Monthly Archives: November 2013

Shipwreck Eyes

If I go forward now, it’s only because I didn’t die, because for no reason some time remains for me. And because there is something more to say? Doubtful— whatever “more” is left will drown in the same silence that … Continue reading

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Thinking the Gift of Death

Jeremy Fernando’s book, The Suicide Bomber; and her gift of death (2010), challenges all the usual assumptions about, and approaches to, the suicide bomber’s act and to what is at stake in it. Rather than simply dismissing it as “evil,” … Continue reading

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Tongue-tied

But no one can tame the tongue; it is a restless evil and full of deadly poison. —James 3:8 With the same tongue, we explode into argumentative rants, console the mourning, show others what we know, plead for sympathy, back-stab, … Continue reading

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Poem as Place / Pictures of a Face

Ever and again comes the thought that what we see of a sign is only the outside of something within, in which the real operations of sense and meaning go on. 1 We are again and again using this simile of … Continue reading

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REFUSE

Freedom from the subject of representations, freedom from the egoity of Being and its truth-discourse: clearly I do not have it within me to bring about such freedom. I am surrendered to chance… irrevocably given over to another, to a … Continue reading

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