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|Will humanity ever make real progress|- how mankind only improves unidemensional

We feel pretty superior to the people in the stone age, the antiquity or the middle age, don’t we? I mean, look at all the stuff we have! 790 more words

Social Life

'Imago Dei' [working title]

Initial text for ‘Imago Dei’, the working title of a piece for Figures. The final piece will function as a sombre thought that concludes the collection and a fitting counterpart for the fiery ‘God/Devil/Man’ that opens the collection. 158 more words

Poetry

A Fair Trial for the Devil

The courtroom building was one of the last remnants of the ‘old world’ with its colonial red brick walls which were tattered from the ages and crudely patched in a last minute attempt to gentrify it. 3,183 more words

Short Story

Ivan Doig (1939-2015)--I Miss Your World

Back about 1980, I was introduced to a town I’d never seen, reading a description by a newly acclaimed 40-year-old writer. And it stayed with me–a mid-1940s scene of a very young boy being happily dragged around by his ranch-hand, sheep-herding father to the bars on a rollicking Saturday night. 1,321 more words

Writing

An Incredibly Brief Thought on Privacy

For years now, whenever the concept of ‘privacy’ has surfaced, especially ‘internet privacy’, my response to people has been unchanged and forthright. The only reason people care about privacy is because they don’t want the world knowing what sort of pornography they watch and by extension, … 436 more words

Philosophy

From Nico Lang on why we hate the economically insecure

Lang quoting Barbara Ehrenreich from Nickel and Dimed: “When someone works for less pay than she can live on—when, for example, she goes hungry so that you can eat more cheaply and conveniently—then she has made a great sacrifice for you, she has made you a gift of some part of her abilities, her health, and her life. 79 more words

Economic Justice

Is the religious freedom trope just another wedge issue?

I wonder. No not really. I’m pretty confident that it is; you know, that whole religious freedom argument. Conservatives have been roiling about this for the last several months. 470 more words

Economic Justice