Thursday, April 30, 2009

treasure map


  • Watchmen-Allan Moore
  • About Grace-Anthony Doerr
  • Discovering The Mind-Walter Kaufmann
  • I Am A Strange Loop-Douglas Hofstadter
  • Paradise Lost-Milton
  • The Book of Dead Philosophers-Simon Critchley
  • The Mirror in the Well-Micheline Aharonian
  • Radiant Days-Michael Fitzgerald
  • The Mythic Image-Joseph Campbell
  • The Miracle Life of Edgar Mint-Brady Udall
  • Healing the Fisher King-Shelly Durrell
  • The Bell Jar-Slyvia Plath
  • Perotin-Hilliard Ensemble
  • Gossip In The Grain-Ray LaMontagne
  • Mysteria-Chanticleer
  • Oohs and Aahs-Say Hi
  • Noble Beast-Andrew Bird
  • Elvis Perkins in Dearland
  • The Fountain
  • Get Behind Me Satan-The White Stripes
  • The Life Aquatic
  • Matrix Revolutions
  • The Black Hole
  • V for Vendetta
  • Speed Racer
  • Chicago
  • Groundhog Day
  • Say Hi/Telekeneisis!
  • The Thermals/Shaky Hands/Point Juncture WA
  • Alexander McCall Smith
  • Alexis Rockman

Saturday, April 25, 2009

on a roll

role |rōl|
an actor's part in a play, movie, etc.
the function assumed or part played by a person or thing in a particular situation

ORIGIN early 17th cent.: from obsolete French roule 'roll,' referring originally to the roll of paper on which the actor's part was written.

play |plā|

ORIGIN Old English pleg(i)an [to exercise,] plega [brisk movement,] related to Middle Dutch pleien 'leap for joy, dance.'

story |ˈstôrē|
noun ( pl. -ries)
ORIGIN late Middle English : shortening of Latin historia 'history, story,' a special use in Anglo-Latin, perhaps originally denoting a tier of painted windows or sculptures on the front of a building (representing a historical subject).

stage |stāj|

ORIGIN Middle English (denoting a floor of a building, a platform, or a stopping place): shortening of Old French estage 'dwelling,' based on Latin stare 'to stand.' Current senses of the verb date from the early 17th cent.

fact |fakt|
ORIGIN late 15th cent.: from Latin factum, neuter past participle of facere 'do.' The original sense was [an act or feat,] later [bad deed, a crime,] surviving in the phrase before (or after) the fact. The earliest of the current senses ( [truth, reality] ) dates from the late 16th cent.

metaphor |ˈmetəˌfôr; -fər|
ORIGIN late 15th cent.: from French métaphore, via Latin from Greek metaphora, from metapherein 'to transfer.'

Thursday, April 23, 2009


ORIGIN early 17th cent.: from Latin evolutio(n-) 'unrolling,' from the verb evolvere (see evolve ). Early senses related to physical movement, first recorded in describing a tactical "wheeling" maneuver in the realignment of troops or ships. Current senses stem from a notion of "opening out" and "unfolding," giving rise to a general sense of [development.]

ORIGIN late Middle English : from Old French, or from late Latin revolutio(n-), from revolvere 'roll back' (see revolve).

ORIGIN late Middle English (in the senses [turn (the eyes) back,] [restore,] [consider] ): from Latin revolvere, from re- 'back' (also expressing intensive force) + volvere 'roll.'


Abe's Axe is a symbol. Like the firey wand of Hermes, it is the conduit for bringing into action manifestations from the creative imagination. He is not killing vampires so much as freeing living dead men. The great emancipator would like to bring you into the 4th dimension of consciousness. He is going to have to kill you to do this, though. Or, actually, just annihilate your ego to transport you. In this instance, his axe is the craft. A craft is both a transport and a skill. The magician's wand is both. A pen can be mightier than the sword. What's your craft? Use your symbol well. . .

Heal The King!

Heal The King!