Saying the Man into Being: A Spiritual Reflection on the Odyssey

We need to see the man, say what incantation is necessary to be the man. Homer’s Odyssey begins: ἄνδρα μοι ἔννεπε, μοῦσα, πολύτροπον, Of the man to me speak, Muse, “many ways” Notice that the Muse comes between the man and his chief characteristic in the order of the words of the line. The man is a [Read More…]

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Nature is Awesome: On Education in the Real World

My Mom would send me outside, despite protests, and tell me to come back when the street light (yes, singular) came on. I might dam the “creek,” a rivulet so small that it was often dry, but seemed to me a major body of water or build a “fort,” but come inside? No. As for [Read More…]

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alt-Right: Things are Getting Better in So Many Ways

The alt-right is dystopian fantasy for adolescent boys of any chronological age. Sadly, unlike Hunger Games or other young adult literature, the message of the alt-Right seems eager to bring on rather than avoid the dystopian future.  I love the West, because it is my home, but the West has no monopoly on good ideas or [Read More…]

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The alt-Right: am I White? What does that mean? (2/3)

If the alt-Right (the Ku Klux Klan with Twitter and irony) is to be believed, my race is dying out. I am, by American standards, perhaps the whitest person alive. My family came to the Jamestown area sometime in the seventeenth century . . . so genetics says and unlike the alt-Right genetics, does not [Read More…]

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The Alt-Right: Irony in Service to Evil (1/3)

Bad discussions happen when one person in the discussion gives a strong view and the minute he is pressed on his ideas retreats smirking: “I am being ironic to expose the political correctness of our time.” You have wasted time talking to a person in bad faith with the added irritant that the fellow claims [Read More…]

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