Yesterday, with a bad case of insomnia, I was playing around with my Amazon Affiliates account. And while I’m sure some part of my brain was aware of this, I discovered that I could make my own store, and I did so on LitMUSE.
In Childhood’s End, Clarke does what he does best: examines the evolution of humanity through two lenses: one of science and one of mysticism. I’m late coming to this work, but I’m reminded of his main theme in 2001: A Space Odyssey; i.e., the consequences of humanity’s ever-increasing technological sophistication and its place in the universe.
Lately, I’ve been feeling like Faust. You know, the guy who sells his soul to the devil to have experiences he otherwise would not have in his life of a scholar. Of course there are many differences between me and the legendary scholar, but, like Faust, in my striving for the ultimate meaning in the universe, the reality of of it often seems too, well, real.
Look, son. The reason this country is going to pot is that the people have been distracted from the one true philosophy of America. Now, I don’t mean that to sound too smart — God knows that no one likes that — but what I’m talking about should be self-evident to anyone born in this […]
Sometime over the last couple of months I made a transition — a subtle shift from one reality into another. On the surface, not much has changed. It’s only when I compare what I’m doing today with what I was doing last year at this time, and I notice that I’m not really an English Professor anymore.