Category Archives: Miscellany

A lot to contemplate

The Greeks – Aristotle no less than Plato – as well as the great medieval thinkers, held that not only the physical, sensuous perception, but equally man’s spiritual and intellectual knowledge, included an element of pure, receptive contemplation, or as … Continue reading

Posted in "Spiritual" (maybe Religious), Faith & Ideology, lifeworks, Miscellany

Notable, quotable

Yes, the Wall Street Journal got “Notable & Quotable,” but they’re still regular English descriptive words. [W]hat still escapes most of us who “opt out” of Facebook and the like: making a loud declaration of our deletion of social media … Continue reading

Posted in Miscellany, Uncategorized

Book Report 2019

My best reads this year, with excerpts from the last. Continue reading

Posted in Built Environment and Infrastructure, lifeworks, Miscellany, Small is Beautiful, Transvaluation of Values

Make America Human (Again?)

A giant declines to recommend the modern West as a model for the country from which he was exiled. Continue reading

Posted in Legalia, lifeworks, Miscellany, Political Matters, Russia

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

A belated anniversary notice

My blog title change, and acknowledgement of the blog’s evolved focus, wasn’t timed this way, but this is, coincidentally, 9 years and 1 day after I began blogging here. Some things remain the same: I’m still a big fan of … Continue reading

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Too darned much about Kentucky

The Lincoln Memorial three-way kerfuffle continues to ramify and to generate charges and counter-charges. It’s hard to shake. Continue reading

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Catching up with Kunstler

For a while, I tired of James Howard Kunstler’s blog and stopped following it. Maybe it was because he focused so much on Democrat wrongdoing against Donald Trump, which seemed very odd — and which has not ceased. But I … Continue reading

Posted in Damn rackets, Miscellany, Political Matters, Senate

Miscellany

Just a few things I picked up. Continue reading

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Eulogies that sting

I was cool toward the Presidency of George H.W. Bush and I still am. Add to that my personal lacuna about role of ritual and ceremony, and I was left blind-sided by all the (seemingly disproportionate) fuss over George Herbert … Continue reading

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