Wednesday, February 24, 2016
I was a young man at the time, and intimately acquainted with some of the actors in this strange tale; the impression which its incidents made on me, therefore, were deep, and lasting. I shall now endeavour, with precision, to relate them all, combining, of course, in the narrative, whatever I have learned from various sources, tending, however imperfectly, to illuminate the darkness which involves its progress and termination.
Text: J. Sheridan Le Fanu, The Familiar (1872)
Itals: In A Dis Ya Time (Link)
Velvet Underground: That's The Story Of My Life (Link)
Thursday, February 18, 2016
Tragic. The system gamed him & he gamed himself through selective inattention to the things that really mattered, collecting details & minutiae, listening but not hearing, an overspecialized generalist. Talent is a wasting asset; timing is everything.