The Art of Tetman Callis

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It’s futile either way

February 29th, 2012 · 4 Comments

“The world resists me and I resist the world.” — John Gardner, “The Song of Grendel”

Tags: Lit & Crit · The Granta Book of the American Short Story

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  • 1 Averil Dean // Feb 29, 2012 at 10:51 am

    I was going to suggest a lunar colony, but even then we’d be in orbit.

  • 2 Tetman Callis // Feb 29, 2012 at 11:16 am

    We could approach it as a form of isometrics.

  • 3 Julie Vander Wende Roscoe // Mar 5, 2012 at 4:21 am

    This quote was true of you in school-we are all more spicey now, how find you-brave insightful knight in your pursuit of incisiveness in your “knowing”? I find peace sometimes and real joy in the marvel and miracle of others-my kids, my friends, the wonder of how others give to you and …? You?

  • 4 Tetman Callis // Mar 5, 2012 at 1:08 pm

    A person cannot reach middle age without having found some true sources of peace and joy. Somehow I was able to help raise me up a fine young man of a son. The woman I am married to is a marvel. When the writing goes well, it goes very well. The great number of my demons have been laid to rest. My wife and I live with several cats and they are extraordinary critters. Our neighborhood, in the middle of the city, has woodpeckers and roadrunners and quiet, retiring folk. I have a job, I do it reasonably well, it’s reasonably decent work, and I have a roof over my head and food on my table. I could go on and on, but I won’t

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