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Myth vs. Reality: Armstrong's Baptismal Certification

The source of much of what we know about Louis Armstrong’s early boyhood years in New Orleans is a curious and oddly compatible combination of myth, legend, and historical fact. 787 more words

Jazz

Hieroglyphic Language & Magic in Burroughs' Cities of the Red Night

If there is ever a competition for most misread authors, William S. Burroughs will be the leading contender. Famous (or infamous) for a comedic, surreal un-novel and unsavory biographical details, Burroughs is often admired (or despised) for somewhat misguided reasons—that he wrote a whole lot about hard drugs and gay sex didn’t exactly hurt his reputation as a shock artist, either. 1,396 more words

Fiction

INSOMNIA

It was Aureliano who conceived the formula that was to protect them against loss of memory for several months. He discovered it by chance. An expert insomniac, having been one of the first, he had learned the art of silverwork to perfection. 965 more words

Journal

The Map is not the Territory

I came across this charming historical map while following one of my favourite Twitter feeds “@Libroantiguo” which publishes fascinating material about books of all kinds, especially old ones. 747 more words

The Universe And Stuff

Believe It Or Not

“There are two ways to slide easily through life; to believe everything or to doubt everything. Both ways save us from thinking.” – Alfred Korzybski… 9 more words

Humor

Reflection: "The map is not the territory"

At first one might be confused with this statement. After a while, it is possible to understand that a map truly is not the territory, but instead just a representation of such  territory. 399 more words

TOK Concepts

Irony…?

“Thus, we see that one of the obvious origins of human disagreement lies in the use of noises for words.”

Alfred Korzybski

The really sad, or strange or ridiculous thing about this photo is, someone had come along and stuffed something into the coin slot, thus effectively making it impossible for anyone to give, had they been of a mind to.

Absurd