La montagne

…I’ll get into really good shape and have a camera. Things I know I don’t own are a tent and a mat. Things I now realize I should own are a hat and more of the right kinds of hiking pants and shirts. And bento boxes. And poles. I am not going to acquire all … More La montagne

Academic advice

Here is one of my favorite pieces on the Ronell case, and here is the other. Both writers are far better deconstructors and are tackling a far more difficult topic than are Ronell and Butler chatting on a line from Aretha Franklin. On her scholarship, I like this piece by Martin Jay. The MLA wrote … More Academic advice

Things to do in Florida

Tarpon Springs (near Clearwater) Passe-a-Grille (beach near Tampa) Biloxi’s Balmoral Inn is recommended although I feel one might as well sleep in Florida or New Orleans I want to stay at the Buena Vista Motel in Mexico Beach and the Gibson Inn in Apalachicola. Axé.


I read about all these professors and how happy they are, how independent and financially secure and creative, and I think: I should be happy and productive, and it is only my lack of strength that prevents it They are happy in places even sadder than here; I should be too I am lazy and … More Mais

Ça change

1. I have changed my perspective and will change it more. I seem to be integrating. I also note that my extreme desire for life is very inspiring to some, and at the same time very repellent to others. This is quite interesting and by Googling “desire for life” I discovered Morita Therapy.  I do … More Ça change