Monthly Archives: January 2013


I thought at first that I remembered this word to be some literary designation, like “alliteration” or a some kind of poetic form like “dithyramb”, but it is even better: “the journey of changing one’s heart, mind or self.”  (props:,  ☺


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The wonderful The Savage Detectives by Roberto Bolano reminded me of the absolutely unquestioned, matter-of-fact passion I shared with most of my friends when we were in college.  We were going to save the world!  Do kids have the same passion today?  I surely hope so.

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If On a Winter’s Night a Traveller

Wanted to say how much I enjoyed Calvino, a magician.  Now, on to Bolano and The Savage Detectives.

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starting today, The Savage Detectives

I’ve been looking forward to this one!

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January 25, 2013 · 2:36 pm

the weaponizing strategy

I’ve come to the conclusion that the misdirection gun advocates are employing is to cite legit problems and propose weaponizing as a solution.  It is like using a Bowie knife to clean your fingernails and expressing enormous pride in your hygiene.


January 19, 2013 · 6:46 pm