Tag Archives: Writing and Communication

Octavio Paz Poem for You

The Tomb of Amir Khusru ———————————- Trees heavy with birds hold the afternoon up with their hands. Arches and patios. A tank of water, poison green, between red walls. A corridor leads to the sanctuary: beggars, flowers, leprosy, marble. Tombs, … Continue reading

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What it is I do–or How I am like the Borg….

So.. it’s been three weeks since I was last on here–and it has been a hellishly busy three weeks.  My real life job has been inundating me with tons of work–work that is all about writing–which left me absolutely no … Continue reading

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The Start of a Game–Thoughts on Transcendent Stories

This is where I start a game with a friend of mine.  She has made a contribution to the greater chaos of  online knowledge that I want to respond to. With regard to my response, let me note out front … Continue reading

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Bone Orchards and the Shadow Moon…

I am rereading American Gods by Neil Gaiman again. This is like the 4th time I’ve done so… and I have the feeling that this will not be the last time that I do so.. nor that this is going to … Continue reading

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Languages: Puzzle or Story…

Two posts in one week. What the Hell?!?!? I know. Astounding. Anyway–today on the bus–since I’ve finally put the bike away for the season (having ridden it since just before St. Patrick’s day until now..)–I was reading a book about … Continue reading

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The Tastes of a Language

Languages–like the living organisms that generate them–change over time.  Some like to refer to languages as either “alive” or “dead” and to anthropomorphize them in various ways–and there is a case to be made for this kind of thing at … Continue reading

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Chipping away at the Philosopher’s Stone

Okay, so I must admit that I almost always really get ticked the fuck off when I read the most recent attempt at the New York Times to include the field of philosophy into modern discourse in the form of … Continue reading

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