>Live for a Thousand Years in an Instant. Try It.

> From the most recent female ephemera, remember the spirit children, the essences that united from all of our physical union and they whisper, what about us. But they drift into the atmosphere and I have done all I can.  Sometimes I remind myself that it doesn’t matter whether you live for another three days orContinue reading “>Live for a Thousand Years in an Instant. Try It.”

>Quixotic or Panzaic? Both in Post Postmodernism.

> The great duality: the body and the mind. The ethereal and the ephemeral. High and low. I’ve been thinking a lot about the low recently, especially while reading a certain postmodern piece of classic literature, Molloy. Meanwhile, Portnoy’s Complaint has led me to start thinking about the parent-child dynamic, and I realized that inContinue reading “>Quixotic or Panzaic? Both in Post Postmodernism.”

>Metamodernism in a New York Moment

>  Imagine being in a garden terrace where American ‘90s jazz plays and the art that hangs on the walls is a menagerie of midcentury color-swerving, obviously Picasso inspired. One particular painting strikes you, this one more Fauvist: a purple blonde clutches a pearl necklace as she emerges, orange-nippled and open-mouthed, from a parlor withContinue reading “>Metamodernism in a New York Moment”

>Tazmanian Devilish vs. Hurricanal

> Sometimes in an attempt to express myself I invent neologisms like “hurricanal,” meaning to feel like being trapped in a whirlwind. But as a colleague has pointed out, you can’t get away with just adding the suffix “al” der. Latin to any noun to make it an adjective. What would you say then IContinue reading “>Tazmanian Devilish vs. Hurricanal”

>War: What It Is Good For

> For thousands of years young men entered battle as a rite of passage. Those who lived had tempted fate and prevailed. Those who died didn’t want it badly enough. But after WWII, in Vietnam for example, modern society made war out to be background noise, unwanted, (gasp!) dishonorable. And so today we don’t haveContinue reading “>War: What It Is Good For”

>Daniel Adler’s Survival Project

> The smell of campfires is pleasant and if I were a woman, Matthew said, I’d be attracted to that natural smell. I agree. Last night we went to 3rd Ward for Steven Brahms’ The Survival Project. My favorites, and the centerpiece of the show were the 21 interesting photographs of all different long haired AsianContinue reading “>Daniel Adler’s Survival Project”

>JMW Turner and Walkabout

> The Tate Britain is often overshadowed by its younger brother the Tate Modern, but JMW Turner, arguably the best British painter of the 19th century bequeathed his entire collection to this neoclassical building, which gives the Modern a run for its money. Turner was a true Romantic. He wrote verses to accompany his paintings,Continue reading “>JMW Turner and Walkabout”

>Stonehenge, Bath, Shakespeare’s Home

> The cottage at Stratford-upon-Avon. Matthew and I bought paninis and he bought a cheese and onion pasty at Victoria station. Paul the hairy-eared Irish tour guide took the head count and yelled at us for having “malodorous” food and was stern about speaking loudly but he was pleased that we were attentive to hisContinue reading “>Stonehenge, Bath, Shakespeare’s Home”