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Chuck Berry, Emancipation & Problematic Art

It’s hard to pin down what I love in Berry’s recordings. They are bluesy, for sure, but in combination with an unsubtle pop sentimentality which generally wouldn’t be my thing. 2,384 more words

Article

Our Grandparents Had A Future

“We have no idea, now, of who or what the inhabitants of our future might be. In that sense, we have no future. Not in the sense that our grandparents had a future, or thought they did. 222 more words

Literature

The Irony of Origination in the Vegan America Project

Martin Rowe

In reading books (published and unpublished) about veganism and animals, I’m struck by how often writers want to take us to “the beginning” to ascertain a kind of ur-relationship with the natural world or diet from which we have strayed. 860 more words

Origins & Reasons

Old vs. new, past vs. future

Today I was reading a discussion on a blog in which the question was raised: is it more useful to our cause to be ‘forward-thinking’ and future-oriented, rather than take a reactionary tone, focusing on recovering our traditions? 941 more words

Divisiveness

Ivory Tower

The poet in his ivory tower
Has not the power
To change
This deranged
Place
Where the lunatic’s face
Flushed with belief
Brings the world to grief. 83 more words

Literature

This Valentine's Day Beware a Cold Heart

I was saved in a Baptist church and blessed to find myself under the tutelage of one of the finest Bible scholars I have ever heard. 1,005 more words

Discipleship

Sam Adam Reply to Modern Thespians

Sam Adam Reply to Modern Thespians

The moral ineptness of those who claim to be proponents of art are fallacious in the attempts to impact cultural conversion. 1,451 more words

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