Tag Archives: Zen

The Doodah Man

Here lives half a person. The other half is visiting relatives at the half-people’s home for retired fragments. If some of them could club together he’d be pretty good company. After all, everyone has a few extra bits sticking out. … Continue reading

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13 Minds #2 Enlightenment

13 MINDS A BOTANY OF ANTI-INTELLECTUALISM Field notes and preliminary remarks by Charles Brownson 2 Enlightenment I was of three minds, Like a tree In which there are three blackbirds. Wallace Stevens: Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird: II … Continue reading

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Going to see the Old Ones

 A rare photo of two Old Ones, talking together. This blog has been up until now mostly about the origins of story, about the unfelt sense of the presence of the Old Ones which lifts art out of ordinary competence into … Continue reading

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Writing the whole person

  Published January 8, 2014 The Figure of the Detective: A History and Analysis. →And from Ocotillo Arts, new printed and e-books ————————————————————————————- In my last post I reported what my friend Bill had to say on the question of … Continue reading

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Apologizing for Raymond Sebond

The Sebond Project Over twenty years ago I began to be intemperate about Théophile Gautier’s mantra (from the prefatory essay to Mademoiselle de Maupin) “art for art’s sake”. This notion had, I thought, unwisely fallen out of fashion. It seemed … Continue reading

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Dicta

♠♠♠Eleven is a prime number. Here are eleven of them 1. Sin is an excuse to put off living until afterwards, when it’s safe. 2. Ignore the little man on your shoulder. Whispered advice is never any good. 3. You … Continue reading

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Meditation workaround

The Way Of the Tree (version 2 alpha) My niece Peggy sent me a link to a talk by a woman who had had the left side of her brain disabled by a stroke. It took her eight years to … Continue reading

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