(A poem I wrote a couple of years ago, recently found in a pile of papers. I appear to be channeling Benny Hill. I could do a lot worse.) I heard the hesitation and the grunt of forced cessation and I realized that I'd caught you in the act. And I smelled the strain and … Continue reading In the stall next door
Bettany Hughes writes a great review for Catherine Nixey's The Darkening Age: The Christian Destruction of the Classical World. I knew I'd be interested in the book before I read Hughes' review, but I'm so glad I was able to find a few interesting quotes: ...Nixey makes the fundamental point that while we lionize Christian culture for preserving … Continue reading NYT Book Review – The Darkening Age by Catherine Nixey
Frens. I have been through the Stargate and back and will now divulge the secret to having a pleasant experience inside the MRI machine. Feel free to use this, unless you already have a process. This requires good brain muscles. Your mileage may vary. FIRST! Do not, I repeat, do not open your eyes. When … Continue reading HOW to MRI…in some number of steps
I find Facebook frustrating. As storyteller, the Facebook algorithm creates a logistical dilemma. In some cases, I like to use the first comment as a, for lack of a better term, the punchline, or, in most cases, a secondary punchline. Sometimes it is to give further comment to what I'm posting, other times it is … Continue reading Facebook and the Discontinuity of Narrative
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hpAMbpQ8J7g Warning: contains Zizek. I would like to offer this screenshot as a visual representation of how GenX was raised in the most disillusioned cultural environment, while continually doused with the marketing of Baby-Boomer nostalgia. (That nostalgia leaned markedly white and middle class.) My argument is GenX was disallowed its own cultural validation while standing … Continue reading Keep your Woodstock.