dennis scharnberg

learning about nothing

Careerism is about being something, not doing something.

Christopher Jayne, A Critique of Sincerity.

new economic measures

Photographs steal.

Godfrey Tooke, Collected Aphorisms.

celluloid or acetate?

“Bertrand’s conclusions were drawn from his ludicrous assumptions by means of a pure, crystalline logic. Do not doubt me.”

Will Bestwyck, Letters from Mr. Palindrome.

ear of corn

“Oh, berry me knott on the loaned prayer-rie.” This puzzling message was scribbled on a Walmart receipt and left upon the desk, alongside a clutter of late Victorian trade cards and an old coin bearing the image of Marcus Aurelius.

Jason Starling, ed., Adventures in Narrative Parsimony.

latitude and longitude

“So smart,” she thought, warmly. “So very smart. So very, very, very smart.”

Diana Moone, Living Well.