Tag Archives: Fiction

terror of ecocide

The Best Stuff I Read This Week “The human eyelid is not teartight (happily for the human eye).” — Samuel Beckett / Murphy “Mom makes a list of chores for my brother and I to avoid being slappedOr asked to … Continue reading

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sudden shocking discovery

The Best Stuff I Read This Week “Suffice to say, I do not feel the same enthusiasm around this technology … I understand that ChatGPT is in its infancy but perhaps that is the emerging horror of AI – that … Continue reading

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form of control

The Best Stuff I Read This Week “Has your copay increased?Right hip stiffened?Has the shore risenas you closed up the shop?And have you put your weightbehind its glass door to keepthe ocean out? All of it?” — Solmaz Sharif / … Continue reading

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wandering little drift

The Best Stuff I Read This Week “Then at some point there was something called the internet of things, a phrase I never really understood, but anyway I am now all about the internet of the senses, which can’t be … Continue reading

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little free libraries

The Best Stuff I Read This Week “I couldn’t stand being seen as data: everything I did or said, everywhere I went, usable, profitable, predictive data. That invisible record, it accumulates, and you drag it around with you even though … Continue reading

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comes from punk

The Best Stuff I Read This Week “A storefront mission in a slumWhere we come together at nightTo confess our fatal addictionFor knowledge beyond appearances…” — Charles Simic / “Metaphysics Anonymous” “Right now I am experiencing this split notion of … Continue reading

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i yearned to

The Best Stuff I Read This Week “Poetry is not a luxury. It is a vital necessity of our existence. It forms the quality of the light within which we predicate our hopes and dreams toward survival and change, first … Continue reading

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what it meant

The Contractive Subtractive (redux) There were erasures to make. He made the erasures. There were no complaints. The work was done. He moved on. When more erasures were required, he made those; and in this manner his work was accomplished, … Continue reading

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read a lot

The Best Stuff I Read This Week “We are not apparent in the cultural streams that establish and define American thought, art, and culture. We are not present at the table, though we appear perpetually at the table every Thanksgiving … Continue reading

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make mango mush

The Best Stuff I Read This Week “I feel that nothing has really changed since my early childhood and that life is simply a series of scenes interspersed with songs.” — Annie Ernaux / I Remain in Darkness “Just because … Continue reading

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