The Art of Tetman Callis

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It could happen even to someone nice

August 10th, 2012 · 7 Comments

“A person whose financial requirements are modest and whose curiosity, skepticism, and indifference to reputation are outsized is a person at risk of becoming a journalist.” — Louis Menand, “Browbeaten”

Tags: Lit & Crit

7 responses so far ↓

  • 1 CJ // Aug 10, 2012 at 2:42 pm

    Journalism. That’s one word for it.

  • 2 Tetman Callis // Aug 11, 2012 at 5:32 am

    CJ, what’s another?

  • 3 Averil Dean // Aug 10, 2012 at 5:31 pm

    Damn. I missed my calling.

  • 4 Tetman Callis // Aug 11, 2012 at 5:33 am

    Averil, a person gets lucky.

  • 5 CJ // Aug 13, 2012 at 5:00 pm

    Another word for the sensibility described is artist. And I’m not afraid or ashamed to call myself one.

  • 6 Tetman Callis // Aug 14, 2012 at 6:35 am

    This is good. For reasons not worth going into here but not unlike many persons’ reasons, for a long time I had difficulty identifying myself as an artist. Add to that the perversion of American culture with its message that you’re not something unless it’s how you make your living. I prefer the Nietzschean stance.

  • 7 CJ // Aug 14, 2012 at 11:53 am

    Tetman, I am all about the over soul, the Nietzschean energy and the Nietzschean stance.

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