Category Archives: Miscellany
A song to open summer, and then to end it.
I was away at college in Bennington, Vermont, in those years [WW II], and we had a huge Victory Garden in which all had to participate. I remember how the erudite critic Kenneth Burke insisted that he conduct his class … Continue reading
“I cannot overstate how much a generous spirit contributes to luck. Look at the luckiest people around you, the ones you envy, the ones who seem to have destiny falling habitually into their laps. What are they doing that singles … Continue reading
(Via Damn, Gina)
Because I am all about little robots named Keepon, and I am also all about hoping Momo feels better soon.
You are going to have to operate your analysis of meaning without the solace of closure; more on the basis of the semantic raids that Benjamin proposed—to find the fragments, to decipher their assembly and see how you can make … Continue reading
Given our question, we should be concerned with writing-in-place; but place takes on richer dimensions than we generally visualize: physical and temporal location; social space (other actors immediately present and implicated to various degrees; past or future actors, interested, mediating, … Continue reading