Category Archives: Cultural Notes

Adjusting Our Cultural Icons

Okay – it’s over. That would be the single most unifying event in American life, the Super Bowl. And the game is over now too – the underdog Giants beat the always-on-top and now quite tiresome Patriots. And even those … Continue reading

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Returning to Boredom

All man’s troubles come from not knowing how to sit still in one room. Pascal said that back in 1670, but Pascal is boring. The whole of the seventeenth century is boring. And Kierkegaard said this a few hundred years … Continue reading

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