Category Archives: thinking in words

The Frontier: The Cost of a One Sided View of History.

  Frontier has two sides. It is an interface, a threshold, a liminal site, with all the danger and promise of liminality.                 The front side, the yang side, the side that calls itself the frontier, that’s where you boldly … Continue reading

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Doing the Lord’s Work in The New World

  Given the choice I would rather go to hell. It can’t be worse than living with people who have no compassion. It starts with assuming that some people are less than human, but I still don’t understand why people … Continue reading

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Incantations: The Magic of Reading Aloud

      The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath (Lovecraft cover art) by Gervasio Gallardo (b. 1934) I have read this very strange novel to myself and once to my then 3 year son, who loved it when I read him anything. I have … Continue reading

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Thoughts About Thinking Our Way Forward

This is how one pictures the angel of history. His face is turned toward the past. Where we perceive a chain of events, he sees one single catastrophe which keeps piling wreckage upon wreckage and hurls it in front of … Continue reading

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Keep Only What You Need

from SYNTHETIC ZERØ

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Thoughts and Images of April

Misremembered Movie From a Dream A talent show, Sing!, but with real people instead of cartoon animals. This feeling that I had been somewhere, but it was a different place.    I am forming a project to examine the layers … Continue reading

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Poems of April 2018 #1

Concentric Bubbles When I think in poetry, I draw diagrams of meaning inside larger circles of words made of symbols for windy sounds  constricted.   Packs of baseball cards on the racks as I walk past into the supermarket enclosed me in … Continue reading

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