I was with a cat last night, one of those dream animals and we were discussing apprehension, the three types—“first the body, recurrent dust,” I said to the cat. “We walk and meet other animate dust clouds, we know the world mostly as rain,” I said and the cat was unimpressed. “Then there’s comic irony, [...]
If you walk for your health I hope you have a dog. Generally a cat won’t make it no matter what feline lovers might say. Let me admit my prejudice: I’m a guide dog man, blind, fast, and adventurous. No cat will do for me. Take truth serum my friends—would you trust your life to [...]
For eight years on this blog I have tried to describe disability as a way of knowing. To that end I’ve been ardent, philosophical, poetic, and often nuanced, for the provenance of this idea owes a great deal to the late Enlightenment rather than the early, and accordingly degrees of doubt are the correspondent self-questioning [...]
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When I was younger and green under my shirt I went alone to Scandinavia to study poetry. I learned many things in solitude—things superfluous and sometimes divine. One night walking on a bridge in Helsinki with sleet driving into my face I met an intoxicated woman who said she was a vampire. She asked for [...]