Who are you?
What is your tie to h2so4?
It is the only journal willing to publish my fictions. I even
got fan mail!
What is funny?
What is not funny?
What book should I read?
Possession, by A. S. Byatt
Why do you (on occasion) work for no money?
What is your favorite movie? Or would you prefer to call it a
Surviving Desire, by Hal Hartley.
What is your favorite quote from Evany Thomas:
When Diane Middlebrook asked Evany whether she had met her sister,
Evany replied, "Yes, I touched her bird, if you know what I mean."
[I should insert that Diane's sister was wearing a monk costume
with a bird on the shoulder.] Diane replied, "I think I do."
What is your favorite quote from elsewhere:
Kind sir: lost and of your same kind i have turned around twice
with my eyes sealed and the woods were white and my night mind
saw such strange happenings, untold and unreal. and opening my
eyes, I am afraid of course to look--this inward look that society
scorns-- still, I search in these woods and find nothing worse
than myself, caught between the grapes and the thorns.
What piece of writing has most influenced your life?
Letters from friends and lovers, sent via post, not email.
What person has most changed your life ("famous" or non-)?
Mostly it is my ideas of people that change me.
So tell me, what would a person be surprised to find out about
Sometimes I do not like Felix.
What band would you have play at your next party (yes, historically
Ella Fitzgerald, singing Cole Porter.
Does not the war perpetuate that which it is called to make disappear,
and consecrate war and its virile virtues in good conscience?
To what are you addicted? What is addiction?
Do you, too, love Abraham Lincoln? why? why not?
I neither love nor dislove him.
How does the cameraman compare with the painter?
We think the camera catches something real; we think we know the
painting does not.
Authentic being-one's-self takes the definite form of an existentiell
modification of the "they"; and this modification must be defined
existentially. What does this modification imply, and what are
the ontological conditions for its possibility?
- that I have to be courageous if I long to be "authentic";
- that in order to do this, I have to remake the world in my own
image.--wonderful and dangerous, like heidegger.
Is everything popular a debasement of what it would otherwise
be? are we really looking for a salvation or meaning that only
a few can access, with difficulty?
No. But that was a rhetorical question, no?
Anything you would like to add?