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The New Boz

My friend Boz is subject to epileptic seizures. The first time I had ever witnessed one was in the 6th Grade of elementary school. The kid we now call “Boz” was given the assignment of speaking before the class. He spoke well until he paused, and then, as we waited, fell forwards onto the floor…
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Locals Action

To take risks is to invite trouble, so that the artist must say, if asked about the gaps in a painting, that further cooperation is denied. It has been said of the audience, when it refused to see what was avoided, that the best policy still seems to be telling the truth ‐but with a…
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Being here

Post-historical connoisseurs of art have criticized art as a theatrical reviewer would critique a stage play, and in so doing, granted no right to historical indebtedness, drawing attention to fear factors, claiming it was for the kids, a typical ploy for sympathy practiced as entertainment and even as popular culture that pull at the heartstrings.…
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Drinking Game

Thinking does not exist independently of language. Criticism is the sketchiness of our memory expressed in the form of language. The tradition of the metaphysical operates as a binary system located opposite concepts in a hierarchy of superiority, domination, subordination and inferiority. Another way to present this is in terms of inherent challenges. General linguistics explains…
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Come back, Vegas.

Winning is effortless. Anybody can win. Not every high roller proves capable of sustaining a heavy loss. Famous gamblers die with nothing left to their names but fame. The story has been repeated so many times it’s like a rerun. Why do we come back? There is a poetics to gambling, as well as aesthetics,…
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Back again?

You don’t have to win to have fun. It doesn’t take long to learn the rules -and to play well. But, reflecting on the mediocre return for the effort, I understood that it is futile, in the long run, to play against the house. Seasoned players know this, but they also know and enjoy the…
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