The human condition, and the genius of Alexander Pope

 (from September 24, 2010) Philosopher-poet, Alexander Pope was an 18th century critical genius, at dissecting the human condition. In a short series, I’ll be coming back to Mr. Pope, in parsing some very important – and oft quoted – works of particularly unique insight, that are still revered today. So, by way of introduction, for those who’ve never been touched by the depth…

Sex – The Lie That’s Too Big To Be True – coming soon to a school near you?

(from September 21, 2010) Here, in the ‘land ‘o just stuff a little more cotton in the’r ears,‘ sex education is pretty much watched over, and limited to a young adult version of The stork and the cabbage patch – and that with signed parental permission slips. That’s because, watched over by some Bald Eagle…

Execution of Sentence for a Killer

Two loud bangs end 25 years on death row for Gardner  The Salt Lake Tribune Updated: 06/18/2010 08:03:55 AM MDT  Draper, Utah »   Five shots.  Four bullets.  With two loud bangs in quick succession, Ronnie Lee Gardner’s quarter century on Utah’s death row ended. . . read more    .     .     . In the Reader Comments following the…

“When Social Fear Is Missing . . .

. . . So Are Racial Stereotypes, shows study of children with Williams Syndrome.”   I would think this could be extrapolated to include Religious, as well as Non-Religious, stereotypes.   Of course, I’m no scientist or psychologist. But is it possible that all we really need is a pharmacological “Chill-Pill” (for those who don’t drink enough beer), in order…

Ode to Sarah P – Reloaded

Would that well-thinking people should be replaced, by thinking ones.    — Natalie Clifford Barney   I’ve added a new page – Eclectic* – where I’ve re-posted a bit of poetry that I originally published on my other site — 2 Bites of the Apple — and under my alter-ego, Rushhumble.   I’ve also linked-back to a few articles, posted on this (previous) blog. 🙂  …