Scott Douglas’ Terse Bloviation

Archive for February, 2010

Special Ed

My profile of Ed Whitlock is now posted. It was an honor and pleasure to spend a few days with Ed and attempt to capture some of what makes him special.

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Reconstruction of the Fabled Records

While running the other evening I was feeling especially fatigued and the song “Feeling Gravity’s Pull” came to mind. So when I got home and started the usual 13-hour post-run routine I put on the album it’s on for the first time in years. Damn, that’s good stuff! I love dredging up something from the archives and finding it still speaks to me. In this case, I was thinking, “Wow, that’s really held up well for being 15 years old. Wait, it’s 25! Holy telescoped time, Batman!”

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I Was Born Several Centuries Too Late

From A Geography of Time:

Until the Industrial Revolution, in fact, most evidence shows that people showed little inclination to work.

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