Reading today’s Pepys diary entry, a thought occurs to me: is Pepys the patron saint of blogging? Is he the spiritual father? Or is he just my spiritual father? A great while at my vial and voice, learning to sing “Fly boy, fly boy,” without book. So to my office, where little to do…and I [...]
Kate Moses’s novel Wintering: A Life of Sylvia Plath uses Sylvia’s calendar, journal notes, and poems—especially poems—to novelize Sylvia’s life. According to the Salon interview. How do I feel about this? Let’s examine the last page of the excerpt published in Salon, specifically the last paragraph: In the eye blink of a god, in a [...]
Mark Pilgrim provides a magnetic poetry generator at his website (the link goes to magnetic poetry generated from text on my site). This is the great thing: to use your site to generate the words, just append your URL after /magnetic/.
George Clinton has a website. Do you want to trade your funk for what’s behind the third door? Why yes, George, I do, if you’re it. Incidentally, the design was done by Luis Castanon, who won a contest… The only thing that’s missing? Discussion…
Updates around my personal blogosphere: Esta has mostly thawed out after being stuck at home for a few days by the blizzard. Craig has apparently been able to dig out enough to get to work, only to be confronted by an eternal truth: for a few days after a blizzard, snow is neither created nor [...]
William Gibson’s book Pattern Recognition is still stirring my mind up. Perhaps in different ways than the author intended (warning: spoilers ahead). For instance, the book shows the recurrence of a theme in which the creator of art is profoundly disabled (cf. the pathologically mute Cornell box building artist-machine in Count Zero, and, if you [...]