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To Hell In A Handbasket
2018-08-11 01:34
These are sad days here in our Glorious Republic, the home of the free and the brave, beautiful for spacious skies and purple (really?) mountains.  This land which is my land… Read More
Charged With Grandeur
2018-08-01 23:00
The 19th century English poet, Gerard Manley Hopkins, had a remarkable way of using language in his poetry which sets him apart from other poets of the Victorian era, and from the En… Read More
Great Pan Is Not Dead
2018-07-23 21:46
According to Plutarch "Great Pan is Dead!" are the words uttered in a loud voice (sometimes called a "divine voice") heard by the sailor Thamus on his way--by boat one would assume… Read More
Our Willy
2018-07-16 02:28
Vain, verbose, muddle-headed, ignorant, boorish, morose, opinionated, excitable, scatter-brained, loud-mouthed, meddlesome...all adjectives used at one time or another to describe Kaiser Wil… Read More
2018-07-01 22:15
There's something called "the Nothing."  There's something called "Nothingness."  They are (are not, perhaps) a concern to certain philosophers of a certain kind.  Apropos of… Read More
Of Human Cruelty
2018-06-18 18:07
"What a piece of work is man" says Shakespeare's Hamlet, in an extended fit of irony.  One can't help but agree...with the irony. The image above is, of course, taken from The Twilight… Read More
I Pardon Myself--Ego Absolvo
2018-06-07 23:02
 I've noted previously in this blog that I'm not a fan of the pardon power granted the president by the Constitution of this Great Republic.  It may be guessed, then, that I would… Read More
Tom Wolfe:  An Appreciation
2018-06-03 16:27
I was always a fan of what was called the "New Journalism" as practiced by Tom Wolfe and a few others.  I particularly liked his Radical Chic which so devastatingly mocked the propensit… Read More
A Vulgar Time
2018-05-13 15:14
"Vulgar" is a word with a very broad meaning.  It has Latin origins, and in those origins denotes a mob or common folk.  It can mean unsophisticated, crude, offensive, undeveloped… Read More
2018-05-07 22:00
I wonder whether an artist of any kind can be said to long for success.  Success is something it would seem great artists would wish to avoid, as their greatness to many is defined--if… Read More

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