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How I Had to Face the Reality that Writing is Writing Thanks to An Essay I Didn't Want To Write

So I know I might seem crazy with my nerdy obsession with poetry, my obnoxiously detailed line for line analysis of rough drafts of poems, an entire blog dedicated to poetry (under the guise/excuse of an assignment—let’s be real I love this junk), and my lengthy (though not lengthy enough) list of rejections due to said poetry obsession. 604 more words



Dear, sweet, kind, busy and creative fellow itsasmallword bloggers – before you read the rest of this blog, please do a small exercise with a peace of paper or your tablet device. 197 more words

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Universals and Essential Universal Rationality

Russell thinks hope of finding reason to believe metaphysical proofs of the essential rationality of the universe is a vain hope (Russell 103). I, however, do not see this to be the case. 970 more words


The diversity of the universal: Stalin on the dialectic of a totalising proletarian culture

Fredric Jameson used to argue for what may be called a dialectic of totalisation. In some cases, a universal master narrative actually fosters a diversity of voices, which in some way gain the possibility to speak. 270 more words


Universal 1: Technology

In traveling to the other side of the world, the adage “the more things change, the more they stay the same” will occasionally prove itself humorously and tellingly true. 388 more words


Incoherent Note on Universals, Particulars, and Existentials

The universal/particular distinction is fairly close to the universal/existential distinction. The latter constitutes a problem for empiricism – famously expressed by Russell’s problem of induction, where no existential statement can entail a universal statement. 236 more words


Ode to Saturday Morning Sans Les Enfants - A Poem

This is a poem I wrote a few weeks back after feeling particularly inspired by the fact that my children were at their Grandparent’s house for 2 nights…  Ah what freedom of time, and to use that freedom to write a poem! 183 more words