On the old topic, Reeducation. Something is shifting, or being revealed again. I’m not going to try to write it all out in prose, but this is to not forget. TOPIC. The emotional abuse. It was real. All the classic things, the diminishment. I won’t list all the things, but the crippling, and the accusations … More Insight

Fire Monkey

My Chinese horoscope describes me in an unattractive manner but also gives me a good year. You should perhaps check yours out. Also, I am Winter in the Forest and I want to find a reference to this. And I’ve been depressed. It’s the lack of self-love–the feeling of precariousness–knowing you have been rejected for … More Fire Monkey

Some films

Trenque Lauquen. Will it be good as a series for class?What do we see when we look up at the sky?Iron Man, the one about Poland.Jónatham’s. Axé.


It’s so easy to make a wry remark that can be misunderstood. But look, be aware of this if you have PhD students in languages. Yes, the job market is so tough that some weird comment by some committee member can get the committee to turn toward one of the many other excellent candidates. And … More PSA

Horoscope 2023

Reading whole house, not Placidus. Sun / Mercury 8H in Capricorn: likes depth and extremes and doesn’t do surface level very well. Not afraid to explore the taboo. Very practical way of speaking and likely good with business and money. Ascendant in Gemini: comes across as talkative and intelligent, especially that your ascendant is at … More Horoscope 2023

Poetics of Race

I want/need this book but of course I cannot afford it. Well I mean, I could buy it, I spent $100 on clothes and I could have bought this instead. But $110 for a book is a lot. It is $40 to have it electronically, without page numbers. I will ILL it although I really … More Poetics of Race