(A link to the NYTimes video on the work of Seamus Heaney)
White Elephant – The Rumpus.net.
Originally posted on <a href="https://vincentmars.com/2013/12/04/fear-of-writing/">boy with a hat</a>: <br />Writing is the activity I most enjoy doing (I don’t have a girlfriend at present), and yet, though I enthusiastically await every opportunity to write, hoping to create literary compositions, when I am faced with the blank paper I procrastinate. I do a thousand menial tasks to ‘prepare myself for writing.’ And by the time I am done with them, half an hour or more has passed, and…
Literature should not disappear up its own asshole, so to speak. Kurt Vonnegut via 15 Things Kurt Vonnegut Said Better Than Anyone Else Ever Has Or Will · The A.V. Club. Related articles Tips from Kurt Vonnegut (swiss-miss.com)
The truth is we don’t know why this shit happens. In an interview with The Guardian, Siddhartha Mukherjee, author of the ‘cancer memoir’ The Emperor of All Maladies, says, “In a spiritual sense, a positive attitude may help you get through chemotherapy and surgery and radiation and what have you. But a positive mental attitude does not cure cancer—any more than a negative mental attitude causes cancer.” We need to stop blaming cancer patients and […]