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Non-fiction

*[Reference]

Spend enough time chatting with literary folks, i.e. professional readers and writers, and you may (as you can bet your ass I did) get frustrated with the many sophisticated forms that reference has adopted– there are asterisks, there are endnotes, there are headers and footers, there are bibliographies, and there are (let’s not forget) parentheses. […]

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Architecture Non-fiction

The amen break

This video will provide the anchor, at which I will tug every once in a while to make sure I am not drifting into the blue. Creation has always, since its birth, included reference and copying under its umbrella of legitimate bringers of form. Many times in the history of the western world have people […]

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Architecture

“Architects of integrity”

A little bit of inspiration for the day. Possibly even the week and the month. John Johansen’s architectural philosophy.

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Music

Playlist, my gosh

The Open Door Orchestra The Juan Maclean Archie Bell & The Drells Brandy – the intro and the dancers make this 10 times better And a classic  

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Non-fiction

We’re onto something here…

Something very disturbing. It pains me to see birch wood– [oh, the beautiful birch! Jewel of the subarctic! It serves me peaceful reminders of cooler days with its snow-white bark when I look upon it from behind a cloud of June-horny blackflies. It burns hot and easy (I like my women like I like my […]

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poetry

The GOAT

Laver may be the greatest,The historians opine,Sampras may be the greatest,The winners opine,Federer may be the greatest,The perfectionists opine,Nadal may be the greatest,The athletes opine,Djokovic may be the greatest,The rankings opine,But when I hit that winner up the line,I, I, was the greatest of all time. [dated February 2011]

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Music

evan shinners. french overture.

My friend Evan Shinners, pianist and alchemist.

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Non-fiction

True true blue

If you Google most words (I tried “apple” and then “death”) the mosaic of images has a fairly consistent palette. You consider, then, the now-known innovations of Google’s search engine– piggybacking what people are actually visiting, bumping up on the list websites most-linked-to– and one can say that what you see (after a torturous 0.35 […]

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Books Non-fiction

Feitiço

This for me was a highlight of 2011— organized objectification of books. Neither I nor any hipsters are unfamiliar with the lure of book collection (or any collection, period.) I first stumbled into Restoration Hardware one lazy afternoon. As I am wont to do, I spent most of my time studying with fascination all the […]