Monthly Archives: June 2013

On Context as Art

The commonplace is miraculous if rightly seen, if recognized.

— Charles Simic in Dime-Store Alchemy: The Art of Joseph Cornell as quoted by Tufte in Visual Explanations

On the Difficulty of Writing

Writing is a mentally difficult thing — it’s hard to know when something’s worth saying; it’s hard to be clear; it’s hard to arrange things in a way that will hold a reader’s attention; it’s hard to sound good; it’s even hard to know whether, when you change something, you’re making it better.

James Somers