Monthly Archives: June 2014

“A Climate of Oppression and Fear of Reprisals”

The LDS excommunication of Kate Kelly this week and the threatened disciplinary actions against others thought to be insufficiently orthodox has reminded me, as it has others, of actions taken against several of my BYU colleagues in the mid 1990s. … Continue reading

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Alex Caldiero Performance Seen/Heard by Zarko Radakovic

As I finish the page proofs for Zarko’s and my Vampires & A Reasonable Dictionary (punctum books), I read again Zarko’s response to a performance by Alex in Salt Lake: Alex Caldiero spoke with rigid eyes. His mouth supported his strong forehead. … Continue reading

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Evening Beauty and a Mystery Plant

can anyone identify this plant? stem about 2 feet tall. found under oakbrush next to hound’s tongue.   From Zarko Radakovic’s Vampires: Sounds were muffled by the clear picture and intense colors of the early evening. It was at its peak. … Continue reading

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Rainer Splitt’s Farbgüsse / Colorpours

The Motion of Form and the Form of Motion Rainer Splitt’s Farbgüsse / Colorpours    Duration is a case of a “transition,” of a “change,” a becoming, but it is a becoming that endures, a change that is substance itself. … Continue reading

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Lifted Spirits

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Prolegomenon to an essay on Rainer Splitt’s Work

The Motion of Form and the Form of Motion Rainer Splitt’s Farbgüsse / Colorpours   Duration is a case of a “transition,” of a “change,” a becoming, but it is a becoming that endures, a change that is substance itself. … Continue reading

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Stormy Weather: Peter Handke’s IMMER NOCH STURM

For a volume in honor of my late colleague at Vanderbilt, Hans Schulz, I have just finished an essay on “Language as the First Casualty of War.” A few excerpts here: . . . Like all plays, this one is … Continue reading

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On What Would Have Been His 63rd Birthday

On John’s birthday, 23 years after his death, I remember us standing together in front of our house in Farmington, New Mexico for a photo: Separated by nearly 2 years, the first two of 8 children, we had our many … Continue reading

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