josh blog

Ordinary language is all right.

One could divide humanity into two classes:
those who master a metaphor, and those who hold by a formula.
Those with a bent for both are too few, they do not comprise a class.

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31 Aug '13 08:07:40 AM

'They were a beautiful new form...'

31 Aug '13 03:45:33 AM

(What is right in the student's mistake, calling Descartes' writing a 'novel'?)

30 Aug '13 08:41:57 PM

Still hovering in the 90s, now even improbably later at night. A woman in a sundress crosses the street at the light downtown where I'm stopped. Besides the sundress she has a sweater—and bare feet! I don't know which is more surprising. But probably the feet; she doesn't hop and dance over the blacktop like her soles are being burned.

29 Aug '13 06:41:22 PM

'Having eluded the media and the narcs but not his own paranoia...'

28 Aug '13 08:18:09 PM

'You talk, talk.'

28 Aug '13 07:08:17 PM

Horn overdubs.

24 Aug '13 02:27:13 AM

'There are no good songs or bad songs here'

24 Aug '13 02:00:33 AM

'Nempe dubitans, intelligens, affirmans, negans, volens, nolens, imaginans quoque, & sentiens.'

21 Aug '13 02:46:19 AM

'… a willingness to share, a willingness to fail.'