“That is one of the many reasons why I avoid speaking as much as possible. For I always say either too much or too little, which is a terrible thing for a man with a passion for truth like mine.”

Samuel Beckett, Molloy

(via thewrinch)

theparisreview:

“This hallucinatory Christmas duet between David Bowie and Bing Crosby has become, thank God, an improbable standard, but the story behind it deserves some extracurricular reading. Peruse to deepen your experience of this seasonal wormhole as it collapses the distance between genres and generations and renders our edgy Ziggy saccharine as a candy can. That snow-white tan is just snow, and the only things that look especially well hung are the stockings.”—Samuel Fox

For more of this week’s staff picks, click here.

newyorker:

Cartoon by Michael Maslin. For more from this week’s issue: http://nyr.kr/TgWR9o

newyorker:

Cartoon by Michael Maslin. For more from this week’s issue: http://nyr.kr/TgWR9o

theparisreview:

“Just start at page one and write like a son of a bitch.” —Jim Harrison

theparisreview:

“Just start at page one and write like a son of a bitch.” —Jim Harrison

habanerocollective:

Sunday
f-word:

warm green asparagus salad with edible flowers, fresh herbs, hollandaise sauce & truffle vinaigrette
photo by alwe

f-word:

warm green asparagus salad with edible flowers, fresh herbs, hollandaise sauce & truffle vinaigrette

photo by alwe

theparisreview:

“For myself, writing has always been the way of finding what I was feeling about, what so engaged me as ‘subject,’ and particularly to find the articulation of emotions in the actual writing. So, I don’t choose my subjects with any consciousness whatsoever. I think once things have begun—that is, once there are three or four lines, then there begins to be a continuity of possibility engendered which I probably do follow. And I can recognize, say, looking back at what I have written, that some concerns have been persistent: the terms of marriage, relations of men and women, senses of isolation, senses of place in the intimate measure. But I have never to my own knowledge begun with any sense of ‘subject.’”
—Robert Creeley, The Art of Poetry No. 10

theparisreview:

“For myself, writing has always been the way of finding what I was feeling about, what so engaged me as ‘subject,’ and particularly to find the articulation of emotions in the actual writing. So, I don’t choose my subjects with any consciousness whatsoever. I think once things have begun—that is, once there are three or four lines, then there begins to be a continuity of possibility engendered which I probably do follow. And I can recognize, say, looking back at what I have written, that some concerns have been persistent: the terms of marriage, relations of men and women, senses of isolation, senses of place in the intimate measure. But I have never to my own knowledge begun with any sense of ‘subject.’”

Robert Creeley, The Art of Poetry No. 10

climateadaptation:


The Monkey orchid (Orchis simia) found in Ecuador (via okjol).

Stunning.

climateadaptation:

The Monkey orchid (Orchis simia) found in Ecuador (via okjol).

Stunning.

“And I’m going to eliminate some programs that I think are duplicative and unnecessary…(such as) Amtrak subsidies, subsidies to PBS, subsidies to the endowment for the arts, to the endowment for the humanities. I’ve laid out eliminating Obamacare…and…reducing the federal payroll, linking pay to government, government workers.”
New interview with Mitt Romney (via climateadaptation)
“I don’t think it’s terribly controversial to note that women, from a young age, are required to consider the reality of the opposite gender’s consciousness in a way that men aren’t. This isn’t to say that women don’t often misunderstand, mistreat, and stereotype men, both in literature and in life. But on a basic level, functioning in society requires that women register that men are fully conscious; it is not really possible for a woman to throw up her hands and write men off as eternally unknowable space aliens — and even if she says she has, she cannot really behave as though she has. Every element of her life — from reading books about boys and men to writing papers about the motivations of male characters to being attentive to her own safety to navigating most any institutional or professional or economic sphere — demands an ironclad familiarity with, and belief in, the idea that men really are fully human entities. And no matter how many men come to the same conclusions about women, the structure of society simply does not demand so strenuously that they do so. If you didn’t really deep down believe that women were, in general, exactly as conscious as you, you could probably still get by in life. You could probably still get a book deal. You could probably still get elected to office.”
Jennifer duBois, Writing Across Gender (via florida-uterati)

You go, duBois.

f-word:

cruller donuts with fresh whipped cream & bananas
photo by darin dines

f-word:

cruller donuts with fresh whipped cream & bananas

photo by darin dines

f-word:

passion fruit creme brulee with raspberries & mint
photo by lainers

f-word:

passion fruit creme brulee with raspberries & mint

photo by lainers

(Source: icantfeelmyarms)

climateadaptation:

Famous falling bear killed by a car. Bummer.

I remember this.

poetsorg:

Robert Creeley’s silly walking lines.