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Am I crazy?

Am I really crazy for not being crazy about MacBooks and Mac OS? Am I crazy for actually preferring Windows and Linux? I must be, there’s no other explanation… Man…it’s been a while. But that’s what happens when you get a job, you get immersed in your work (if you’re lucky enough to enjoy it) [...]

Kafka on writing

[abp:0307352145] You once said that you would like to sit beside me while I write. Listen, in that case I could not write at all. For writing means revealing oneself to excess; that utmost of self-revelation and surrender, in which a human being, when involved with others, would feel he was losing himself, and from [...]

6/18/11 / Post

On celebrity I admire all celebrities, even the bad ones, for having thick skin. From Anthony Wiener to Lindsay Lohan to the Kardashians, it takes incredible…something*, to live down everything that’s said about you, and with Twitter and Facebook it’s even more pervasive and in-your-face. I’ll admit that I can probably dish it out a [...]

3/25/10 / Chorus

Kundera on poets and poetry in Life is Elsewhere [abp:0060997028] Poetry is a domain in which all assertions become true. Yesterday the poet said: “Life is as useless as tears,” today he says: “Life is as joyous as laughter,” and he is right both times. Today he says” “Everything ends and gives way to silence,” [...]

12/08/09 / Al-Gor(e)-ithm

[abp:0679772871] Thomas Mann’s very revealing, rather caustic, take on women, in the context of love: Women, if one may put it this way, are reactive creatures, with little original initiative, careless to the point of being passive. Allow me, please, to attempt to develop my thought somewhat, though in labored fashion. In matters of love, [...]

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