Monthly Archives: June 2019

Barry’s Blog # 278: What Will the New Myths Be? Part Three of Three

Anything dead coming back to life hurts.  –  Toni Morrison Breakdown is breakthrough. – Marshal McLuhan The visionary is the only true realist. – Federico Fellini Remember, and failing that, invent. – Monique Wittig Reframing  Our task is to do … Continue reading

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Barry’s Blog # 277: What Will the New Myths Be? Part Two of Three

I am certain of nothing but the holiness of the heart’s affections and the truth of the imagination. – John Keats The Virgin returns and the Golden Age begins anew. – Virgil Be joyful even though you’ve considered all the … Continue reading

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Barry’s Blog # 276: What Will the New Myths Be? Part One of Three

Problems cannot be solved at the same level of awareness that created them. –  Albert Einstein What is now proved was once imagined.  – William Blake The situation is so dire that we can’t afford the luxury of realism. – … Continue reading

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Barry’s Blog # 275: Well, Don’t You Know? Part Two

In times like this I think of Sam Cooke’s great 1960 recording of “Chain Gang.”  I am always overwhelmed with deep feelings. Then I notice a whole train of associations. First, the singer himself: possibly the sweetest, most soulful voice … Continue reading

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Barry’s Blog # 274: Well, Don’t You Know? Part One

June 2019. Netflix releases When They See Us, Ava DuVerney’s superb miniseries on the Central Park Five case. In the first two weeks of the month, the seventh African-American transgender woman is murdered this year. Another, Layleen Polanco, is found … Continue reading

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