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The Search for a New Humility: Václav Havel on Reclaiming Our Human Interconnectedness in a Globalized Yet Divided World

Illustration from Alice and Martin Provensen’s vintage adaptation of Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey

“Our respect for other people… can only grow from a humble respect for the cosmic order and from an awareness that we are a part of it… and that nothing of what we do is lost, but rather becomes part of the eternal memory of being.” 883 more words

Curiositys

Headlong into Nightmare

Headlong Hall (1816) / Nightmare Abbey (1818)

Dubious disciple of Tarzan expresses proud ornithophilia (6,4,7)

I’m no good at cryptic crosswords. I’d like to think this is because I didn’t do them as a kid, but then I never felt any inclination to do them as a kid.

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History

On Chapman's Homer's Iliad, Book IX

Index to this series | Text of Chapman’s Homer’s Iliad

Book VIII of the Iliad is easily summarized. Chapman does it in four lines.

TO Agamemnon (vrging hopelesse flight)

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Philosophy

WHY ARE EVIL POLITICAL SYSTEMS SO ATTRACTIVE? -- PART 1

Introduction

I suppose I could just throw up this question and let people answer.

WHY IS EVIL ATTRACTIVE?

Undoubtedly, I would get plenty of answers, and anyone who wants to do so is welcome to leave an answer to that question. 709 more words

Philosophy

Money Prevailed.

Just a few kilometres from Stourhead is the historic village of Maiden Bradley; a quiet and unassuming place that many pass through on their way to the Stourhead estate.   509 more words

Photography

Biyomon Gets Firepower (Digimon Adventure Episode 4)

(For last episode’s blog click HERE. To go back to beginning click HERE.)

So far both Agumon and Gabumon have Digivolved into their Champion forms, Greymon and Garurumon. 694 more words

Philosophy

Quote of the day, Sept. 22

Arthur Schopenhauer, from Essays and Aphorisms

“Exaggeration in every sense is as essential to newspaper writing as it is to the writing of plays: for the point is to make as much as possible of every occurrence. 85 more words

Philosophy