Anodyne
Saturday, July 07, 2012
 
"Book Description: Ballantine, 1971. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. Book is square and solid with perfect spine and shiny wraps, unread; hints of edge/shelfwear. Protected by archival mylar bag. You'll leap in the air, click your heels, and summon wild magic when this beauty arrives at your door!"
Friday, July 06, 2012
 

 

ACTs (Aesthetically Claimed Things): Ball's Pyramid; Tree Lobsters

"Will ordinary Janes and Joes, going about their days, agree to spend a little extra effort and money to preserve an animal that isn't what most of us would call beautiful? Its main attraction is that it has lived on the planet for a long time, and we have the power to keep it around. I don't know if it will work, but in the end, that's the walking stick's best argument:

I'm still here. Don't let me go."
Thursday, July 05, 2012
 
"Frankly—and I’m saying this as someone who is generally invested in the more ineffable vectors of individual well being—it would serve you well in today’s market to accept that the form of the book is changing, and, having accepted this inevitability (which is already upon us)—to allow your borderline irrational attachment to this particular form—which is, you have to admit, almost fetishistic at this point—to fall away from you in flaming sheaves. Just drag all of that old haptic data to the trashcan icon on your mental screen."
Tuesday, July 03, 2012
 

 

Work-life balance: I haz it

(Kato Cat via L.)
Monday, July 02, 2012
 
Jan Zwicky:

"These views, I believe, commit me to an unfashionable realism: there are better and worse ways of saying things, meaning exists and is neither simply a projection of the human mind nor the exclusive province of an activity the Western world calls science.  I believe such realism is the foundation of the possibility of witness, and further, that the possibility of witness is one of the cornerstones of a just politics.

What then is lyric philosophy for?  I believe it is a necessary part of the attempt to discern the nature of the good life: how to be fully human in the larger human and nonhuman world."
Sunday, July 01, 2012
 
"More and more people in this country no longer make or do anything tangible; if your job wasn’t performed by a cat or a boa constrictor in a Richard Scarry book I’m not sure I believe it’s necessary."
 

Lytton, 2012

Jan Zwicky: "Loss of the world involves relinquishing control over the world, the recognition that some things (phenomena) are beyond one. (They open on a track of their own.)

To 'lose the world' is, in one way, to adopt the view that the human ego does not comprise the totality of what is real; that the human ego does not have or even permit access to all that is real.  Even in human experience."

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