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Pondering the Premiere of the Post-Modern Presidency

Pondering the Premiere of the Post-Modern Presidency

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To a few of you, the following sentence will be like saying “Elvis has left the building”, i.e., old news. But to many others, it will be very much in the vein of “Main bites dog,” i.e., novel to the point of being revolutionary. Anyway, here goes … the European Enlightenment is now officially over.  “Over” as in “dead as last week’s oatmeal” or “as passé as disco fever and bell-bottom pants” or "As useless as invitations to Hillary Clinton's inaugural ball". (Yeah, I know ... still too soon for me, too ... sorry ... apologies!)  Probably many fewer of you are aware of the likely – not strictly certain, but this is the way to bet – replacement ideology:  (some form of) postmodernism.  Not to put too fine a point on it, but the operative word in the third sentence (beginning “Anyway, he...
A Concise Annotated Commentary, Complete with Textual Apparatus, of Sarah Palin’s Endorsement of Donald Trump

A Concise Annotated Commentary, Complete with Textual Apparatus, of Sarah Palin’s Endorsement of Donald Trump

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From confidential academic sources, I have received an advance photocopy of the priceless and exquisitely fragile original manuscript of Sarah Palin's endorsement of Donald Trump, and -- after having spent countless hours over a hot keyboard and cold bourbon laboriously translating the text, often only marginally legible, from its original Aramaic and Syriac languages -- present herewith an annotated commentary on same, together with textual apparatus in aid of translating the text to modern colloquial English from the much more recondite semantic, syntactical, and semiotic conventions of archaic, middle-Bronze-Age GOPspeak. In order to preserve confidentiality, I must regretfully refrain from thanking the many people who materially assisted me ... with the notable of exception of my f...
Changes Are Coming!

Changes Are Coming!

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I'm going to take a rare moment and update some news to everyone. We are going to have a new website! Soon!! The countdown begins! On December 1, we will begin again with a new website layout expertly designed and implemented by the fabulous Hannah at Caffeinated Communications Studio. She has been so patient as we worked through design and technical details. We will be focused on the same great content of spiritual practices from a wide variety of views but expanding out to better feature our online magazine, the BeZine and to offer classes and discussion groups in a safe space apart from Facebook. Isn't that awesome!! Why are we doing this, you may ask? Because it is my dream to create a safe space for people to come and be who they desire to be. Safety is a high value of mine as it h...