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The thing is …

August 28, 2009

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Here is a mysterious circumstance: things make perfect sense as they are. This is something obvious, familiar, and yet strange.  The world makes perfect sense!  No need to puzzle over it.  So why spend days, months, years, a lifetime, reflecting as to its nature?  Women teach men this, I believe (in being myself a man). Women bring […]

The virtue of patience

August 26, 2009

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Waiting: it seemed like a good idea at the time.

The Biggest Noise

August 25, 2009

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I’m often left wondering why you don’t say a word. You are not like a tree or an apple.  Or a ball of string or a Ventian blind.  Or even a shadow.  No. Hey ho.  The noise the road to silence is paved with. There are particles of the world too small to see. But […]

Postmodernism: a worrying lack of context

August 24, 2009

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(abba zabba.)

Not all ideas are born equally banal

August 24, 2009

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One day it will be politically incorrect to be politically … don’t say it!  It may already have happened but who can say – ?

The Nature of a Feeling

August 17, 2009

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A feeling that exists in its own terms, regardless of the rational mind, it can be hard to understand. Unlike a feeling experienced through the creation of rational occasion: because of what I have or haven’t been able to do. The second sort of feeling can be called a mood; a state of mind rather than […]

Postmodernism as a cigarette

August 13, 2009

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Cigarettes bridge the modern/postmodern divide. Capstan Full Strength are clearly modern. However, brands that people no longer buy like Embassy No. 6 are indisputibly POSTmodern. The great question is – why? Never is it entirely pointless.