Sunday, June 28, 2009
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Saturday, June 27, 2009
Michael Jackson's celebrity suicide | Salon Arts & Entertainment
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
And with the way MSNBC's Chuck Todd went after Obama on Iran tonight, I think Obama may just chain smoke.....
Sunday, June 21, 2009
Death is not a popular subject in these times. To ponder dead fathers on Father's Day runs counter to the retail ads where it's "all about Dad". But I do recall a feeling of delight I had in my early 20s, when coming upon a passage in The Journals of Soren Kierkegaard, in which he mused on his own dead father. "I am saved by one dead" said the melancholy Dane, "but I cannot imagine being saved by one living. . . And so I am happy in my unhappiness.". That is akin to my own stance, past and present. Secret communion with the dead is anti-postmodern. Its thinking belongs to the age of the Romantic. It is transcendent in a sense that America lost with the Civil War era: No Emersonian sentiments mar our current cultural landscape.
Yet there is something Daemonic in the classical sense, in looking away from the glare, and down into the depths. Hamlet was obsessed with his dead father: In this sense, Denmark "became a prison": No longer could the young prince find delight in the realm of sunlight: "I have been too much in the sun", he told the new King. Through the dead father, Hamlet found new well springs for his being. The dead keep us rooted in wholeness. I miss my husband, but he is not lost to me in the most profound sense. Happy Father's Day, Andy.
Saturday, June 20, 2009
At the same time that I have much respect for the following 2 pieces, and for their authors' respective integrity, I am not rushing to judgment on Duarte. Pieces by his pseudonym Simon de Bruxelles appear on the Times Online and are well-written and accurate. The use of pseudonyms by writers is time honored, and a generally approved practice. In the Internet age, even moreso: One of the most excellent psychological blogs I belong to has a self professed pseudonym as web master. As far as the other disturbing allegations about Duarte , I think they stand.
Exposing a Swindler: The Truth About a Pathological Liar | Joana Morais
Another fine piece by Textusa: Mr. Duarte Levy: An Opinion
Friday, June 19, 2009
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45 E 45 St & Madison Av NY
2nd floor, Conference Mezzanine
Anthony Peake, British Author and Theorist
"The Secret Self and its Gift to Us at Death"
Lecture and Discussion
Free Admission Reception for the Author
Book Sale and Signing
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Mon. Aug 3 6-9 p.m. Roosevelt Hotel
45 East 45 St and Madison Av, Midtown Manhattan
Lecture, Discussion, Author Book Sale and Signing
Free Admission; Public Reception for the Author
Open Bar and Buffet
Tues Aug 4 4-6 p.m.
Hartmann Lounge in the Mansion
Fairleigh Dickinson University,
Meet the Author
Coffee and Cake
There is food in the cauldron
My enemy is envious
but he cannot harm me...
Another Republican Sends Racist Obama Email | NewsOne
Monday, June 15, 2009
Saturday, June 13, 2009
I had drugs and sex, Knox tells court - Europe- msnbc.com
Thursday, June 11, 2009
I found this fascinating quote today:
WASHINGTON – An elderly gunman opened fire with a rifle inside the crowded U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum today, gravely wounding a security guard before being shot. Authorities said they were investigating a white supremacist as the suspect. The assailant and his victim were both hospitalized, said Washington Mayor Adrian Fenty, who added that the gunman was in critical condition. Police Chief Cathy Lanier said the gunman appeared to have acted alone. He was "engaged by security guards immediately after entering the door" with a rifle, she said. "The second he stepped into the building he began firing." One law enforcement official said James Von Brunn, a white supremacist, was under investigation in the shooting, and a second official said the elderly man's car was found near the museum and tested for explosives. They spoke on condition of anonymity, saying they were not authorized to discuss the investigation. Von Brunn has a racist, anti-Semitic Web site and wrote a book titled "Kill the Best Gentile." In 1983, he was convicted of attempting to kidnap members of the Federal Reserve Board. He was arrested two years earlier outside the room where the board was meeting, carrying a revolver, knife and sawed-off shotgun. At the time, police said Von Brunn wanted to take the members hostage because of high interest rates and the nation's economic difficulties. The museum houses exhibits and records relating to the Holocaust more than a half century ago in which more than six million Jews were killed by the Nazis. It is located within sight of the Washington Monument. The museum, which draws about 1.7 million visitors each year, was closed for the day after the shooting, and nearby streets were cordoned off by police. Surrounding roads were closed at least temporarily and blocked off with yellow tape. Police cars and officers on horses surrounded the area. At the White House, just a few blocks away, press secretary Robert Gibbs said he informed President Barack Obama of the events and the chief executive was "obviously saddened by what has happened." The museum normally has a heavy security presence with guards positioned both inside and outside. All visitors are required to pass through metal detectors at the entrance, and bags are screened. Linda Elston, who was visiting the museum, said she was on the lower level of the museum watching a film when she and others were told to evacuate. "It was totally full of people," Elston said. "It took us a while to get out." She said she did not hear any shots and did not immediately know why there was an evacuation. The experience left her feeling "a little anxious," she said. A museum official said a couple of thousand people were inside the facility when the shooting broke out. Museum shooting suspect has supremacist links , Jun 2009
You should read the whole article.