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Fear Not!

Akwaeke Emezi Pet Jam, our protagonist, upon viewing pictures of angels in an old book: They were supposed to be angels, but they were terrifying; eyes filled with licking flames even as they look out form the page, armoured faces … Continue reading

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Sounding

Matthew Rubery The Untold Story of the Talking Book in the chapter on Caedmon Still, there were limits to what cold be translated across media. Certain poems worked on the page alone. One of Caedmon’s album sleeves reprinted Christian Morgenstern’s … Continue reading

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A Good Letter – A Good Writer

I think there is an ethical drive behind this aesthetic statement: A person who does not write books, thinks much, and lives in unsatisfactory society will usually be a good letter-writer. Nietzsche Human, All Too Human And where does a … Continue reading

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modus vivendi

Svend Brinkmann: seek to create a cultural ecology with aesthetically appealing rituals that allow for an ethically based form of life. (The Joy of Missing Out: The Art of Self-Restraint in an Age of Excess). And so for day 2837 … Continue reading

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Class Action Consumption

From the text that accompanies Ours, a browser-based work by Samuel Marion Buying a product as a way to support a cause is a much easier way to scratch the “guilt-itch” than by supporting any sort of political action, with … Continue reading

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The Ideal Spot for the Ideal Plant Person

Beth Chatto Woodland Garden: Shade-loving Plants for Year-round Interest I like the analogy between people and plants in the opening paragraph of the introduction: Most people have some shade in their garden; it may be dry and dusty, or dark … Continue reading

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Idiolect: Weathers

From Michael Enright, host of CBC Sunday Edition Canadians are a winter people and we know the indifference of nature — Michael’s essay From time to time, I am roundly criticized by listeners for using the phrase, “all the news … Continue reading

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Error or Terror

Our eyeballs spotted this graffito repeatedly, on benches, on windows, on walls, in parks and allies… A signature? A message about the state of the world? And so for day 2829 10.09.2014

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3 Solitudes

London Review of Books Vol. 3 No. 9 · 21 May 1981 “Sexuality and Solitude” Michel Foucault and Richard Sennett Let me now say something about what the word ‘solitude’ means. We know three solitudes in society. We know a … Continue reading

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Working Without a Net

At 5:20 minutes … I’m not interested in an insurance plan for my work. Leonard Cohen in an interview with Adrienne Clarkson 1966 And so for day 2826 07.09.2014

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