I will

Go to campus and deal with mail. Fill out a W-9 form for AP. Reserve a rental car. See about acupuncture. See if I have overpaid Best Buy. AND: It appears I could fly one way to Reno on American, early enough in the morning and stopping only once. I would then not have to … More I will

Texas

HAS Unlicensed handguns Drinks to go Frequent boil water warnings Unlimited reelection of governors Expanding homeless population (and it is illegal to be homeless in a public place) Californian tech exodus offering 50% above asking on every house DOES NOT HAVE Voting rights Abortion rights History education (it is illegal to teach about race, or … More Texas

Beneficios

Benefits of being old and of having seen things already. So I went to meet the student worker’s fiancé. I had not met him before, only heard. Based upon that, I was positively disposed. Still. I get there and find him in the doorway trembling for two reasons. He wants to impress me, but he … More Beneficios

Des fragments

“Post-fiction,” pos-ficción. Volpi’s novela criminal. The novels Línea negra and Partitura para una mujer muerta. Mines, sugar, oil. Novels about these products. These products as characters. Racismo y capitalismo racial. Most importantly: Open Post Academics. Axé.

Rus

Annals of that Russian Empire, which persists, and of New York, which also does. My relatives are discussing the Shirtwaist Fire, reported to them in letters now revealed. Student: I cannot get involved in crime. Being Russian is no advantage. Arguing about it is why my paper is not in. Leslie: You have 24 hours. … More Rus

More Afro-Pessimism

The words about slavery — negro, mulato, zambo, and more come from Spain. The idea of race and racial discrimination came from there too, starting with religion, Jewishness as a race. The Portuguese brought slaves to Spain in the early 15th century and slaves were brought to the Americas early on; the Iberians may have … More More Afro-Pessimism

Afro-pessimism

“What is essential is neither the interpersonal nor institutional orientation toward blackness, but the fact that blackness is the essence of that which orients. Put differently, the coherence of reality (be it institutional or interpersonal coherence) is secured by anxiety over both the idea and the presence of blacks. The black, to paraphrase Frantz Fanon … More Afro-pessimism