Epigraph: Threshold gifts mark the time of, or act as the actual agents of, individual transformation. - Hyde. Writing is neither remembering nor forgetting neither beginning or ending. - Stein. ... one's intellectual vision is not a disembodied mental activity; rather, it is closely connected to one's place of enunciation, that is, where one is actually speaking from. - Braidotti. Even earlier than Egyptian timber-house coffins, hut urns appear in the fertile crescent. The notion of cremating the dead and burying their remains in a model of a house is as diffused as the cremation rite itself. - Lotus 8. This is not Democracy - it is savagery. It shows the glutton hunt for the Dollar with no thought for aught else under the sun or over the earth. - Sullivan.