April 25, 2008


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April 18, 2008

In the Beginnings

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It slips so easily in at the eye, there in Neil Gaiman’s second sentence, “In the beginning, after all, were the words…”

In the beginning, after all.

Alpha, omega — so simple, such beautiful writing. And lovely to see the word created in song… in Miltha.

April 12, 2008

The rigorous and the vague

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Two Renaissance approaches to depiction — the one highly randomized, the other to a set grid — like in-breath and out?

Lolita’s little bed

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It all happened a while back, but I finally figured a way to get the colors of the images the way I wanted them, so here it (finally) is:

Woolworths has withdrawn bedroom furniture for young girls bearing the sexually charged name Lolita after a campaign waged by a mothers’ online chat room. The Lolita Midsleeper Combi, a whitewashed wooden bed with pull-out desk and cupboard intended for girls aged about 6, was on sale on the Woolworths website for £395. A mother who was browsing the site for a new bed for her daughter was so shocked at the brand name that she posted a message on the website asking other parents whether they felt the same. … Whereas many mothers were familiar with Vladimir Nabokov and his famous novel, it seems that the Woolworths staff were not. At first they were baffled by the fuss. A spokesman for the company told The Times: “What seems to have happened is the staff who run the website had never heard of Lolita, and to be honest no one else here had either. We had to look it up on Wikipedia.”

Rosemary Bennett, Staff at Woolworths baffled by fuss over the little girl’s bed called Lolita, The Times, February 1, 2008

April 9, 2008

Concentric circles and the love of form

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Circles within circles — like matrioshka dolls — I’m posting these two comments here because I think both are informed by, well, literally, delight in form.

April 7, 2008

Bible newsreading

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April 4, 2008

Speak Truth to Power

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April 3, 2008

A difference of notations

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Whereas I have never spent time in a financial institution, I used to frequent the abbey of St Pierre de Solesmes when I was a teenager, and even sang the Kyrie Onze, illustrated here, under the ictic hand of Dom Joseph Gajard.

April 2, 2008

Foul is foul, to be precise

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