Monthly Archives: May 2015

“Conversations with My Foot”

Conversations with My Foot The other day I got an email from Elmer Sprague, my long-time friend and senior colleague. He’d read “It’s Not Enough to be Intelligent” and heard its distress call. As indeed some other friends had. “Dear … Continue reading

Posted in Academe, Action, Alienation, Contradictions, Culture, Desire, dialectic, Erotic Life, Ethics, Evil, Faith, Friendship, Guilt and Innocence, Health, History, Identity, Jews, life and death struggle, Love, Memoir, Philosophy, Power, Psychology, relationships, Roles, Spirituality, Suffering, Terror, The Examined Life, The Problematic of Woman, Theism, Violence, War, Zeitgeist | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Dialogues with Local Quakers

Dialogues with Local Quakers Since the fall, a small group of Quakers has held what they call a “vigil” once a week in the central square of our small town. They hold up placards that demand “Justice for” or “Freedom … Continue reading

Posted in "Absolute Freedom and Terror", Academe, Action, Alienation, Autonomy, Chivalry, Cities, Class, Contradictions, Cool, Culture, Desire, dialectic, Erotic Life, Eternity, Ethics, Evil, Faith, Fashion, Freedom, Friendship, Guilt and Innocence, History, history of ideas, Identity, Ideology, Idolatry, Institutional Power, Jews, Legal Responsibility, life and death struggle, Literature, Love, master, non-violence, Peace, Philosophy, Poetry, Political, Political Movements, Power, Psychology, Race, Reductionism, relationships, Roles, Sex Appeal, Social Conventions, Sociobiology, Spirituality, Suffering, Terror, The Examined Life, The Problematic of Men, The Problematic of Woman, Theism, twentieth century, Violence, War, Zeitgeist | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

“Theism, Philosophy and Me”

“Theism, Philosophy and Me” All weekend, recovering from a cold and feeling more dead than alive, I’ve been giving myself a crash course in philosophical theism. Theism is the belief in a personal God, who cares about you and me, … Continue reading

Posted in Academe, Action, Alienation, Contemplation, Contradictions, Culture, Desire, dialectic, Ethics, Evil, Faith, Fashion, Guilt and Innocence, History, history of ideas, Identity, Ideology, Idolatry, Institutional Power, life and death struggle, Ontology, Philosophy, Political, Power, Psychology, Reductionism, relationships, Roles, Social Conventions, Spirituality, Suffering, Terror, The Examined Life, The Problematic of Men, The Problematic of Woman, Theism, twentieth century, Violence, War, Zeitgeist | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

“It’s Not Enough to be Intelligent”

“It’s Not Enough to be Intelligent”  Today Fran, my therapeutic riding teacher, told me I have “a beautiful physique” on a horse and could qualify for the International competitions in “para-dressage” (dressage for the handicapped). People compete in those events … Continue reading

Posted in Action, Alienation, Autonomy, Chivalry, Contradictions, Cool, Desire, dialectic, Erotic Life, Faith, Femininity, Freedom, Friendship, Health, Hegel, history of ideas, Identity, Institutional Power, Love, Male Power, master, Memoir, motherhood, Peace, Power, Psychology, relationships, Roles, Social Conventions, Spirituality, Suffering, The Examined Life, The Problematic of Woman, Theism, Time, Zeitgeist | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment