Saturday, November 30, 2013

Stars Wheel in Purple

Stars wheel in purple, yours is not so rare
as Hesperus, nor yet so great a star
as bright Aldeboran or Sirius,
nor yet the stained and brilliant one of War;

stars turn in purple, glorious to the sight;
yours is not gracious as the Pleiads are
nor as Orion's sapphires, luminous;

yet disenchanted, cold, imperious face,
when all the others blighted, reel and fall,
your star, steel-set, keeps lone and frigid tryst
to freighted ships, baffled in wind and blast.

H. D.(born Hilda Doolittle)

Thursday, November 14, 2013


Fragment of allotment device (kleroterion) used for random jury selection, Greece, third century BCE. A number of black and white balls were dropped into a funnel and the order in which they exited an attached tube determined which horizontal row of potential jurors would serve in a given trial. Courtesy the American School of Classical Studies in Athens.

The great middle-class identity crisis

Fewer stay in the same profession for life. We are ceasing to be our jobs’
By Simon Kuper
November 8, 2013

Sunday, November 10, 2013


Paul Joostens, Untitled, 1920
Assemblage of an engraving, painted wood, cord, felt, an iron lock and chain in a wooden box

Διαδικασία από το φτιάξιμο της κλωστής μέχρι την ύφανση

Διαδικασία από το φτιάξιμο της κλωστής μέχρι την ύφανση, σαρακατσάνικα υφαντά

A farmer's house locked between three major highways

 A farmer's house locked between three major highways, China, 2009.