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In search of the Good Sex writing

I wrote this for the TLS blog as a response to the Bad Sex Awards. (Includes a brief definition of Gibbs’s Law of Reversible Similes.) 54 more words


Pearls from artists* # 221

* an ongoing series of quotations – mostly from artists, to artists – that offers wisdom, inspiration, and advice for the sometimes lonely road we are on. 115 more words

An Artist's Life

Out of Sheer Rage

I love Geoff Dyer. He’s a wonderful writer, and I always find so much I can connect with and relate to in his work. So, I was super stoked when I found a copy of Out of Sheer Rage because it’s a book about a dead author I enjoy by a living author enjoy. 670 more words

Book Reviews

On My Shelf III (9/26/16)

The Romantic Poets

Still going strong. Onto William Wordsworth now. Getting a little bogged down in all the religious symbolism.

2666 by Roberto Bolaño

Read The Savage Detectives a few years ago. 107 more words

Currently Reading

Review: 'White Sands: Experiences from the Outside World'

Part of the experience of coming here is the attempt to understand and articulate one’s responses to the experience.

This introspective response to visiting new places is taken from a striking passage in… 810 more words


Geoff Dyer's White Sands: Experiences from the Outside World, a review

White Sands has been called a collection of travel essays, but I prefer to describe Geoff Dyer’s latest publication as a series of disappointments. Dyer’s 14th published work takes the reader on an uninspiring journey; it is an endless cycle of anticipation and unfulfilled expectations, enough to make even the keenest traveller want to stay home. 489 more words