Whimsies: I've Migrated!

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After years of using Blogger, I've finally migrated over to Wordpress.  My new blog url is http://michaelborshuk.wordpress.com and at some point I will be taking down any content that exists at this location.

You can thank Google's unwillingness to develop Blogger applications for a certain Canadian-owned smartphone/tablet maker that I favor for the move.

Whimsies: Quotations to Live By #20

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"The artist and the politician stand at opposite poles. The artist enhances life by his prolonged concentration upon it, while the politician emphasizes the impersonal aspect of life by his attempts to fit men into groups."

--Richard Wright
 

I mean, really, how were any of us to know about that warm, soulful secret you've been keeping for years?

Whimsies: XXXIX

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Whimsies: Quotations to Live By #19

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"Identities are the names we give to the different ways we are positioned by, and position ourselves within, the narratives of the past."

--Stuart Hall

Whimsies: Quotations to Live By #18a

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Grief redux...


"It breaks your heart. It is designed to break your heart. The game begins in the spring, when everything else begins again, and it blossoms in the summer, filling the afternoons and evenings, and then as soon as the chill rains come, it stops and leaves you to face the fall alone. You count on it, rely on it to buffer the passage of time, to keep the memory of sunshine and high skies alive, and then just when the days are all twilight, when you need it most, it stops."

--A. Bartlett Giamatti


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MICHAEL BORSHUK is Associate Professor of African American Literature at Texas Tech University. He is the author of SWINGING THE VERNACULAR: JAZZ AND AFRICAN AMERICAN MODERNIST LITERATURE (Routledge, 2006), and numerous essays, reviews, and encyclopedia entries on African American literature, American modernism, and music. For ten years, from 1999 to 2009, he wrote on jazz regularly for CODA MAGAZINE. His fiction has appeared in ANTIGONISH REVIEW, DALHOUSIE REVIEW, ELYSIAN FIELDS QUARTERLY, SHORT STORY, and 34TH PARALLEL.

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