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  • A Thanksgiving Prayer

    Here’s an alternative Thanksgiving Prayer for all of us who cannot but help remember the story of Jeffrey Amherst: “Thanks for the wild turkey and the passenger pigeons, destined to be shit out through wholesome American guts. Thanks for a continent to despoil and poison. Thanks for Indians to provide a modicum of challenge and [...]

  • 39 of the 40 tricks

    1.2.3…40 and tada! was an exercise in appropriating folk wisdom for high theory. Or to put it more precisely, the idea was to show how folk sayings/proverbs –ostensibly superstitious, quaint or banal– can harbor valuable insights which can only be appreciated by means of conceptual tools not typically associated with folk wisdom. In 1.2.3…40 and [...]


This is the archive for November, 2007.