Monthly Archives: July 2012

The Ministry of Pots

“We do not worship, we do not adore, for fear that we should bow down to the creature rather than to the creator, but we venerate the relics of the martyrs in order the better to adore… whose martyrs they … Continue reading

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Call me “Spooky”

I won’t get into what woke me up and then kept me up late last night, suffice it to say that I had a few hours of waiting before I could get back to sleep. Too tired to do much … Continue reading

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Monty Python help explain pottery, language, and the imagination

Well, maybe not so much pottery. Not directly, at least…. What were we just talking about? Oh yeah, things that we do with words. And maybe how humor (like art) reveals strange and marvelous things about the world. Like any … Continue reading

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Talking about pottery

So, it probably looks as if I’ve finally gone off the deep end with these last several posts….. It may not have been wholly clear even in my own mind, but what I was attempting was a bit of “talking … Continue reading

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The secret life of mysteries, and what everyone should know about the unknown

Clarity of thought often replaces vague confusion with bewildering complexity. Better understanding just leads to a better class of headache¬† ‚ĶJulian Baggini There is a metaphor many of us might use to think of the idea of mystery that involves … Continue reading

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“Beauty is subjective” Oh yeah? Says who?

Joel and I have been trading interesting ideas in the comments of the last post. And if I have any real hope for this blog its that folks will engage some of the ideas, especially in their own lives, and … Continue reading

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