Further thoughts on the limits of imagination, As we experience the destruction occurring “in our name” we seem to have two choices available to us. Either we chose to turn a blind eye and “make our own way,” which is taken to mean that we try to maintain our compartmentalization and keep our innate senseContinue reading “What Choice Do We Have?”
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“Sentimentality is the superstructure erected upon brutality…”
Sentiment takes any criticism, real or only inferred, and turns it into an excuse for a reaction, anything to return the focus where we demand it belongs.
Central to the way we function in the world is the idea of cost/benefit. We turn this measure on everything. There was a story my uncle Lionel used to tell. He was a dapper European Bourgeois of the mid-twentieth century. He had all the accoutrements: A position, he was a “Head of Department” in theContinue reading “Cost/Benefit”
In a recent mini-blog post Seth Godin makes the following observation: Enormity Enormity doesn’t mean really enormous. It means incredibly horrible. The problem with enormity in marketing is that it doesn’t work. Enormity should pull at our heartstrings, but it usually shuts us down. Show us too many sick kids, unfair imprisonments or burned bodiesContinue reading “Enormity”
From this: The Forum To this: The “Wall of Desperation” I remember visiting Conimbriga as a child. I returned as a young man with a bride. Then again, much later, with a spouse. Conimbriga is a symbol of the reach of empire, the power of a center basking under a broad hegemon, extending across aContinue reading “Conimbriga”