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Jul 27
Wendy Artin, Detail, Alex Curl, 2006, charcoal on Coventry Rag,
32” x 55”, 2006

Wendy Artin, Detail, Alex Curl, 2006, charcoal on Coventry Rag,

32” x 55”, 2006


Jul 25
Vera Pavlova's If There Is Something to Desire via Elmira Elvazova
(with apologies for the repost from I-don’t-know-when ago).

Vera Pavlova's If There Is Something to Desire via Elmira Elvazova

(with apologies for the repost from I-don’t-know-when ago).


Jul 24
Morning walk: accidental and unedited. 
July 24, 7:21 a.m.
Somerville, Mass

Morning walk: accidental and unedited.

July 24, 7:21 a.m.

Somerville, Mass


Jul 23
Poetry

East Jerusalem

July 22, 2014
lord it is not your silence that bulldozes but promiscuous thunder
            not for one only, the pillar of cold butter     the paper crown and infinite tokens
 
land that i will show you     sayeth the billboard to the highway
            each prophet turned to the other and said     what was the question?
 
the house I built with my teeth is     become your sandcastle     blessed
            is he who dashes his head on the wall     a newborn child
 
my heart is no boombox    though I shoulder it from beach to beach
            though its lo-fi speaker bleats     a phoned-in vulgate of your sickest jams
 
volume lower than the lowest of the earth     lord of waves therefore
            end this lip-to-lip service     these remixed messages
 
in the school yard we put out with a fire-extinguisher that fire
who was a boy, who said your name before he started screaming
 
hear us O lord and shut your fucking mouth     you who have given
            your word to every mother like a business card
 
like sunlight     a child in every town     we are not asking for the moon


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

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