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Rebecca L. SpangThe Invention of the Restaurant: Paris and Modern Gastronomic Culture Two of my favourite sentences in this book. The first on the 18th century view of restaurants: The miracles of digestion were not unfailing, however, and so vital … Continue reading

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Bahar OrangWhere Things Touch: A Meditation on Beauty In awe of the subtle placement of items on this list — they lift off and set the mind to roaming and circling back to the ongoing meditation on beauty. … many … Continue reading

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Metonymy Triplet

A friend contemplating a vacation away from the digital treadmill of work: Looking forward to some analog entertainments. A paper book. A wood paintbrush. A cotton thread. Another elegant tricolon added to the collection. And so for day 2950 09.01.2015

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In the Spirit of the Virtual

S.E. Gontarski Creative Involution: Bergson, Beckett, Deleuze Beckett’s plays then do not represent or realize a world of actuality, worlds outside themselves, do not represent at all, but offer images that make us feel in their affect the movement of … Continue reading

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One Two Three Tao

Ursula K. Le Guin Comment on #16 Returning to the Root in her translation of the Tao Te Ching To those who will not admit morality without a deity to validate it, or spirituality of which man is not the … Continue reading

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Counting What Counts

Kate Raworth Doughnut Economics: 7 Ways to Think Like a 21st Century Economist I like the shift from the spoken to the thought captured in a neat tricolon: Economics is the mother tongue of public policy, the language of public … Continue reading

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Judging A Book By Its Cover

I have been revisiting this Faber and Faber cover for months. Entranced by its design, it’s colours and the bold use of words. But it is only recently that I was able to encapsulate by fascination in one word: tricolon! … Continue reading

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A Triad of Tricolons

I am a sucker for a tricolon and even more so for a tricolon describing food. The description of the offerings on a market day: On good days—and most days are good—the Provençal sun transforms ripe peppers to fire, honey … Continue reading

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Time-travel Tricolon

Camella Grace on Timothy Leary Design for Dying He was a man who touched the future, studied the past, and sculpted the present. Notice how fragile the construction is. It requires the casting of the future-past-present in order to solidify … Continue reading

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The Modulated Tricolon

André Alexis in A (BookThug, 2013) offers up for the reader’s delectation a tricolon in parallel. The weirdness (a hospital room with three mannequins that look like three versions of Anna Akhmatova) is alleviated by the classical poise of the … Continue reading

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