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Stories of civilization

* Supplementary Reading: Memories and Visions of Paradise by Richard Heinberg It’s been years since I’ve read any of the bible, and I had really forgotten how the Book of Genesis really does pack in most of the key stories of the Old Testament.… Continue Reading “Stories of civilization”

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The many punishments

Initial notes on reading the Inferno for fall classes. Reading Dante’s Inferno I am struck by the degree to which his literary vision has influenced our popular representations of hell. Fire, shit, monsters, and endless torture all feature in this underworld descent where Virgil… Continue Reading “The many punishments”

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The one-sided letters of love (1)

As part of my university program, I am keeping a reading journal to document my thoughts on the material we are required to read. I expect there will be more than one post on each assigned reading – a first impressions post, and a… Continue Reading “The one-sided letters of love (1)”

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Winter passing…..

A crap election. A sinus infection. (Gee those rhyme)…. and yet I’m feeling okay today, not quite as despairing, like spring is in the air and I am on the mend (thanks antibiotics!). I’m not overly peppy or anything, but I don’t feel quite… Continue Reading “Winter passing…..”

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Anti-intelligence.

Last night Brian and I had someone from my union over for dinner – mainly to discuss some issues related to organizing workers on campuses – but also just to be sociable since our temporary organizer is from out of town and hasn’t much… Continue Reading “Anti-intelligence.”

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