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November 08, 2009


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Here in the dark so many precious things--what a gorgeous line; thank you for that. I feel like stenciling it on my wall. Great to see you here, Tom.

You got me thinking about colors and the days.... Today, the day Milton died is "Red Bud" (Pantone19-1850). The color of the day on which you were born, Tom, is called "Feldspar" (Pantone16-5815). While it is a lovely shade of green in my book of Colorstrology, I also discovered that feldspar is one of several abrasive ingredients found in Bon Ami, the household cleaner. Interesting coincidence. May you always scrub my mind clean, and refresh it on a regular basis with your beautiful thoughts and words and poems.

OK Joanne - I'm intrigued. More about colorstrology please . . .

(Thanks for a great post, Tom!)

Tom! Saw you at your reading at FIU and here you are too - how delightful. Hope to see you at the Book Fair this weekend...

I always thought Wittgenstein looked a lot like the Sherlockian actor,Jeremy Brett.

I think the internet as panopticon thought is rather interesting.

I think wondering is a question to the self. An internal question. Yes, closer to rhetorical, but often more answerable, me thinks.

Oh, and I couldn't help but look at the photographs of Wittgenstein in the books in your library. He's probably the most photogenic philosopher. Secretly, I think Diogenes would have been. I think he would have won some photographer a Pulitzer. Diogenes would have rebelled to have been used thus.

Great blog, Tom! I like the mix of thoughts, wondering, quotes, anecdotes, and videos.

I think it is also interesting that Milton's death is mentioned in a blog that mentions panopticon. Then I WONDER what Milton would have done with the internet. Or any of the pre-internet writer's really. Miltonic Blogging. I think Alexander Pope would have been particularly great at blogging. He and Byron.

I love the picture of Milton, engraved just after he used Head & Shoulders (for dry hair).

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