Monthly Archives: October 2020

Barry’s Blog # 351: A Mythologist Looks at the 2020 Election, Part Twelve

Could you imagine if I lose? I’m not going to feel so good. Maybe I’ll have to leave the country…I could raise more money. I would be the world’s greatest fundraiser, but I just don’t want to do it. – … Continue reading

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Barry’s Blog # 355: Breathing Together, Part Eight of Eight

Reframing …he is constantly being squeezed between the world and his idea of the world. Better to have a broken head – why surrender his corner on the truth? Better just to go crazy. – Stephen Dobyns All things depend … Continue reading

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Barry’s Blog # 354: Breathing Together, Part Seven of Eight

Responding to New Age Conspiracists Who is he, who even were truth on his tongue, his way of speaking it would make truth almost as offensive as falsehood? –  Herman Melville A fanatic is someone who can’t change his mind … Continue reading

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Barry’s Blog # 353: Breathing Together, Part Six of Eight

Why Are Americans So Obsessed with Pedophilia? It is well that war is so terrible. We would grow too fond of it. – Robert E. Lee You can’t stop me. I spend 30,000 men a month. – Napoleon I would … Continue reading

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Barry’s Blog # 352: Breathing Together, Part Five of Eight

Part Five: Save the Children! I see it (the New Age movement) fundamentally shaped by an impulse to the irrational…it seems to lack any critical evaluation of itself. – Terence McKenna  The psychotic drowns in the same waters in which the mystic … Continue reading

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Barry’s Blog # 350: A Mythologist Looks at the 2020 Election, Part Eleven

I have never wished a man dead, but I have read some obituaries with great pleasure. – Mark Twain. The period from mid-September through the first week of October were bookended by Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death and Trumpus’ illness. Republican … Continue reading

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