“I like a little cosmology with my edge.” –how many times have you heard this at parties?


Now On

” . . . for the most fleeting overview of neurogeography reveals that for four or five thousand years, there has been a pattern of migratory movement of consciousness from east to west. The smartest people, the strongest, bravest, most adventurous, creative, open-minded, and advanced have pressed ever westward: starting from India and China, moving to Alexandria, Constantinople, and the Middle East; on to Athens, Rome, Paris, London; crossing the Atlantic, the New England of Thoreau and the Transcendentalists, New York of course; then Chicago, which earlier in this century was a hot box of intellectual and artistic ferment; and, now, the West Coast, where LA, San Francisco, and Seattle represent the end of terrestrial migration. ”

–Tom Robbins, from “Here in Geoduck Junction” . . . via the Seattle Weekly, which has a new article on “the Northwest’s master of Zen-punk prose” here. You can also get an excerpt from “Fierce Invalids Home from Hot Climates”–his newest–here.

He calls his blog “wetlog” but I like the name of his domain better: wrongwaygoback. His weblog junior high section is a Must Read . . . as is his ingeniously-staged Great Blog-Offs , wherein the blogger mythmaking continues . . . . Superior Mememeister Relton DuPiniot puts his hand in here, too –you may know him as Le Blogeur (he likes to watch . . . blogs). And then there is this dork over here raving on about “this whole new blog phenom” . . .

Bloggers: personality cults for the well-informed/jet set/hearing-impaired.