Always Near Poets

We are never real historians, but always near poets, and our emotion is perhaps but an expression of a poetry that was lost.

– Gaston Bachelard, in The Poetics of Space

Television Memories

Imagine all the television shows living on like ghosts in the cacophonous subconscious of media-saturated America: the classics, yes, but also the ones that never aired for a whole season, and the ones that managed to drag on pointlessly for years, and the epoch television events that became national experiences, …

The Magical Times of Day

I’m just going to go ahead and assume that everybody has a “magical” time of day: a moment on the clock face you enjoy, and seem to notice, more than any other configuration. It’s a visual association you’ve made somehow, based on a pattern or a story. 11:11, 1:11, 2:22, …