A Word for Living Creatures

- beginning with a line from Paul Celan's "The Meridian"
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From cover to cover: Show Your Work! – Austin Kleon

Really nice batch of photos of my new book which reminds me that I’ve always wondered why I should bother taking photos of my own book when after a month or so there will plenty of shots and Instagram posts from others that ALSO double as evidence of where the “hot spots” in the book are (sort of like Kindle highlights)…


John Steinbeck, East of Eden

More pretty books.

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Science works on the frontier between knowledge and ignorance. We’re not afraid to admit what we don’t know – there’s no shame in that. The only shame is to pretend that we have all the answers.

The art of not knowing also drives a lot of art.

Neil deGrasse Tyson adds to history’s finest definitions of science in the second episode of his Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, reminding us that the art of not-knowing drives science.   (via explore-blog)

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I’m not sure if the story is meant to be viewed as the inspiration for the song, but that’s the leap I’m making.

You really never know what will inspire a song or a poem, do you?


one time in 2nd grade we had to take a spelling quiz and we had to spell ‘floppy fish’ and the kid sitting next to me was was totally cheating because he had the answers written on the inside elastic of his tighty whities and whenever the teacher called out the word he’d look down at his crotch like he was concentrating really hard and nobody saw it except me so later at recess i gave him the worst wedgie of his life and from that moment on the act of getting your underwear yanked out of your pants and pulled over your face was forever known henceforth as the floppy fish

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After I wrote about Modern Art Desserts, UK-based Hungarian reader Gabriella Szucs sent me this photo of a brilliant Klimt cake she baked for a cupcake competition in Northampton. 

More edible homages to modern art here

don’t open the box
or do

what’s in it

your heart’s desire
touch of thumb

against lip
the line

of laughter 
and cocked brow


your nightmare
the disgust

and shunning
of the leper

it’s your box
you decide