if: J. Derrida, "'Eating Well,' or The Calculation
of the Subject: An Interview with Jacques Derrida." In,
E. Cadava, Editor, Who Comes After the Subject? New York,
1991. pp.111-12. "this
process of compounding two things added together does not
produce a third thing but suggests some fundamental relation
between them." E.
Fenollosa. In, L. Géfin, Ideogram: History of a Poetic
Method. Austin, TX., 1982.
cold trail: The first footprint reported by a non-native
was in 1811, by explorer David Thompson, near Jasper, Alberta,
in deep snow. It could have been a bear, although both bears and
sasquatches are not active in cold weather.
your teeth: "Aside from genes and tool making, we share
with our most distant ancestors a propensity to pick our teeth...Scientists
have long noted grooves warn into teeth where root meets crown
and speculated that they were caused by rough dental probes. Wooden
toothpicks, however, don't leave such marks, said (Leslea) Hlusko....Hlusko
ran grass stalks between human and baboon teeth for three hours
and eight hours, respectively. The resulting grooves matched exactly
those photographed on ancient teeth under an electron microscope.
'It appears that tooth picking is the oldest human habit preserved
in the fossil record, Hlusko said.'" M. Wylie, "From
Earliest Days, Humans Have Been a Picky Species." New
house News Service, 27 Nov 03.