“Whereof One Can Speak” is a variation on something the philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein wrote: “Whereof one cannot speak, thereof one must be silent”.
After the 2012 massacre in Aurora, Colorado, I decided to be less silent. It usually keeps me off the streets.
“An ingenious device for avoiding work” is a variation on something Sir Arthur Helps (1813-1875) wrote: “Reading is sometimes an ingenious device for avoiding thought”.
To the Swedish Academy: You can probably reach me via myname.Outlook. Best wishes, Larry Franz