“Finding the Body” / Memorable Fancies #3013

[“It is possible for there to be a conscious creature that cannot see or touch its own body, a creature that spends its entire life unaware that it has a body.” – Gary Cox] And what parts of our bodies are we unaware of? > “books Terence Kuch” on Google or Amazon will lead you to more writing from a naturally curly mind. << … [Read more...]

“The ‘How to Feel’ Sound Track” / Memorable Fancies #3012

[“the sound track I always wanted to tell me how to feel and what to do.” – Lucy Corin] There is a “how to feel” sound track you can download; it tells you how to feel even though you don’t know what to do. Millions of people are using it, right now. And there is a “what to do” recording that leaves your feelings your own responsibility. The few who tried it immediately hit DELETE. > “books Terence Kuch” on Google or Amazon will lead you to more writing from a naturally curly mind. << … [Read more...]

“Computer Love” / Memorable Fancies #3011

[“That an obscure Filipino computer-user can spread confusion through the global computer networks by launching the ‘I love you’ virus is possible only because the computer loves us.” – Jean Baudrillard] OK, maybe everyone else’s computer loves them, but yours doesn’t love you. It doesn’t even like you. > “books Terence Kuch” on Google or Amazon will lead you to more writing from a naturally curly mind. << … [Read more...]

“The Cipher of Love” / Memorable Fancies #3010

[“To-be-deciphered you.” – Paul Celan] I want you to remain ‘to be deciphered’ for me, or ‘will be,’ perhaps, ... but not ‘was,’ or especially, ‘has been’... > “books Terence Kuch” on Google or Amazon will lead you to more writing from a naturally curly mind. << … [Read more...]

“The Taste of Being” / Memorable Fancies #3009

[“...those who exist and want to be eternal, and we who don’t exist, and would like to.” – Italo Calvino] Our latest offer states that we will settle for non-eternal, if it comes to that – just so long as we have tasted existence even once, that delicate fruit soon to spoil. > “books Terence Kuch” on Google or Amazon will lead you to more writing from a naturally curly mind. << … [Read more...]

“The Makers” / Memorable Fancies #3008

[“We become makers of fiction who cannot sustain belief in our creations, who wake to their unreality, but only to dream more shrewdly the next time.” – Judith Butler] Next time, our creations will be just as poorly designed as before, but our expectations will be less. > “books Terence Kuch” on Google or Amazon will lead you to more writing from a naturally curly mind. << … [Read more...]

Turning Red at Midnight

       “No one is entirely clear exactly how the app is making its decisions. Chinese authorities are unsurprisingly not entirely transparent regarding what can turn a person’s status from Green to Yellow or Red. It is suspected that data including a person’s movements, duration spent in known areas with infections, and contact with potential carriers, are all evaluated by some kind of automated algorithm, with a person's color code updated at midnight every night.” - New Atlas Tonight’s party … [Read more...]