Monthly Archives: February 2012

Proximity, dearest Petunia

Great men and women and bungling idiots are creatures of their times.   But as Ian Morris implores, culture is less a voice in our heads telling us what to do than an assembly hall where we discuss our options.   Each … Continue reading

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Contrarian opinions provide the richness of diversity

Here is Thomas’ anti-geothermal manifesto, pleasant or unpleasant, readers!    It’s very crucial to feel the pain at ground zero, as Thomas passionately chastens.   Aloha!   [pseudonym Thomas is used here to avert government blowback/retaliation vs. Thomas] * * Subject:   We don’t need geothermal From:  Thomas * … Continue reading

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Sublime * In aesthetics, the sublime (from the Latin sublīmis) is the quality of greatness, whether physical, moral, intellectual, metaphysical, aesthetic, spiritual or artistic. The term especially refers to a greatness beyond all possibility of calculation, measurement or imitation.   E.g. … Continue reading

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