Posts Tagged ‘Notebook’

Notebook – p4

Saturday, November 5th, 2011



“The first ice worms species were discovered in 1887 in Alaska, on the Muir Glacier .[2] These glacier ice worms can be found on glaciers in Alaska, Washington, Oregon and British Columbia. They have not been found in other glaciated regions of the world.”

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Notebook – p3

Tuesday, August 9th, 2011

Battle of Los Angeles



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It isn’t enough that you have seen them, Sir. Surely that is obvious. And isn’t it awful how they treat their old people? I have heard that his father collected blown glass penguins during World War II.

Notebook – p2

Monday, July 18th, 2011


Thomas Wilmer Dewing - The Recitation 1891

Thomas Wilmer Dewing, Summer, 1890

The floor had not been swept. The cobwebs not removed. Even the nails that had held the rough timber boards in place across the threshold had not been levered out of the crumbling door frame when the planks had been hastily removed that morning. Amelia had snagged her long blue dress on one as she made her way through and everyone could see the weeping razor wounds that ran in perfect crimson lines down each of her thighs.

Notebook – p1

Tuesday, July 5th, 2011

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The scene was so unreal I could barely believe it: two tired, frightened young men sitting in a hole beside a machine gun in the rain on a ridge, surrounded with mud – nothing but stinking mud, with so much decaying human flesh buried or half buried in it that there were big patches of wriggling fat maggots marking the spots where Japanese corpses lay – looking at the picture of a beautiful seminude girl. She was a pearl in a mudhole.

Viewing that picture made me realize with a shock that I had gradually come to doubt that there really was a place in the world where there were no explosions and people weren’t bleeding, suffering, dying, or rotting in the mud.

E.B. Sledge – With The Old Breed at Peleliu and Okinawa.


We fully expect some of the comet particles to be older than the sun.
Donald Brownlee

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