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Welcome to utopia. Here is your “‘[e]ndangered, taboo-animal'” lab-grown meatburger. For your unstoppable appropriative appetite. Good luck with that.

This is a response to Kate Lunau’s article discussing a new book by Josh Schonwald, The Taste of Tomorrow: Dispatches from the Future of Food. The article emphasises (speculatively entertaining) innovations in food production, and is, as such, a fun-filled collection … Continue reading

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A Little Note to Dotty, Regarding Getting a Cannon

Dear Dotty, Getting a cannon is SUCH a good idea. The other day I ran into the middle of the street out front of my house to yell at cars. One driver shrugged at me, but he had to nearly … Continue reading

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Magic realism

Here I want to record the following passage that concludes an essay discussing “magical realism” (I prefer magic realism–less clunky) as a narrative mode that, to varying degrees and with varying outcomes, (in simplistic terms) unites the real with the unreal. Magic realism … Continue reading

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Truth is that bitch.

Regarding process: the following contains scenes of confusion, which I am letting loose here in order to clear some space for cohesive and rational thinking. I suppose I am not the only one who gets tangled up in mind sometimes, … Continue reading

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“And I faced the Pursuer . . . or did I?”

At the moment I am reading Paul Williams’ Apple Bay; this is part of researching for the Vonnegut paper, which has become quite suddenly more focussed now that I’ve split open my free-associative dreamscape of a utopian cocoon and reemerged … Continue reading

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an imperfect possibility

It is rising in me, the impulse to secede normative society and go back–if not to the land, then to some iteration of it that, even in my current state of wobbly and rather glorious confusion, must be said to … Continue reading

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write a paragraph describing your utopia

A while back I updated my facebook status asking “What is your utopia? Please share.” I wanted to see what kinds of responses I would get because I likely would not answer such a question in a public forum, unless … Continue reading

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