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Camomille’s Pleasures of the Self and of the Word

What is around and what is within … Vingt Fois Le sens de la nuit. Qui appartient à Camomille comme une félicité dans son ventre d’amoureuse d’elle et de son corps, des extases douces qui se dilatent et dilatent sous … Continue reading

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Anachronism Fest

I find anachronism to be a charming trope. I am particularly drawn to the markers of temporal irregularities. Julia Cooper in The Last Word: Reviving the Dying Art of Eulogy describes how news spread of the death of President Lincoln. … Continue reading

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Shoes & Laces

A cobbling of quotation: There we are again: the ethical question of how to render “experience itself.” Lyricism becomes associated with the moral failings of a belles lettres tradition of dressed-up writing, one that makes the words shimmer, shudder, and … Continue reading

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Soul & Soil

From Holloway, Robert MacFarlane on revisiting a spot visited once before with his now deceased friend. That long & happy day passed in exploration, tree-climbing, walking, talking, lounging. I had not gone in search of Roger’s shade, but I found … Continue reading

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Consider Yourself Served

Billy-Ray Belcourt brings us to a space through which to exercise solidarity with those imagining and making happen “a life without misery” in carefully having the state agents circled by the “reserve” and the history makers. The reserve, by way … Continue reading

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MAKING GRIEF

I have the expression “to give someone grief” in the back of my mind as I re-read this passage. That “someone” being the powers that be. Judith Butler “Global Violence, Sexual Politics” Kessler Lecture in Queer Ideas To grieve, and … Continue reading

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Interclass Intercourse & Infrastructure

Samuel R. Delany “… 3,2,1, Contact” Kessler Lecture published in Queer Ideas Stand alone paragraph in the peroration Tolerance — not assimilation — is the democratic litmus test for social equality. This notion is earlier set out in critical theory … Continue reading

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The Burble of Blurbs

Lynne Huffer, Mad for Foucault: Rethinking the Foundations of Queer Theory Enchanted I composed a Google Books review (more of a blurb) Tackles the misconception that Foucault endorses a linear time line from acts to identities. Does so with brilliance. … Continue reading

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A Maxim on the Minimal

One of the shorter pieces from the collection of aphorisms at the back of Beneath My Feet: Writers on Walking edited by Duncan Minshull It is good to collect things, but better to go on walks. Anatole France as collected … Continue reading

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Infused with Glamour

kissing … missing intersections All I want to do is kiss you once goodbye Now I sit with different faces in rented rooms and foreign places All the people I was kissing some are here and some are missing in … Continue reading

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