Monthly Archives: February 2010

Funk Doctor Spock welcomes you to the weekend

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“Is not life exactly what it ought to be, in a certain sense? Isn’t it only the naive who find all of this baffling? If you’ve a notion of what man’s heart is, wouldn’t you say that maybe the whole effort of man on earth to build a civilization is simply man’s frantic and frightened attempt to hide himself from himself?”

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An appreciation: Une femme est une femme

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“I was born when she kissed me. I died when she left me. I lived a few weeks while she loved me.”

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“I am an American, Chicago born – Chicago, that somber city – and go at things as I have taught myself, free-style, and will make the record in my own way: first to knock, first admitted; sometimes an innocent knock, sometimes a not so innocent. But a man’s character is his fate, says Heraclitus, and in the end there isn’t any way to disguise the nature of the knocks by acoustical work on the door or gloving the knuckles.”

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Dusted Off: Chad & Jeremy, The Ark

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In Memory of Jack Stoughton

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“I wonder if ever again Americans can have that experience of returning to a home place so intimately known, profoundly felt, deeply loved, and absolutely submitted to? It is not quite true that you can’t go home again. I have done it, coming back here. But it gets less likely.”

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Tripping Korea

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“One writes out of one thing only — one’s own experience.”

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