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Entries from July 2007

On the Recondite Pleasures of Staring at the Wall

July 15th, 2007 · 1 Comment

Lately I have taken to staring at the wall for extended periods of time, which must mean I find doing so enjoyable, or utility-promoting.  I have not become catatonic, or subject to a mood disorder.  Nor am I inclined to adopt new-age or pseudo-Buddhist descriptors, such as, “meditating,” “clearing my head,” “going into my spirit […]

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Odysseus’ Moods

July 8th, 2007 · No Comments

Abstract It isn’t possible to have any “new” insights about the Odyssey. It still may be possible, however, to juxtapose the views of other original thinkers in a novel way that illuminates Odysseus’ character. Such was Hubert Dreyfus’ accomplishment in his recent lectures entitled “Man, God and Society in Western Literature” at U.C. Berkeley. Dreyfus […]

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