Earlier today I finished The Uncanny but the uncanny isn't finished with me. Or The Uncanny for that matter. There are some wonderful things in Mr. Royle's book. I recommend it. One of the things I learned from it is a term from rhetoric: hendiadys. It's "(f)rom the Greek hen dia dyoin, literally 'one through two.'" Royle writes that George T. Wright has described a hendiadys as "the use of two substantives, joined by a conjunction to express a single but complex idea." One example that Royle goes on to offer from everyday English is the expression "house and home." All of this is roiling in my brain. I think the seed has been planted for a list poem.
Another thing that I did earlier today was to write a paragraph at the request of Eileen Tabios. I would (tip of the hat to Bob Newhart) eat bees for Ms. Tabios.
I know what I want to have happen soon in Appearances but am having a hard time figuring out some transitional things. It's an interesting problem.
My love affair with Neil Young's CD Psychedelic Pill continues unabated.