Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
You can usually tell . . . by seeing what kind of mistakes you make. I’m quite sure that one never makes fundamental mistakes about the thing one really wants to do. Fundamental mistakes arise out of lack of genuine interest. In my opinion, that is.
. . . The big proof is that the thing comes right, without those fundamental errors. One always makes surface errors, of course. But a fundamental error is a sure sign of not caring. I wish one could teach people nowadays that the doctrine of snatching what one thinks one wants is unsound.I think some people might call them the opposite--call "Amercia" and "Regan" surface errors--but it didn't feel like that to me. In the middle of heavy political rhetoric like that, I couldn't help thinking: What do they really care about?
Monday, June 04, 2012
: a type of novel in which the plot makes sense only when viewed by the somewhat paranoid protagonist
[The E is silent; pronounced like "pomp."]Do not remember what was going on in my dream, but this was all I was left with from it when I woke up--this made-up word. Apparently it is from the French. Who knew.