Saturday, August 1, 2015
A mammal swells and circles and lays him down. You and I have finished swelling; our circling periods are playing out, but we can still leave footprints in a trail whose end we do not know.
Buddhism notes that it is always a mistake to think your soul can go it alone.
For The Time Being
Posted by Jack Saturday at 9:10 AM
Saturday, July 25, 2015
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Saturday, July 11, 2015
Reframe By Frame
Choosing one's own curriculum in the jungle of the mass media can constitute an instance of constructing one's own "humanitas." What I mean is that Woody Allen has something to do with "paideia," while John Travolta does not: but we must not be so dogmatic. If I think about my own growth in "humanitas," I would have to put on the list of my Spiritual Sources The Imitation Of Christ, No No Nanette, Dostoyevsky, and Donald Duck.
The American Myth In Three Anti-American Generations
Posted by Jack Saturday at 8:41 AM
Saturday, July 4, 2015
Pieces Of Saying, Playing
Certainly playing creatively with hypertexts - changing old stories and helping create new ones - can be an enthralling activity, a fine exercise to be practiced at school, a new form of writing, very much akin to the jam session. I believe it can be good and even educational to try to modify stories that already exist… This is essentially what great artists have always done.
On Some Functions Of Literature
Posted by Jack Saturday at 8:06 AM