Category Archives: Culture

“Myth-eulogizing” Clarence Clemons (“Scooter and the Big Man”)

—— “Together, we told an older, richer story about the possibilities of friendship that transcended those I’d written in my songs and in my music.  Clarence carried it in his heart.  It was a story where the Scooter and the … Continue reading

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Lez Get “Real” (“Psychologizing or Seeing-through‘”)

“The latest incarnation of Oedipus, the continued romance of Beauty and the Beast, stands this afternoon on the corner of Forty-second Street and Fifth Avenue, waiting for the traffic light to change.”[1] The above quote from mythologist Joseph Campbell’s The … Continue reading

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To Our Health! (“Historic Steps from Three to Four”)

“One, two, three; but where, my dear Timaeus, is the fourth…?”[1] Amid much fanfare earlier this month the United States Department of Agriculture, (USDA) unveiled a new food guide icon with the help of first lady Michelle Obama. Replacing the … Continue reading

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Copulative Conjunctions & Other Natural Phenomena (“Is Philosophy Dead?”)

Last week’s post took its inspiration from an interview Stephen Hawking gave just before the latest Google Zeitgeist conference where he made yet another bold proclamation: “Philosophy is dead.” Perhaps professor of philosophy Justin E. H. Smith was secretly voicing a … Continue reading

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Reverence for Life (“Ethical Fundamentalism”)

Last week’s post attempted to place us inside the Chauvet caves in France so that we might once again stand awestruck, surrounded on all sides by thirty thousand year-old cave paintings and the ultimate mystery they represent.  The way of the animal … Continue reading

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