Monthly Archives: October 2013

“My Brilliant Career”

“My Brilliant Career” The title above is from an Australian film of some years ago, whose heroine decides to refuse the hand and society life of the handsome suitor she loves, and instead to set forth on the solitary struggle … Continue reading

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“Seduction”

“Seduction”  Thanks to the “most interesting man in the world,” pictured above in the ad for Mexican beer, I don’t have to explain what I mean by “seduction.”  Look deeply and fixedly into his eyes, ladies, and tell me nothing … Continue reading

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“Materialism”

“Materialism” Sometimes, when I am feeling particularly out of sorts, I imagine how my day or week would look to me if I were a materialist.  That makes me feel better, because I remember that I’m not one. By “materialist” … Continue reading

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“Romantic Love”

                                                          “Romantic Love” Some years back I attended a wedding at a … Continue reading

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“Death”

“Death” In the 1787 painting by Jacques-Louis David, Socrates is about to drink the hemlock.  That was the execution method to which he was condemned by an Athenian jury for the crime of asking too many philosophic questions. Cebes, one … Continue reading

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