Invitation to the Party

Before I get to your latest post, I want to recall two important points, one from my last reply, and the other from yours the time before. These two points are, one, the recent discovery of a culture that systematically practices male genitalia mutilation; and, two,...

All the Presidents’ Representations

It seems to me that I might have once read a book possibly entitled The Dark Side of Camelot maybe by Seymour M. Hersh plausibly published under the imprint of Back Bay Books tentatively by Little, Brown and Company putatively in the year 1997. That book reminds me of...

How to Think with Words

The power of words to form and formulate the ideas by which we humans see the world with the taxonomy of our concepts can be disregarded in the same way bad eyesight can be left uncorrected.  But the absurdity of the latter in a techno-affluent culture is so patent,...

Democracy is Socialism

While you’re in the midst of moving, I thought I’d catch up on a few back items which my current reading has brought to mind. At the beginning of a recent post, you referred to a poet named Ruth Stone who, appropriately enough, with a metaphor said if you see a fast...

The Wall is a Dike

If you’re bothered by the royal family of Britain now, you should have been alive — I mean an adult:  a being of passion reason — when Shy Di was regular news in the major media, and permanent news in the grocery tabloids.  I should know.  I’m very fond of food.  And...

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