“Father” by Edgar Guest – A Poem

Father By Edgar Guest My father knows the proper way The nation should be run; He tells us children every day Just what should now be done. He knows the way to fix the trusts, He has a simple plan; But if the furnace needs repairs, We have to hire a man. My father, in … Continue reading “Father” by Edgar Guest – A Poem

SOON You Will Know That YOU Are SANE (You’re On Top of The World Again) – The Time Is Right For Making Promises to Your MADNESS

STAY A WHILE. DRINK SOME OF THIS TIGER MILK. GROW STRONG. WE NEED YOU STRONG. THERE IS MUCH WORK TO BE DONE. DRINK SOME OF THIS, IN A WEEK, YOU'LL HAVE WINGS ON YOUR FEET. Rick Grimes claims he was saved by crazed fascist with baseball bat by stray tiger. the head said that you … Continue reading SOON You Will Know That YOU Are SANE (You’re On Top of The World Again) – The Time Is Right For Making Promises to Your MADNESS

NEW Supreme Court Leak Discusses Key ‘Catcher in the Rye’ Passage

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HuRx8ajKZkw Amy and Brett are having a back and forth in new leaked message from the Supreme Court - ". . . I’m standing on the edge of some crazy cliff. What I have to do, I have to catch everybody if they start to go over the cliff—I mean if they’re running and they … Continue reading NEW Supreme Court Leak Discusses Key ‘Catcher in the Rye’ Passage

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 Multiple Realizability Theory of Consciousness Emergence. (Always. Another. Way.)

We talked at our writers meet this past Monday a bit about Alfred Hitchcock and how he 'spoke' his films into existence with the theories he built up from his personal history. Of starting in silent films, moving into films with dialogue - but from this transition somewhere along the line developing a belief that … Continue reading The Multiple Realizability Theory of Consciousness Emergence. (Always. Another. Way.)

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 Hologram for the King (2016) – A Dave Eggers Novel to Film Adaptation that is Watchable but Makes One Mostly Curious About How Much Was Lost in Translation

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UW4OE1egbHs Tom Hanks stars in this adaptation of one of my favorite contemporary / intelligently countercultural writers work - Dave Eggers - based on the novel of the same name 'A Hologram for the King' (which I haven't read). Hanks stars in another adaptation of Eggers' as well, 'The Circle' (2017) based on the novel … Continue reading A Hologram for the King (2016) – A Dave Eggers Novel to Film Adaptation that is Watchable but Makes One Mostly Curious About How Much Was Lost in Translation

Chinese Leader Xi to Arts Conference: Art Should Serve the State and ‘Vulgar’ Art Will Not Be Permitted – Itself a Vulgarity that Puts Art and Truth in Service to a Particular Government, Destroying any Ideal of Either

STORY Only that which makes you uncomfortable gives you an opportunity to grow. If you are a short sighted bureaucrat deciding which art is 'worthwhile', all you are doing is destroying the survivability of your society according to your own personal psychological needs and desires. Ensuring your system is rigid, self-reassuring, and weakening at every … Continue reading Chinese Leader Xi to Arts Conference: Art Should Serve the State and ‘Vulgar’ Art Will Not Be Permitted – Itself a Vulgarity that Puts Art and Truth in Service to a Particular Government, Destroying any Ideal of Either

In Our Time (BBC 4) Discusses PLATO’S Gorgias Dialogue – Rhetoric Contends With Truth

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2038&v=4TuX4lrRYGE&feature=emb_logo What is the nature of rhetoric? Does persuasion seek flattery and gratification of the audience, often at the cost of the truth? Plato, who experienced tyranny and the unjust death sentence of his teacher Socrates, examines in the GORGIAS dialogue whether those who seek to win arguments… risk losing their souls. And is PHILOSOPHY (literally – … Continue reading In Our Time (BBC 4) Discusses PLATO’S Gorgias Dialogue – Rhetoric Contends With Truth