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little house on the prairie: zabriskie point

Getting away from it all and building a dream home in the middle of everywhere and nowhere. It’s a bit like a Paul Theroux’s Mosquito Coast except this is landlocked, dry and hot.What about following E.B. White’s command to be … Continue reading

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naipaul: at the mercy of the “bow and arrow men”

“If a writer doesn’t generate hostility, he is dead. …Writers should provoke disagreement.” – V.S. Naipaul. Naipaul is something of a master craftsman in putting down rivals, the art of invidious comparison, and the guile of over-the-top self adulation. It … Continue reading

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history undone:android basterds

A vision of the primeval past wandering out of an imaginary forest of pre-historic times, lost in quirk of time. Yes, its the same notorious auroch found in the cave of Lascaux in southern France. The ferocious wild ancestor of … Continue reading

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bank run but you can’t hide

Discrepancy of wealth, that yawning chasm between the haves the have haves and the uber haves vs. the slaves on the bottom of the pyramid has always been a populist theme. Our brains seem to be hard-wired to rearrange the … Continue reading

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