Sunday Morning! “Have You Seen the White Whale?”

Rufus F.

Rufus is an American curmudgeon in Canada. He has a PhD in History, sings in a garage rock band, and does many things. He is the author of the forthcoming book "The Paris Bureau" from Dio Press (early 2021).

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12 Responses

  1. DensityDuck says:

    Sometimes it’s a white rabbit, sometimes it’s a white whale…Report

  2. Aaron David says:

    That was beautiful, Rufus. Thank you.Report

  3. Aaron David says:

    Oh, I amost forgot. I came across this and thought it was something you might enjoy or at least ponder.

    Bullshit makes the art grow profounderReport

  4. Exceptional piece, Rufus. Really enjoyed this and shared it with many people outside our normal circles.Report

  5. This was a lovely story.Report

  6. Jaybird says:

    This was awesome.

    The whole “banana duct taped to the wall” thing is currently making twitter aflutter. I’ve seen some people complain that it’s B.S. and some people complain that it’s a stunt and *I* think that the $120,000 price tag demonstrates that it’s a way to launder money in plain sight. I don’t think I’ve seen anyone celebrate it.

    The whales? Now that’s art.Report

  7. Rufus F. says:

    Thanks everybody. Like I said, she tells the story way better, because it’s her stort. I believe they’re pushing her to publish the memoir, but I know she’s set against continuing in academia. So I’ll let you know if anything happens. And she might be on to the next project before long. I would not be too surprised.Report

  8. JoeSal says:


  9. Slade the Leveller says:

    Oh, to have been at that defense! What an extraordinary person she must be.

    This is one of the best things I’ve ever read on this site. Thanks for sharing.Report

  1. December 30, 2019

    […] Rufus wrote about an artist, trauma and resilience. […]Report