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C. P. Cavafy: "Amilianos Monai, Alexandrian, A.D. 628 - 655"

Still searching for closure, comfort, clarity, after the horrible events of the past week.

Turning to the poet C. P. Cavafy.

Specifically, his poem “Amilianos Monai, Alexandrian, A.D. 74 more words


Missing my creative self

P: but then I did hit a point where I had to carry on, carry on with something

K: it was like a real need?

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Careful 3: Borderlands, San Francisco; Whitney Museum of Art, New York; a Street in Cork, Ireland

Selection requires care. Here’s a shelf of staff picks from Borderlands, a science fiction and fantasy bookstore on Valencia Street in San Francisco:

Another example of… 108 more words


Good Review: Steven G. Kellman (San Francisco Chronicle) on Paul Theroux's DEEP SOUTH

Self loves Theroux’s absolute adherence to his crankiness, and his courage. His youthful curiosity is still very much alive and present in him.

She remembers a scene in… 299 more words


And STILL More Happy! Saboteur Awards 2014

Just before the Saboteur Awards ceremony and the announcement of the winners (one of which was not self, though she adheres to that old chestnut, … 153 more words

Artists And Writers

Thoughts, the Hybrid Memoir: TROPIC OF CANCER, by Henry Miller

Tropic of Cancer is one of the finest examples self knows of the hybrid fiction/memoir.

It was published in Paris in 1934. Labeled obscene by American standards, it was banned for the next 27 years (You can read the first half safely; it’s the second half that set the American censors off) 107 more words


Not Your Usual Boundaries

Self likes playing with the concept of boundaries, this week’s WordPress Photo Challenge.

For this post, her examples of BOUNDARIES are:

a Rothko: 203 more words

Artists And Writers