Monthly Archives: August 2012

ERRONEOUS PARTIALITIES OF THE JUDEO-CHRISTIAN TRADITION

It would be as stupidly illogical for a writer or health professional to go on about the subsensuous at the expense of the superconscious as for him or her to go on about the subconscious at the expense of the … Continue reading

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LOST IN THE CLOUD

A high-flying trailer plane snaked up through the sky towards a steep bank of cloud, through which it flew to emerge anew on the other side in what appeared to be spatial independence of its original trail, now looking suspiciously … Continue reading

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MULTITUDE AND SOLITUDE IN ANTITHETICAL PERSPECTIVE

The multitudinous alpha contrasts with the solitudinous omega on both ethereal (absolute) and corporeal (relative) planes – fit subject for a lengthy thesis, given the complexities involved.  Suffice it to say that, in simple terms, the ethereal alpha and omega, … Continue reading

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THE UNSEEN ARTIST

The clouds that clung to the sky, as to a blank canvas, had been painted a deep red by the setting sun whose brushwork was obscured but evidently not excluded by the rich strands of Turner-esque curtain passing slowly across … Continue reading

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A LESSON IN HISTORY

Like Hess in 1941, Hitler thought that, following the fall of France, Britain might sue for peace in 1940 to avoid further devastation or humiliation, but he must have overlooked the fact that, unlike France, Britain was in no mood in … Continue reading

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FLATTERY

The young accept flattery more readily than the old.  In fact, the old are rarely given an opportunity to feel flattered.  

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THE BASIC CAUSE OF MY INTELLECTUAL GENIUS

All my life I have never had anyone intelligent to speak to or hold an interesting conversation with.  My mother, whom I rarely speak to at all (and then only on the phone), is an idiot and of no intellectual … Continue reading

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AN APPARENT CONTRADICTION IN TERMS

The other day I noticed a dog snuffling around in the undergrowth close to where I was sitting in my favourite local park, then I noticed that it was a greyhound and, as it turned away at the behest of … Continue reading

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CHARM OF THE COUNTRY

The charm of the country lies less in the country itself than in the comparative absence of other people.  To some extent this can also be true of parks.

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SUCCESS AND FAILURE IN CLASS PERSPECTIVE

Success and failure – so many succeed only to fail, while failure often turns into success, at least for a time.  But between the extremes of persistent success (stardom?) and persistent failure (dereliction?) there exists a grey zone of people … Continue reading

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