dennis scharnberg

it approaches zero

Ease is toxic.

Amanda Willcoxen, ed., The Literary and Philosophical Fragments of Gregory James Sallust.

driving old cars

There is no factual Nietzsche. There are only interpretations of Nietzsche.

Baldwin Tavinger, Toward a Rhetoric of Number.

coeli et terra

Criteria are ex post facto.

Godfrey Tooke, Collected Aphorisms.

friendly splashing dolphins

“It was gossamer, Dan. Pure gaseous frivolity. Diffusion of nothing at all.”

Augustus Bligh, Crawlspace.

to and fro

He dabbled a bit too casually in matters of business. For a while, it was what he referred to as “old coins.” And then there was the wholesaling of damaged fruit. Regardless of what he tried he always managed to lose his shirt. And he always had to start again from zero. At least that’s how it appeared to those who knew him best.

Miles Harolde, Captain Hugo and the Case of the Mystic Rhymes.

hey diddle diddle

“He reminds me,” replied Brenda, “of the comedy writer I once knew. So clever. So wonderful.”

Chadwick Graves, One Damned Thing After Another.

how to hide

Bored of Directors

Andrew Tertullian, Pandora’s Ponderous Puns.

eye of newt

First, they define “knowing” in such a way as to make knowing unattainable. Then, they declare that we cannot know.

Nigel Swoone, Old Theories of Time.

another nebulous dawn

After the destruction of “all things solid,” the leftist has nothing further to offer.

Lawrence Knowles, Styles of Mendacity: The Life and Work of Max Horkheimer.

bird in hand

Selfhood is the thing, yes. But they do not want to examine the self. They just want to proceed.

Hill Boothby, Essays in Disappointment Management.