Interesting article by Justin E.H. Smith on How Social Media Imperils Scholarship. It's a long article, but well worth reading. A few highlights: Eventually, those who do research simply out of love of knowledge might find it preferable to present their findings anonymously and gratuitously as Wikipedia editors rather than as members of the afflicted [...]
"The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation. What is called resignation is confirmed desperation. From the desperate city you go into the desperate country, and have to console yourself with the bravery of minks and muskrats. A stereotyped but unconscious despair is concealed even under what are called the games and amusements of [...]
If you had to choose only one to have, which would it be? Could you choose? Are they not both components of the essence that is life? Letter from elementary school regarding music and art classes. Jilted grammar due to Google Translate as the letter comes initially in French. For some years, whenever I have [...]
Headed over to the Chess Piece Beaverbrook Cafe for a coffee on the Lunch Loop today. Self Portrait with Pastry Bag and Bicycle, 2019. Digital photograph. From the collection of the artist.
https://youtu.be/DDo4CA13LbY There is nothing I could add to this that would make any difference. Jimmy Page discusses the creation of Zeppelin's 'Stairway to Heaven' in a sublime 8 minutes.