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Wednesday, November 25, 2020

On productivity (Odell)

Why is it that the modern idea of productivity is so often a frame for what is actually the destruction of the natural productivity of an ecosystem?

Jenny Odell, How To Do Nothing

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Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Injustice

Meet injustice with justice,
never with injustice.

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Monday, November 23, 2020

Precarious

The precocious is precarious.

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Sunday, November 22, 2020

Claim

A preposterous claim is fine,
so long as it's true.

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Saturday, November 21, 2020

Always

The particular is always peculiar.

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Friday, November 20, 2020

The evil in the world (Montgomery)

Almost all the evil in the world has its origin in the fact that some one is afraid of something.

L. M. Montgomery, The Blue Castle

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Thursday, November 19, 2020

A mind

A mind that can accept simplistic, puerile fantasies in place of reality barely deserves the name.

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Wednesday, November 18, 2020

On ignorance

Ignorance is malevolent without intent.

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Tuesday, November 17, 2020

New poems

+15

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Monday, November 16, 2020

Infinity

Infinity is not infinite so long as it contains the finite.

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Sunday, November 15, 2020

Cool

Much of what once seemed cool becomes foolish with the passage of time.

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Saturday, November 14, 2020

The dividing line (Grant)

If we are to have another contest in the near future of our national existence, I predict that the dividing line will not be Mason and Dixon's but between patriotism and intelligence on the one side, and superstition, ambition and ignorance on the other.

Ulysses S. Grant

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Friday, November 13, 2020

Solution

The fact that no solution is perfect does not justify the abandonment of all solution.

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Thursday, November 12, 2020

The great artist (Stein)

They talk about the sorrows of great artists, the tragic unhappiness of great artists but after all they are great artists. A little artist has all the tragic unhappiness and the sorrows of a great artist and he is not a great artist.

Gertrude Stein, The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas

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Wednesday, November 11, 2020

The role of life

The role of life is to react
to change with pain.

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Tuesday, November 10, 2020

New poems

+15

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Monday, November 09, 2020

On creativity

Creativity is born of desperation.

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Sunday, November 08, 2020

The cost

We can't calculate the cost of diversity loss,
so it remains ephemeral, unthreatening.

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Saturday, November 07, 2020

We, The People

A lover of his country (Douglass)

He is a lover of his country who rebukes and does not excuse its sins.

Frederick Douglass

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