Leonard Cohen on Love

“When you give love, you take a wound,” Leonard Cohen said in a 1988 interview. “If you give full love, of course, you die. To…

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I’m so tired – Beatles, White Album ca.1969

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Let’s get serious about Friedrich Hölderlin

Twogging (mix between blogging and Twittering) again: Just returned from a visit to the library—found some great books on der arme Friedrich. See my growing…

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The New Cat on the Block

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Bibliophiles Unite!

I’ve discovered one of the seven wonders of the web, as one member calls it. No it’s not In-Your-Face Book. It’s The Library Thing (http://LibraryThing.com) …

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Am I a writer?

I can finally say I’m a writer. Not because I’ve published anything recently, but because I write every day.  A writer is someone who writes. …

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“Which ‘John’ wrote the fourth Gospel?” by an anonymous guest blogger

A friend of mine (who has asked to remain anonymous) has written a piece speculating on the identity of the author of the Gospel of…

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Building the Top 100

Totally Uncientific Subjective Ranking of Books I Have Read Recently Which book deserves victory? At the moment it is Godric, by Buechner. If you do…

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Will The Real René Descartes Please Stand Up?

Here’s a piece I wrote on RenĂ© Descartes’ Meditations. ‘Meditations on First Philosophy’ is not easy reading, but very rewarding if you’re interested in (a)…

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Impressions – Under the Glacier

[ While writing this, I was listening to "Pomp And Circumstance March In D, Op. 39, No. 1 (Land of Hope and Glory)] HalldĂłr Laxness…

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Just a little bit of knowledge trumps a lot of prejudice

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