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The Final Inch

March 11, 2010

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“AND NOW LISTEN: THE RULE OF THE FINAL INCH! The realm of the Final Inch! In the language of Maximum Clarity it is immediately clear what that is …”

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Bloggers Anonymous

March 11, 2010

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I still haven’t figured it out. Figured out what? The strange, neurotic landscape that comes with hanging out your blogging shingle

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Human spirit slumbers

March 6, 2010

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“MOST OF LIFE IS SO DULL that there is nothing to be said about it, and the books and talk that would describe it as interesting are obliged to exaggerate…”

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I live by Miracle…

March 2, 2010

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The Ancient of Days by William Blake (a k a God as an Architect) “… As to Myself, about whom you are so kindly interested, I live by Miracle. I am painting small Pictures from the Bible. For as to Engraving, in which art I cannot reproach myself with any neglect, yet I am laid […]

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The First Album

February 26, 2010

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Let us pause for a moment, those of us of a certain age, and consider. How much things have changed from “Tea for the Tillerman” to iTunes downloads.

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Neruda before sleep

February 22, 2010

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A little Neruda is always a lot. Here is the ending third of  “Sonata con algunos pinos” (“Sonata with some pine trees”). You’ll find the full poem in “Extravagaria.” … what justifies not being? where did other people take you? It is good to have a change of clothes of skin of hair of work […]

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Blogging = Streaking

February 21, 2010

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Blogging considered as streaking. “I’ve got a blog now, but I suspect they’re becoming like modern poetry: more of us write them than read them.”

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“Last week we thought we were immortal …”

February 20, 2010

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“We wear gray in the big meadow and there are three thousand enemy in blue, much cannon and machinery behind them.

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Clap this way

February 19, 2010

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“The gypsies don’t clap the rhythm, they applaud it.” ~ Jean Cocteau “Past Tense: The Cocteau Diaries” with a good riff on them, here

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Blessed unrest

February 15, 2010

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I felt the need to hunt down this quote by Martha Graham today. “There is a vitality, a life force, a quickening, that is translated through you into action – and because there is only one of you, in all time, this expression is unique…You have to keep open and aware, directly to the urges […]

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