Wednesday, March 12, 2008

gabriel zaid ?

"Thanks to books, we know Socrates distrusted books," writes poet and cultural critic
Gabriel Zaid. "Culture is conversation," he continues, "Writing, reading,
editing, printing, distributing, cataloging, reviewing, can be fuel for
that conversation, ways of keeping it lively. It could even be said that
to publish a book is to insert it into the middle of that conversation,
that to establish a publishing house, bookstore, or library is to start a
conversation -- a conversation that springs, as it should, from local
debate, but that opens up, as it should, to all places and times."

Sunday, January 13, 2008


In 2008 I would like to be friends with Mola again.

some of the things we liked to do together

sing (she always fixed my pitch)
eat coffee ice cream
be critical in funny ways
play guitar by strumming one chord and singing (she is better now)
go on road trips (car camping, day hikes)
explore ohio
play euchre (and other games but especially euchre)
drink beer
pose rhetorical questions and what if scenarios
get into philosophical arguments
(i would )get proven wrong (by her)
talk about people and tell them when they are being "so them"
come up with semimystical personal systems like thinking headbands
share feelings of wonder and overwhelmment.