‘Keep a mailing list’

“We only have this time, each of us, 70 or 80 years, if we’re lucky. What’s the point of hiding?”  That’s the last quote in an interview with Bill Callahan, linked by Austin Kleon in his weekly email newsletter. https://pitchfork.com/features/profile/bill-callahan-shepherd-in-a-sheepskin-vest-interview/ That’s an awesome thought. So what’s the point of putting the quote at the endContinue reading “‘Keep a mailing list’”

Calm down and take a soma

The “big three” dystopian novelists, I believe, are Orwell, Huxley and Bradbury. In many ways we live in Orwell’s totalitarian dystopia; in many ways we live in Bradbury’s book-burning dystopia; but I think Huxley and his soma-induced dystopia may be closest. Here is a magic pill to take away your pain; here is a magicContinue reading “Calm down and take a soma”

A whisper of peregrination

It has been a sedentary couple of weeks as I have fended off what I insist is a typical winter cold, mainly because I have never had the fever that heralds you-know-what. Perhaps I would be decried as Omicron Superspreader, supervillain extraordinaire, except that I have been working mostly from home and have kept toContinue reading “A whisper of peregrination”