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A Muddle in the Middle: Dominion and Rule

Emerson begins his essay “Experience” (1844)–and here it’s good to remind the modern, the “now” of ourselves, that our thoughts have already walked the earth– Where do we find ourselves? In a series of which we do not know the extremes, and believe that it has none. We wake and find ourselves on a stair; […]

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Part II–Why This American Life On Animal Sacrifice is Great and Good

Perhaps, because you love visiting this vanity project, you recall I praised to the skies this episode of This American Life, #480: Animal Sacrifice, from November 30, 2012. (Part I–This American Life On Animal Sacrifice) At the link above you’ll find a full description of the program and a link to it as well. Okay, […]

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Part I–This American Life On Animal Sacrifice

I am a casual listener of This American Life. When our family of four drives to and fro to relatives’ homes we will listen to it along with Radiolab. These are “family friendly” podcasts normally (not always though). I’m often grumpy with Radiolab as they tend to answer the questions posed by their topic in […]

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Grandma’s Receipts

Some years ago, as a gift, my grandmother (Boop) gave me a book of family recipes that she had gathered, and which, as these were not overly numerous, she had complemented with a number of recipes she had clipped and torn from magazines over the years, and put by perhaps imagining that someday some one […]

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Hate and Death and Education: Or, D. H. Lawrence in Love

Some time ago I posted that men, on the whole, hate women.  I meant that.  I meant it in this way, from D. H. Lawrence who was a good hater, in Women in Love. But it seemed to him, woman was always so horrible and clutching, she had such a lust for possession, a greed […]

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2.2 Million Days of Lust, or In the Beginning

“Haven’t you ambition enough to wish that your husband should be something better than a Middlemarch doctor?” said Lydgate, letting his hands fall on to his wife’s shoulders, and looking at her with affectionate gravity. ” I shall make you learn my favorite bit from an old poet – `Why should our pride make such […]

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Inoculating Against Progress

I suspect that there is no such thing as a commons.  Well, historically, there are “commons” all over the place.  But it appears to have been erased by the Enlightenment discovery of “progress” and “improvement” as a socially desirable project.  (See how I got all those terms in there?  Progress, Improvement, and Project.) The Commons […]

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The Egalitarian Eagerness of Promethean Fire: The One Story

Here’s my take on the how the world unfolds. We are moving toward climate disaster. We are moving toward global cultural “synchronization.” We are moving toward global mercenary militarization. We are moving toward a “burning” earth. We are moving toward the end. I am less than hopeful that a catastrophe that is truly Biblical will […]

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Glorifying War Shall Not Grow Old

Concerning War Movies (prompted by a conversation about Peter Jackson’s movie They Shall Not Grow Old). In J. D. Salinger’s […]

Cutting Down the Clouds

This winter they are cutting down our woods more seriously than ever,—Fair Haven Hill, Walden, Linnaea Borealis Wood, etc. etc. […]

Representative Texts from Hawthorne to Dickinson

In your daily busyness you are pressed for time to think and often choose instead anesthetization – watching any number […]

Between Hope and Defeat, History and Heaven

“God himself culminates in the present moment.” (Thoreau) What is “now” for? What if you “know” the future? Fairy tales […]

Absolute Solutions Necessary

Only two things to do: 1. zero out carbon emissions 2. exception: all technological and scientific labor exploring new solutions […]

Rachel Carson’s book had no real effect

Facing Global Climate Disruption and the End of Everything All At Once… David Wallace-Wells’ The Uninhabitable Earth tries very hard […]