Friday, October 09, 2015

Stark Truths

"First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win ..."

“Writing might be fishing through the ice
Where images elude the worried line
And words rise isolated into sight
Hooked upon a safety-pin of wit.”

 It’s not just words that reveal people’s truths “When he’s on a job, leaving fake signs and objects in his gym, at IKEA, in book stores, in chain stores, on the street or at a museum, he tries to be sneaky. Once the deed is done, ‘I run away as fast as possible,’ he says. Since January, Wysaski, a Los Angeles comedy writer who runs the website Pleated Jeans, has been planting jokes in the real world. “ Atlas Obscura

 “They called me The Book.”  The story of a super face recognizer.

St Augustine is supposed to have once prayed for chastity, but not yet. The great thing about social media is that it’s where the people are! Think about it where else can you find hard ironies of eccentric lives ...

In 1962, Tom Wolfe was a young, out-of-work journalist. Eighteen months later, he was famous. He knew what the public wanted: eccentricity »

Constable vs. Turner; Newton vs. Leibniz; Edison vs. Tesla. Does having anintellectual rival spur creativity? History suggests so ..

At 27, Charlotte Brontë, a poor, despairing student, walked into a church confessional for the first time. Within a year, she was writing her virgin novel ...

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In my long experience men and women who go for cheap shots tend to be both bullies and economical with the truth amen! Yet the only place without a stress tends to be a cemetery so it is certain that it is only one thing in our wild life worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about ...

If, as Oscar Wilde famously put it, the only thing worse than being talked about is not being talked about then Media Drago could certainly have things worse. To be sure, people are talking.

However, of course, one never wishes to be merely criticised. To be criticised well—that is the tacit compliment one must hope for or with an attitude that is not exactly cordial ;-) Stark truth about Robert Stark

Best of all was the library room full of blank books. More my level. I sat down and flicked through the pages, before a dude with a badge gestured at me and with a loud whisper told me I must be some sort of uncultured ignoramus to be touching the art. moan--moan--mona

“Leslie Jamison and Charles McGrath discuss whether, 50 years after Sylvia Plath’s ‘Ariel’ was published, the confessional mode has been co-opted by the memoir.” New York Times Book Review