The book is stalled a bit, as we’re looking for the right paper for the edition, which needs a 19th c. feel; the papers looked a bit modern and slick and had to be changed. I’ll keep you updated.
Monthly Archives: July 2010
… what it was like here in February. July is almost over. Carpe aestatem.
This poem, by William Roscoe, returns to my mind from time to time, and encapsulates something of what I seek in all things, that moment when “mind shall with mind direct communion hold.” I think of it now for many reasons – I feel full of desire for this communion, and always in this world [...]
The Staten Island book is coming together… now we have a cover for it. Looks great: Staten Island’s best mix of the 1880s, 1890s, and today. You can order and get a look here.
Will probably be out of touch for awhile, as I’ve gone off to rusticate.
In honor of the All-Star game, a defense of old categories. There is a tendency for old divisions to fade away, and what was separate to merge into one – a process which goes by the name of corruption. So we have business and athletics and entertainment, a trinity which many will tell you are [...]
I’ve been wanting to write an essay about Abraham for awhile, and I’m not sure I put the essay below together in quite the way I wanted to, but the story of God demanding sin from us fascinates me. It fascinated Jung too, who said he saw the evidence of this in his patients, and [...]
In the endless self-repeating Flows for ever more the Same; Myriad arches, springing, meeting, Hold at rest the mighty Frame; Streams from all things love of living, Grandest star and humblest clod; All the straining, all the striving, Is eternal rest in God. – GOETHE In any good religion, there should be something utterly unpalatable, [...]
Last night – what will probably be one of the hottest nights of the year – I was sitting in my chair reading The Pilgrim’s Progress barely dressed and feverish, when I saw a flashlight dancing on my lawn. I got up, quite curious – it was after nine p.m., I live far from the [...]
I picked a deer tick off of me a day ago, came down with a fever almost simultaneously, and now I have the tell-tale rash developing around the bite; it looks like Lyme disease. Most unfortunate. I’ve heard that the test is both unreliable and (for those without insurance) expensive (I heard $500 today), so [...]