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THE FAT GUY SANG

…and it is over; on TV at least. There’s nothing Sopranos fans can do about the ending now. The end is past near. Auteur and honcho David Chase surprised all of his show’s viewers, whether they were low, middle, or … Continue reading

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MUCH LESSER EVILS

I’m a political junky. Over the years I’ve tried to keep politics out of the explorations here, but the personal is the political. I’ve thought about a political blog too, although the world probably doesn’t need another lefty blog. Far … Continue reading

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MAZE THE COURSE

From a perspective of what language can and cannot accomplish, and especially from the perspective concerned with the dynamics of cognitive relation to persuasive language over time, the effort of the Cheney Inc. to push “stay the course” back in … Continue reading

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SYMPHONIC WAYSTATION ADDENDUM

Addendum. Might as well make a second entry to briefly identify the practical application. In my work I am not in the least bit interested in implementing any act of substitution of what works for me for what works for … Continue reading

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SYMPHONIC WAYSTATION II.

II. The turn from 19th century hydraulic, “linear,” propulsive-impulsive, dramaturgical, ‘protagonistic’ (i.e. heroic) depth psychology, is a “turning into” the unframeable frame: so the move is surely post-Jungian, it develops a new order, is meta-psychological, resolves to living dynamic valences, … Continue reading

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SYMPHONIC WAYSTATION I.

My personal ideational framework is held very lightly. It’s somewhat modal too; practical applications draw part of it ‘out’. “Frame” is much too rectilinear and edge-like. It’s much more like having a jazz and dance ensemble at one’s beck-and-call. Yet, … Continue reading

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BOTH SIDES NOW

Underneath the complex clashes of the cultural war are very interesting conundrums which do not yield to superficial criticism. For example, any cost/benefit analysis used to rationalize real harm supports a dry ‘scientism’ unhooked from morality. From the other side, … Continue reading

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CONSCIOUSNESS IS LEARNING?

Learning supposes no unified theory, and it remains mysterious to a large extent, as does the nature of experience itself. Theorists, practitioners, teachers, philosophers and psychologists hover about these two elephants of human nature unable to bring back a comprehensive … Continue reading

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ONE UNSAID WORD

Elsewhere I am likely to make personal comments about world events. I make an exception this evening here. The Schiavo case is for me, a phenomonologist with archetypal leanings, the bookend to Gibson’s The Passion of Christ. In The Passion, … Continue reading

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TEACH THE OLD DOG ANYWAY

Cleveland, Ohio, (post-modernized to be “NEO”) is where I’m at. It’s a region slogging through its post-industrial dark night: post-industrial, ambivalent, self-deprecating, unfashionable, fragmented, and liminal. It’s neither old or new age, nor is it progressive or regressive. NEOland is … Continue reading

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