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OSMOSIS

Let’s kick this off with Adam Drucker’s (Doseone) mot: Getting open is the prime objective,┬áit’s sort of like blacking out but with lots of light. This one is going to meander about the idea of osmosis and skill, yet again; … Continue reading

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art opens the mind to its shared and spectral nature

The actor Dustin Hoffman once said that “in acting you try to admit to more than the lesser crime, you want to get down to the deeper crimes of yourself.” Here is what he comments on this inside the actor’s … Continue reading

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homo effectus in a nutshell

Admittedly, I am all over the place in my previous post. There is a red thread, though, running through it. The invariant member of a family resemblance. In essence, the idea is this: picking up a particular craft and relentlessly … Continue reading

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Gass, meditation, aesthetics

Reading books like The Tunnel by William Gass or his Cartesian Sonata and Other Novellas may feel a tad taxing for readers who are not ready for the soporific rhythms of their flow. Admittedly, the term ‘soporific’ conveys an ambiguity … Continue reading

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Re, Timothy Morton: The Ecological Thought (2010)

Things are accessible and knowable to the extent that we are intimate with them. Intimacy implies difference, alteriy and strangeness. In essence, intimacy is based on the irrevocable unavailability and unknowability of things/beings. Due to this inexhaustible and ultimate strangeness: … Continue reading

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tracing my steps

It seems to me that many of my insights (if I may call them that) arise when there is a slight modification or a sort of unexpected quality to the habitual course of my everyday routines and movements I am … Continue reading

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