Memorial Day is a day set aside for reflection. It is a day meant for us to honor our fallen dead. The meaning of Memorial Day has changed a great deal since it was founded. At its inception, it was meant to honor African American soldiers who fought and died in the Civil War, both […]Read more "Memorial Day"
The essential individuality of the human being is not a concept I would try to refute. We are born as individuals, as unique nodes of consciousness with an individuated perspective concerning the reality of our experience. This is a fact. As individuals we are prone to think of ourselves-only, to forget about the rest of […]Read more "We Are One"
A Homily – Mark 1:12 – 15 © The Gospel According to Mark – 2018.02.18 The Way out of the Wilderness Repent, which means turn, repent and believe. Believe not so that you can be saved, but believe that you are saved already. Believe that you are saved and turn, turn away from the […]Read more "A Homily – Mark 1:12 – 15 ©"
Oh bastion of virtue, portico of romantics, Muse Make me pure again Mortal that I am, re-birth me in your golden light A child of the Furies My broken feet are bleeding, tired of dragging against time Driven through the mire My shell of being, I am weary of seeing, feeling Still born in still-life […]Read more "Of Poetry and Misery"
Medea is in existential peril. As a fugitive in a foreign land, with only her own resources to depend on, set against the power of a reigning monarch, Medea meets the criteria of the classical hero. Medea has traveled far, risked everything, and endured terrible hardship, only to be forced to the brink […]Read more "Medea, In Her Role as a Hero – Part VII"
Part VI When Creon, king of Corinth issues the decree of exile against Medea, Jason comes to her and attempts to convince her to change her mind by seeking the pardon of the king and agreeing to his terms. Jason has no intention of going into exile with her. Jason argues that […]Read more "Medea, In Her Role as a Hero – Part VI"
Everyone who enters into marriage places themselves under the governance of Hera, the goddess of marriage, wife to Zeus, queen of Olympus and all the gods. By swearing to the vows of marriage, Jason binds himself to Medea forever. He swears to Hera who had been his constant benefactor, to uphold the trust […]Read more "Medea, In Her Role as a Hero – Part V"