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Wednesday, April 13, 2005

Best of From the Floor: Part 1

Much of what gets posted here is due to serendipity. That was certainly the case last October when I happened to run across a review of Roger Kimball’s most recent book and Jacques Derrida’s obituary on the same day.

Seeing these items in quick succession brought me back to my graduate school days when I rubbed shoulders with both these men. This piece arose from my momentary bout of nostalgia.

The post still drives a fair amount of search engine traffic to the site. Every few days there is someone, somewhere in the world, looking to Google to provide instructions on how to use a waiter's corkscrew. This piece, like much of what else gets posted here, is a tease that way--promising something useful but never actually delivering as it peters off into self-absorbed musings. But, hey, that's what blogs are all about, right?

If a blogger and arm-chair critic could have an artist’s statement, this would be mine.

Why We’re Called “From the Floor”

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