleer Calls #32

Chanticleer Calls

November 19, 2002 CLARIFICATION: The Role of “Rolls” Last month’s Chanticleer Calls introduced a new ‘award’ program in which I recognized outstanding achievements in generating, or perpetuating, crap. (This initiative was initiated after I came across an anecdote in which Ernest Hemingway reportedly stated that the one essential ingredient for someone to become a “great … Read on …

Chanticleer #31

Chanticleer Calls

October 8, 2002 “Chanticleer Calls”, an aperiodic newsletter for discriminating readers, thinkers, feelers, speakers, listeners, and cogitators. HEMINGWAY ON GREAT WRITERS AND CRAP DETECTORS In the course of preparing five presentations over the past month, I came across an interesting anecdote in the book, Teaching as a Subversive Activity, written by Neil Postman and Charles … Read on …

Chanticleer #30

Chanticleer Calls

I do not propose to write an ode to dejection, but to brag as lustily as chanticleer in the morning, standing on his roost, if only to wake my neighbors up.  Henry David Thoreau September 4, 2002 “Chanticleer Calls”, an aperiodic newsletter for discriminating readers, thinkers, feelers, speakers, listeners, and cogitators. GENERAL SEMANTICS IN THE … Read on …

Chanticleer #29

Chanticleer Calls

I do not propose to write an ode to dejection, but to brag as lustily as chanticleer in the morning, standing on his roost, if only to wake my neighbors up.  Henry David Thoreau August 5, 2002 “Chanticleer Calls”, an aperiodic newsletter for discriminating readers, thinkers, feelers, speakers, listeners, and cogitators. THE DFW CENTER FOR … Read on …

Chanticleer #28

Chanticleer Calls

I do not propose to write an ode to dejection, but to brag as lustily as chanticleer in the morning, standing on his roost, if only to wake my neighbors up.  Henry David Thoreau June 1, 2001 “Chanticleer Calls”, an aperiodic newsletter for discriminating readers, thinkers, feelers, speakers, listeners, and cogitators. Graduation My daughter graduated … Read on …

Chanticleer Calls #27

Chanticleer Calls

I do not propose to write an ode to dejection, but to brag as lustily as chanticleer in the morning, standing on his roost, if only to wake my neighbors up.  Henry David Thoreau April 24, 2001 “Chanticleer Calls”, an aperiodic newsletter for discriminating readers, thinkers, feelers, speakers, listeners, and cogitators. Cut the crap, choose … Read on …

Chanticleer #26

Chanticleer Calls

I do not propose to write an ode to dejection, but to brag as lustily as chanticleer in the morning, standing on his roost, if only to wake my neighbors up.  Henry David Thoreau March 26, 2001 “Chanticleer Calls”, a whenever-I-get-around-to-it newsletter for discriminating readers, thinkers, feelers, speakers, listeners, and cogitators. SEEING “The real voyage … Read on …

Chanticleer #25

Chanticleer Calls

I do not propose to write an ode to dejection, but to brag as lustily as chanticleer in the morning, standing on his roost, if only to wake my neighbors up.  Henry David Thoreau February 25, 2001 “Chanticleer Calls”, a whenever-I-get-around-to-it newsletter for discriminating readers, thinkers, feelers, speakers, listeners, and cogitators. IRONY RULES In case … Read on …

Chanticleer #24

Chanticleer Calls

I do not propose to write an ode to dejection, but to brag as lustily as chanticleer in the morning, standing on his roost, if only to wake my neighbors up.  Henry David Thoreau February 1, 2001 “Chanticleer Calls”, an aperiodic newsletter for discriminating readers, thinkers, feelers, speakers, listeners, and cogitators. UPDATE ON RE-STRIPING From … Read on …

Chanticleer #23

Chanticleer Calls

I do not propose to write an ode to dejection, but to brag as lustily as chanticleer in the morning, standing on his roost, if only to wake my neighbors up.  Henry David Thoreau January 1, 2001 “Chanticleer Calls”, a twice-monthly newsletter for discriminating readers, thinkers, feelers, speakers, listeners, and cogitators. First, an explanation for … Read on …

Chanticleer #22

Chanticleer Calls

I do not propose to write an ode to dejection, but to brag as lustily as chanticleer in the morning, standing on his roost, if only to wake my neighbors up.  Henry David Thoreau November 8, 2000 “TOO CLOSE TO CALL” A few “morning-after” (or “morning-during”?) observations: While watching the election commentaries last night, I … Read on …

Chanticleer #21

Chanticleer Calls

I do not propose to write an ode to dejection, but to brag as lustily as chanticleer in the morning, standing on his roost, if only to wake my neighbors up.  Henry David Thoreau October 22, 2000 Idiot, Idiot, Who’s the Idiot? What do you make of this Letter to the Editor, printed in the … Read on …

Chanticleer #20

Chanticleer Calls

I do not propose to write an ode to dejection, but to brag as lustily as chanticleer in the morning, standing on his roost, if only to wake my neighbors up.  Henry David Thoreau October 8, 2000 Restriping North Central From the Sep 17th Dallas Morning News (DMN) … The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) … Read on …

Chanticleer #19

Chanticleer Calls

I do not propose to write an ode to dejection, but to brag as lustily as chanticleer in the morning, standing on his roost, if only to wake my neighbors up.  Henry David Thoreau August 27, 2000 Those of you astute readers with a sense of the monthly calendar realize that you’ve flipped pages twice … Read on …

Chanticleer #18

Chanticleer Calls

I do not propose to write an ode to dejection, but to brag as lustily as chanticleer in the morning, standing on his roost, if only to wake my neighbors up.  Henry David Thoreau June 18, 2000 Learning and Knowing is NOT Doing As an athlete growing up, I ‘learned’ the importance of warming-up and … Read on …

Chanticleer #17

Chanticleer Calls

I do not propose to write an ode to dejection, but to brag as lustily as chanticleer in the morning, standing on his roost, if only to wake my neighbors up.  Henry David Thoreau June 5, 2000 Chanticleer sticks his neck out to say a few words on the subject of “protection”. My daughter and … Read on …

Chanticleer #16

Chanticleer Calls

I do not propose to write an ode to dejection, but to brag as lustily as chanticleer in the morning, standing on his roost, if only to wake my neighbors up.  Henry David Thoreau May 14, 2000 Perspectives from a Parfait Sunset A few weeks ago I took an evening flight to Cedar Rapids, Iowa. … Read on …