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The Stranger

September 28, 2009

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The lack of recognition in a person’s eyes … She would not look at me. She looked away. I could not get her to acknowledge that I was there, until – finally! – I had talked for ten minutes. Then she turned in her chair and looked at me with a smile. Advertisements

The double of no original

September 28, 2009

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tv personality marmalade in the finer points

I can’t believe that

September 23, 2009

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“That is absolutely incredible … ” (One could see this as a definition of science fiction.)

The role of the personality in trauma

September 22, 2009

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It occurs to me that the childhood traumas that I continue to, or that I continually, re-live, that I repeatedly revive (in whatever fashion) in adulthood, the traumas, defeats, the things that I can’t live down, that keep re-manifesting in the various types of the aberrant behaviour that I indulge in, that those old forgotten worn out cases were in anycase experienced […]

When better is harder to understand …

September 22, 2009

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William Golding’s descriptions of key moments in Lord of the Flies are sometimes hard to understand, not clear.  Hard to visualise or to get a handle on.  Better is harder.  Simplicity should be the ultimate aim; but you can’t start out like that.  Pragmatism and nonsense are the same branch of the tree.

The Soldier

September 17, 2009

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Kafka: in actuality these fashion models are rehearsing their induction into a future army. [Vaguely remembered.]

A robot expresses …

September 17, 2009

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A robot expresses our grasp of infinity.