Thursday, December 31, 2015


The practice of piety. The practice of music. The practice of calligraphy. These are exemplary pastimes. The practice of rereading the novels of Jane Austen. The practice of cookery. The practice of drinking coffee. The habit of worrying and of having other strong feelings about money. All these are vices. We must try not to write nonsense, our eyes will fall out.

In answer to all this my head falls off and rolls all messy and smeary across the floor
K E E P  T A L K I N G  squelch slop ooze

(Philip Whalen, I.i.67)


& with this in mind we head into 2016 ...

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