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Project Xcess - Friday Fictioneers

It’s time for Friday Fictioneers. Writers around the globe attempt to write a 100-word story based on a photo prompt.

Thanks to Claire Fuller for this week’s photo. 186 more words


Xenophon, Oeconomicus 11.3-12.1

“First, Socrates, you can’t make lushes pay attention: drinking makes them heedless of everything that needs doing.”

Πρῶτον μέν, ἔφη, ὦ Σώκρατες, τοὺς οἴνου ἀκρατεῖς οὐκ ἂν δύναιο ἐπιμελεῖς ποιῆσαι· τὸ γὰρ μεθύειν λήθην ἐμποιεῖ πάντων τῶν πράττειν δεομένων.


A musing on moderation.

“Moderation in all things” is a bit of short folk wisdom that we have all heard.

As with many folk wisdom quotes they are just too short and more like partial snapshots from a single perspective that needs a few sidelights to provide the three dimensional bulk of real life. 399 more words

A Musing For The Day

Seeds {to Bloom}: Wrecked

We worked hard, really hard. The project was complete and we thought we had it all under control.

In a blink of an eye, all plans shifted. 182 more words

Seeds {to Bloom}

Historical Materialism is "Historicity without History" but it is not, therefore, Genealogy

Historical materialism is historicity without history. And yet it is by no means genealogy. Of course, isnofar as it is historicity without history — which is the historicity of politics as permanent excess — historical materialism as a historiographical textuality is bound to have a genealogical form. 281 more words


Too much stuff!

Last weekend my husband and I moved our daughter into a dorm. On Friday evening we loaded my truck to the brim, nearly to the point of overflow with clothes, pillows, sheets, school supplies, food, something to keep the food in (frig), shoes, pictures, electric cords, and the list goes on and on. 735 more words

Free for All: Friday

Barry talks to Winston, Scott, and Daisy about armed citizens, American excess, and the ancient city of Gath.


To download audio right-click the following link: Free for All: Firday

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