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On Human Understanding~ Excavating the Mytho-poetics of Babel

[Here is a draft of a paper I’m preparing for a Linguistic conference on translation in 2016. Advice is always welcome, although not always heeded. Thanks ~ cK] It is not enough for language to have clarity and content… it … Continue reading

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Recollection, Releasement, and Reconstitution

We live now in a world of unnatural wonders: virtual communities, corporate personhood, iPads, ‘bluetooth’ ears, selfies, 24/7 i-spy eavesdropping, instant global communication; all the accoutrements to give bureaucrats, emperors, and dime-a-dance dictators a complete set of controls over their … Continue reading

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Am I A Butterfly?

Somewhere there are still peoples and herds, but not with us, my brethren: here there are states. A state? What is that? Well! open now your ears unto me, for now will I say unto you my word concerning the … Continue reading

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The Soul of the Subject – Redux (Edited For Presentation to the Presidential Academy in Barnaul, Russia, 02-24-15)

Once upon a time,  I dreamt I was a butterfly, fluttering here and there, to all intents and purposes a butterfly. I was conscious only of my happiness as a butterfly, unaware that I was myself.   Soon I awoke, … Continue reading

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A New Door: Let It Roll Baby, Roll!

  Heads were rolling in Libya last week, right along the lovely Mediteranean coastline. blood in the water… At least, that is what the new Islamic State would like you to believe. Now, mind you, I do not doubt their … Continue reading

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