Wednesday, February 24, 2016


I was a young man at the time, and intimately acquainted with some of the actors in this strange tale; the impression which its incidents made on me, therefore, were deep, and lasting. I shall now endeavour, with precision, to relate them all, combining, of course, in the narrative, whatever I have learned from various sources, tending, however imperfectly, to illuminate the darkness which involves its progress and termination.

Text:  J. Sheridan Le Fanu, The Familiar (1872)

Itals: In A Dis Ya Time (Link)

Velvet Underground: That's The Story Of My Life (Link)  

Thursday, February 18, 2016


Tragic.  The system gamed him & he gamed himself through  selective inattention  to the things that really mattered, collecting details & minutiae, listening but not hearing, an overspecialized generalist.  Talent is a wasting asset; timing is everything.