Early on, Nancy White introduced our group to the concept of “confusiasm” (confusiasmo), a portmanteau of confusion and enthusiasm. It seemed to resonate with everyone right away, and if I had to choose one word to describe our current state, that would be it.Read more "Confusiasmo"
I was meaning to blog this when it happened a couple weeks ago. I was unduly pleased to receive a celebrity Twitter “favorite” to a smart-ass retweet: One of things I love about this exchange is that Micheal McDonald’s Twitter bio clearly indicates he is aware of the wonderful no-budget web series Yacht Rock, and […]Read more "Brushes with Yacht Rock greatness… oh, what can I do?"
J Cage – tapa shared CC by maulurizen I was sent this fantastic video by my friend and TRU co-conspirator Irwin: It took me a while to place the voice, but of course it’s John Cage. I’m reminded of a day more than a decade ago, when I was working as a “course development researcher” […]Read more "Abuse Cage"
When I am beset by abjection, the twisted braid of affects and thoughts I call by such a name does not have, properly speaking, a definable object. The abject is not an ob-ject facing me, which I name or imagine. Nor is it an ob-jest, an otherness ceaselessly fleeing in a systematic quest of desire. […]Read more "abject and abjection are my safeguards"
As spring increasingly asserts its will in a back-and-forth battle with winter, the temperature swings are creating wild effects here at Paul Lake. A couple weeks back, a long stretch of very warm temperatures had melted an inch of water on top of the lake’s ice sheet. A quick plunge in temperatures, unusual in that […]Read more "Dispersion"