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Jun 18

"Custard."

     Custard is this. It has aches, aches when. Not to be. Not to be narrowly. This makes a whole little hill.
     It is better than a little thing that has mellow real mellow. It is better than lakes whole lakes, it is better than seeding.

Gertrude Stein, Tender Buttons (1914), via Open Books


Jun 11
here-i-am-sm:

Colors must fit together as pieces in a puzzle or cogs in a wheel.

here-i-am-sm:

Colors must fit together as pieces in a puzzle or cogs in a wheel.


Jun 10
theparisreview:

“He has a strange presence, at once no bullshit and all show. It would be nice to mean anything half as much as he seems to mean everything.”Andy Battaglia on Bruce Springsteen at Mohegan Sun.

Born in the USA is an anthem to my teenage Jersey summers. 

theparisreview:

“He has a strange presence, at once no bullshit and all show. It would be nice to mean anything half as much as he seems to mean everything.”

Andy Battaglia on Bruce Springsteen at Mohegan Sun.

Born in the USA is an anthem to my teenage Jersey summers. 


Jun 7

“When we write, a unique neural circuit is automatically activated,” said Stanislas Dehaene, a psychologist at the Collège de France in Paris. “There is a core recognition of the gesture in the written word, a sort of recognition by mental simulation in your brain.

“And it seems that this circuit is contributing in unique ways we didn’t realize,” he continued. “Learning is made easier.” 


“I believe the teacher’s work should be largely negative. He can’t put the gift into you, but if he finds it there, he can try to keep it from going in an obviously wrong direction. We can learn how not to write, but this is a discipline that does not simply concern writing itself but concerns the whole intellectual life. A mind cleared of false emotion and false sentiment and egocentricity is going to have at least those road-blocks removed from its path … The teacher can try to weed out what is positively bad, and this should be the aim of the whole college. Any discipline can help your writing: logic, mathematics, theology, and of course and particularly drawing. Anything that helps you to see, anything that makes you look. The writer should never be ashamed of staring. There is nothing that doesn’t require his attention.” From Flannery O’Connor’s Mystery and Manners via Henri Cole

May 23
theparisreview:

Having trouble sleeping? Allow us to help with tonight’s Sleep Aid, “Minutes from the Second Annual Meeting of the American Society of Microscopists.”

theparisreview:

Having trouble sleeping? Allow us to help with tonight’s Sleep Aid, “Minutes from the Second Annual Meeting of the American Society of Microscopists.”


May 22

Apr 30
Wednesday, April 30, 2014, 6:56 a.m.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014, 6:56 a.m.


Apr 27
Sunday, April 27, 2014, 7:43 a.m.

Sunday, April 27, 2014, 7:43 a.m.


Apr 25
Our trilingual bread shop, the Winter Hill Bakery.

Our trilingual bread shop, the Winter Hill Bakery.


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