Category Archives: Arts and Music

New York adventures and thoughts

Geezer Roger, unlike prime-of-life Roger, is perfectly satisfied with “nice place to visit.” Continue reading

Posted in Arts and Music, Built Environment and Infrastructure, Miscellany, Playful

Adult fiction

How Wendell Berry handles a steamy sex scene. Continue reading

Posted in Arts and Music, lifeworks, Literature, Small is Beautiful | Tagged

Single standards

Should any creative professionals be compelled to create? Continue reading

Posted in antipluralism, Arts and Music, deathworks, Dignitary harm, Discrimination, grievance mongering, Legalia, Marriage (civil), Natural Law, Political Matters, progressivism

Why teach poetry?

Most Westerners today are freer, safer, and more prosperous than at any previous point in history. What we aren’t is more thoughtful. This is the age of superficiality. … Consider Time Magazine and the online archive of its covers. In … Continue reading

Posted in "Spiritual" (maybe Religious), Arts and Music, lifeworks, Poetry | Tagged

Singin’ the Self-Empowerment Blues

I believe popular culture has lately taken a sharp turn toward the Satanic. Having been taught about Satan by Dante, Milton, Tolstoy, and Dostoyevsky, I know that demons are paradoxical beings, simultaneously crafty and bumbling. Dante’s devils are grotesque and … Continue reading

Posted in Arts and Music, deathworks

That’s why it’s poetry

Sir, you can’t translate poetry into prose. That’s why it’s poetry. Caitlin Johnstone quoted that in a column that greatly exceeded my expectations Seven Reasons Why I Make Art (And Why You Should,Too. I began pulling excerpts, then concluded that … Continue reading

Posted in Arts and Music, lifeworks

Clippings & Comments 2/17/19

The highlight is some Socratic dialogue snippets, which alone are worth the price of admission.

Oh, wait! This is a blog – like free. Continue reading

Posted in Arts and Music, Capitalism, Damn rackets, Economia, Education, Protestantism

Clippings 1/6/19

1 My admittedly unscientific sample of a dozen Federalists’ personal stories — backed up by political scientists’ more systematic research into the question — suggests that each individual Federalist is akin to an excited synapse in a sprawling hive mind … Continue reading

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“Paul, what do you mean???”

What’s next on the grim avengers’ list? Continue reading

Posted in Arts and Music, Sundry flakes

Clippings, 11/25/18

News and views randomly collected for tickling my fancy. Continue reading

Posted in Arts and Music, Legalia, Political Matters