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Viewing Time

A History of the World in 100 Seconds from Gareth Lloyd on Vimeo. MY AFRICAN MIND from BOFADACARA on Vimeo. Two completely different approaches to making a concise videographic presentation of the sweep of “a” history. Gareth Lloyd explains his … Continue reading

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The Fight for a Nation

When I was a kid, say around nine years old, my favorite war was the Civil War. I would look at battlefield maps for the famous battles and try to get right into them from their bird’s eye views. My … Continue reading

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Young and Infinite

A long, long time ago, in a distant universe… Sometime around about 200,000 it “all” drops away. The current recorded evidence for the powers of creative artifice–that of homo sapiens sapiens–shows the story of adaptation and innovation to reflect a … Continue reading

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Temporal Directive

Onion, December 15. Did you ever wonder what the Thomist reasoning and attitude is toward precedents?

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The Health of Money

The God In the Machine, Lewis H. Lapham, Lapham’s Quarterly, V.II,No.3 President Barack Obama during his first months in office seldom has missed a chance to liken the country’s healthcare system to an unburied corpse, which, if left lying around … Continue reading

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We Are Stardust

Billion year old carbon We are golden Caught in the devils bargain And weve got to get ourselves Back to the garden.excerpt, Woodstock, by Joni Mitchell In August 1969, I was 14 years old, and spending the summer with my … Continue reading

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Kseniya Simonova – Sand Artist

Hat tip to Huffington Post (*). Here, ((Kseniya Simonova)) recounts Germany conquering Ukraine in the second world war. She brings calm, then conflict. A couple on a bench become a woman’s face; a peaceful walkway becomes a conflagration; a weeping … Continue reading

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“History” (excerpt from A Bibliography On America For Ed Dorn) click to see large version “Theory” Theory of Society click to see large version (source: Additional Prose of Charles Olson Four Seasons Foundation 1974) I offer three pages for closer … Continue reading

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Who was Cain’s wife? Okay, old conundrum for the literalists in the monotheistic clans. Candidates: Eve–ruled out by all sister–must be considered Lilith (Adam’s first wife?)–must be considered pending one’s treatment of Lilith pre-adamic beings–why not? “If we now work … Continue reading

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The essence of Mithen’s cathedral metaphor — that closed-off sectors of mental life became open to integration, cumulative speculation, and enthusiastic discovery — is most compelling. It surely describes a quantum leap in the flexibility and scope of consciousness that … Continue reading

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