Posted signs at Bowman Park in northeast Albany, Oregon, warn against coming near the water. They have been there since November 24th, 2006, when heavy, seasonal rains led to the release of dilute, raw sewage from the Albany Wastewater Treatment system into the Willamette. Despite recent dry spells, the signs have remained in place. If […]
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It’s not easy to be good. You thought you’d do the responsible thing and buy some ladybugs (technically beetles and not ture bugs at all, known as ladybirds in the UK) at the store to keep your roses clean instead of spraying poison. Little did you realize, you could be harming your local eco-system and […]
Marx Stirner’s The Ego and Its Own is an ideal archetype for the phenomenological historian. Stirner, a whiny Hegel’s-younger-brother figure, at other times an inbred cousin of Rousseau’s confessional persona (not that these are mutually exclusive). But the guy captures it-to Hegel’s owl of Minerva he is day old pizza. His philosophic musings are vulnerable, […]
Last night I finished "The History of Love" by Nicole Krauss. If you like quirky, emotionally resonant novels, I endorse it whole-heartedly.
<p style="margin-bottom: 0cm;"> </p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0cm;">About a week after one of those what-are-you-doing-after-all-these-years email drops into the basket, I find myself struggling for an answer. Would that I had a neat one-liner of a career! Engineer! Marketing manager! Drug-addled whore! Cop! Dropout and copout! None-of-the-above is ticked with a tut-tut and I tinkle at keyboard […]