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Excerpts from "Autonauts of the Cosmoroute"

The truth is we’re a little overwhelmed by this beginning of the trip in which the scientific obligations confront a considerable dolce far niente, tons of books to read,the preparation of reports that, in the future, you will be reading in the present,

Elk Sleeps With His Own Wife By Mistake

Woodchuck had a friend named Elk with whom he had adventures.

The Pain Machain

I was for some reason in Puerto Vallarta -- I can't remember why -- and found myself at a garden party

A Surchild

Through the sound of water flowing, as if through that of lips whispering softly in my ear, I could hear the voice call my name, stubbornly, over and over, flying high up into the sky, not finding me there, then diving down toward the earth and spreading out along it to look for me among the houses, trees, and bushes crowned by the shiny, new, still not fully formed leaves, to finally find me perched on the trunk of a tree leaning over the water, my favorite spot for watching it slip away into the mysterious, longed-for unknown.

Excerpts from "The Searchers"

Each day I decide not to speak French. This amuses the French graduate student I’m fucking. She is unaware of the Lantronix™ XPort™ device, about the size of her thumb, which places any object or thing that produces data into a network.


The Brooklyn Rail

FEB 2008

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