Monthly Archives: February 2013

a python is (almost) conceived

On 6 May 2011 I made a final post to my old blog, Genesis of a Historical Novel, entitled “a python is born”, announcing the e-publication of my novel Truth of the Python. But I want to explore how that … Continue reading

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The Illegitimacy of Jesus by Jane Schaberg

The Illegitimacy of Jesus: A Feminist Theological Interpretation of the Infancy Narratives, Expanded Twentieth Anniversary Edition by Jane Schaberg My rating: 3 of 5 stars This evenhanded work of New Testament scholarship is needlessly freighted with discussions of where it … Continue reading

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Beyond the Shadows by Guy Wyndham-Jones and Tim Addey

Beyond the Shadows: The Metaphysics of the Platonic Tradition: Writings on the One and the Gods: The Universe of Being by Guy Wyndham-Jones My rating: 4 of 5 stars This sourcebook and primer gives a good and deep, if sometimes … Continue reading

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some remarks on my colleague: William Shakespeare

A couple of days ago I finished reading Shakespeare—that is, all of his collected works: 37 plays, 154 sonnets. In doing so I also checked off volumes 26 and 27 of Britannica’s Great Books of the Western World (for the … Continue reading

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prose sketch: on the Spirit Trail

Sun. 10 Feb 2013 1:00 p.m. Spirit Trail Below Alder Street Touch: my bones against the hard coated steel of the bench; puffs of refrigerated air gusting up the trail; the faint pressure of the sketchbook on my right thigh. … Continue reading

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Uncle Sam wants you

This morning when I checked my Twitter tab I found this tweet by Jason Pontin, editor of MIT Technology Review magazine: What excites the indignation of people who hate drones: the remoteness of the operator, and the asymmetry in power. … Continue reading

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keeping it real

But there are some people, nevertheless–and I am one of them–who think that the most practical and important thing about a man is still his view of the universe. We think that for a landlady considering a lodger, it is … Continue reading

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