Archive for August, 2007

Do you want to know who you are? Don’t ask. Act. Action will delineate and define you. You will find out from your actions. But you must act as an “I,” as an individual, because you can be certain only of your own needs, inclinations, passions, necessities. Only this kind of action is direct and […]


I have been reading tonight in Mikhail Bakhtin’s theory of the development of the novel and I began to revaluate the ways in which language can become archaic. I began to recognize connections between what his article is articulating about the development of the novel out of various genres: epic, chivalric romance, pastorals, etc. and […]


“It is not what you keep, but what you give that makes you happy. We make our living by what we get. We make our life by what we give. Whatever you do, strive to do it so well that no man living and no man dead, and no man yet to be born can […]