". . . But the past does not exist independently from the present. Indeed, the past is only past because there is a present, just as I can point to something over there only because I am here. But nothing is inherently over there or here. In that sense, the past has no content. The past -- or more accurately, pastness -- is a position. Thus, in no way can we identify the past as past." p. 15

". . . But we may want to keep in mind that deeds and words are not as distinguishable as often we presume. History does not belong only to its narrators, professional or amateur. While some of us debate what history is or was, others take it into their own hands." p. 153

Silencing the Past: Power and the Production of History (1995) by Michel-Rolph Trouillot

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Spring, Glorious Spring!

It's 75 degrees! The sun shines! Tonight, Cyril Neville at Sullivan Hall!

In the meantime the slog through the copy editing phase, the line editing phase, all those other phases continue. Never ever think TYBTF has been generated by anything but perfectionism -- as perfectionist as mortal human beans can ever achieve, anyway.

Still, out to the Hudson for walking in the sun and fresh air had to be achieved, and it was good.

1 comment:

Renegade Eye said...

It's very nice here too.

I'm interested in what the fallout will be on Cuba and Venezuela, from Obama's trip. State to state agreements should have nothing to do with agreeing with the state or ideology.

Chavez gave Obama a copy of Galeano's Open Veins of Latin America, supreme irony and a lesson on the history of US imperialism.

I like Charmaine Neville. When she played here last year, she invited everyone to come to her house for a meal. I would do it.

OT: I did a test comment on my blog. at the pirate post on two computers, without problem. Try again to post what you wanted.