Being human, lights, rainbows, & dreams

An essay of sorts. Two exempla (Borges, Iyad El-Baghdadi), comment, a true story, and some poetry. Lots of colourful images: colourful in a good way.

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more mapping

Or, beyond the tangent du jour.

(for more on the thumbnail, and the punchline, see “Death will be your Santa Claus,” Cat and Girl Donation Derby, 2010-10-11)



PÖANG armchair (matching footstool out of shot). From IKEA of Elizabeth, NJ (2004).

Hairy Man. From John Bulwer’s “Anthropometamorphosis: Man Transformed: or the Artificial Changling” (1653).

Or, Big Hairy Post no. 3. From the sublime to the ridiculous.

← From my arm-chair—that classic that most of my colleagues seem to have, too—to yours.

Moral of the story: don’t spend too much time with a post. Be safe, gentle readers: use chairs. →


Vancouver: the obrienaternal basic survival guide

Sometimes Medievalists–even meta-meta-ones–are obliged to interact with post-medieval external reality in a less observational and commentative way. To live in it directly.


pre-Samhain special

Oh, I do miss Ireland.