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Gerard Wickham
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Entry - 12.9.17
"One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one's work is terribly important."                                                             - Bertrand Russell, The Conquest of Happiness I’ve been pissing off a lot
of people la...
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Entry - 10.29.17
I don’t know if you saw that
the American poet, John Ashbery, passed away at the age of ninety this past
September.  I took note of his passing
not because I am familiar with his poetry but because I was aware of his
association with Fairfield Porter, an ar...
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Entry - 8.5.17
I really don’t like award
shows.  And there are so many of them:
the Oscars, the Grammys, the People’s Choice Awards, the Golden Globes, the
Tonys, the Screen Actors Guild Awards, the Black Entertainment Television Awards,
The Country Music Association Awar...
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Entry - 5.28.17
There is not a particle of life which does not bear poetry within it. -         Gustave Flaubert You have to be pretty romantic to do what I do ... to succumb to it.  If you thought about it too much, you'd stop.      
-     Peter Doig Over 30 years ago, wh...
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Entry - 3.4.17
There are more fools in the world than there are people.                                                        - Heinrich Heine I am sick to death of cleverness.  Everybody is clever nowadays.  You can't go anywhere without meeting clever people.  The thin...
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Entry - 12.10.16
It’s painful for me to admit
this, but I must come clean and confess that I am a sentimental man.  Yes, I pore over the same old family photos
again and again, reliving the golden days of yore and making the same stale
observations, until my wife is ready t...
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Entry - 10.22.16
And who by
fire, who by water, Who in the
sunshine, who in the nighttime, Who by high
ordeal, who by common trial, Who in your
merry, merry month of May, Who by very
slow decay, And who
shall I say is calling? -          Leonard
Cohen, Who By Fire A few wee...
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Entry - 7.23.16
Sebastian Meschenmoser - Sumpf - 2005 I came across the image
above on a site that indiscriminately presents art, fine and commercial, in all
media by artists both professional and amateur. 
I really like the democratic nature of the site.  It forces the vi...
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Entry - 5.15.16
                             To turn, as swimmers into
cleaness leaping,                              Glad from a world grown old
and cold and weary…                                                                                    -Rupert Brooke Gerard Wi...
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Entry - 3.26.16
Memories are so
elusive.  Once I’d thought my memories
had foundations of stone only to find later that my childhood understanding of
the past was filtered through a distorting prism, that phantom events had
infiltrated my chronology or that significant hap...
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