Monthly Archives: February 2013

A. E. Housman was a wise man

(taken from Kronman’s Education’s End) The pleasures of the intellect are notoriously less vivid than either the pleasures of sense or the pleasures of the affections; and therefore, especially in the season of youth, the pursuit of knowledge is likely … Continue reading

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Taking out Hume’s appendix

Just returned from the Central APA which was wonderfully and surprisingly rejuvenating. In the past I have found such conventions numbing, but this time – and maybe ’twere just my ‘tude – I found a lot of nourishment at this … Continue reading

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My filmmaker brother sent me a link to this YouTube. As a complete coincidence, I also had the chance to talk today to my dear friend Rick, the poet and godscourge, who could well have written Minchin’s script. What am … Continue reading

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