Monthly Archives: February 2016

Theory of Poetry

This is based on something I wrote a long time ago, and in another place, not here. I’ve informalized it a lot and added a bit of stuff that I’ve learned in the intervening years, much of it quite recently. … Continue reading

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Valentine\’s Day

Some years it’s better, others worse, but then that’s to be expected. The ebb and flow of chemicals within a fleshy brain determines, more-or-less, just where I go: up today and down tomorrow, yes? Then down again the day and … Continue reading

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Some Notes on Failure

“One word characterized the most strenuous of the efforts for the advancement of science that I have made perseveringly during fifty-five years; that word is FAILURE.” — Thomson, Lord Kelvin I think about failure a lot. It’s my default assumption: … Continue reading

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