". . . 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

Thursday, June 6, 2013


The Moleskine flip cover reporter's notebook is the best out of which to transcribe to digital document.  It stays open without need of a weight or pinning bar; it's small enough to prop right at the side of one's machine - keyboard.

This is no small convenience considering how much I've got to do.  I used up two cartridges for my pen.

Working on Monticello today.

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