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Life Lessons

So, this morning, I was writing in my diary on the subway and I thought, “If I were to die, and someone found this book, what would I want them to know?” There are always more options than you realize … Continue reading

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How the World Works

We all carry around with us an idea of how the world works. This idea isn’t necessarily super detailed, but it does lay down the general guidelines for what we deem possible in the world and what we deem impossible. … Continue reading

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Is That True?

I once worked for a CEO who would, when someone made a declarative statement such as, “Toothpaste is made with formaldehyde and detergent,” frequently ask, “Is that true?” It always surprised me how disarmed I felt when he would ask … Continue reading

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Trouble With Length

A friend pointed out that the most effective posts on this blog are the shortest.

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Tree of Smoke

I’ve just finished reading a book. One line—”Now James felt as if his head had been chopped off and thrown in boiling water.”—made me burst out laughing. Another two—”Courage is action. Thought is cowardice.”—made me burst into tears. There is … Continue reading

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Scientific Bias

I heard someone on the radio yesterday say, “That’s the scientific bias: If you don’t know what causes something, then it doesn’t exist.” That is not the scientific bias. The scientific bias says no more and no less than, “If … Continue reading

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Good Enough Is Good Enough, OK?

I heard someone today say, “Nowadays, good enough just isn’t good enough.” I disagree. Good enough, by definition, is good enough. If it weren’t good enough, then it wouldn’t be. But behind the statement is a more general cultural consensus … Continue reading

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Albert King, Live 1970

Lately I’m entranced by the slashing wail of Albert King’s guitar playing. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LVtYKVaz9xY What’s entrancing you of late?  

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Rev. X Brings the Spirit of Truth

Can anyone tell me what ever happened to this guy? (WARNING: NSFW – but totally safe for eternal salvation) Can anyone answer the question, “Am I high and lofty?”

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Heidegger, Hölderlin, and Ronell – or – What Sticks in the Craw

Funny what sticks in the craw. I was doing a search for this pamphlet, Theory of Poverty, Poverty of Theory, a strange, Situationist tract that I bought in Berkeley long ago, when I came across the abstract for Avital Ronell’s … Continue reading

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