In Uncategorized on 09/29/2006 at 22:50
Negative Capability – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:
"Negative Capability is a theory of the poet John Keats, expressed in his letter to George and Thomas Keats dated Sunday, 21 December 1817.
I had not a dispute but a disquisition with Dilke, on various subjects; several things dovetailed in my mind, & at once it struck me, what quality went to form a Man of Achievement especially in literature & which Shakespeare possessed so enormously – I mean Negative Capability, that is when man is capable of being in uncertainties, Mysteries, doubts without any irritable reaching after fact & reason
Keats believed that great people (especially poets) have the ability to accept that not everything can be resolved."
In Uncategorized on 09/19/2006 at 20:20
Now at Amazon. I have a story coming in volume two, but this is the premiere volume — which won the Australian Speculative Fiction Ditmar Award for Best Collection 2005! Check it out!
In Uncategorized on 09/11/2006 at 00:02
My coverage of The Wire (S04E01): Boys of Summer should be up by now…
(Somewhat, but not hugely, spoilerific.)
In Uncategorized on 09/10/2006 at 11:35
For days my DSL has been vexing me, cutting out a few times an hour! I’ve plugged and replugged and coiled and uncoiled cable. Nothing worked and I almost resorted to calling the help line so that they could tell me nothing was wrong. Until I tried reversing which end of the phone cable goes into the wall jack and which goes into the extender cable that reaches set-up.
And that seems to have worked.
In Uncategorized on 09/09/2006 at 21:29
Don’t answer that. Anyway it’s been days since I blogged here, and all I have to say right now is that I am looking forward to seeing my writer’s group friends: Johnzo, Michael, Nisi, Sabrina, Victoria tomorrow afternoon, after too long a summer hiatus!