The trouble started with a discussion of the word 'numinous'.
Do you know the story about Hemingway's lost stories? How his wife Hadley, when he asked her to bring all his manuscript drafts to Trieste where he was reporting on an international conference for the Toronto Star, accidentally lost the suitcase containing them in a railway station? The suitcase was never found. For a long … Continue reading Rescuing Fiction | Hemingway’s lost stories | Where are they now?
The only thing worse than too much government is too little ...........
Attempting to forecast the Russian economy right now is a bit like taking a snapshot of an egg thrown out a window.
I wish I had a dollar for every time I've had to read, or listen to someone say to me, or heard on TV/radio that 'Jesus is the reason for the season'. When my daughters were growing up, I encouraged them to appreciate and empathize with Christianity - many of their friends and schoolmates attended … Continue reading Rescuing Reality | Christmas | Jesus is not the only reason for the season | Why the holiday is for everyone
Whenever I see animal tracks ...... I'm always reminded of this obvious truth: that reading and writing are older than speech.
If someone was to ask me who I think was the greatest public speaker in our time, I would respond without hesitation, Barack Obama. This morning I listened to the speech he gave this week in Richmond, Virginia on behalf of democrat Terry McAuliffe, who is running for governor again this fall (don't ask me … Continue reading Rescuing the Future | Barack Obama vs the Culture of Meanness and Tribalism
What a surprise was in store for me.
Having posted my thoughts on our election yesterday, I guess I'm obliged to comment on the result. This is not complete though - mail in and some other ballots are still being counted. At first sight the results look similar to the last election in 2019. The media are saying this and asking 'What was … Continue reading Rescuing ourselves | Canada election 2021 | no change? Who says?