On the mountain of truisms, a city of buzz-words

I rouse myself from my blog hiatus, this lazy Friday evening, largely because a newly-discovered blog has a stunningly blunt and provocative entry that I wanted to circulate more enduringly than a call-out at Facebook.

The thesis is this:

A generation that not only can’t keep its pants on but believes it would be a gross injustice to encourage anyone to do so will not be the generation to stop global warming, end American imperialism and build strong local economies. A generation of prodigious sexual wastefulness is a generation unable to stop any other sort of wastefulness. The division in perspective between one’s body, one’s “will-to-pleasure”, and the evils of the outside world is almost incomprehensible. Restraint is for corporations and armies; anarchy is for American Youth. Continue reading “On the mountain of truisms, a city of buzz-words”

Vocations – true and fancied

“Every time I move to a new place, I’m asked by the locals, “How do you like living here?” I’m never quite sure how to answer that question, and for the longest time I didn’t know why. And then one day it dawned on me, I couldn’t answer the question because I couldn’t figure out what the difference was between one place and the next.” Continue reading “Vocations – true and fancied”