A file called “Aphorisms” with the mysterious line: “Your multilingual business friend has packed his bags and fled.”
Notes from workshopping my transgenre manuscript, Opera: ” What’s a symptom and what’s the cause? What’s the thing and the sign of the thing? (Panic attacks, what is it to be a couple? cause/effect, (low level background of jobs). “
Responses to possible generic interview questions, like “Tell me about yourself?”
Notes from a conversation with J.P. about my attempts to fund a series of original translations and bilingual readings at the San Diego Museum of Art, which did happen, if on a less ambitious level than we attempted.
A file called ” Natural language versus Data Manipulation Language.”
An unidentified grading rubric.
A blank file called “Notes on Dreams.”
A file containing call numbers for several Samuel R. Delany books at the UCSD library.
A poem I think I wrote called “I have no favorite oxymoron,” in which I say that I am not in any anthologies (I am), that I cannot read German (true), at that after all this time, I seem to like Mary Ruelfle’s work (mostly true).
A transcript of the speech that U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, gave at the American University in Cairo, Egypt, January 10, 2019. I think I used this to create a procedural text.
A blank file called “EXHIBITIONS.”
An introduction for Sophie Sills 2012 reading at Agitprop in San Diego.
A text I think I wrote about UMD’s use of an incremental budget model.
A table of p-scores I calculated for a series of unknown variables (Q17A-Q20).
Two paragraphs about Bernard Stiegler’s Mécréance et Discrédit: Tome 1, La décadence des démocraties industrielles, which I may or may not have read. Perpetual cycles of consumption. I was maybe thinking about Marcuse and DeBord?
One copied and pasted section of the “Better Than Wolves” discussion board circa 2012 called “Brony Love.”
The “October 2013 Higher Education, Gender & Work Questionnaire” from the Pew Research center. Probably the source of the mysterious p scores.
A file all about my 10th house of career, public roles and reputation.
A list of therapists.
An essay I wrote about non-linear narrative and ethics: “I like the idea of creative text as transference, as a constant attempt to examine and rearticulate the ‘scene of address.'”
An annotated bibliographic entry on Edward Albee’s “The Zoo Story”: ‘ This is a one-act play with two characters, Peter and Jerry. Peter is a publishing executive who is married with two daughters, two cats, and two parakeets. I find it interesting that Peter has both cats and parakeets. It seems like a naïve combination or else it suggests an absurdly peaceful home life. “
Notes from an interview with the Poetry Foundation for a job I didn’t get, but that lead to a different job, which I did get.