“The word, gentleman, is a public concern of the first importance.”

The word is dada. Hugo Ball in costume for reciting a sound poem, 1916, Zurich. The second time I took a course on Modern British Literature (not because I failed the first), we were again required to present some one or some thing that was contextually relevant to the life&times we were studying. I choseContinue reading ““The word, gentleman, is a public concern of the first importance.””

The Family Fang

“Caleb, we placed our child in a situation that turned her into an earthquake.” […] “She was terrified of Santa Claus. And we were the ones who put her in the fat man’s lap. That seems like the makings of a long-term psychological problem.” “Do you know how resilient kids are?” […] “She’s just aContinue reading “The Family Fang”