Monday, February 22, 2016

a scale of faculties



How strange is it that ‘faculty’ “begins” (medievally—looking at an Unabridged definition etymologically) as denotation of an academic profession, then becomes a notion of a priori mental capability, gets outmoded for that, yet continues to hybridize as senses of intellectual power, as if mind as such reflects academic professionism? Or the university expresses the horizon of mental ability (mentability)?

Monday, February 8, 2016

cultivating branches



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white space

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That causes me to recall the last page of Henry Miller’s Big Sur
and the Oranges of Hieronymus Bosch
, which has a black-line rectangle containing
white space. Inside is only the sentence “This is a Kandinsky.”