Month: January 2014

  • From the little…

    From the little reading I had done I had observed that the men who were most in life, who were moulding life, who were life itself, ate little, slept little, owned little or nothing. They had no illusions about duty, or the perpetuation of their kith and kin, or the preservation of the State… The […]

  • Foucault

    It is the connection of desire to reality (and not it’s retreat into the forms of representation) that possesses revolutionary force. Michel Foucault, in the preface to Anti-Oedipus

  • Seneca Quotes

    Flipping through my copy of Carnegie by Peter Krass, which I read a few years ago, I found a torn paper of scribbled quotes from Seneca’s Letters from a Stoic: Only an absolute fool values a man according to his clothes, or according to his social position, which after all is only something that we […]

  • Clojure Resources for Learning, Building, Developing, Experimenting

    Clojure is a fascinating language and learning it has presented an intellectual challenge I haven’t experienced in a long time. I guess trying to wrap my head around all the various declensions and forms in Attic Greek was the last thing that challenged me this much. As I’m learning Clojure, I’m finding all kinds of […]

  • Yossarian

    From the climactic final pages of Catch-22: Yossarian crossed quickly to the other side of the immense avenue to escape the nauseating sight and found himself walking on human teeth lying on the drenched, glistening pavement near splotches of blood kept sticky by the pelting raindrops poking each one like sharp fingernails. Molars and broken […]