Monthly Archives: January 2014

Team Gelert, and Jules Watson’s “The White Mare”

Generally, I juggle several books at a time and usually make one of them a novel. Not a hard, gritty realism-under-your-nails novel, which makes you lock the bathroom door and sob heartily on the toilet for the exceeding injustice of … Continue reading

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Dreams, and what they reveal

Dreams come in many flavors. There are the mundane ones, in which your daily tasks past or present — attending class, going to the post office, your duties at work — are beset by bizarre sets of obstacles. In a … Continue reading

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Mammon, Ops and what we value

Art for art’s sake Money for God’s sake — 10cc This morning, I’ve been contemplating the problematic intersection of art, spirit and cold, hard cash. Money has never been my inspiration, and I often feel somehow sullied when I charge … Continue reading

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Geekery about Canopus in Argos

With the white steadily drifting from the sky, it’s an appropriate time to re-read Doris Lessing’s┬áThe Making of the Representative for Planet Eight. The book concerns a idyllic, warm-weather culture that is ultimately consigned to a snowy, drawn-out mass death … Continue reading

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Making the new year

There is no start to time and no end to it. The year starts whenever the bright disk of the sun edges up over the hilltop. It starts when the moon sets, diving into the far end of the lake … Continue reading

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