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15 05, 2015

Sketch Toward a Typology of Atheism

By |May 15th, 2015|Hamlet, Lollipop, Musings|1 Comment

1. Your typical atheist: Here is the atheist too dumb and inattentive to even witness, much less be amazed by, the hyper-complex beauty of physical, biological and socio-psychological existence. There is, according to his crude view, nothing so mysterious to understand and nothing so beautiful to stand in awe of. Having no *sense* for the […]

4 09, 2014

Notes from the Front #5:
Operation Annotate Hamlet

By |September 4th, 2014|Hamlet, Musings, Myth|0 Comments

Things have cooled somewhat from my meteoric arrival over in the Lit Genius area of Genius.com, as I’ve revealed myself to be both tenaciously long-winded and peculiarly insightful into Tragic Prince. I feel as if I’m on an initiatic journey through the play, though in this moment I’m suddenly struck by how auto-correct would have […]

13 08, 2014

Elvis has left the building.

By |August 13th, 2014|Hamlet, Musings, Video|0 Comments

So here’s something: I remember when the deaths of famous people touched me in a deep way, as if their lives marked the meaning of my life. Apparently I’ve changed, but I’m not sure how. Perhaps it is that for me those people are in a sense already dead, and immortal. That clip of Robin […]

31 05, 2014

The Divine Chessboard

By |May 31st, 2014|Musings, Myth|0 Comments

Chess becomes cosmic when the pieces are imbued with spirit and their moves with meaning. Which is to say that the Cosmos comes into being when we conceive a soul in ourselves.

Many years ago I played a game of chess, some time after ingesting an amount of LSD. I was in college and my opponent […]

29 05, 2014

Fiddling to the Fire

By |May 29th, 2014|Music, Musings|0 Comments

It struck me recently that Billy Joel’s (awful, imho) song We Didn’t Start the Fire is a reference to Nero fiddling while Rome burned. The point of the song is to establish the difference between Nero and we who also fiddle while society crumbles in the fires of history. Yes, he sings, we are likewise […]