Fluent With Sweat In the Midnite IHOP Booth, Contemplating Tongues Forcing Into My Very Mouth (ReVisiting William Gass on Writing in the Paris Review: “I STILL HATE SCENES UNLESS I MAKE THEM”

Well it is the season of the witch.. So I am picking up stitches. So it goes. Chasing leads with the writers group and earnestly tracking back a remembered line from a 'Why I Write' books of essays search a few years back. Stuck with me. "I write because I hate. A lot. Hard." And … Continue reading Fluent With Sweat In the Midnite IHOP Booth, Contemplating Tongues Forcing Into My Very Mouth (ReVisiting William Gass on Writing in the Paris Review: “I STILL HATE SCENES UNLESS I MAKE THEM”

Russia Is Falling Into a Living 1984 Situation – And Some (Many? Even in the Center?) in the Right Wing Supports this Outcome For America

from a guy I just followed on youtube: Dark Dan https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HScgaXp7KGw My response: Good vid! When you said Putin put himself in checkmate because their setup of pushing lies even fooled their leadership - and Putin. Trump has the same issue with thinking he is right about everything and wanting to surround himself with only … Continue reading Russia Is Falling Into a Living 1984 Situation – And Some (Many? Even in the Center?) in the Right Wing Supports this Outcome For America

The Sun Also Rises going into public domain so I can legally say this: You are all a lost generation.

Ernest Hemingway's novel 'The Sun Also Rises' has just gone into the public domain with this batch of copyright-expired works this New Year. One of the few Hemingway books I've read... it opens with a quote Gertrude Stein imparted on Hemingway in conversation, "You are all a lost generation." Which became a shorthand name for … Continue reading The Sun Also Rises going into public domain so I can legally say this: You are all a lost generation.

A Repeated Lie, Told Often Enough, Becomes The Liar’s Truth.

The Following is an Excerpt from Albert Camus's Novel 'THE FALL' The truth is that every intelligent man, as you know, dreams of being a gangster and of ruling over society by force alone. As it is not so easy as the detective novels might lead one to believe, one generally relies on politics and … Continue reading A Repeated Lie, Told Often Enough, Becomes The Liar’s Truth.

If You Like the Occult, Esoteric, or Philosophy in the 21st Century, You Should Be Following Gary Lachman

https://garylachman.co.uk/ Gary Lachman has written a number of books on philosophy, esotericism, and the occult, including biographies on Colin Wilson, Rudolf Steiner, Carl Jung, Aleister Crowley, Madame Blavatsky, Swedenborg, as well as the great historical overviews 'A Dark Muse' and 'Turn Off Your Mind: The Mystic Sixties & the Dark Side of the Age of … Continue reading If You Like the Occult, Esoteric, or Philosophy in the 21st Century, You Should Be Following Gary Lachman

The Roots of Romanticism – Lecture Series and Book – by Isaiah Berlin – (Lectures Linked)

The Roots of Romanticismby Isaiah Berlin https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7dhLq2G0FcM&list=PLBHxLhKiPKxBjK6Udz8i0QTlFZAXKzTtF Philosophy OverdoseThis is the first of six lectures given by Isaiah Berlin on Romanticism. In these lectures, delivered at Washington, D.C.'s National Gallery of Art in 1965, acclaimed historian of philosophy Isaiah Berlin addresses the origins of what he deems "the greatest single shift in the consciousness of the … Continue reading The Roots of Romanticism – Lecture Series and Book – by Isaiah Berlin – (Lectures Linked)

05.23.2020> ‘The Anatomy of Melancholy’

Reading this nifty book 'The Anatomy of Melancholy' to discuss on my video podcast in conjunction with watching the film 'Melancholia' by Lars Von Trier this week. This book is nuts, one of those books that is just endlessly a joy to indulge in. Written by Robert Burton under the pseudonym 'Democritus Junior' because Democritus … Continue reading 05.23.2020> ‘The Anatomy of Melancholy’