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Indwelling and Ingathering

I was trying to remember a movie from the 70s. A school teacher comes to a rural area. The children are made to drag their feet on the ground. It emerges that if they don’t they will levitate. Teacher helps … Continue reading

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Reaching the Reachable and Beyond

The ends are in view at the beginning of a chapter … Sara Ahmed Chapter 3 “The Orient and Other Others” Queer Phenomenology: Orientations, Objects, Others “Doing things” depends not so much on intrinsic capacity or even on dispositions or … Continue reading

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Re: On their use of the term white supremacy

https://kfitz.info/4-august-2019-1839/ As usual, in her own inimitable style, Kathleen Fitzpatrick has provoked some thinking about discursive practices and power. She identifies a tendency towards appropriation (and dilution) of key words. The gravity of these events and our larger cultural moment … Continue reading

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Thrown for a Loop

It took me a while to piece together the elements of this advertising campaign. Timed to coincide with Gay and Lesbian Pride, it ran during the month of June and into July at the corner of Church and Bloor in … Continue reading

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Lineation as Aide-memoire

From Alice’s encounter with the Duchess (Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Chapter 9) I quite agree with you,” said the Duchess; “and the moral of that is — ‘Be what you would seem to be’ — or if you’d like it … Continue reading

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It Times Take – a Turn

Sara Ahmed Queer Phenomenology: Orientations, Objects, Others The sentence arrests: It times take, but this work of inhabitance does take place. [p. 11] It evokes a double take because of the interference of the idiomatic “it takes time”. But if … Continue reading

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In Imagination We Wander

Beneath My Feet: Writers on Walking edited by Duncan Minshull Passing, glimpsing, everything seems accidentally but miraculously sprinkled with beauty, as if the tide of trade which deposits its burden so punctually and prosaically upon the shores of Oxford Street … Continue reading

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Memorable Monologue on Memory

Still Alice (2014) Dr. Alice Howland: Good morning. It’s an honor to be here. The poet Elizabeth Bishop once wrote: ‘the Art of Losing isn’t hard to master: so many things seem filled with the intent to be lost that … Continue reading

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I Wonder About Andrew Wyeth

Beneath My Feet: Writers on Walking Edited by Duncan Minshull contains Richard Jefferies “The Inevitable End of Every Footpath” The surface of mowing-grass is indeed made up of so many tints that at first glance it is confusing; and hence, … Continue reading

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A Cat Named Hero

Meet Hero The mascot of the Center for the Art of Translation (CAT) https://www.catranslation.org Here is a depiction embellishing a banner Hero supplies the perfect anchorage for a visual mnemonic. And so for day 2486 03.10.2013

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