Monthly Archives: November 2013

Lemurs, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday–Days Of The Week

Tuesday I eat oatmeal every day. It’s super-healthy! Samuel Johnson defined oats as ‘a grain, which in England is generally given to horses, but in Scotland supports the people.’ Lord Elibank retorted, ‘Yes, and where else will you see such … Continue reading

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‘Environmental Refugees’–Days Of The Week

Tuesday • 2013-11-19-–db came by with a painting i did in ’78; later, sue and i watched an episode of a park for all seasons–wood buffalo (pictured is pine lake in the park–besides bison, the park is also home to … Continue reading

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A Park for All Seasons–Days Of The Week

Tuesday • 2013-11-12–we travelled via tv to the arctic, first to watch an episode of A Park for All Seasons (‘Tuktut Nogait [‘young caribou’-pictured is the park’s hornaday river] offers a traditional land where caribou, bears and wolves roam among … Continue reading

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super-meaning: meaning beyond the human

what is super-meaning? it is meaning beyond the human. frankl asked a group of clients, ‘ “Are you sure that the human world is a terminal point in the evolution of the cosmos? Is it not conceivable that there is another … Continue reading

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Frankenstein

Mary Shelley wrote Frankenstein nearly two hundred years ago, in the company of some of the greatest Romantic poets, who saw dangers in science’s abandonment of feelings. She expressed the danger as a horror story we still read or view … Continue reading

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‘the conundrums of the human condition’

Elizabeth Kostova writes in the Introduction to Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein that ‘the darkness in Frankenstein is not one of creaking doors and castle crypts but of the conundrums of the human condition: were we brought into this beautiful world only … Continue reading

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frankenstein by mary shelley

1818 frankenstein ‘the conundrums of the human condition’

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Creativity And Depravity–Days Of The Week

Tuesday • 2103-11-05–we skipped out on tv to see ‘gravity‘ in 3d, or in my case, in blurry. what would you do? keep your sense of humour like clooney’s character or ultimately be grateful like bullock’s or what? this is … Continue reading

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Lest We Forget

The youngest of the World War Two vets, if any are still alive, must be at least 85. My father, as a boy in Germany, once spent three days in the farmhouse basement while bombs fell. When I was a … Continue reading

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