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Comment on A flashback to highschool: a momentary lesson in typhlology? by In Choi

Thank you for sharing your story, Erik! Your adventure back in 2003 sounds almost fun and exciting compared to what we're all going through now. Wishing you the very best in 2021!

Comment on The Power of the Word by Rodrigo Alonzo
In reply to <a href="http://www.abecedariumnyc.org/2020/05/23/the-power-of-the-word/#comment-19450">Rebecca Shapass</a>. Hello, Rebecca. Yes. I loved his post. I was thinking as I wrote this one that there's definitely similarities. I'm so enjoying the opportunity to write in this space. I'm trying to frame everything with some kind of connection to the city. I had never heard of bibliomancy (though it makes lots of intuitive sense). There are so many possible avenues...It's really exciting!

Comment on Klutzing While Isolated by Karen Sztajnberg
In reply to <a href="http://www.abecedariumnyc.org/2020/05/25/klutzing-while-isolated/#comment-19451">Rebecca Shapass</a>. Thanks, Rebecca. I have really appreciated your entries as well.

Comment on Klutzing While Isolated by Rebecca Shapass
Karen, what a lovely meditation on fragility & temporality in a time of ineffable but deeply shared solitude. I really loved the line "Absence too is an event." A poetic and much needed reminder.

Comment on The Power of the Word by Rebecca Shapass
Hi Rodrigo, Your post can't help but remind me of Erik's last post under bibliomancy. I think you would enjoy his book title rearrangement method. It could be very fun and generative for you! http://www.abecedariumnyc.org/2020/05/04/the-night-window-bibliomancy-or-vaticination/ I have done this a few time with my books and have found the results very exciting. Here's one fresh off the shelf: mythologies from a time of useful consciousness a history of liars in furs

Comment on The Power of the Word by Rodrigo Alonzo
In reply to <a href="http://www.abecedariumnyc.org/2020/05/23/the-power-of-the-word/#comment-19431">In Choi</a>. Dear In, Thank you again for reminding me of the importance of Borroughs. I need to look into his work!

Comment on The Power of the Word by Rodrigo Alonzo
In reply to <a href="http://www.abecedariumnyc.org/2020/05/23/the-power-of-the-word/#comment-19429">Karen Sztajnberg</a>. Thank you, Karen. Yes...fewer words is always a challenge but often rewarding. It's funny that you mentioned Ithaca. I've just started re-reading Ulysses for the first time in twenty-five years or so. All of the stories about going back home!

Comment on The Power of the Word by In Choi
Dear Rodrigo, As a resident of Los Angeles, I've always envied the surroundings of NYC, which seem to offer endless inspirations. It's heartening to see that you're finding inspirations even in a time like now. It must have been thrilling to find your root in Kansas, a home state of William S. Burroughs whose cut-up technique is very similar to your song writing process.

Comment on The Power of the Word by Karen Sztajnberg
Being no stranger to word play myself, i am also coming around to think that there is value to fewer words, and more rhetorical observation. Maybe make Topeka your post-isolation Ithaca? Enjoy the “holiday” K

Comment on Klutzing While Isolated by Karen Sztajnberg
In reply to <a href="http://www.abecedariumnyc.org/2020/05/25/klutzing-while-isolated/#comment-19427">Rodrigo Alonzo</a>. Muchas gracias, Rodrigo. Un abrazo.