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Gilgamesh according to Patrick Stewart

I’ve tried to set aside my Saturdays for blogging. Unfortunately, I’m moving this weekend and haven’t had any time for my second Gilgamesh post. Eventually I would like to get to the point where I’m posting every day or every … Continue reading

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The Epic of Gilgamesh, Part I

Synopsis In 2800 BC, tyrannical king Gilgamesh rules over the city of Uruk. Two-thirds divine, Gilgamesh exhausts his people with his lust for sex and war. They pray to the gods to send him a companion. The gods form Enkidu … Continue reading

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Life Happens

Sorry for the unexpected leave of absence. This week has been very eventful and unfortunately the blog was put on hold. Over the last several days my roommate got married, I transferred from freelance to a permanent position at work, and … Continue reading

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The Future of Reading

My Epic of Gilgamesh post is imminent. Until then I wanted to mention two articles that recently appeared on Wired magazine’s blog The Frontal Cortex on the subject of reading in the digital age. In “The Future of Reading” and “The … Continue reading

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Quote: The Epic of Gilgamesh

‘Gilgamesh, where are you hurrying to? You will never find that life for which you are looking. When the gods created man they allotted to him death, but life they retained in their own keeping. As for you, Gilgamesh, fill your … Continue reading

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Artist Transcribes Dostoyevsky’s The Idiot by Hand

This is pretty impressive. Artist Kris Martin transcribed Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s The Idiot by hand, replacing the main character’s name, Myskin, with his own. The 1500 page manuscript was created for his art show ‘Deus ex Machina’ in Berlin. No explanation was … Continue reading

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Quote: The Epic of Gilgamesh

Surpassing all other kings, heroic in stature, brave scion of Uruk, wild bull on the rampage! Going at the fore he was the vanguard, going at the rear, one his comrades could trust! – The Epic of Gilgamesh, Lines 29-32

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