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Thursday March 15, 2018

We live in the time of the last, tiniest bit of light. So it seems, this moment in history. Exhaustion conspires with hunger. Together, they guide me through an exchange with a robot, navigate me into position for receipt of a hovel-shaped sign on the table of a booth in a McDonalds: “Archways to opportunity.” Is an archway to opportunity an example of a Door in the Wall? 80 more words

Art Under The Influence: The Doors Of Perception

I accidentally got stoned. How does one accidentally get stoned you ask? Well, I was hungry, at a strange house party, and a plate of brownies was left unattended. 615 more words

The Thinker

Tuesday October 17, 2017

There’s no overhead; next thing you know, I’m staring at my life from above. Imagine translating texts by higher-dimensional beings into languages understood by lower-dimensional beings. 452 more words

Monday October 9, 2017

My students are reading Aldous Huxley’s psychedelic classic The Doors of Perception this week. I’ve taught the book a number of times over the years, but I’m only just now getting around to reading Huxley’s follow-up essay, … 545 more words

Word to the critic

In order for me to see a fault, I must have the fault. I announce my own defect by pointing out its existence in someone else. 7 more words

Keith Ashford

The Doors of Perception by Aldous Huxley

Genre: Nonfiction
Page #: 79
Publisher: HarperCollins Publisher
Published in: 1970

Official Synopsis

Sometimes a writer has to revisit the classics, and here we find that “gonzo journalism”—gutsy first-person accounts wherein the author is part of the story—didn’t originate with Hunter S. 183 more words


Philosophy and Alcoholics Anonymous

Once again, I’m posting something from the My Life With Kant days. Across two episodes, I covered Alcoholics Anonymous and “The Big Book”.

Since the audio recording is of poor quality, I’m only posting the transcripts. 2,916 more words