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Shirley Jackson, Francine Prose
No Logo: No Space, No Choice, No Jobs
Naomi Klein
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"I want to perform an unnatural act."

- Lenny Bruce

"I get a kick out of being an outsider constantly. It allows me to be creative. I don't like anything in the mainstream and they don't like me."

- Bill Hicks

"I don’t like ass kissers, flag wavers or team players. I like people who buck the system. Individualists. I often warn people: “Somewhere along the way, someone is going to tell you, ‘There is no “I” in team.’ What you should tell them is, ‘Maybe not. But there is an “I” in independence, individuality and integrity.’” Avoid teams at all cost. Keep your circle small. Never join a group that has a name. If they say, “We’re the So-and-Sos,” take a walk. And if, somehow, you must join, if it’s unavoidable, such as a union or a trade association, go ahead and join. But don’t participate; it will be your death. And if they tell you you’re not a team player, congratulate them on being observant."

-George Carlin

"The more I see, the less I know for sure."

- John Lennon

Sometimes things just don't connect.

The Mail From Anywhere - Brad Leithauser

When describing this book of poems to my husband, I said, "The author's great, he has talent, but I find myself not caring most of the time." I would struggle with certain poems while others jumped out, powerful and haunting.


The thrashing

And the dead, dumped

From nets to baskets,

Like stolen goods under the old

Warehouse's one bulb gleam. Frantic,

Nearing, the search for them continues;

Hear the wind at the door and the sea, leaving

  No stone unturned, crashing.


"Reykjavik Winter Couplets"


The beginning stanzas of "Your Natural History" are downright awe-inspiring:




Beautiful. If only more of the book was like this.