I’m catching a whiff of fatalism on the internet. While discussing Facebook’s malfeasance with user data, a good friend of mine said, “The horse is out of the barn,” followed by a virtual shrug, as in “Whadya gonna do?” 468 more words
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I am not a philosopher. I have read philosophy, but not for years. In high school, somewhere around 2006 I got rather infatuated with reading philosophy. 941 more words
A comparison of Pushkin’s story The Shot (The Belkin Stories – 1830) with Lermontov’s story The Fatalist (A Hero of Our Time – 1838).
On the eve of the anniversary of Pushkin’s death 181 years ago, I thought it’d be interesting to see how Pushkin wrote about fate and death and to compare one of his most famous stories with a strikingly similar story by Lermontov. 900 more words
When we were kids, one of my best friends was a huge fan of the band Ten Years After. Led by the singer/songwriter and guitarist extraordinaire Alvin Lee, the band put out several albums during the late 1960s and 1970s, and had one of the best performances at Woodstock—their classic ‘I’m Going Home.’ But for all of his guitar virtuosity, Alvin Lee was not the greatest songwriter. 848 more words