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THE DARK EROS OF THE BIG BACKSIDE (Discussion followed by a story)

When I was “doing education” for animal control, I used to complain that the four main things I needed to talk about were all taboo in polite society: Birth, death, sex and shit. Of course, the reason they cried out for education was that when something is taboo, it cannot be discussed and therefore no one knows anything much about it. They just wander around making guesses and accumulating wrong-headedness.

This is not just true of dogs. People are also much in the dark about their… Continue

Posted on January 31, 2010 at 4:45pm


Saturday, December 12, 2009


“The Education of Little Tree” (1976) is one of the most notorious of the faux Indian identity books but I had not read the book (still haven’t) and just saw the movie last night. The movie the night before was “Gran Torino” about a cranky old white man who hates minorities. I had not understood the connection between the two when I started reflecting on them in my attempts to get a good grip on the psychological… Continue

Posted on December 12, 2009 at 4:52pm


Thursday, December 10, 2009


The most horrible thing is not death -- it’s being stuck between life and death, not being able to die and not being able to get better. People in this situation are called zombies. The American culture likes zombies because they make money. Just in the movies alone they are box office gold, although not quite as good as vampires who are also stuck between states.

Also, real people who are only partly dead lie in beds with a lot… Continue

Posted on December 10, 2009 at 12:08pm — 1 Comment


The blizzard started, as forecasted, just about suppertime last night and is roaring today. It roared all night. Now the world is submarine and somehow subconscious, altered and blurred as in a dream. When I woke up the second time, I spent a long time slipping back and forth into and out of a hypnogogic state. The forecast for Wednesday is forty below, unreal. I haven’t finished winterizing.

The hypnogogic state is when you’re halfway between dreams and consciousness, in a sort of… Continue

Posted on December 6, 2009 at 1:28am

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At 8:51am on November 30, 2009, Barque said…
Welcome to Barque, Mary, a forum associated with the blog at that covers the writings and work of Thomas Moore. Please share more Moore memories with the group like your Logon 83 post. Thanks for joining.

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