Fearless

“Sailing With Ulysses” Reconsidered

“Sailing With Ulysses” Reconsidered

"Life" Issues, Archetype, autonomy, awareness, Christianity, community, courage, critical judgment, culture, curiosity, Economy, Education, Enlightenment, epistemology, Fear, Fearless, Ideology, Imagination, inspiration, journey, liberation, Myth, Renaissance, travel, Uncategorized, Wholeness
Not quite a year ago, as this is written (20 Nov 2016), I published an article in the Be-Zine in which I defended a broad-based liberal arts education by reference to the audacious undertaking of Alfred, Lord Tennyson’s, Ulysses in setting out again in his old age for exploration. (A previous, slightly modified version of that article was published as a “Skeptic’s Collection” column.) I still believe and stand by everything, without exception, that I said in the 2015 piece. But, in retrospect, I realize that it needs to be qualified in two practical ways that got shouldered aside in my original access of romantic zeal. Upon more mature reflection, I realize that I should have addressed with more urgency than previously two related issues:  (1) the sheer cost of a modern university-leve

Wabi Sabi

Art, Fearless, Photography, Spirituality
if only i knew what the artist knows about the great perfection in imperfection i would sip grace slowly at the ragged edges of the creek kiss the pitted face of the moon befriend the sea though it can be a danger embrace the thunder of a waterfall as if its strains were a symphony prostrate myself atop the rank dregs on the forest floor, worshiping them as compost for fertile seeds and the breeding ground for a million small lives if i knew what the artist knows, then i wouldn’t be afraid to die, to leave everyone i would be sure that some part of me would remain present and that one day you would join me as the wind howling on its journey or the bright moment of a flowering desert if i knew what the artist knows, i would surely respond soul and body to the echo of Infinity in rough eart