Monthly Archives: January 2018

A Little Something to Offend Everyone (repost from May 7, 2011)

I. Why the obsession to document nearly every event in our mundane lives (and they are mundane for the most part—and should be, for “mundane” is derived from mundus)? Experience has to be mediated through the camera before it can be … Continue reading

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Eating Memories

  “Long let me bite your heavy, black tresses. When I gnaw your elastic and rebellious hair, it seems to me that I am eating memories.”  ~Charles Baudelaire

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Ode to Our Family

Dolores O’ Riordan, the singer for the Cranberries, is dead today at the age of forty-six. Here is what I wrote about the Cranberries some months ago: Several years ago, the lead singer of the Cranberries, Dolores O’Riordan (Dolores=pains–what a … Continue reading

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The Disenchantment Chronicles

God has one screwy sense of humor; I think that it is very dark, if not nearly absurdist, which makes me chuckle, as one who grew up with a very sardonic mother and watching The Ren & Stimpy Show and … Continue reading

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If You Need a Little Media-Modulated Transcendence…

(…and what forms of transcendence are not these days?), enjoy.  

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That Still Small Voice That Whispers “Fuck It”

Warning: personal post–more so than usual, I think…. Following on the ragged, bourbon-stained, piss-soaked J. C. Penney’s coattails of my last post: I think one of the most difficult acts to do for those who were raised to believe that … Continue reading

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Write Me Off

One of my favorite stories about the Saints does not involve an act of heroic courage or gruesome self-denial but rather involves a starkly honest admission by St. Theresa of Avila directed to God after St. Theresa fell down into … Continue reading

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