Archive for July, 2017

Bruno Bettelheim, “Freud and Man’s Soul” – Rethink.

I could say more about the book, but for those of you who also grapple with the question of the character of political philosophy, you can see how psychoanalysis, or something like it, begins to open a most necessary inquiry. Something about way political philosophy inspired by Leo Strauss is conducted nowadays stays deliberately blind to the educative process. It’s strange how one can detail a number of techniques used by the greatest authors, gain a number of insights, and have nothing to say about who people actually are.

Source: Bruno Bettelheim, “Freud and Man’s Soul” – Rethink.

Missed Time by Ha Jin | Poetry Magazine

Missed Time

My notebook has remained blank for months
thanks to the light you shower
around me. I have no use
for my pen, which lies
languorously without grief.
Nothing is better than to live
a storyless life that needs
no writing for meaning—
when I am gone, let others say
they lost a happy man,
though no one can tell how happy I was.

Source: Missed Time by Ha Jin | Poetry Magazine

Marilyn McCabe – Writing in Mind | Solstice Literary Magazine

. . . some as yet unreached depth of emotional truth. And I am starting to think that the only way to get there is to write my way there. – Marilyn McCabe

Source: Writing, Meditation, and the Art of Looking – Solstice Literary Magazine

A Fragmented Portrait of the Last Male Northern White Rhino

Spread from Good Boy 0372

Source: A Fragmented Portrait of the Last Male Northern White Rhino

July 19 2017, Daily Comic Strip

Source: July 19 2017, Daily Comic Strip

In the Mood for Love Soundtrack – YouTube

 Nikki Wallschlaeger :: Unruly Poems that Illuminate White Supremacy in Everyday Life

 

Nikki Wallschlaeger, Crawlspace (Bloof Books, 2017) (all images courtesy Bloof Books)

Poet Nikki Wallschlaeger’s new book Crawlspace discovers the violence embedded in our most familiar structures: mortgages, meals, rooms, houses, family relationships, and language itself.

Source: Unruly Poems that Illuminate White Supremacy in Everyday Life