Learning Cree

Recently I undertook the fascinating, amateur study of the local Cree language (there are 5, and some say 7, dialects).  It’s a hobby, nothing hardcore. I’d love to really delve into it, though. Get this: there is a Fourth Person: First Person: I ran into the woods. Second Person: You ran into the woods. Third …

Notes on Nationalism: George Orwell

Orwell said in 1984 that “the best books were the ones which told you what you already knew”; I felt that exact way in reading this essay of his.  One item that hooked my particular attention was this: PACIFIST: Those who ‘abjure’ violence can only do so because others are committing violence on their behalf. …

Patterns: THE OTHERS Beatsheet

A “revelation”, ie. something I “knew” but not explicitly: What Snyder calls “Set Up” is “the beginning of set-up”, but “Set-up” can happen until the Midpoint SGOW is certainly like that, set-up set-up set-up, til Midpoint then pay-off pay-off pay-off. Genre: MONSTER IN THE HOUSE meets RITES OF PASSAGE A “monster”: the others A “sin”: …

Patterns: THIS IS ENGLAND

I really recommend this movie. I like all the IFC stuff I’ve seen lately; man, I should have gone to the IFC cinema in NYC. Next time. I think it works for STC. Ultra-indie, ultra-non-Hollywood, but I could see the pattern. To test: GENRE: Rites of Passage. “Going through something,” a “wrong way”, and a …