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solstice incomings

Tomorrow I return to New York to visit family and see some talks given by Alexander Galloway, part of a two-night event titled “Uncomputable” held at the School for Poetic Computation. I like Galloway’s thoughts about data- // Data comes from the Latin dare, meaning to give. But it’s the form that’s most interesting. First of all, it’s […]

Excerpt from Betty Grover Eisner’s “The Importance Of The Nonverbal In Psychedelic States”

In this highly logical and verbal society-where semantics appear to be the trafficway of human relationship-it may be disconcerting to find that words often complicate interaction rather than Simplify it. This is particularly evident in relationships where neurotic elements are present. In our culture ego defenses most commonly use verbalization as a method of manipulation […]

indignities

Writing tweets; thinking in pull quotes; drunk brocialists; disappointment, faintly suggested but fully registered; hangovers; Puerto Rico; superhero movies; Elon Musk; Bitcoin boosters; union busters; the treacly-precious task of recuperating “dignity;” being a good sport; tawny blonde highlights; forgetting how to offend; being forgotten; forgetting faces but not conversations; losing your religion; enjoying yourself more […]

picture update

Since I sometimes think I should post more images here: some screenshots I’ve taken recently, plus a photo of a gorgeous copy of Avital Ronell’s CRACK WARS.   I like that it has three ribbons, presumably to mark three different places in the text. It’s useful.

fiction excerpt

I have a short story coming out through Holum Press pretty soon. Here’s a bit from another one I’m working on — I guess this at this point it’s more of a character sketch. A real plot’s about to happen … *** When Rose was a little girl, she’d lock the door to her bedroom […]

Just remembered this great joke from The Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy: PREFECT: You should prepare yourself for the jump into hyperspace; it’s unpleasantly like being drunk. ARTHUR: What’s so unpleasant about being drunk? PREFECT: Just ask a glass of water.