Sosibos the Lakedaimonian, by way of proving that the fig-tree is a discovery of Dionysos, says that for that reason the Lakedaimonians even worship Dionysos Sykites (of the Fig). And the Naxians, according to Andriskos and again Aglaosthenes, record that Dionysos is called Meilikhios (Gentle) because he bestowed the fruit of the fig. For this reason, also, among the Naxians the face of the god...
And all the host of heaven shall be dissolved, and the heavens shall be rolled together as a scroll: and all their host shall fall down, as the leaf falleth off from the vine, and as a falling fig from the fig tree. (Isaiah 34:4) And the stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind. (Revelation 6:13)
How my body and the temperature do not match—a basic reminder of how even measurement is subjective and so being bewildered. Not being able to do “regular” push ups continuously, but alternating between doing two on my knees and two not on my knees and so alternating between feeling impatient and empowered. Alternating between sleeping on the couch and sleeping in the bed,...
I couldn’t get the bind today Marichyasana D, even though I’ve been able to do it for the past few weeks, with assistance. To show up to practice, regularly, and not have expectations or judgments about it.
Figs Fall on My Head
Many figs just fell on my head, and it reminded me that I have a project about being hit with fruit and throwing fruit. And Jessica Smith reminded me of this section from The Bell Jar: “I saw my life branching out before me like the green fig tree in the story. From the tip of every branch, like a fat purple fig, a wonderful future beckoned and winked. One fig was a husband and a happy home and...
(The summit of Stonewall mountain—a not very exhausting hike) We work too hard We’re too tired to fall in love. Therefore we must overthrow the government. We work too hard We’re too tired to overthrow the government. Therefore we must fall in love. — Rod Smith The old Spooks By Me is now sitting in an xml file on my hard drive, and may return again when I can figure out how to import...
*: Mary Shelley's List of Books Read in 1815 →
anneboyer: LIST OF BOOKS READ IN 1815. MARY. Those marked * Shelley read also.Posthumous Works. 3 vols. Sorrows of Werter. Don Roderick. By Southey. *Gibbon’s Decline and Fall 12 vols. *Gibbon’s Life and Letters. 1st Edition. 2 vols. *Lara. New Arabian Knights. 3 vols. Corinna. Fall of the Jesuits. …
To me, the value of artist-run institutions is not so much in the models they...– Provan, Alexander. “All for One: What Makes A Successful Artist-Run Institution.” Frieze, Issue 153, March 2013. Web. http://www.frieze.com/issue/article/all-for-one
Anne Boyer: a lifetime of fits of intense, impractical desire to foster _all_...– https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=10151358999565923&id=748475922
Ross, indeed.. this is what i posted on tumblr about rateings on the Beach Sloth...– Steve Roggenbuck explains the term “Alt Lit”: http://www.facebook.com/steveroggenbuck.co.uk/posts/521296404556549
Ryan Gosling Rimbaud meme →
Via Facebook & Michael Nicoloff & Wendy Trevino
The closest that most of us come to a direct experience of the centerlessness of...– —Mark Fisher, Capitalist Realism, via Reg Johanson
Teachers are now put under intolerable pressure to mediate between the...– Mark Fisher, Capitalist Realism, via Reg Johanson
What Defines a Meme →
What would it mean for a replicator to exist without chemistry? “I think that a new kind of replicator has recently emerged on this very planet,” Dawkins proclaimed near the end of his first book, The Selfish Gene, in 1976. “It is staring us in the face. It is still in its infancy, still drifting clumsily about in its primeval soup, but already it is achieving evolutionary change at a rate that...
The grammatical choices we make—including pronoun use, active or passive verb...– https://www.csun.edu/~bashforth/305_PDF/305_PDF_Grammar/MakingACaseForRhetoricalGrammar_Micciche.pdf
And if it is true that the phatic function, which is an effort to ensure...– “Walking in the City,” in Michel de Certeau’s Practice of Everyday Life, p 99
It’s hard not to take things personally; such as hot wind or a tow...– Letters to Kelly Clarkson, by Julia Bloch
To articulate the past historically does not mean to recognize it “the way...– Benjamin, Walter. “Theses on the Philosophy of History.” Illuminations. Shocken Books, New York: 2007. p. 255
Capitalist realism as I understand it cannot be confined to art or to the...– From Mark Fisher’s Capitalist Realism. Is there no alternative? (via Cara Baldwin
Cars ruin California.
This morning’s moment of technological determinism.
Agitprop Reading Series: Kim Koga & Ken White,...
We hope you can join us for our last reading of 2011 on Saturday, December 3 at 7pm for a reading at Agitprop by poets Kim Koga and Ken White. Kim Koga is the author of Ligature Strain (Tinfish Press 2011). She received her MFA from the University of Notre Dame where she co-edited two MFA publications The Bend and Re:Visions, worked as Action Books’ editorial assistant, and curated a reading...
As we know, all of us engage in forms of linguistic repression and exclusion (if...– Docupoetry and Archive Desire, by Joseph Harrington
Agitprop Reading & Performance Series Tonight, 11/...
We hope you can join us for November’s Agitprop Reading & Performance Series event this Saturday, November 5, at 7pm. This month, we are lucky to have two poets hailing from Arizona: Kristi Maxwell and Stephanie Balzer. Kristi Maxwell is the author of Realm Sixty-four (Ahsahta Press, 2008), Elsewhere & Wise (Dancing Girl Press, 2008), and Hush Sessions (Saturnalia Books,...