Monthly Archives: January 2017

Daily Dose of Immortality

A dozen stands of steaming pipe . . . two dozen . . . three . . . methodically we raise the pipe out of the hole. The sun drops behind thick clouds to the west. We work on in … Continue reading

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Daily Dose of Immortality

Nothing returns from what has been destroyed, nothing is reborn, neither dead men, nor burned libraries, nor submerged lighthouses, nor extinct species, despite the museums commemorations statues books speeches good will, of things that have gone only a vague memory … Continue reading

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Daily Dose of Immortality

I went into the LDS Third Ward in Farmington, New Mexico. I could not tuck my long hair up under a cap as poet and environmental activist Gary Snyder did when he “went into the Maverick Bar / In Farmington, … Continue reading

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Daily Dose of Immortality

I’ve never been entirely comfortable with my own sexuality. I spent decades dodging even the thought of a homosexuality I had learned to loathe. Now, after reading Derek Jarman, Tony Kushner, Levay’s The Sexual Brain, and much more, after the … Continue reading

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Daily Dose of Immortality

Those who want to approach their own buried pasts must  . . . not be afraid to return again and again to the same facts; to strew them about as one strews earth, to root around in them as one … Continue reading

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Daily Dose of Immortality

My experience tells me the nude figures in Jean Delville’s 1898 L’Ecole de Platon should be naked women, bathers à la Cezanne, for example. I look for breasts. I try to ignore penises. But they are all men, beautiful men. … Continue reading

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