“A great deal of nuclear waste will still be lethal six times as far into the future as all of recorded history presently goes back into the past.”
—David Markson, Vanishing Point (2004), p. 86

About Walter Biggins

Walter Biggins is a writer based in Atlanta, GA. He is the co-author (with Daniel Couch) of Bob Mould's Workbook (Bloomsbury, 2017). His work has been published in The Quarterly Conversation,, Bookslut (RIP), The Comics Journal, The Baseball Chronicle, and other periodicals. Twitter: @walter_biggins.
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2 Responses to Commonplace

  1. Elizabeth says:

    I thought this deserved a “wow.”
    May I recommend Bill Bryson’s book, A Short History of Nearly Everything? It’s full of other expressions of the nearly-infinite that makes one’s mind boggle. Although as far as I’ve read, there’s less doom.

  2. QB says:

    Thanks. I’ve heard enough good things about this one that I’ll have to add it to the monumental “to-be-read” pile.

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