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Firefly, can you see me? || Shine on, glowing, brief and brightly

I’m not sure where I’m going with any of this. Maybe nowhere. Maybe this is a relevant quote: “To the seasoned traveler a destination is at best a rumor.” (p. 56) Continuing my musings on McCarthy’s latest novel, I’m wondering … Continue reading

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“Paradise is exactly like where you are right now”

I thought of this song when I was reading The Kekulé Problem the other day. In it, McCarthy recalls, I suggested once in conversation at the Santa Fe Institute that language had acted very much like a parasitic invasion and … Continue reading

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New York 2140

A castle in the sky, one mile high Built to shelter the rich and greedy Rows of eyes, disguised as windows Looking down on the poor and the needy Miles of people, marching up the avenue Doin’ what they gotta … Continue reading

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Albert Brooks on America

This was my introduction to Albert Brooks. (Fun fact: His real surname is Einstein.) My parents had his LP, Comedy Minus One, and the part I remember best is the skit about the national anthem. America seems to be a … Continue reading

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Book clubbing

This morning we had another episode of Jim’s Monogamous Book Club, and a great time was had by all the participants and the one listener. We had a rambling discussion of Jack London, The Iron Heel, and plotted to make … Continue reading

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