Thursday, October 10, 2013


Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 8:48 PM

"… the walkway between here and there would be colder than a witch’s belt buckle. Or a well-digger’s tit. Or whatever the saying was. Vera had been hanging by a thread for a week now, comatose, in and out of Cheyne-Stokes respiration, and this was exactly the sort of night the frail ones picked to go out on. Usually at 4 a.m. He checked his watch. Only 3:20, but that was close enough for government work."

— King, Stephen (2013-09-24).
    Doctor Sleep: A Novel  (p. 133). Scribner. Kindle Edition. 

From Space.com, the death of an astronaut this morning —

"Carpenter passed at 5:30 a.m. MDT (7:30 a.m. EDT; 1130 GMT)."

A link, "Continued," in this journal at 3:26 a.m. EDT today led to

Nobel Jam

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 7:00 PM

From this date five years ago in The Guardian

Alice Munro: An Appreciation by Margaret Atwood

"The central Christian tenet is that
two disparate and mutually exclusive elements— 
divinity and humanity— got jammed together
in Christ, neither annihilating the other.
The result was not a demi-god, or a God
in disguise: God became totally a human being
while remaining at the same time totally divine.
To believe either that Christ was only a man or
that he was simply God was declared heretical
by the early Christian church. Christianity thus
depends on a denial of either/or classifying logic
and an acceptance of both-at-once mystery.
Logic says that A cannot be both itself and non-A
at the same time; Christianity says it can. The
formulation 'A but also non-A' is indispensable to it."

Related literary material— "Excluded Middle" and "Couple of Tots."

See also "The Divided Cube" and "Mimsy Were the Borogoves."

Master Class*

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 1:13 PM

For James Joyce, author of Dubliners 

See the posts of the Feast of St. Francis, 2013,
and today's New York Times —

IMAGE- Alice Munro Wins Nobel Prize in Literature

* A phrase used here before.

Mr. Noon

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 12:00 PM

Excerpt from 'Mr. Noon,' by D.H. Lawrence

See also "Finishing Up at Noon," "S in a Diamond," and "Beyond: Two Souls."

A Space for Scarlett

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 11:30 AM

This continues the post of 10 PM ET Oct. 8.

Nobel Prize winner Alice Munro on fiction and the structure of space

See, too, Plato's Ghost in this journal.

Klein Correspondence

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 3:26 AM

(Continued from June 2, 2013)

John Bamberg continues his previous post on this subject.

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