A friend posts a link to an anti-feminist Tumblr page, in disbelief & frustration with the sentiments expressed there. I guess, unsurprisingly, chaos ensues.Read More
Wherein we consider #YesAllWomen & the feminism of johnnyonthejob [updated]Read More
The Sorting Hat, the fMRI or EEG. How we define what makes us light up.Read More
In fact, [the] estimate becomes a perfect equality if we add the [...] "excess"...
"It's about how we're talking to each other, on a basic level, in our community. I happen to think that maybe your organization should care about how it's actually doing that."
...or the text of an angry email I just sent off to The Poetry Foundation...Read More
a bit after Ed Dorn after Ed DornRead More
According to the OED, the etymological origin of route is from a Latin phrase has more to do with rupture or breaking that with directing motion, tracking or linkages. Route as the edge of the jigsaw pieces, rather than the sidewalk. I am curious ...Read More
Patience has never been a strong suit. (So, too, the spelling--patients, patience. A not-very-helpful mneumonic once given: Nurses must have a lot of ______ when dealing with their ______...) ...Read More
How well the Orphics understood the softness of that which separates our hearts from this world.
How they understood fragility and richness.Read More
'Functional fixedness' is a handle coined by research psychologists to describe the myriad ways in which an individual's cognative patterning of socialized 'uses' of objects limits that person's abilities to re-utilize (or re-see) an object. ...Read More
The Janus-face of proximity & distance, beauty & opportunity cost is making itself felt along various avenues right now--work, life, work-life, memory. In a strange & wonderful essay titled "Circles," Ralph Waldo Emerson tells us: "The eye is the ...Read More
More & more I find myself attracted to moments in language that seem full of overreaching, slippage, over-ambitious multiple meanings. When words (a word) starts to carry so many meanings, it begins to undo itself. Derivation, for example. The lov...Read More
1. The process by which raw (cane) sugar is heated, softened & separated into 'mother liquor' and crystals. In order to render 'purified' crystals, the raw mass is combined with a concentrated, heavy syrup while heating & the resulting 'magma' is ...Read More
Life, lately, has been full of encounters that seem to lead to perspective. The floating horizon, heat waves rolling on asphalt. In optical terms, the relationship between the apparent size of an object and how far it is from you (distance & heigh...Read More