Death Keeps No Calendar
As the bad news just keeps grinding on, to save my sanity, I find solace in the silence of my studio. It is the only place right now that feels normal, what it felt like during the BeforeTimes. I can’t even remember what normal even feels like anymore.
Right now I am sorting through a pile of ephemera and going through a few books to double check dates and information. 19th century is notorious for publishing the same information but different dates, or the same dates but slightly different information. It makes me think about history and how many different variations there are, and what is the real version?
I am not sure when the footnote mania began, but I seem to remember that there were quite a few really good books that were published pre-1990, and I don’t remember being so inundated with so many footnotes. All I remember was a basic index, and a bibliography - and that was...
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