Monthly Archives: August 2012

The Only Question: No Apologies Necessary

Well, a new whirlwind that had been brewing off the coast and heading towards the homeland, has now made landfall.  Is it a tropical storm, a hurricane, or perhaps just the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida?  Of course, we … Continue reading

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In the Folds of My Flesh

Living in Siberia – surrounded by forests and rivers, dachas and banyas, gardens and fields; enjoying the sweaty closeness of others engaged in real physical activity, in touch with the land, sampling the fruits of our labors together, the camaraderie … Continue reading

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Age of Reason

Can the smokescreen created by these diversions in the homeland get any thicker; can the spectacles be any more entrancing and distracting?  We are living through the most obscurant of times, my fellow travelers.  As the charade-parade of the stiffly … Continue reading

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On Ordinariness: A Foray in Cultural Phenomenology

[We’ve had opportunities to hear some of these arguments from Marvin Bram, Jean Jacques Rousseau, and Mikhail Epstein earlier in the year.  I would like now to flesh-out these points more concretely, and consider the  phenomenological apperception of what one … Continue reading

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Vidal and Monotheism: The death of a god

The great unmentionable evil at the center of our culture is monotheism. – Gore Vidal Gore Vidal died this week.  He was eighty six years old.  He was a “man of letters” as they say; but more than that, he … Continue reading

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