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On An Early Morning

Carl Jung has done a lot of damage. All that talk about archetypes and the collective unconscious might have been insightful, and true, but it wasn’t particularly useful. 3,362 more words

Austerity Economics

A Compilation of Favourite Readings...


To pull the metal splinter from my palm
my father recited a story in a low voice.
I watched his lovely face and not the blade. 623 more words

POETRY: St. George, The Dragon, And The Virgin, by Robert Bly

A sculpture made by Bernt Notke in 1489 for Stockholm Cathedral

St. George fights the dragon.
The spiny dragon,
Who lives in the rat-
Filled caves, is losing. 179 more words


Desultory Reflections on Martin Scorsese's Taxi Driver and the “American Mass Culture Hell”

“He’s a walking contradiction / partly truth and partly fiction.”

In the iconic film Taxi Driver, Betsy intones these words from a Kris Kristofferson song as she gazes intently at Travis Bickle, a man who embodies everything Betsy previously deemed incompatible with the less-fair gender. 742 more words

Mass Culture

Old Poem Saturday - In the Sea Called Woman

“In the Sea Called Woman” is a lovely short poem by Antonio Machado. Mr. Machado was a leading Spanish poet amongst the “Generation of ’98,” a group of artists working in Spain around the time of the Spanish-American War (1898). 19 more words


Two Minds

I am thrilled to announce that my book of ghazals, Two Minds, will be released, possibly in September 2015, by Frontenac House as part of their Quartet 2015. 125 more words


Sweet Failures

Last night, as I was sleeping

I dreamt — marvelous error! –

that I had a beehive

here inside my heart.

And the golden bees… 164 more words