Thursday, March 28, 2024


Is the next rank up from gerontocrat, a thanatocrat?
f This may all sound like an episode of that 60s TV show Bewitched. However, weegees, seances and the occult-- it’s still possible to look into the world of non-sentient non-corporeal beings. The Germans have a compound word Vergangsheitbewatagung roughly "the burden of the past"-- which deals with such generationism. In other words your repository of grandfatherly aspiration will in turn be passed down to your grand kids. So don’t fret writers, all those inquiries which begin “I was wondering about the status of my submission “ You questions will outlive you.

read Joan Baum's NPR review of The Kafka Studies Department by Francis Levy

and listen to "Borderline" by Madonna and The Liebestod"

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