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The End of Literacy and Reality in the Age of Trump

The End of Literacy and Reality in the Age of Trump

Pulitzer prize–winner Chris Hedges charts the dramatic and disturbing rise of a post-literate society that craves fantasy, ecstasy and illusion. Chris Hedges argues that we now live in two societies: One, the minority, functions in a print-based, literate world, that can cope with complexity and […]

Umberto Ecco Irreverent Guide to Writing a Thesis

Umberto Ecco Irreverent Guide to Writing a Thesis

A detailed review of “How to Write a Thesis” a book written by author and intellectual Umberto Ecco.  The book was originally published in Italian in 1977, pre-internet, so some technical info is outdated.  It was released in English last year, 2015.  It looks to […]

Whitman in color

Whitman in color

  A stunning piece.   A colorized portrait of Walt Whitmanm.   So well done, long surpassing the pink color of past works.   Very life-like, especially the transparent blue of his eyes.     by artist Dana Keller Related articles Colorized Photos That Bring […]

farewell great lady

farewell great lady

We celebrate Maya Angelou’s life, cherish her wisdom, and learn from her words.  But we will do so without her now, 28 May, 2014.   “Listen to yourself and in that quietude you might hear the voice of God,” she wrote in the most recent post […]

first axiom of art

first axiom of art

…Art is not, like science, a logic of references but a release from reference and rendition of immediate experience; a presentation of forms, images, or ideas in such a way that they will communicate, not primarily a thought or even a feeling, but an impact. […]

15 minutes

15 minutes

Andy Warhol birth anniversary.  August 6, 1928 – February 22, 1987. He was one of the most successful commercial artists of the 1950s.  He began the 1960s  on the edge, avante-gard and controversial.   His work blurred the conceptual and aesthetic lines dividing high art from pop […]

August: The Landscape Without You

August: The Landscape Without You

In the cruel light of a dead afternoon he rises from the bed plunging through liquid walls into the world’s ever-greenness. Across the lost fields a hot wind drizzles ash. Laser-blue petals lift their tongues to a cryptic sky. The air blinks and turns to […]

living in two cultures

living in two cultures

test post from my other blog…

the soul of Sindh

the soul of Sindh

O friend, why are you still inclined to waste paper and ink? Go forth and try to find the source where words were formed. ~Shah Abdul Latif Bhitae Shah Abdul Latif Bhitai  was a devout Muslim Sufi, but his spirituality was broad and welcoming, making […]

the unfamiliar path

the unfamiliar path

I think that this is a well-known piece, it is new to me. This version is a poem. I found it as something to ponder. “My Life in 5 Chapters” There’s a Hole in My Sidewalk I walk down the street. There is a deep […]



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