The Art of Tetman Callis

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Cocooning

March 16th, 2011 · No Comments

“We do well to be thickly wadded with stupidity against an intolerable chaos.” — Frank Kermode, “Recognition and Deception”, The Art of Telling Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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Tags: Frank Kermode · Lit & Crit

Subliminality, Transliminality

March 16th, 2011 · No Comments

“Greek tragedy was rooted in the empirical observation that there is no relationship between justice and suffering. Tragedy confronts us with our frailties and limits and the disastrous consequences of trying to exceed them. It advances a counter-intuitive thesis: that efforts to limit suffering through the accumulation of knowledge or power might invite more suffering.” […]

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Tags: Lit & Crit · Politics & Law · The Ancients

Bogie at nine o’clock low

March 16th, 2011 · No Comments

I went out this morning to water my back yard, which is mostly desert with a few patches of wild grass and herb borders and a vegetable patch, and there was a falcon there, eating a breakfast of fresh dove.  I went back inside and called my wife and said, “Come quick!”  We watched the […]

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Tags: Other Stuff · Verandah