Monthly Archives: September 2009

Family Intervention

Obama Risks a Domestic Military ‘Intervention’ (update: Newsmax removed the column from which the excerpts below are taken. see mediamatters.) Tuesday, September 29, 2009 10:35 AM By: John L. Perry There is a remote, although gaining, possibility America’s military will … Continue reading

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Steve Beyer on Jung’s Collective Unconscious

For me, Jung’s conception of the collective unconscious is not essential to a comprehensive perspective concerned with how it is symbols, meaningfulness, and evocative patterns are necessary to, and featured in, human personal and social generativity. Beyer, in his fine … Continue reading

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One of the First Special Effects

GEORGE MELLE A TRIP TO THE MOON (1902)

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Reverse Swan Dive

Try to be a true skeptic with respect to your interpretations and you will be worn out in no time. You will also be humiliated for resisting to theorize. (There are tricks to achieving true skepticism; but you have to … Continue reading

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From Eye On Arnie to Eye on Culture Wars

Brand new anthro blog. An Eye on the Culture Wars An anthropological view of all things in dispute… by Louise Krasniewicz, an anthropologist at the University of Pennsylvania. She co-authored Arnold Schwarzenegger: A Biography.

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The Greatest Conspiracy That Never Was

This video compilation, courtesy of TPM Media and Blip.tv, takes the cake. It’s fascinating, but not for its argument. Several things jump out. One, is the lawyer’s name, Gary Kreep two, is the golden hair of the moderator; three, is … Continue reading

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Space, The Final Frontier

(click for large windowbox version) If I reflect upon phenomenologists about town…well, there aren’t many of us. Anyhowsa, Frank M. Mills is one of the few. In the past few days, he’s melded his family of web media locations into … Continue reading

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Christina vs. Stupidity

Christina aka ZOMGitsCriss k-rina, is Romanian; is forthright; is an ax-wielding heroine. I wouldn’t volunteer to sharpen all of her many axes, but I’d take the stone to the anti-creationist axe. The Origins of Stupidity How to Be a Good … Continue reading

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One in Ten Thousand

Sara Corbett, writing in the Sunday New York Times Magazines, tells the story of the publication of Carl Jung’s most prominent, heretofore unpublished, work, The Red Book. The Holy Grail of the Unconscious Seeing the article trumpeted on the magazine’s … Continue reading

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Cybernetically

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Big Five

Big Five Personality Test Online Spot on for me.

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Tree of Life and Death and Life

Sorting through piles of files, I came across an unfinished digital collage. Giving the three layers some attention, I cranked out a new piece. Title: Tree of Life and Death and Life

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C.I.N.O.

Although it’s fairly obvious that the varieties of right-wing punditry and congresspeeps likely couldn’t tell a questioner what socialism was, is, I would also suggest that it might be hard for the same to tell what conservatism itself was, is. … Continue reading

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Practice Makes Perfect

Roger told the interviewer, ‘he did practice just such a shot, but it never was successful’ (in practice.) Then, he termed it a perfect shot. Practice: imperfect, imperfect, imperfect, imperfect, imperfect. . . For real: perfect! There is something curious … Continue reading

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The Kids of Summer

Thanks to Alice for snapping this shot from September 6. Age range: roughly 16 to 66. We started our Free Play pick-up softball league in April on the first Sunday after tax day. We’ll play until it becomes too insane … Continue reading

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God-fearing populace of California

excerpt, Interview with John Marcotte, Author of the 2010 California Protection of Marriage Act @cockeyed.com Rob Cockerham: John Marcotte. You’ve filed a petition with the Secretary of State, in an effort to get a voter’s initative on the California 2010 … Continue reading

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Favorite Humorists

Using Google alerts, the philosopher Bradley Monton drifts on my radar screen with increasing regularity. Why? He’s a philosophically-minded proponent of the validity of the motive behind the “research” program of Intelligent Design. Also, his work is unintentionally really amusing. … Continue reading

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A Programming Problem

In today’s New York Times, in the magazine, Paul Krugman asks, How Did Economists Get It So Wrong? In the article he recounts how it happened that the world’s finest experts in macroeconomics were unable to adapt their models and, … Continue reading

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Blog: Africa Is A Country

Sean Jacobs authors the excellent Africa Is a Country blog. His blog sets the bar high for any area-interest blog: diverse, well written, very smart, and, oft Sean bears down on a subject with laser focus. hat tip to Sean, … Continue reading

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Main Squeeze

Susan, my wife of 16 months, and partner for 16 years, gave me another socko birthday card. With it, and, the good wishes via Facebook friends, my 55th birthday ends up the most celebrated anniversary in, perhaps, decades. Thanks to … Continue reading

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